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20:20 enters Benelux

Netherlands : British telephony specialist 20:20 Mobile has opened a new office in Zoetermeer, to cover Benelux market and support its Belgian and German activities. 20:20 Mobile (NL) BV will focus initially on smartphones, and more particularly on RIM Blackberries as well as accessories for the iPhone. Being present in the Netherlands, its activity should certainly also be lower in Belgium, and more particularly in the French-speaking part of the country. Beside this, the company has decided expand its French office, thanks to a good growth recorded there.

TechAccess, Quantum in distribution deal

MENA : network and security VAD TechAccess and US-based storage vendor Quantum have entered into a distribution agreement. Tech Access will distribute Quantum’s Scalar i-series of tape libraries and DXi disk-based backup and deduplication products in the Mena markets through its offices in Dubai, Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia.

EPA Systemy signs up Etrovision

Poland : cabling and industrial computing specialist EPA Systemy has added Etrovision videosecurity systems to its offer (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

Archos signs with DMI

Spain : French MP4 player vendor Archos has chosen regional broadliner DMI Computer as new official distributor (source : Channel Partner España).

FVC adds identity management to portfolio with Apere

Network and security VAD FVC has signed a distribution agreement with American Apere, which claims to be the only appliance-based Identity (ID) and Access Management solution in the world. The agreement awards FVC the distribution rights for the Middle East and North Africa region, through its offices in Dubai, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.

MUK stores on Iomega

Ukraine : broadliner MUK (Merisel) has been appointed official distributor for Iomega storage products.

Canon supplies AT Computers

Broadliner AT Computers has been appointed official distributor for Canon print supplies in both Czech Republic and Slovakia (source : ChannelWorld Cesko).

CMS Peripherals unveils cloud strategy

Storage specialist CMS Peripherals is revving up its cloud strategy and has signed its first two dedicated vendors in the cloud space in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The storage specialist has forged partnerships with email cleansing software-as-a-service outfit MXSweep and online backup provider keepITsafe (replacing Central Databank which has been dropped) (source : Computer Reseller News United Kingdom).

Barthold heads south for Epsilon Telecom

Germany : telephony specialist Epsilon Telecommunications has appointed Stefan Barthold as sales manager for the southern part of the country (source : IT Business Deutschland).

MacWay secures data with DigiSafe

France : Mac etailer and distributor MacWay Pro has added DigiSafe smartcard-cyphered hard drives, from Singapore company ST Electronics, to its catalog.

Entrada goes south

Switzerland : albeit officially present in the country since 2007 through a legal entity there, network and security VAD entrada effectively covered the country from its offices near Münich. It is now past, as the company has opened a sales office near Zürich airport, to provide better service to local customers on A10, Allot, Azeti, Befine and Riverbed products.

Steljes signs deal with Evoko

United Kingdom : video VAD Steljes has signed an agreement with Swedish manufacturer Evoko to distribute its Evoko conference room manager system (source : Computer Reseller News United Kingdom).

Azlan gets virtual with Veeam

Netherlands : network and security VAD Azlan has expanded its virtualization portfolio with Veeam management solutions.

Systeam prints with Panasonic

Germany : broadliner Systeam has expanded its portfolio with Panasonic printers and multifunctions (source : Heise Resale Deutschland).

Ve-Hotech gets 2-tier with MacWay Pro

France : Mac etailer and distributor MacWay Pro has expanded its portfolio with VHS-4 NAS server from local vendor Ve-Hotech. Beside being a fast 4-bay, RAID 5 NAS, VHS-4 includes all last technologies like Time Machine, UPnP/DLNA server, iTunes server or SqueezeCenter server. It also is compatible with virtualization solutions and can host Linux or Windows virtual servers. This partnership is the first in its kind for Ve-Hotech which thus is able to reach a wider reseller network.

A new sales director for Infocom

India : cabling and networking specialist Cyberstar Infocom has appointed Suresh Kandukuri as sales director. In his new role Kandukuri will drive Cyberstar’s next stage of growth, playing a pivotal role in the distributor’s target to touch the €153m turnover mark by 2013 (source : Computer Reseller News India).

Comztek awarded Microsoft distribution rights in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe : already an authorized distributor for Microsoft products in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, South African broadliner Comztek has expanded its partnership with Redmond to Zimbabwe.

Klipsch goes east

Poland : American speaker and earset vendor Klipsch has chosen PC component and accessory specialist Madtech as official distributor in the country (source : Computer Reseller News Polska).

MCR on the phone with Gigaset

PC component and peripheral specialist MCR has expanded its portfolio with Gigaset wireless phones in Spain. These products should also be available through its office in Portugal (source : Channel Insider España).

Euclid powers notebooks with Fortron Source

Russia : PC component and peripheral specialist Euclid has inked a distribution partnership with FSP for its line of power supplies and chargers for notebooks (source : Computer Reseller News Rossiya).

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
Luckystar Computers (I) Pvt Ltd -  India - Specialist
Netsafe Solutions Hravtska d.o.o. -  Croatia - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Bulgaria e.o.o.d. -  Bulgaria - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Srl -  Romania - VAD
Arrow ECS Slovakia s r.o. -  Slovakia - VAD
Share Distribuzione Srl -  Italy - VAD
Ignition Technology Sub-Saharan Africa -  South Africa - VAD
Ignition Technology ME -  United Arab Emirates - VAD
Ignition Technology France -  France - VAD
Kosmotech (KSM YuA TOV) -  Ukraine - Specialist

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