IoT Components Vendor Inks Distribution Deal with Avnet

10 February 2015

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas has signed a distribution agreement with Taoglas USA, a manufacturer of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) antenna and cable products.

Avnet will now offer Taoglas’ line of 3G, 4G, LTE and GNSS off-the-shelf and custom antenna solutions to device manufacturers and OEMs targeting M2M and IoT applications in the Americas.

M2M technology is a key part of the IoT and is used in a growing range of applications, including industrial automation, logistics, smart grid, healthcare, and defense systems among others.

Taoglas makes internal and external antennas for embedded and base stations for M2M applications including telematics/automotive, smart grid, metering, telemetry and telemedical. Taoglas’ products include ultra miniature, high-performance, rectangular, metal, low-profile flexible polymer and digital tunable antennas among others.

Antennas play a critical role in mobile device solutions, said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president, supplier management and business development for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, based in Phoenix.

“With Taoglas as part of our available product portfolio, we can help our mutual customers speed their development of these next-generation connected devices,” he said.

Dermot O’Shea, president Taoglas USA, said Avnet provides valuable services to customers including design, value-added logistics, and supply chain management services. He added that Avnet is a leader in demand creation distribution, and “we are confident that Avnet will help us to increase sales, strengthen distribution channels and add value to our customers.”

Taoglas USA, based in San Diego, has technology centers in United States, Ireland and Taiwan.

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