Future Electronics Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Rigado

Montreal, Canada – May 18,  2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently signed a new global distribution agreement with Rigado. Rigado offers integrated IoT solutions, including certified wireless modules, configurable IoT gateways and cloud-based management tools.

The full Rigado portfolio of products and services will be supported by Future’s RF/Wireless division, Future Connectivity Solutions.

“Future Connectivity Solutions has made some significant investments in both technical and marketing support in all regions. We believe that their model and structure will provide a significant boost to our global footprint,” said Kevin Tate, CRO of Rigado. “We look forward to leveraging their technical expertise in positioning and support of our IoT solutions.”

“The addition of Rigado to our already strong RF/Wireless Module portfolio allows us to better support the NXP Semiconductor family of wireless chipsets,” said Matthew Rotholz, Vice President, Marketing for Future Connectivity Solutions. “The need for embedded technology is continuously advancing as customers are under significant pressure to shorten design cycles.”

For more information about Rigado products available through Future Electronics, please visit: www.FutureElectronics.com/Rigado

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, and comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,500 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Rigado
Rigado provides integrated IoT solutions for a connected world. Their wireless modules, configurable gateways and cloud-based tools power solutions for consumer, commercial & industrial IoT. Rigado is headquartered in Oregon, USA.

Media Contact
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications

FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Briowireless

Montreal, Canada – January 18, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently signed a new global distribution agreement with Briowireless Inc. The Briowireless portfolio of products will be supported by Future’s RF/Wireless division, Future Connectivity Solutions.

Briowireless is a state-of-the-art manufacturer of industrial grade socket modems, providing PTCRB certified and industry compliant cellular modules to OEMs and developers. Thanks to the BitPipe family of products, customers can accelerate their time to market for IoT solutions, and cut development costs with innovative technology.

“Future Electronics is not only a global leader in electronics distribution, but a proven leader in the marketing and support of wireless products and solutions,” said Eric Janosz, CEO of Briowireless. “Their strong technical expertise will be a huge asset to our company.”

“We continue to build on our ability to support all of our customers’ wireless needs. We believe that the addition of Briowireless and their BitPipe technology will significantly increase our customers’ ability to get their products to market,” said Matthew Rotholz, Vice President Marketing for Future Connectivity Solutions.

For more information about Briowireless please visit:
www.FutureElectronics.com/briowireless

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, and comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

About Briowireless
Briowireless is the proud offspring of the combined results of a decade of knowledge and experience of innovative engineering firm Brioconcept Inc. After multiple engineering projects in the IoT space, David Fromont and Sylvain Ainsley, co-owners of Brioconcept, knew that if they focused their expertise to create cost effective best of breed products in an exploding market, it would have an exponential success. They decided to pair up with Eric Janosz, B2B veteran and IoT expert, to create a new venture, Briowireless, with the mission of building innovative cost effective products that remove barriers for IoT Solution developers and accelerate their time to market.

Media Contact
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

SMARTRAC establishes Global Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics

Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Montreal (Canada), November 28, 2016 – RFID and IoT solutions pacesetter SMARTRAC has signed a distribution partnership with Future Electronics, one of the largest electronics components distributors in the world. The cooperation with Smartrac is Future Electronics’ first venture into RFID technology. 

The distribution partnership came into effect on November 1, 2016, and covers Smartrac’s portfolio of standard inlays and tags in UHF/RAIN and HF frequencies including NFC. For these products, Future Electronics will act as a stocking and value-added distributor, involving its global engineering and sales staff including the company’s System Design Centers in Montreal, Egham (UK), Gdansk (Poland), Shenzhen (China) and Bangalore (India).

According to Ted Danhauser, Vice President Sales Americas and Global Segment Head for Pharma and Healthcare, Intelligent Things Business Division at Smartrac, the distribution partnership will significantly broaden its customer base, with a focus on the industrial, automotive and healthcare segments. “We are very pleased to partner with one of the world’s leading solution-centric distributors. Staffed effectively around the globe and focused on wireless connectivity and the IoT, Future Electronics represents a very valuable addition to Smartrac’s sales network.”

“We are very excited to announce a global distribution agreement with Smartrac Technology Group. The addition of Smartrac to our portfolio strengthens our NFC/RFID ecosystem in the Wireless and RFID space and allows our team to provide comprehensive solution support to our customers”, says Matthew Rotholz, Corporate Vice President Product Marketing at Future Electronics. 

About Smartrac:
Smartrac is the world’s leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID products and IoT solutions, providing both ready-made and customized offerings, suitable for a large number of applications. Smartrac makes products smart, and enables businesses to identify, authenticate, track and complement product offerings. The company’s portfolio is used in a wide array of applications: access control, animal identification, automated fare collection, automotive, border control, contactless payment, electronic product identification, industry, libraries and media management, laundry, logistics, retail, public transport, and many more. Leveraging its global R&D, production and sales network, Smartrac combines physical products with its Internet of Things platform Smart Cosmos, empowering the ecosystem of connected things. Smartrac has its registered headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  For more information, visit www.smartrac-group.com, www.smart-cosmos.com and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SMARTRAC_NV. 

