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AgilityGrid launches partnership with Intransa for Video Surveillance storage solutions across EMEA
2017-05-30

Dubai-based physical security VAD AgilityGrid has signed a distribution and representation agreement with Intransa for the EMEA region. With this alliance, AgilityGrid will incorporate the complete range of Intransa's award-winning servers and storage platforms into their customized security solutions for their partners and their customers across the region. Costa Boukouvalas, CEO AgilityGrid, said: "we are very pleased to represent Instransa in the EMEA region. In keeping with our business ethos, we always want to stay with technology that not only innovates but also delivers the solutions that a dynamic region like the EMEA demands. Intransa's award-winning products are designed to deliver simplicity, reliability and total cost savings."

Intransa has a long history of innovation and technology leadership in the security industry and the founders of iSCSi protocol and the concept of the IPSAN for IP video surveillance. With this alliance with AgilityGrid, Intransa will spearhead its growth and expansion in the EMEA region offering its servers, storage and appliance platforms based on its award-winning technology to security customers across the region.

"Video surveillance continues to grow as security dominates across the region and storage (and easy access) is a key component of deployment", Boukouvalas continued. "We aim to highlight how leveraging the right storage and server technology will benefit not only the businesses in the key vertical sectors but also for government initiatives in this sector."

A wide range of industry sectors depend on CCTV security solutions, including hospitality, retail, critical infrastructure, law enforcement, health, education, aviation, banking and transportation.

Parallels and Ingram Micro announce distribution agreement
2017-05-26

META: Parallels has signed a distribution agreement with broadliner Ingram Micro making Ingram Micro the authorized distributor for Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region through Ingram Micro's offices in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. Parallels RAS is one of the fastest growing, most cost-effective and easy-to-use application and desktop delivery solutions available on the market. Recent innovations to this product have made Parallels a leader in the field, according to the IDC MarketScape Report 2016. Parallels has a long history with Ingram Micro, and is looking forward to leveraging Ingram Micro's expertise and resources in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa to help extend Parallels RAS' continued success in the region. "We are ready to take our growth in the META region to the next level with Ingram Micro, a company that has extensive expertise and experience in this region", said Simonetta Mercieca, Senior Director of Sales EMEA at Parallels. "Through this partnership, we firmly believe that Parallels Remote Application Server can keep growing in success, especially since it will provide local businesses the opportunity to improve their performance by establishing BYOD, CYOD and distance working policies."

Parallels leadership is confident that the Ingram Micro partnership and the inclusion of Parallels RAS on the Azure Marketplace will enable the company to meet the diverse needs of businesses in the region whilst helping their partners grow with their private, hybrid and public cloud implementations. "I am delighted to have reached an agreement with Parallels to distribute its Remote Application Server and desktop delivery solution across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa", said Ali Baghdadi, senior vice president and chief executive of Ingram Micro META. "These products offer our partners a great complement to solutions from Microsoft. With our complementary offering, enterprise customers will have the ability to securely access their applications and data from any device, anywhere."

An acquisition for Ingram Micro and new partners for Axiz, Starlink and Tarsus
2017-05-24

MEA: broadliner Ingram Micro has acquired the business assets of Dubai-based company Network Information Technology LLC (NIT), a distributor of physical security solutions in MEA (Middle East and Africa) region. NIT's current management team will operate as a business unit of Ingram Micro META (Middle East, Turkey & Africa), led by managing director Bassel Fakir, who reports to Dr. Ali Baghdadi, senior vice president Ingram Micro and chief executive Ingram Micro, META. Dr. Baghdadi commented: "with the acquisition of NIT, Ingram Micro gains a well-established foothold as a recognized expert in the physical security market, further expanding our capabilities in the rapidly growing and higher value Middle East and Africa market. NIT customers and vendors will benefit from an even greater breadth of value add services and solutions to help them realize the promise of technology. Our company cultures are well aligned and together we look forward to offering NIT’s high value solutions across META and expanding into new geographies."

