Ingram Micro in 3D
3D printer vendor 3D Systems has expanded its American distribution partnership with broadliner Ingram Micro to Europe. This means that Ingram offices in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom will be able to distribute its consumer and B2B products (printers, authoring tools, scanners and print materials) through their reseller networks throughout the continent.
Scansource prints with Brother
Brother has appointed POS specialist Scansource as official distributor in Europe for its BJ thermal mobile printers. Scansource will push these products through its central offices in Belgium and local sales team in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Analog Devices and EBV Elektronik sign distribution franchise agreement
Semiconductor specialist EBV Elektronik and DSP vendor Analog Devices have signed a distribution franchise agreement for the EMEA region, except Russia, Ukraine and Israel. EBV Elektronik will represent ADI's complete product portfolio, including data converters, amplifiers, DSPs, MEMs, power management ICs, and an extended linear and RF/microwave portfolio through its offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. EBV Elektronik's existing line card is complementary to ADI's products and solutions, and will respond to the most demanding customer requirements. The two companies have an overlapping strategic focus on market segments such as industrial, automotive, energy, RF & wireless. Together, ADI and EBV will meet customers' expectations for high performance products and technical support. In addition, engineer-to-engineer training and technical exchanges are already underway to ensure customers get excellent design support.
The Change enters the AV market
United Kingdom: in order to support the growing AV market, peripheral and server specialist The Change Organisaton has decided to create a AV dedicated division. Having agreed distribution with the likes of Samsung for large format displays, The Change has now secured distribution with Infinite-av (a designer and manufacturer of core audiovisual technologies) and Smart-E (an AV designer and manufacturer). The Change Organisation is also able to offer the Scala Digital Signage platform to its channel, focusing on the Scala SaaS offering, with technical and creative support services to complement the leading signage platform.
EBV Elektronik and IP500 Alliance announce partnership
The IP500 Alliance has announced that semiconductor specialist EBV Elektronik has become a partner providing a global supply chain and technical support for the IP500 solution / RF module. IP500 is the global wireless standard platform for security and safety applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape. The IP500 platform focuses on safety and security in building automation applications, allowing for fully interoperable connections between various devices e.g. temperature, motion, smoke, intrusion or HVAC sensors and actuators. By providing an integrated solution, based on 802.15.4 IEEE in the Sub-GHz band, the IP500 Standard is the only standard supporting international safety regulations (e.g. EN, VdS or UL) in an IPv6-based wireless mesh network at an affordable price. The IP500 standard is positioned to further drive applications in price-sensitive IoT segments such as smart grid, lighting or smart metering, as well as wearables with higher integration. This partnership will also support the IP500 members in applying the interoperable technologies that create opportunities for improved efficiency and faster time to market, which empower IP500 OEMs to launch their products in a local (worldwide) marketplace on time. The main challenge on a global basis is interoperability, combined with wireless low power network performance in an IoT application. The IP500 alliance is growing at a rapid pace as new OEMs and partners unite to deliver complete eco-systems for IoT applications: EBV Elektronik will now offer the IP500 modules within its EBVchips program, enabling new product and business opportunities for IP500 OEMs and partners. As part of the Avnet organization, EBV will be able to provide worldwide support and distribution.