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Another country for Prianto

France: German software VAD Prianto has opened a new subsidiary near Paris. Prianto France is managed by Jean-Christophe Poncet, the former local channel manager for Netapp. It will initially push 8Man, Macrium, Quest Software, SmartBear Software and TeamViewer products through local VARs and system integrators.

ievo appoints NIT as META distributor

Middle East: ievo, a British manufacturer of fingerprint biometric solutions, has announced that security specialist Network Information Technology (NIT) (an Ingram Micro company) has been named the distributor for their product range for the META (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) region. After establishing a strong foothold in the domestic and European markets, this is the next step in a long-term strategy to gain market share in export territory markets. The new partnership is central to growth plans and builds upon the work already done on increasing the knowledge base of not only the ievo Ltd brand, but biometric security solutions in general.

Stephen Thompson, Export Sales Manager for ievo, commented: "it's a very exciting time for us at ievo as we expand into a new territory. We have been seeing a substantial growth in the Middle Eastern markets with regards to security products and specifically biometric solutions and we are pleased to have the support, reach and expertise of the market from our partners at NIT. Our fingerprint biometric products have been designed specifically for the environment and climate of the Middle East and Africa. They are already IP65 certified with integral thermal management systems which enables functionality at up to 70 degrees and fully compatible with existing Paxton and other global integration software packages."

Bassel Fakir, Managing Director of NIT, added: "ievo Ltd has a reputation for partnering with leading and innovative technology companies to expand its range of solutions to the access control market. Their integration opportunities and established partnerships fully compliment the range of products we as a distributor can offer. We are looking forward to working closely with ievo Ltd, and our technical and sales teams are keen to start introducing, distributing and supporting the full range of products to our wider network of installers, integrators and clients throughout the META region."

Stephen Thompson concluded: "we are delighted to have found a distribution partner with NIT. The importance and commitment they place on partner and client support reflects our own working practices, and the opportunity the partnership offers was something we could not resist."

ALSO watches TV with Philips

Germany: broadliner ALSO has expanded its catalog with Philips professional TVs for the hospitality market.

More distributors for Netgear

Network vendor Netgear has appointed Belgian broadliner 2BY2 and telecom specialist Businesscom (which has offices in Belgium and the Netherlands) as official distributors for the Benelux market.

Epos now available from Exertis

United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has unveiled a distribution agreement with Epos Now, a UK based company that provides an affordable, award winning, cloud based EPOS system for businesses of all sizes particularly in the retail and hospitality markets. The solution is compatible with Windows, Android and Apple and also offers additional features including integrated inventory and customer management, and retail accounting. Simon Woodman, Exertis mobile director, said: "Epos Now is already in use by more than 36,000 businesses. Its feature rich system can be used with existing hardware or as a standalone solution with touchscreen terminals and it supports a wide range of supports over 150 third party applications via their award-winning App Store, meaning a business can tailor and scale their own solution to support their bespoke needs. Simple to use, secure and expandable, its remarkable, low cost adds to its appeal. We are delighted to be able to offer this product which we believe will be of considerable interest to our customers that sell into the retail and hospitality markets."

Epos Now offers two bespoke systems one for retail and the other for hospitality. The retail option which is suitable for a range of outlets (shops, boutiques, cash and carry, and the motor trade), provides features relevant to that market including web and on-line integration, barcoding and stock management, invoice creation and printing, and a customer loyalty application. The hospitality option which is perfect for bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels, gyms and spas includes online ordering and booking, customisable table plan, multiple printer support, loyalty system, cover reporting and split billing. "Epos Now has raised the bar for buying ePOS solutions online. We have focussed on building an out-the-box ePOS solution that supports all merchant needs across retail and hospitality sectors – meaning for the first time in the market, we can offer complete hardware and software bundles that reach end users through distribution channels. Our exciting relationship with Exertis means we can reach even more merchants, as well as offering traditional retail/e-tail businesses the ability to extend their range into the ever-evolving market of ePOS. Why should end users have to go to specialist companies and potentially pay over the odds when it's possible to buy direct from their known retail & e-tail channels? The system can be up and running in 30 minutes to allow a merchant to start trading seamlessly. Additionally, Epos Now's award winning Welcome and Setup programme and 24/7 support is made available to customers who buy via distribution channels too. We will be here to support you throughout the process", says Edward Johnson, Epos Now global business development director. Epos Now is rated the world's number one EPOS system with a high customer rating and exceptional support with training and engineers available throughout the United Kingdom.