L-com Signs Distribution Agreement with Carlton-Bates Company

Their strong presence in the Automation Controls and Electrical markets will be a great asset to L-com.

NORTH ANDOVER, MA - 11/02/12 - L-com, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of wired and wireless connectivity products has signed an agreement to have its products distributed by Carlton-Bates Company (CBC), a subsidiary of WESCO Distribution, Inc. With industrial and OEM clients from coast-to-coast, Carlton-Bates has more than 35 sales and distribution offices supporting their North American customers.

Carlton-Bates is one of the most trusted sources for electronics components in the United States. L-com's premier wired and wireless products will join top manufacturers of cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, cable accessories, enclosures, antennas, and various other unique connectivity products on the Carlton-Bates lines card.

"We are excited to partner with Carlton-Bates. Their strong presence in the Automation Controls and Electrical markets will be a great asset to L-com. In addition, RS Electronics, recently acquired by Carlton-Bates, will bring additional synergies to serve customers in other markets such as industrial OEM," said Earle Durham, L-com's Executive VP of Global Sales.

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About L-com:

L-com, a global designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unmatched customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, computer networking components, and custom products, as well as the Hyperlink line of wireless products. Trusted for more than 30 years, L-com, Inc. is headquartered in North Andover, Mass., and is ISO 9001: 2008-certified. For more information, please visit: http://www.L-com.com/

About Carlton-Bates Company:

Carlton-Bates Company (CBC), part of the Fortune 500 WESCO International, Inc. family of companies, has been a trusted provider of specialized services and solutions and a leading distributor of automation controls and electronic / electromechanical products. Serving more than 30,000 industrial original equipment manufacturers ("OEM") and maintenance, repair and operating ("MRO") clients from coast-to-coast, the company employs approximately 400 people in over 35 sales and distribution offices from Arizona to Massachusetts and Wisconsin to Monterrey, Mexico.

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