Broadliner Tech Data has unveiled a Europe-wide distribution agreement with Keonn, a manufacturer of radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware and software products. Keonn's RFID systems and components form a critical element in a range of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for retail, logistics and asset management such as smart loss prevention, inventory management, asset tracking, point of sales and intelligent shopping. Keonn RFID systems and RFID components are now part of Tech Data's growing SmartForce IoT offering from its Smart IoT Solutions practice. The SmartForce offering comprises a portfolio of validated end-to-end solutions for systems integrators and service providers to quickly realize the benefits of bringing new digital services to market.
Victor Paradell, vice president Tech Data Smart IoT & Analytics EMEA, said: "Tech Data's Smart IoT Solutions practice is focused on developing solutions that cut through the perceived complexity of IoT and enable our channel partners to access and grow with this fast-emerging and transformational market opportunity. In the retail sector alone, analysts are predicting that IoT solutions could be worth up to €1.05 trillion by 2025. The addition of Keonn, a recognized leader in applied RFID technologies, fits our approach perfectly by enabling us to offer best-in-class RFID-based IoT solutions that deliver value and create smarter experiences in the highly competitive smart retail industry."
Ramir De Porrata-Doria, founder and CEO of Keonn, said: "we are very excited to work with Tech Data on their innovative SmartForce IoT solutions portfolio. We speak with customers across different industries every day, and many organizations – in particular in retail – are currently developing their digitization journey to transform their businesses. With the global reach, experience and trusted brand of Tech Data, we can get our technology into the hands of many solution providers in Europe and scale our business at much higher volumes and at a much higher speed than before."
Keonn products ought to be available through Tech Data offices in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.