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Allot appoints Config

WAN optimization vendor has appointed network and security VAD Config as its distributor in Algeria, France, French-speaking Africa, Morocco, Switzerland and Tunisia. In France, this partnership makes Config the second Allot distributor, beside its competitor Miel.

Systeam goes 3D with Makerbot

Germany: print specialist Systeam expands in the 3D printing marketing through a distribution partnership with 3D printer vendor Makerbot (source: ChannelPartner Deutschland).

Robinson Distribution extends security suite with Shavlik

South Africa: security VAD Robinson Distribution has joined the Shavlik channel, to offer the leader in agentless patch management to its extensive partner and reseller network. Shavlik's agentless patch management is an easy-to-use security software solution that discovers missing patches and deploys them to the entire organisation. Most organisations focus on patching servers with OS patches. Shavlik Protect goes beyond OS patching and adds third-party software update distribution, virtual infrastructure patching, and patch scanning for all the Windows systems on a network.

Huntkey ties up With Savera Marketing

India: broadliner Savera Marketing has been appointed as national distributor by power supply vendor Huntkey. Savera Marketing with its vast distributor network will cater to various markets like IT, Consumer Electronics and Car Accessories markets across the country. Savera is focusing on B and C class cities to explore the unexplored markets like car accessories, which is more popular and hot market nowadays (source: Channel Times India).

ELKO Group starts distribution of AEE action cameras and drones

Broadliner ELKO Group and AEE, a manufacturer of action cameras and unmanned aircraft systems, has entered into a distribution agreement. Under the terms of the new agreement, ELKO Group has started distribution of AEE action cameras, drones and their accessories in the Baltics, through ELKO's offices in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Shenzhen AEE Technology is a provider of recording equipment, multi-rotor UAV systems and unmanned aircrafts. AEE action camera products and recording equipment has become an essential tool in professional sports videos, travel videos and television documentaries and many media and sports industries have long-term strategic cooperation with AEE. AEE's independent research and development team has helped to produce an integrated multi-rotor UAV system that have now been well received by the police, firefighters, as well as commercial and industrial businesses in electricity, telecommunications, mining, geography, real estate, science, sports, tourism, television, media and advertising, photography and even recreational persons of a range of ages.

In tune with Yamaha and AB

Poland: broadliner AB SA has expanded its consumer electronics offer with Yamaha audio products (source: CRN Polska).

Auvix bets on WebOS with Net Display Systems

Russia: AV VAD Auvix has added Net Display Systems Pads4 WebOS-based digital signage solutions to its catalog (source: CRN Rossiya).

Elmat on the phone with 2N

Italy: networking and cabling VAD Elmat has expanded its portfolio with the VoIP offer of the Czech vendor 2N Telekomunicace (source: Top Trade Informatic Italia).

Matt Child appointed Managing Director of Tech Data Mobile

United Kingdom: broadliner Tech Data has appointed Matt Child as Managing Director of its mobility and telephony arm Tech Data Mobile for Ireland and the United Kingdom, replacing departing Peter Hubbard. The former director of trading at Phones 4U, Child has extensive experience and contacts within the mobile industry and is well-placed to lead Tech Data Mobile into its next phase of business development.

More Lenovo servers for V-Valley

Spain: infrastructure VAD V-Valley has extended its partnership with Lenovo to its System X servers (source: Channel Partner España).

More countries for ABC Data

Unveiling the development strategy of the group, the management board of Polish broadliner ABC Data plans to enter the markets of Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia by 2018, mainly through acquisitions of local distributors. These new markets ought to make the distributor become the leading distributor in Central and Eastern Europe by then. Currently and beside Poland (under its own brand and as Mac specialist iSource), ABC Data is present in Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Romania and Slovakia (source: CRN Polska).

A second distributor for Dell

A few months after broadliner Tech Data, Dell has decided to make its pan-European distributor partnership with Ingram Micro live in the Netherlands. Depending on the lines of products, Dell products will thus be available through Ingram Micro's broadline or Advanced Solutions divisions.

ELKO Group acquires business of DL Distributors

Estonia: broadliner ELKO Group has concluded agreement and started the acquisition process of its competitor DL Distributors' business, which is the local authorized importer and distributor of Dell products in the country since 1994. With the acquisition of DL Distributors, ELKO Group will obtain rights to Dell's technology, importing and wholesale trade in Estonia and will be granted with Dell distribution rights also in Latvia and Lithuania, thereby expanding its product portfolio in the Baltics. With this step ELKO will enhance Dell market share in Estonia, as well as make Dell enterprise and client products available for channel partners in Latvia and Lithuania.

WestconGroup to distribute APC

South Africa: infrastructure VAD WestconGroup has secured the rights to distribute the APC portfolio of products in the region. Westcon will provide customers in the region access to the full range of APC products and solutions that cater for clients across a broad spectrum of applications in the home; small and medium office; as well as large enterprises. In addition, the distributor will support this with its value-added services offerings, including: service, support, training and backup stock.

Scansource signs with Unify

United Kingdom: telecom vendor Unify (formerly known as Siemens) and ScanSource have recently signed a pan-European distribution partnership. Starting with the UK region, the new agreement will see Unifys entire range of unified communications (UC) and collaboration technologies form part of the ScanSource Communications portfolio.

Partner Data distributes Positive Technologies

Italy: security specialist Partner Data has expanded its portfolio with the vulnerability assessment, compliance management and threat analysis tools from Positive Technologies.

Elko loses its marketing head

Russia: Aleksei Glukhov, who was marketing director for broadliner Elko, has left the distributor (source: CRN Rossiya).

Ingram under the light with Osram

Germany: the Specialty Solutions division of broadliner Ingram Micro has expanded its lighting offer with Osram LED products.

Tech Data Mobile distributes Smartoools

Spain: local power bank vendor Smartoools has been chosen by telephony and mobility specialist Tech Data Mobile as an additional vendor.

Another BU manager for TD Azlan

France: shortly after the appointment of Laure Daniel, infrastructure VAD TD Azlan has hired François Fourré from Bouygues Telecom as BU Manager for HP Enterprise.