DACH: AutoID specialist Meshed Systems has assumed distribution of CAEN RFID portfolio in Germany. Meshed Systems is a distributor specializing in RFID components by award-winning technical support. "We are extremely pleased with this new cooperation. CAEN offers a wide range of RFID UHF products with a perfect match to our existing product portfolio. Especially Handheld, Desktop and Fixed UHF Readers with extended features like WIFI and GSM will strengthen our market presence and offer our wide range of customers now another new opportunity for innovative solutions in the RFID area", says Michael E. Wernle, CEO of Meshed Systems. "With Meshed Systems we gain a new partner with long term experience in RFID and benefit from the strong position in the German market", commented David Pallassini, Sales Manager of CAEN. "We are pleased to address with Meshed Systems an important market in Europe in the field of retail, logistics, health care and transportation." Flash storage vendor Pure Storage has dropped its distributor Abo-Storage to replace it with its competitor TIM, which is already a Pure Storage distributor in Germany. In a few days, both German broadliner Siewert & Kau and Swiss network specialist Studerus have announced plans to expand on the value business. Siewert & Kau has built up a dedicated BU, managed by Thorsten Daniels, while Studerus, which is the historical distributor for ZyXEL in the country, has decided to separate its ZyXEL business in a dedicated structure named ZyXEL Switzerland. This will allow the Studerus structure to focus solely on the value distribution of other brands (ACTi, Mitel, snom and Yealink) (source: IT Business Deutschland, IT-Reseller Schweiz, Inside Channels Schweiz).
DACH: in Austria, broadliner Omega has inked a distribution deal with IP security vendor Mobotix. In Germany, storage specialist BAB Distribution has started the distribution of Maxtor external hard drives1. Broadliner Kosatec has hired Fernando Ordonez as printer and scanner product manager2 and Joachim Roebe3 to strengthen Hamburg office. Both were previously working for bankrupt broadliner ActionIT. Robert Siemko, who was managing the IT project planning and training BU of telephony specialist Michael Telecom, has left the distributor4. He has been replaced by Markus Schröder. In Switzerland, storage VAD ABO-Storage has hired Pascal Bommeli as its new marketing manager. He replaces Lars Hovind who has joined network and telecom VAD Studerus as security product manager. Finally, broadliner ALSO has opened a training center in Renens, to address more efficiently the training needs of its resellers in the French-speaking regions of the country (source: E&W Österreich, CRN Deutschland 1 und 3, ChannelObserver 2 and 2, Inside Channels Schweiz, IT Reseller Schweiz).
New deals for Switzerland
Switzerland: in just a few days, broadliner ALSO has unveiled three new distribution partnerships, with Pocketbook (ebook readers), Trekstor (tablets, mini PCs, SSD and other storage products) and Fibaro (home automation). Beside this, network and telecom specialist Studerus has started the distribution of Yealink IP phones, while network and security VAD Infinigate has inked a distribution partnership with wireless infrastructure vendor Aerohive.
Studerus configurates ZyXEL
Switzerland: network and security specialist Studerus has unveiled a new service, which helps resellers to configurate the ZyXEL hardware they may sell to their customers. Priced a few hundreds euros, ZyXEL firewalls, wireless controllers, hotspots, DSLAM, managed switches, access points and VPN may be remotely configured by a Studerus technician (source: IT Market Schweiz).
A new sales director for Studerus
Switzerland: Rolf Borkowetz, who has been commercial director for network and telecom specialist Studerus over the past six years, has left the distributor. He is replaced by Luca Forcellini, until now product manager in the company (source: Inside Channel Schweiz).
Mr Frank Studerus
Creation year : 1990
Cabling and connectivity
Telephony (analog, ISDN, mobile)