Media contact:
Smartrac Technology Group
Karin Fabri
Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing
Phone: +31 203 050 150
Email: media.relations@smartrac-group.com 

About Future Electronics:
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply-chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by its President, Robert Miller, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

Media Contact:
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
Phone 514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
Email: martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Future Electronics and Ecliptek Corporation Sign Global Distribution Agreement

Montreal and Costa Mesa, CA – Future Electronics has announced a global distribution agreement with Ecliptek Corporation, a leading frequency control manufacturer. Featuring a wide range of MEMS oscillator, quartz oscillator and quartz crystal resonator devices, Ecliptek’s comprehensive surface mount and legacy through-hole products deliver solutions for virtually any design and production requirements.

With this new partnership, Ecliptek’s global customer base can utilize Future’s strong technical and commercial competencies, including the largest inventory of Ecliptek product in the channel, to optimize design strategies and reduce time to market. With over 160 locations in 42 countries, combined with its fully integrated global operations infrastructure, Future provides a unique opportunity to increase Ecliptek’s global position as a prominent supplier of crystals and oscillators.

We are thrilled to establish this new partnership with Ecliptek Corporationsaid Jodie Metsos, Corporate Vice President, Future Electronics. “We look forward to offering an even broader portfolio of frequency control products for our consumers on a global basis.”

“Future Electronics’ strong commitment to world class customer service is a natural complement to Ecliptek’s mission statement,” observed Robert Zarrow, Ecliptek Vice President of Sales and Marketing, “There is a clear-cut symmetry between the core philosophies of the two companies that establishes a sound foundation for our partnership, firmly rooted in putting the customer first.”

As Ecliptek continues to add innovative new frequency control products, including its newest miniature 32.768kHz MEMS temperature compensated and standard clock IOT oscillators, the company’s ability to deliver immediate design solutions from Future’s inventory plays a significant role in the growth strategy looking forward. Customers will have access to a wide selection of fully documented Ecliptek frequency control products available to ship straight out of Future stock, reducing costs and lead times based on the strength of Future’s e-commerce platform.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

Media Contact
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
www.FutureElectronics.com
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

About Ecliptek
Ecliptek Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of crystal and oscillator products since 1987, continues to raise the bar for quality and excellence in the frequency control industry. Focused on unparalleled customer support, Ecliptek delivers innovative products and web-based tools that offer solutions to every customer from new designs to full-scale production.

Media Contact
Robert Zarrow
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Ecliptek Corporation
www.ecliptek.com
714-433-1200 (ext. 234)
rzarrow@ecliptek.com

Link Labs Announces Global Distribution Agreement with Future Electronics

Provides for distribution of Link Labs’ new wireless modules and gateways

August 18, 2015 – Annapolis, MD – Link Labs, a leading innovator in low-power, wide-area (LPWA) network technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced today an agreement with Future Electronics to provide global distribution of its Symphony Link line of modules and gateways.

Link Labs’ Symphony Link products offers a complete line of transceiver modules, repeaters, gateways and base stations. These devices are FCC certified for operation in the 915 MHz ISM band and ETSI certified for use in the 868 MHz band but are capable of licensed or unlicensed deployment from 137 MHz-1020 MHz.

The line features a low and high power module, repeaters, a single-channel gateway, an 8-channel gateway (indoor and outdoor versions) as well as a 24- and 64-channel base station. The breadth of this product line allows developers to quickly bring long-range communications to their devices and network operators to cost effectively cover cities and regions with a range of base stations and repeater technologies. All of these support the LoRa™ networking protocol, LoRaWAN, as well as the Symphony Link protocol which adds features such as over the air upgrades, quality of service tiers, multicasting and many additional premium features not currently available in LoRaWAN.

“We are excited to announce that our first major distribution agreement is with Future Electronics.  They have the global reach and exceptional logistics capabilities to make it easier for new customers around the world to learn about and get access to our products, and allows us to better support the tremendous interest we have in LPWA networks” said VP of Business Development and Marketing Bryan M. Eagle III.

“Future Connectivity Solutions (FCS) is very excited to add Link Labs to our line card in support of the new, differentiated long range LoRaTM based wireless technology.  Link Labs’ suite of hardware and software solutions will allow FCS to provide a complete end-to-end solution to our customers for their long range IoT applications” says Kelly Murphy, Director Marketing, Future Connectivity Solutions.

About Link Labs
Link Labs is a leading innovator in low-power, wide-area network technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company’s patented Symphony LinkTM technology provides secure, two-way, low data rate, long range connectivity for Internet-connected devices. Link Labs has customers around the world and powers a range of IoT applications across industries, including smart cities, agriculture, building controls, automotive, healthcare, government, defense, retail, and utilities. For additional information, visit http://www.link-labs.com or follow us at @LinkLabsLLC.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com

Bryan M. Eagle III
VP of Business Development and Marketing
202-524-1390 (ext. 92)
bryan.eagle@link-labs.com

LoRa™ is a registered trademark of Semtech Corporation.