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Arrow signs global agreement with Bosch Sensortec to address IoT

Semiconductor specialist Arrow Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Bosch Sensortec to supply Bosch Sensortec products. Bosch is a leading supplier of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) sensors worldwide. It has built on an initial base in automotive applications to expand its offering to consumer electronics markets and now provides a diverse portfolio of MEMS devices for the internet of things (IoT). Arrow offers an extensive range of IoT solutions, from component level through to complete secure, end-to-end deployable services. Together, Arrow and Bosch Sensortec will be pursuing opportunities for inertial, environmental and smart sensors in applications including wearables, smart home, building automation, industry 4.0, domestic robots, toys, augmented and virtual reality and drones. As multiple sensors are integrated into single devices and package sizes are shrunk to meet energy efficiency and space requirements, Bosch Sensortec's sensor data fusion software helps to enable optimum application performance. The software separates static and dynamic acceleration, compensates for 3D tilt, eliminates magnetic distortion and identifies rest position for sensor calibration. Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO of Bosch Sensortec, commented: "this agreement brings together two of the most dynamic companies addressing the IoT, whose combined offerings can help many companies accelerating their product development, deployment and long term management. We look forward to a successful relationship." Aiden Mitchell, global vice president of IoT sales at Arrow, added: "Bosch Sensortec has created an excellent portfolio that is well-positioned to address the proliferation of sensory edge intelligence within today's and future IoT applications. Bosch's highly integrated products and software solutions complement Arrow's Sensor-to-Sunset strategy perfectly."

In the EMEA region, Bosch Sensortec products are available through Arrow offices in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Computer Gross and Elmat sign new partnerships

Italy: broadliner Computer Gross has inked a distribution deal with archival and document management vendor QStar Technologies1. Cabling and networking VAD Elmat has been appointed by Dätwyler as an official distributor for its structured cabling solutions2 (source: Top Trade Informatica Italia 1 and 2).

New brands for Auvix, Grafitek, Inter and Marvel Distributsia

Russia: AV specialist Auvix has added three new vendors to its catalog, Mikrotik (networking products), Ubiquiti (meshed networks) and Yealink (IP phones)1. Its competitor Inter has been named official distributor by audio and video signal distribution vendor Crestron2. Retail specialist Grafitec has been appointed official distributor by gaming seat vendor L33T3. Finally, broadliner Marvel Distributsia has been chosen by AIC as an official distributor for its storage systems4 (source: CRN Rossiya 1, 2, 3 and 4).

Three new brands for Nelro Data

Poland: consumer electronics specialist Nelro Data has unveiled new distribution deals with Mikrotik (network products), 4World and i-Tec (cabling, connectivity, accessories and small peripherals) (source: CRN Polska and Reseller News Polska).

Exertis in the Frame for Samsung TV

United Kingdom: broadliner Exertis has inked an agreement with Samsung to market The Frame 55” Art Mode Ultra HD certified TV exclusively to B2B customers. Innovative The Frame is a new concept that when on is a TV, and when off it enhances a living space by displaying pictures from a built-in gallery of professionally curated art with over 100 pictures from 10 different genres including landscapes, action, architecture, still life, patterns, wild life and urban abstract. The Frame was developed in collaboration with Swiss designer Yves Behar and has an "Art Mode" which is seamlessly activated when the TV is not in use and can be activated when it detects movement in the room via a motion sensor. It utilises an near-invisible, transparent connection cable that pairs with the One Connect box, includes a no-gap wall mount, that sits the panel flat against the wall, and a choice of accessory Frame Bezel surrounds including walnut, beige and white that attach magnetically to the screen so that the Frame resembles real hanging art and blends seamlessly into the room. Customers can subscribe to an ever-increasing library of established and emerging artists or upload and display their own photos. Light sensors can adjust the image on the screen to optimum levels so that it blends in with the surroundings and pictures can even be updated, and changed using the Smart View mobile companion app through Wi-Fi for added convenience and interactivity.

Caroline Hope, Exertis consumer general manager, said: "we are delighted to be able to offer this innovative TV that has all the standard smart TV features and the premium picture quality that users expect from a Samsung television, yet creates a realistic illusion of a picture when not in use. Besides the free art gallery, users can add to images with a low cost monthly subscription or by making a one-off purchase. The Smart Frame will appeal to the design conscious consumer and other vertical markets like boutique style hotels."

Samsung's Art Store has a growing library of more than 300 pieces of established and emerging artists, curated by several international organizations, galleries and museums, including Artspace, LUMAS, Magnum Photos, Saatchi Art and Sedition. Users can change the image as frequently as they wish, saving photos and designs in their "My Collection" folder, which has 2GB of storage. The Frame also comes with the renowned fantastic Ultra HD certified picture quality we expect from Samsung.

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
Cyber Knight Technologies FZ LLC -  United Arab Emirates - VAD
ILICO Europe s.r.o. -  Czechia - Specialist
BHS Binkert Schweiz GmbH -  Switzerland - Broadliner
ELEME Polska Sp. z o.o. -  Poland - Specialist
Terra Solutions GmbH -  Germany - Specialist
Gadget Access Sdn Bhd -  Malaysia - Specialist
Atlantia Inc. -  Canada - Specialist
Erikson Consumer, a division of JAM Industries Ltd -  Canada - Specialist
Revo IT Consulting Ltd -  Hong Kong - Specialist
Safari Distribution GmbH -  Switzerland - Specialist

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