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Diode get the power of iGo

Spain : broadliner Diode joins mobility specialist Handsfree as second distributor for iGo (formerly Mobility Electronics) universal adapters (source : Dealer World España).

Tatham parts ways with Simms

United Kingdom : Alex Tatham’s eleven-month love affair with memory distributor Simms International has come to an abrupt end due to a “change in strategy”. He is replaced by finance director Andrew Henderson (source : Microscope United Kingdom).

Tech Data becomes multilingual with Casio

France : broadliner Tech Data has expanded its catalog with Casio electronic dictionaries.

Empa signs Iomega deal

Middle East : Middle East broadliner Empa has been named as an authorised Iomega distributor in the Middle East. The two companies confirmed the deal on the sidelines of GITEX 2008 in Dubai (source : Channel EMEA France).

Disposelec loses its head

France : as its CEO Michel Plaze has left, broadliner Disposelec has replaced him by a management committee including its finance, commercial and logistic directors, Jean-Claude Rivière, Guy Pronier and Laure Bridault. All are now deputy executive officers (source : Distributique).

SecureComm goes south

Belgium : Dutch network and security VAD SecureComm has opened its first subsidiary abroad in Diegem, near Brussels, which will cover both Belgium and Luxembourg. Other offices are planned in the next months in southern and eastern Europe (source : Computer Reseller News Nederland).

Sedicom gets thin with NEC

Netherlands : thin computing VAD Sedicom has expanded its offer with NEC Quovio line of terminals (source : ChannelWorld Nederland).

Veracomp does OCR with Iris

Poland : VAD Veracomp has added OCR solutions from Belgian vendor Iris to its catalos (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

ATL prints with Panasonic

Spain : supplies and printer specialist Asistencia Técnica Láser has expanded its offer with Panasonic print products (source : Dealer World España).

Westcon restructures in UK

United Kingdom : network and security VAD Westcon Group has told around 25 of its UK-based staff have received a 30-day redundancy notice as part of a cost-cutting drive. The heaviest casualties occur at Westcon’s pan-European R&D division, which focuses on emerging technology areas such as mobility. All eight roles are said to be under threat, which would effectively mean the unit is disbanded. (source : Computer Reseller News United Kingdom).

Vinzeo watches movies with Optoma

Spain : broadliner Vinzeo has added Optoma videoprojectors to its catalog (source : Channel Insider España).

Smee gains Appspeed

United Kingdom : Grahame Smee, who is also managing director of distributor Cohort Technology, has acquired specialist distributor Appspeed for an undisclosed sum (source : Computer Reseller News United Kingdom).

Zaapa goes north

France : Spanish IT vendor Zaapa has entered France by signing a distribution partnership with Pixmania and, thus, its distribution branch Pixmania Pro (source : Channel Insider France).

Redington takes on Trapeze

Redington is hoping to fly high in the networking space, signing a Middle East and Africa distribution deal with specialised WLAN vendor Trapeze Networks. Under the terms of the agreement, Redington will take on the role of master distributor for Trapeze’s WLAN kit in the Middle East (including Saudi Arabia) and Africa (source : Channel EMEA France).

Aastra adds Zycko to distribution stable

Telephony vendor Aastra has signed up networking and storage specialist Zycko to distribute its SIP-based voice products in United Kingdom and Ireland (source : Computer Reseller News United Kingdom).

A new commercial director for Xtrium

France : peripheral specialist Xtrium has hired from Media Saturn Houman Assadian as new commercial and marketing director. He replaces Stéphane Lebrun, who left the company a few months ago.

Tech Data in 3D

In order to better address CAD resellers, broadliner Tech Data has decided to add 3Dconnexion mice to its catalogs in Belgium and Netherlands (source : Computer Reseller News Nederland).

Another vendor for Pronox

Poland : PC components and peripheral specialist Pronox has signed a distribution partnership with mice and keyboard vendor Icon7 (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

A new distributor for NPG

Spain : peripherals and accessories vendor NPG has signed a distribution partnership with broadliner Activa2mil. For the moment, this partnership is limited to the line of brown products of the vendor (DVD writers, DVB-T tuners) but may expand later. Activa2mil join the four other NPG distributors, Cirrus GH, Handel Informatica, Infortisa and CSI (source : Channel Insider España).

Targus Entas Mac market

United Kingdom : laptop accessory maker Targus has launched its first line of accessories for Mac notebook users, available to the channel through distributor Enta (source : Computer Reseller News United Kingdom).