Avnet and Digi International Announce Expanded Global Distribution Agreement
Strategic Relationship Now Includes Entire Digi Product Line on a Global Scale
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, and Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), a leading global provider of mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT connectivity products and services, today announced an expanded, global distribution agreement. Under this new agreement, Digi’s complete product and services portfolio is now available through Avnet Electronics Marketing’s global network. As a result, design engineers around the world now have access to the full-range of Digi’s products and wireless design services through one of the world’s largest electronic components distributors.
Avnet Electronics Marketing serves electronics original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing services providers globally, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing design-chain and supply-chain services.
Digi provides wireless M2M connectivity that delivers the reliability, scalability, security, and bulletproof performance needed to build and deploy critical infrastructures in challenging environments. Digi’s M2M products include embedded system-on-modules; RF products, including XBee® modules, gateways, modems, adapters, range extenders, and sensors; Digi Transport® cellular gateways/routers; and Rabbit modules and single-board computers.
“Avnet and Digi have been collaborating for several years now on the advancement of M2M services in embedded wireless systems for our mutual customers in the Americas,” said Lynn Torrel, senior vice president, semiconductor business development, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “With this expanded agreement, we can now help customers around the world leverage a rich array of technological synergies between Digi and members of Avnet’s broad ecosystem of best-in-class product and service providers to accelerate their development of connected devices for the exploding Embedded and IoT markets.”
“As one of the world’s largest global distributors of electronic components, Avnet has the reputation of being a problem solver,” said Richard Halliday, vice president of channel sales and alliances for Digi International. “We see the Avnet relationship as extremely strategic in our efforts to bring proven M2M and IoT solutions to market.”