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EET Europarts enters the Smart Home business and adds Intelligent Heating products from European market leader tado° to the portfolio

Scandinavia: focus on the Smart Home business is part of broadliner and sparepart specialist EET Europarts' growth strategy for the coming years. A new partnership and Nordic distribution agreement with German tado°, European market leader in intelligent home climate control solutions, is already in place and more distribution agreements are in the pipeline.

"The Internet of Things is set to disrupt the way we live. Lots of smart home IoT devices have already hit the market and made their way into thousands of households around the world", says Group CEO John Thomas, EET Group. "tado° is a European market leader in intelligent home climate control solutions, and the partnership and distribution agreement with tado° will provide us the perfect launch pad to build the Smart Home category with additional products. Smart heating control devices are vital for the Smart Home category, since smart thermostats are currently one of the most important technologies within the smart home that generates measurable value of savings and comfort. Therefore we are excited to enter the Smart Home business alongside tado°, and we believe our dealers and customers in the installation business will really benefit from this."

The agreement includes distribution rights for the complete tado° product portfolio in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, and the first products are ready to be launched.

tado° products connect old and new heating systems to the internet with Smart Thermostats for the benefit of residents, resulting in better control, comfort and up to 31 per cent energy savings. The new Smart Radiator Thermostats extend tado°s technology into homes that do not have their own central heating system and to those who would like multi-zone and individual radiator control. It is also the only radiator thermostat on the market that can use geolocation-based control and automation. The tado° third generation (v3) with expanded platform connectivity makes tado° attractive for different user groups. One example of this is Alexa (Amazon Echo) making voice-controlled heating a reality. Another feature gives users the ability to customise home scenarios through IFTTT and Echo. "Smart heating has emerged as an integral part of any connected home and we're delighted to partner with EET Europarts to offer Europe's leading smart thermostat portfolio to Scandinavia", announces tado° CEO Christian Deilmann. "EET Europarts has a great track record of introducing pioneering technology to the Nordic market and we’re confident that the proven savings, comfort and convenience that tado° provides will be warmly embraced by consumers."

tado° products are certified and approved for Amazon Echo and IFTTT. First tado° products in the Smart Home category, and ready for launch, are the tado° v3 Smart Thermostat with comprehensive platform connectivity and the tado° Smart Radiator Thermostats for multi-room control. These brand new products for intelligent heating enable voice control and extended platform connectivity for every home and lifestyle. All products are compatible with Amazon Echo and IFTTT integration.

Exclusive Networks and F5 sign distribution agreement

Belux: network and security VAD Exclusive Networks has unveiled a distribution agreement for the Belux region with F5. Under the terms of the agreement, Exclusive Networks will market, sell, and support F5's entire portfolio of security, cloud and application delivery solutions. "We are very happy to be partnering with Exclusive Networks. F5 is focused on helping organizations seamlessly scale cloud, datacentre, and software-defined networking deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time", said Ronald Vanhijfte, F5 Regional Manager for Belux. "We believe that Exclusive Networks is uniquely positioned to bring that vision to market and to further develop our customer base. Our teams are aligned locally, and together we’re ready to make an impact."

"F5's broad and innovative portfolio is an ideal addition to our offerings", said Kris Van den Bergh, General Manager at Exclusive Networks Benelux. "We are eager to integrate the F5 solutions into our Cyber Attack Remediation and Mitigation (CARM) framework and kick-off a series of targeted sales and marketing initiatives designed to educate new and existing partners." Exclusive Networks will start a series of workshops and training courses to enable and train channel partners in the Belux.

AB rides the bike while ALSO hires and Ingram and Veracomp pick up new vendors

Poland: broadliner AB SA has expanded its portfolio with TrybEco, a local brand of electric bikes1. These products are part of the strategy of the company to expand beyond the IT market. Broadliner ALSO has hired Paweł Umiński as Commercial Sales Director2. Paweł has worked in the past for companies such as Emerson (now Vertiv) or ABC Data. The mobility division of Ingram Micro has inked a deal with French vendor Archos, whose tablets, smartphones and related products it will distribute in the country3. Finally, French privileged access management vendor Wallix has appointed multispecialist Veracomp as an official distributor (source: CRN Polska 1, 2 and 3).

Three additions for Storesys

Germany: storage specialist Storesys has quietly added three new vendors to its portfolio, Wenger (cases for notebooks), i-tec (connectivity systems) and ProAvio (professional storage systems for digital media production).

Maverick signs with PLAYipp

Sweden: Maverick, the AV-specialised division of broadliner Tech Data, has inked a distribution deal with PLAYipp, a software and media player vendor for the digital signage market (source: IT Kanalen Sverige).

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