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Electromaster invades UK

United Kingdom : British telecom specialist Electromaster has acquired Freerose and made it its British subsidiary, in order to cover more efficiently local market.

M-Tech hits back in Sun legal row

United Kingdom : after losing a High Court judgement against Sun Microsytems, distributor M-Tech Data is appealing to the European Court of Justice with accusations the server giant is "in breach of European law". The Manchester-based firm was found by the High Court of Justice to have imported Sun products into the European Economic Area without authorisation. "We are seeking to overturn the judgement entered against the company and have the matter referred to the European Court of Justice in Strasbourg, as we honestly believe that Sun use their trademarks in an anti-competitive manner, which we believe is unlawful and in breach of European Law," said M-Tech’s statement, which added that the process could have been handled more discreetly (source : Computer Reseller News United Kingdom).

Compuspain on television with Hauppauge

Spain : broadliner Compuspain has expanded its peripheral offer with Hauppauge TV tuners (source : Dealer World España).

Comdasys signs TMTS as new distributor

Benelux : mobile unified communications vendor Comdasys has signed a distribution agreement with Dutch telecom VAD TMTS. Under the agreement, TMTS will offer Comdasys’ range of enterprise Mobile Unified Communications Solutions to its network of value-added resellers (VARs) across all of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

A Marvel for Packard-Bell

Russia : broadliner Marvel has started to distribute Packard-Bell notebooks through its reseller in the country (source : Astera Rossiya).

ERC hand in hand with Samsung

Ukraine : PC component and peripheral specialist ERC has been appointed official distributor by Samsung for its printers, multifunctions and related print supplies (source : Computer Reseller News Ukraina).

Komsa in the star(DSL)

Poland : telephony specialist Komsa has expanded its catalog with satellite-based Internet access subscriptions from StarDSL (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

Hama plays with Raptor

France : cabling and accessory vendor and distributor Hama has added Raptor gaming accessories and mice to its catalog.

Wick Hill trains on Barracuda and distributes Lumension

Germany : network and security VAD Wick Hill has been appointed first official training center for security vendor Barracuda. Trainings will start at the beginning of 2010. The VAD has also started the distribution of Lumension security products in the country (source : Channel Insider Deutschland and IT-Business Deutschland).

NT Plus insures with Assona

Germany : telephony specialist NT Plus has inked a partnership with insurance company Assona. Its resellers will then be able to complete their sales with theft or break insurance contracts from Assona, thus substancially increase their margins (source : IT-Business Deutschland).

BAS leaves UK

United Kingdom : Benelux broadliner BAS Distribution has quietly closed its British office a few months ago. Its manager, Adam Brind, has joined broadliner Westcoast as business manager, in charge of PC components.

An Index for Dell

Turkey : broadliner Index has been appointed official distributor for Dell consumer products in the country (source : Computerworld Türkiye).

Al Yousuf Digital boss calls it a day

Middle East : Al Yousuf Digital boss Ahmad Qasem has left his position at the company, bringing an end to his 12-year tenure at the Epson and ViewSonic distributor. Qasem confirmed that he intends to stay in the IT business and that there will be a "next chapter", which he will reveal shortly (source : ITP Middle East).

ECS appoints Rashi Peripherals as national distributor

India : Elitegroup Computer System (ECS) has officially announced the appointment of broadliner Rashi Peripherals as national distributor for its range of motherboards (source : Computer Reseller News India).

Cometa strengthens on continent

Italy : Sicily broadliner Cometa is further strengthening its presence in continental southern Italy by opening a new cash-and-carry in Lecce, Apulia.

Jolyon Ostrick gets a promotion

Jolyon Ostrick, who is the managing director of software specialist Avanquest in Spain, has been promoted by the company to Europe B2B managing director. He will be charged to drive the B2B software sale strategy of the French company throughout Europe, while remaining manager of the Spanish subsidiary.

BTK listens to music with Yamaha

Russia : Japanese sound specialist Yamaha has chosen consumer St-Peterburg’s electronics and networking specialist BTK as new official distributor (source : Computer Reseller News Rossiya).

A Query for Blockmaster

France : software VAD Query Informatique has added the Safestick from Swedish Blockmaster to its catalog. The Safestick is an encrypted USB key, available from 1 to 64 Gb.

DexxIT prints with AgfaPhoto

Germany : retail specialist DexxIT has expanded its catalog with AgfaPhoto inkjet cartridges for Brother, Canon, Epson, HP and Lexmark printers and multifunctions (source : ChannelPartner Deutschland).

An (Aero)cool Wave

Germany : broadliner Wave Computersysteme has signed a distribution partnership with component vendor Aerocool (source : Channel Partner Deutschland).