Digi-Key Corporation and Roving Networks, Inc. Announce Global Distribution Deal
Thief River Falls, Minnesota and Los Gatos, California, January 15, 2008 — Digi-Key Corporation and Roving Networks, Inc. announced today that the companies have entered into a global agreement for the distribution of Roving Networks' wireless networking products.
Roving Networks, Inc. is a leader in intelligent wireless solutions utilizing Bluetooth and 802.11 Wi-Fi technologies. The company designs, manufactures and markets embedded modules, serial adapters, network access devices, and sensors, allowing access from Bluetooth enabled PCs, PDAs, cell phones, networks, and machine-to-machine communications. Roving Networks products reduce wireless product development cycle times. Applications include wireless solutions for vertical markets, such as data entry, industrial automation, medical/hospital, point of sale, inventory, home control, M2M, and others.
Roving Networks products stocked by Digi-Key are featured in both its print and online catalogs and are available for purchase directly from Digi-Key.
"We are extremely pleased to partner with this innovative company," said Mark Larson, Digi-Key president and COO. "Digi-Key's customers will undoubtedly appreciate quality products that are designed to reduce their product development time, thus expediting time to market and ultimately saving them money."
"We are excited to offer our products through Digi-Key's excellent channels," said Michael Conrad, president of Roving Networks. "Digi-Key will greatly expand our exposure to new markets and enhance our ability to service and support new customers."
About Digi-Key Corporation
One of the world's fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. As a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 16 consecutive years from among the nation's more than 200 distributors (EE Times Distribution Study/ May 2007). Offering more than a million products from over 400 quality name-brand manufacturers Digi-Key's commitment to inventory is unparalleled. Access to the company's broad product offering is available 24/7 at Digi-Key's top-rated Web site, www.digikey.com.
About Roving Networks, Inc.
Founded in September of 2000 with headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif., USA, Roving Networks, Inc. is a privately held company developing intelligent network appliances. For more information about Roving Networks, Inc. visit www.rovingnetworks.com.
SOURCE: Digi-Key Corporation