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A new name for Brightstar

Following the acquisition of the remaining shares of its alliance with American telephony specialist Brightstar in Europe, broadliner Tech Data has decided to change the name of its telephony and mobility BU to TD Mobile. Currently, Tech Data Mobile, which generates a yearly turnover of about €1400bn, is present in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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Wincor-Nixdorf plays Quad

Wincor-Nixdorf has chosen German POS specialist Quad as an official distributor in the DACH region (Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) for its POS systems.

ELKO Group expands NVIDIA product range

Broadliner ELKO Group has expanded its partnership with NVIDIA by starting to offer professional NVIDIA Quadro multi-monitor products through its offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine.

Tech Data loses a country manager

Norway: Ketil Ødegaard, who was country manager for broadliner Tech Data has left the distributor after just six months in duty. The official reason for his departure is that he wants to spend more time with his family. Until a new country manager is found, finance director Rune-Eivind Olavsrud becomes interim director of the distributor.

Online Trade imports AEE

Russia: photo and consumer electronics specialist Online Trade has started the distribution of the Magicam SD19 action camcorder from Chinese vendor AEE through its reseller network.

Nick Lee leaves Northamber

United Kingdom: Nick Lee, who was finance director for broadliner Northamber, has left the distributor to join infrastructure and asset management specialist Specialist Software Services (SSS) Group as director of finance and operations.

NetClarity gets Ready

Italy: thin computing and network VAD Ready Informatica has expanded its security portfolio with NetClarity UTM.

Gnostice appoints SOS Software

Development tool editor Gnostice Information Technology has chosen software specialist SOS Software Service as an official distributor for the DACH region (Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).

First Distribution aims to make Kemp Technologies the least in server load balancing market

South Africa: KEMP Technologies, a vendor of server load balancers and application delivery controllers, has appointed software and networking VAD First Distribution to engage the local market and establish its brand.

Two new distributors for Igel

France: after several years of partnership with A2L, German thin computing vendor Igel has decided, while opening its first local subsidiary, to expand its distributor stable in the country with new partnerships with infrastructure VAD Best’Ware and broadliner ETC.

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
Exertis Corepixel AB -  Sweden - Specialist
3D Storm -  France - VAD
AMI Marketing (Pty) Ltd t/a Learning Curve -  South Africa - Specialist
AQM World FZCO -  United Arab Emirates - Specialist
Rare Distribution -  United Arab Emirates - Specialist
Aitek France -  France - Broadliner
Ebertlang Swiss AG -  Switzerland - Specialist
ITANCIA USA Inc. -  United States - Specialist
360Mobile SL -  Spain - Specialist
Smartycom GmbH -  Switzerland - Specialist

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