Avnet technology solutions signs pan-european contract with Datalogic

Datalogic and Avnet Technology Solutions have signed an agreement making Avnet Technology Solutions a pan-European distribution partner of Datalogic's products.

Bologna, 29th May 2006 - Datalogic, a leading manufacturer of data capture solutions is pleased to announce that Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA, a distributor of enterprise computer and embedded technologies, has joined the Datalogic Quality Partner network. Datalogic’s Quality Partners are the first level channel of distribution who act as Value Added Distributors and/or Solution Providers. Recognised for their expertise and specific added-value they are the primary choice of supplier for Datalogic’s products.

As part of the agreement, Avnet Applied Computing Solutions, a division of Avnet Technology Solutions, will add Datalogic’s data capture products to its portfolio for distribution to the pan-European market. This includes the entire ranges of mobile computers and hand-held readers from Datalogic.

After conducting comprehensive product training of all key personnel at Avnet Applied Computing Solutions, Datalogic will be joining the company for its annual conference to be held in June for vendors and will hold presentations on its data capture solutions for mobility.

“Avnet Applied Computing Solutions’ entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with the quality, depth and breadth of its knowledge and relationships fits in perfectly with Datalogic’s philosophy. With Avnet Applied Computing Solutions on board, Datalogic’s products can reach an even wider range of resellers, systems houses and integrators,” comments Gian Paolo Fedrigo, Datalogic General Manager.

“Avnet Applied Computing Solutions is pleased to be a distributor for Datalogic in Europe. Datalogic will be a key strategic partner as we build our Pan European Wireless & Mobility business,” said Sukh Rayat, Vice President for Avnet Applied Computing Solutions and Avnet Computing Components. “This move enables us to expand our existing Wireless & Mobility solutions.”

About Avnet Applied Computing Solutions, EMEA
Avnet Applied Computing Solutions integrates computing components to provide customized solutions and services to OEMs and embedded system manufacturers. We focus on providing design support, integration, marketing and financial services. And through our application development, business development and account management teams, we deliver a first-to-market solution. For more information, please visit www.acseurope.avnet.com.

Avnet Applied Computing Solutions is a division of Avnet Technology Solutions, which markets enterprise and embedded technology products from the world’s premier computer manufacturers and software suppliers. As a global technology sales and marketing organisation, Avnet Technology Solutions does business in 36 countries and has dedicated sales divisions focused on specific customer segments, including value-added resellers (VARs), system builders, OEMs and end-user customers. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a more than $13 billion technology marketing and services provider and the world’s largest distributor of electronic components and computer products.