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Avnet signs disty deal with Toronto-based ZigBee module maker


Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, has signed a distribution agreement with Toronto-based MMB Networks, a leading global designer and manufacturer of ZigBee module solutions.

MMB Networks’ ZigBee modules and USB sticks provide a complete connectivity solution powered by MMB’s RapidConnect software platform, and backed up by MMB’s world-class support services. RapidConnect fully automates ZigBee Smart Energy and ZigBee Home Automation — adapting to multiple connected home platforms and enabling new ones. This allows OEMs not only to rapidly add connectivity to their product, but to sell those products through a variety of home automation, security and smart energy channels.

“MMB’s products allow Avnet to offer more complete connectivity solutions on the ZigBee platform,” says Alex Iuorio, senior vice president, supplier management and business development for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “MMB’s RapidConnect does the heavy lifting for customers looking to rapidly add connectivity to their product.”

“Enabling connected home products in a rapidly evolving market requires highly adaptable technology and strong customer support,” adds Daniel Moneta, CEO, MMB Networks. “A partnership between MMB Networks’ RapidConnect platform and services, and Avnet’s global reach, will enable new opportunities for MMB Networks and our OEM customers, and accelerate the growth of the connected home market.”