Security VAD StarLink has become a certified member of the Pure Storage Partner Programme (P3) and will now distribute Pure Storage's All-Flash enterprise storage solutions to its customers in the region through its offices in Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Under the accord, StarLink will sell, install and support Pure Storage's products, through its extensive network of channel partners, to enterprise and government customers in the Middle East and Africa. Nidal Othman, managing director StarLink, said: "we see huge synergy between our data centre and cloud objectives and the simplicity and efficiency of Pure Storage's All-Flash portfolio. We are thrilled to explore the opportunity that this partnership will provide us as the MEA region accelerates its pace on the cloud journey."

Mobility accessory vendor Targus has appointed South African broadliners Axiz and Tarsus Distribution as its preferred master distributors for Southern Africa. Through the appointment of Axiz and Tarsus Distribution, the company aims to support the evolution of the mobile workforce in SA by putting all the tools and accessories they need within easy reach through providing the right peripheral and accessory support required. According to the manufacturer of computing accessories, both the selected distribution companies will serve corporate and retail markets regionally with the full range of Targus products. The range spans Targus' signature laptop and tablet cases, as well as accessories and peripherals including docking stations, privacy screens, laptop coolers, locks, styluses, and screen protectors amongst others (source: ITP Middle East and Channel Post MEA).

EET Europarts unlocks the full flavour with Smart Wine Monitor
2017-05-23

Multispecialist EET Europarts has become the official distributor of the Kelvin K2 Smart Wine Monitor, a personal Sommelier which makes sure wines have the perfect temperature when served.

There's nothing quite like a good glass of wine with a delicious dinner. But do you know at which temperature to serve your favourite wine? Most people don't. White wine is often served too cold and red wine too warm, which affects the taste and aroma. Kelvin K2 is the number one wine-improving product in the world. With Kelvin K2 smart wine monitor it's easy to achieve the perfect temperature and ultimately the perfect wine experience – whether you're serving red, white or rosé. The taste of wine is made up of many key elements, many of which are dramatically affected by temperature. Wine will only be at its best when served at the recommended serving temperature.

Kelvin K2 is suitable for all wine types. Simply strap it around the bottle, even if the wine is in the refrigerator, and the monitor sends temperature information to your smartphone. The free app then lets you know when your wine is ready to serve. The free Kelvin K2 app contains knowledge of more than 200 wine types and styles. The smart wine monitor is easy to use, and will automatically and wireless connect with your mobile phone.

The Kelvin K2 Smart Wine Monitor is available through EET Europarts offices in Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Micromax expands in MEA
2017-05-16

MEA: handset manufacturer Micromax Informatics has announced the roll out of four new handsets across major MENA markets. Only a month into the partnership, Micromax and their regional channel specialists' tchannl (whose details are too spare to be listed in ITdistri database) are said to have set up a robust distribution network across Bahrain, Oman, Palestine, Qatar and the UAE and expanding fast into other MENA markets. The new product line include the Micromax Q465, a powerful yet affordable smartphone fully loaded with 4G connectivity, fingerprint sensor and long battery life, the Micromax Q301, an entry level smartphone and two feature phones - the Micromax X406 and the Micromax X704. All the handsets target the fastest growing segments of the regional mobile phone user base which comprise of first time mobile users, consumers upgrading to smartphones and consumers looking for a high quality smartphone experience at an optimal cost.

Sandeep Saihgal, tchannl, regional partners of Micromax says: "Our immediate goal is to increase the footprint across the MENA region and ensure that the brand has proper representation and availability in the channels. We have covered a lot of ground over the last month and the acceptance of the product by the channel partners and consumers has been overwhelming. Using the market knowledge and feedback from our partners we will continuously introduce products in line with consumer insights from the region. Our aim is to bring forth world-class products within the consumer reach to this market.".

 

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