Minicom Expands U.S. Distribution with Tech Data Agreement

IT products distributor, Tech Data, will carry Minicom's remote KVM and HD Digital Signage connectivity solutions

Minicom Advanced Systems - developer of KVM and Digital Signage solutions - signed a direct distribution agreement with leading IT products distributor Tech Data Corporation. Tech Data will offer Minicom's industry leading "last mile" high -definition multimedia distribution solutions for Digital Signage networks together with its diverse product lines of IP KVM and analog KVM switches, extenders and IT access management solutions for the server room and data center. Tech Data's top selling Minicom product is the Mini KVM Extender.


"This is a very important milestone for Minicom" said Saul Mishaan, President of Minicom America, "Tech Data offers us the winning combination of world -class service and the right channels into the IT and Digital Signage markets , be it VARs or system integrators. This gives us full confidence that this partnership will lead to significant growth in years to come. Opening a direct relationship with Tech Data gives our customers better visibility to our industry leading solutions and makes it easier for them to get service."

"Tech Data and Minicom will continue to partner to ensure our customers have access to all the components they need to design, deploy and support cutting -edge digital signage solutions," said Tech Data Vice President, Peripherals Product Marketing Wendy Linsky. "Tech Data supports Digital Signage VARs through our Digital Signage and Projector SBU, providing them access to the dedicated sales and technical resources and the latest solutions. In addition, we'll distribute a complete line of Minicom KVM switches and extenders enabling more resellers to add these products to their data center solutions."

Tech Data joins Synnex and Electrograph as national distributors selling Minicom's products. The distribution agreement is effective May 1, 2009 and covers the entire United States.

About Tech Data
Founded in 1974, Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) is a leading distributor of IT products, with more than 100,000 customers in over 100 countries. The company's business model enables technology solution providers, manufacturers and publishers to cost -effectively sell to and support end users ranging from small -to -midsize businesses (SMB) to large enterprises. Ranked 105th on the FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $23.4 billion in sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. For more information, visit www.techdata.com

About Minicom
Minicom Advanced Systems is a leading manufacturer of KVM switches, extenders and access management solutions that facilitate control of corporate IT environments. Minicom Digital Signage is the market leader of distribution and extension systems for Digital Signage networks. Minicom is a member of Intel Capital's portfolio of companies and was named in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA. The company operates in over 70 countries with the international headquarters located in Israel and regional offices in the USA, Europe and China.

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