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Avnet adds Digi International to line card

Avnet Embedded partners with Red Hat

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Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, Phoenix AZ, has signed a distribution agreement with Digi International, leading provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions. The agreement provides Avnet's customers with access to Digi’s broad range of ARM-based embedded wired and wireless modules, wireless routers and gateways, and other M2M technologies.

“Avnet offers a large, experienced sales team with outstanding engineering and integration services,” says John Guargena, VP Americas and India sales, Digi International. “This agreement allows us to leverage Avnet’s sales and technical support groups as an extension of our own and serve a wider customer base. It also provides Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas’ customers easy access to industry-leading embedded modules based on Freescale technology and other best-in-class M2M solutions.”

M2M technology, machines communicating with other machines, allows devices to monitor and adjust to one another with human intervention only when necessary. Digi’s products and services are used to enable thousands of M2M applications throughout the world, including many within medical, security, energy, building automation and other industries.

Avnet Embedded, a business group of Avnet Electronics Marketing is expanding the reach of its embedded software program through a new partnership with Red Hat Inc., Raleigh NC, leading provider of open source solutions.

Avnet Embedded will provide flexible, integrated systems based on Red Hat Embedded Linux and Red Hat JBoss Middleware solutions to its large base of OEM and independent software vendor (ISV) partners throughout the Americas.

As a Red Hat distributor in the Americas, Avnet Embedded plans to become a one-stop shop for customers, offering software, hardware, integration, and value-added support services. The Red Hat offering for embedded products includes: Red Hat Embedded Linux; Red Hat JBoss Middleware solutions; Red Hat Developer Support; JBoss Developer Support.

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