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Aastra and Redington Value sign distribution agreement

MENA : Aastra and Dubai-based Redington Value, the value added distribution division of Redington Gulf, have signed a partnership agreement for the distribution of Aastra SIP and IP terminals and small IP-PBXs in the region.

Tradewest becomes independant

France : initially the French office of the British gaming specialist, Tradewest France has severed its links with its mother company and got its independancy and moved to new offices in Lille. Not much more details are available yet.

Entrada automatizes risk management with AlgoSec

Germany : network and security VAD entrada Kommunikations has expanded its offer in firewall operation and risk management with AlgoSec solutions. The products of the American vendor allow users to automatize the setup of firewall rules and to increase the efficiency of the network security.

Altimate signs with Swivel

Storage and security VAD Altimate has unveiled on SITI/asLAN a new partnership with authentication vendor Swivel, which covers both Portugal and Spain.

Computerlinks expands its partnership with Gigamon

Italy : already partners in several countries, traffic management specialist Gigamon has added the Italian office of network and security VAD Computerlinks to its distributor stable.

Ingram becomes Pearson VUE test center

Germany : VAD Ingram Micro Value has been promoted authorized Pearson VUE test centre. Since 2007, the distributor was only Prometric test centre. With this new partnership, the distributor is able to train and certify its reseller on the products of 40 software editors and hardware vendors.

ScanSource Communications Europe expands its professional services

United Kingdom : telecom VAD ScanSource Communications has enhanced its recently launched Professional Services offering with the provision of ShoreTel installation and maintenance services. These will be provided on the full ShoreTel range, and constitute the second stage of the value added distributor’s efforts to create maximum opportunities for resellers to boost their businesses by providing full solutions that take care of every step of an end user’s product purchase and maintenance process. The move adds to ScanSource’s Professional Services Avaya offering and means that resellers will be able sell cost-effective installation services on ShoreTel products without having to perform the work themselves. ScanSource Communications Europe will carry out a wide range of activities in the country including design consultation, verification, pre-staging and installation and maintenance services, as well as providing specialist technical training where requested.

More monitors for Resource Media

Russia : supply specialist Resource Media has expanded its peripheral portfolio with LG and Samsung LCD monitors.

Dicota in Action

Poland : broadliner Action has expanded its accessory portfolio with Dicota notebook cases and mobility products.

Tech Data gets a new marketing director

Denmark : broadliner Tech Data has promoted Christine Raabymagle as new marketing director.

Atlona inks deal with True Colours

United Kingdom : digital connectivity vendor Atlona Technologies has reached a distribution agreement with True Colours Distribution, the technical solution division of the Midwich Group. Under the agreement, True Colours will market and distribute all three of Atlona’s product lines in the UK and throughout Europe.

Impakt plays with SteelSeries

Poland : cabling and accessory specialist Impakt has expanded its gaming accessory offer with SteelSeries products.

Arnold Dekker back at HP

Sweden : about two months after his arrival at Tech Data as sales director, Arnold Dekker has decided to head back to HP, thanks to an offer he could not turn down. Benjamin Hirschfelt has replaced him as volume sales director, in the new organisation the distributor has unveiled at the same time.

Computerlinks signs with Tripwire

Netherlands : just a few days after unveiling a signature with Cymtec, network and security VAD Computerlinks has further expanded its offer with Tripwire IT security and compliance solutions.

Trustwave chooses Comguard

Application firewall vendor Trustwave has chosen security VAD Comguard as official distributor for both Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Datalux in videoconferencing with LG

Spain : video security and telecom VAD Datalux has expanded its partnership with LG, previously limited to LG-Ericsson VoIP products, to the line of videoconferencing products of the Korean vendor.

Another antivirus for GS2i

France : after Dr Web and G-Data, security specialist GS2i has started the distribution of Microworld eScan antivirus in the country. GS2i will push eScan through small resellers, while G-Data will be distributed through the main resellers and Dr Web through retailers.

Inprice becomes Xtream(er)

Russia : storage specialist Inprice has added Xtreamer media players to its portfolio.

CronLab signs with VNC

Email and web security editor CronLab has entered the DACH region (Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) through a distribution agreement with Swiss software VAD VNC.

Hiperdist pushes Dell in the French Caribbean islands

France : leveraging on the global partnership signed between Dell and Lebanese group Hiperdist, broadliner Hiperdist Antilles has started to push Dell retail products in Guadeloupe, Guyane and Martinique.