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Tech Data Launches European Agreement with Sigfox


Distributor to offer Sigfox’s Sens’it Discovery IoT Solution

Barcelona, Spain, 25 July 2018:

Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced a pan-European agreement with Sigfox, a world leading IoT (Internet of Things) service provider.

Through this new partnership, Tech Data customers will have access to Sigfox’s Sens'it Discovery solution – an out-of-the-box IoT offering, which leverages Sigfox’s low consumption global network for connected devices.

Sens’it Discovery is an end-to-end solution combining a hardware device and web application. The device includes six different sensors with five device modes – vibration, magnet, door opening, light and temperature, and humidity - connected to the Sigfox network. Data and activities measured by the Sigfox Sens’it are available in real time for direct visualization or notification configurations, via any device (PC, Mac, Android & IOS smartphones) on the sensit.io web application.

Through the use of Sens’it, Tech Data’s community of system integrators and resellers across Europe will be able to rapidly explore and seamlessly develop innovative use-cases and accelerate their go-to-market.

Craig Smith, vice president, IoT and Analytics Solutions, Europe at Tech Data, said “This agreement with Sigfox reinforces Tech Data’s commitment  to offering a broad range of specialist solutions that help partners to grow their business in the new world of interconnected devices. Sigfox’s technology will enable our customers to accelerate IoT adoption in the markets they are addressing. The Sens’it solution, which is a unique offering for the marketplace, will also be highly relevant in many of our customers’ conversations with their end customers.”

Aurelius Wosylus, sales director Germany at Sigfox, said, “By working with Tech Data, we become part of an important ecosystem. The relationship enables us to tap into the company’s team of IoT experts, leverage its wide network of partners and collaborate with its complementary vendors, in order to fulfill demand across Europe.” 

Tech Data recently demonstrated its IoT capabilities during its IoT on Wheels Roadshow 2018, visiting 10 cities in six countries between April and June, with an IoT-enabled truck. The roadshow carried demonstrations from Tech Data’s range of IoT and analytics solutions for manufacturing, retail, transport, logistics and smart spaces. For more information about the roadshow, click here.

The agreement with Sigfox will be rolled out in a phased approach across Europe from July. For more information on Tech Data’s IoT Solutions portfolio, contact: iot@techdata.eu.

 

About Tech Data

Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 83 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for nine straight years. To find out more, visit www.techdata.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

 

About Sigfox

Sigfox is the world’s leading IoT service provider thanks to its global network that connects billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability.

Today, the network is present in 45 countries and on track to cover 60 by end of 2018. With millions of objects connected and a rapidly growing partner ecosystem, Sigfox empowers companies to move their business model towards more digital services. Founded in 2010 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company is headquartered in Labège near Toulouse, France’s “IoT Valley”. Sigfox also has offices in Paris, Madrid, Munich, Boston, San Francisco, Dubai, Singapore, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. For more information on Sigfox, please visit our website or find us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

 

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George Troughton
Communications Manager, Europe
Tech Data
george.troughton@techdata.eu
Mobile: 0034 615 841 745



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