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Avnet Teams Up with KORE for Wireless M2M Connectivity


January 30, 2013

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor


Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, has teamed up with KORE, a company specializing in machine-to-machine communications.


This new partnership will allow Avnet Embedded customers based in the Americas region, including those in emerging M2M markets in Latin America, to get access to the KORE network that offers abundant and reliable connectivity.

The global KORE network offers a great variety of services including cellular and satellite services and powers M2M applications across a number of industries, including healthcare, utilities, enterprise IT, transaction processing and fleet management.

"This agreement allows Avnet Embedded to offer our customers access to the leading M2M network for cellular and satellite connectivity," said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president, Avnet Embedded. "KORE's unmatched industry expertise and proven service and support model provides our customers with the most innovative and effective method for harnessing the power of M2M connectivity to deliver applications that drive business efficiencies and deliver new revenue streams."

Kore currently delivers its services to more than 180 countries worldwide along with its arrangements for unified control and management for its cellular network with service delivery. It even covers maritime and remote location coverage with satellite network services to deliver global M2M connectivity for connected devices.

Speaking on this occasion, Robert Metzler, executive vice president of sales and marketing for KORE Telematics, said that global connectivity via cellular and satellite networks is driving M2M growth in emerging vertical markets, such as telehealth, fleet tracking, digital signage and payment processing, and their partnership with Avnet Embedded will help expand the use of the KORE network across an increasing number of global enterprises.

"With its strong market presence — particularly in Latin America — Avnet Embedded will help M2M solution providers realize the power of KORE to reliably and cost-effectively deliver their M2M applications to the marketplace,” Metzler added.

Avnet, Inc. is a distributor of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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