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Tech Data adds another IoT provider to portfolio

Tech Data now has a pan-European distribution agreement with Panduit, a provider of network infrastructure solutions, building upon its existing agreement with Panduit covering the United States. Panduit’s IoT and physical infrastructure solutions join Tech Data’s IoT and Analytics offerings. Panduit’s Internet of Things products have the physical infrastructure required to build a solution for smart manufacturing, enabling customers to deploy end-to-end IoT solutions, including wireless sensors at the edge, on-premise or cloud infrastructure, and data aggregation and analytics.

“This agreement enables Tech Data to support our partners to capture incremental revenue opportunities, grow in new markets and scale their IoT offerings very quickly,” said Craig Smith, director, IoT and Analytics Solutions, at Tech Data. “We have the expertise, resources and portfolio to complement all the elements of Panduit’s solutions, including physical infrastructure, device activation, sensor, connectivity, server, storage, cloud, analytics and artificial intelligence to create truly end-to-end IoT solutions for smart manufacturing.”

“IoT and smart manufacturing are two of the hottest concepts in today’s industrially automated world,” said Ralph Lolies senior vice president and managing director, Panduit EMEA. “IoT is paving the way for a new era in manufacturing and IT system integration.”