Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas recently entered into a distribution agreement with specialist provider of M2M solutions, Digi International (News - Alert). Under the terms of the agreement, customers of Avnet will now have access to the extensive portfolio of ARM-based embedded wired and wireless modules, wireless routers and gateways, as well as other M2M technology solutions from Digi International.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas is the operating group of Avnet, Inc.
In a statement, John Guargena, vice president of Americas and India sales, Digi International, said that, "Avnet offers a large, experienced sales team with outstanding engineering and integration services. 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 (News - Alert) technology and other best-in-class M2M solutions."
The core principle of M2M technology is to enable communications between machines. M2M solutions allow devices to monitor and adjust to one another without human intervention until or unless it is necessary.
Digi International has been developing products and services that support the running of an extensive number of M2M applications across the globe. These include applications from the medical, security, energy and building automation industries, among others.
Alex Iuorio, senior vice president, supplier development, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, said that, "Market research firm IDC (News - Alert) projects that M2M services will account for over 30 percent of all embedded wireless systems worldwide by 20151, and Digi is a pioneer in the advancement of M2M solutions. In addition, many of Digi's modules are based on Freescale Semiconductors' popular i.MX processor family. Having Digi's technology on our line card enables us to offer customers more integrated processor module options, which is exactly the kind of technological synergy that Avnet can help bring to a customer's development effort."
The network-based suite of ConnectCore for i.MX53 from Digi International has been developed as a highly integrated system-on-module (SoM) solution featuring the Freescale i.MX53 application processor.
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Edited by Braden Becker