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Computers Unlimited to expand in Europe

United Kingdom : Mac and retail specialist Computers Unlimited has unveiled hints of plans to gain a further foothold on continental Europe. Currently, the company owns subsidiaries in France and Spain. It had a few years ago a salesman for Germany, but stopped working with him. German market in indeed tough for CU, as competitor Comline is too big to be challenged locally. Thus, an expansion towards Benelux is more plausible.

Two new product managers for Devil

Germany : broadliner Devil has hired Jörg Sütterlin and Dustin Palm as product managers, in charge of cases, power supplies and network for the former and Asus and MSI notebooks for the latter (source : Heise Resale Deutschland).

Terach stores on Riverbed

Netherlands : network and storage VAD Terach has been appointed official distributor for Riverbed WAN optimization appliances (source : Computer Reseller News Nederland).

DexxIT in Oregon

Germany : consumer electronics DexxIT has expanded its offer with Oregon Scientific "Smart Living" products (source : IT Business Deutschland).

Treecon enters Poland with Nextrade

Poland : broadliner Nextrade has been appointed official importer for Treecon mobile phones (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

Turkey partners with CeBIT

Germany : after France, California and Spain, Turkey is the next partnering country for CeBIT 2011. Turkey is not an unknown country for Deutsche Messe, as the company already organizes since some years a Eurasia edition of CeBIT in Istanbul, next edition taking place in October 2010. CeBIT Bilişim Eurasia is a successful event, bringing visitors from 79 countries and exhibitors from 22 countries. Last edition gathered 146 000 visitors in just 5 days. Average economic growth in the Eurasian region is 8.2%, on which Deutsche Messe indeniably plans to leverage on next year…

Nanocable for Activa2Mil

Spain : broadliner Activa2Mil has been appointed official distributor by local cable vendor Nanocable for its entire offer (source : Channe Insider España).

Samsung displays on Digital Systems

Russia : video specialist Digital Systems has been chosen by Samsung for exclusive promotion of its videoprojectors in the region (source : Astera Rossiya).

A VAD for Dell

Italy : network and security VAD Icos has added Dell servers and storage infrastructure products to its portfolio (source : Channel Insider Italia).

Zycko and Talari Networks partner across Europe

Value-added distributor Zycko has signed a new distribution partnership with corporate WAN virtualisation specialist Talari Networks. This collaboration will distinguish Zycko as Talari Networks’ first distributor in Europe, and will ensure that Zycko’s resellers have access to the company’s Adaptive Private Networking Technology (APN). Talari’s networking solutions are part of a new class of product developed to deliver a new approach to building corporate WANs; increasing bandwidth by using additional network resources from various Internet Service Providers (ISPs), including both high-speed internet connections at customers’ central locations and broadband connections (DSL, cable where available) at branch locations. It thus provides reliable, cost-effective support for business tools such as VoIP and videoconferencing, allowing organisations to take advantage of the affordability of broadband without foregoing business quality, reliability or availability. Currently, partnership between Talari and Zycko is effective in France and the United Kingdom. Other countries should follow as soon as local teams are trained on Talari products.

Bell gets supported with Aavara

Multispecialist Bell Micro has expanded its digital signage portfolio with Aavara HDMI splitters, switchers, extenders, matrixes and cables as well as wall supports. This partnership is pan-european, which means Aavara products are available through Bell offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. It although does not cover its Irish office.

A new distributor for GFI

Spain : GFI has chosen broadliner Aryan Comunicaciones as new official distributor for its secure email solutions (source : Channel Insider España).

Almasa teams up with e-mail software vendor

Middle East : broadliner Almasa, which also owns offices in Kuwait and Saudia Arabia, has added another niche software vendor to its stable in the form of Waterford Technologies, a provider of e-mail, file archiving and management solutions. The agreement authorises Almasa to distribute Waterford’s range of MailMeter software products across the Middle East and Africa, although Almasa should be more efficient in pushing Waterford solutions in Middle East only (source : ITP Middle East).

Another distributor for Dell

France : after Intervalle a few weeks ago, Dell has further expanded its local distributor network with PC component and peripheral specialist PCA France. The goal of this deal is to help Dell better reach a network of smaller resellers, usually more oriented on white brand PCs.

Veracomp gets wireless with Motorola

Poland : value-added broadliner Veracomp has expended its networking portfolio with Motorola wireless products (source : IT Reseller Polska).

Copaco stores in Equallogic

Netherlands : a Dell distributor since more than one year, broadliner Copaco has expanded its partnership with the American vendor to its Equallogic storage offer. It will initially focus on SMB-oriented products and should gear up to the remaining products later (source : ChannelWorld Nederland).

Grant Hughes promoted

United Kingdom : Grant Hughes, who was previously marcom manager for game and software specialist Focus Multimedia, has been promoted business development manager of the distributor. His previous role will be filled by Alan Wild (source : PC Retail United Kingdom).

Herweck watches television with Technisat

Germany : peripheral and telephony specialist Herweck has added Technisat tuners to its portfolio (source : IT Business Deutschland).

OCS signs with Thermaltake

Russia : broadliner OCS has added Thermaltake cooling solutions to its portfolio (source : Computer Reseller News Rossiya).

Sysob delivers applications with Blue Coat

Germany : network and security VAD Sysob has been appointed official distributor for Blue Coat application monitoring and WAN optimization appliances.