Kontron extends distribution agreement with Arrow to include Communication Servers

Kontron extends distribution agreement with Arrow to include Communication Servers

Enhanced sales channel to improve penetration of high-availability Kontron telecom and cloud infrastructure COTS equipment in EMEA

Eching, October 22, 2013 – Kontron announced today the extension of its European distribution agreement with Arrow (NYSE:ARW) to include the Kontron portfolio of Communication Servers, dedicated to high availability and massively scalable applications deployed in telecom and cloud networks.

The carrier grade rackmount portion of Kontron Communication Servers have a long history of deployment for high-availability applications that include unified messaging, SoIP, call control, streaming media or signaling gateways, and BSS/OSS servers used in carrier central offices for various broadband and 4G LTE wireless services. Also supported in the agreement extension will be Kontron Communication Servers designed for media, web and Internet of Things (IoT) applications provisioned for cloud and data center network environments.

Regarding the new agreement with Arrow, Cees Koetsier, Head of Indirect Channel at Kontron, comments: "By extending our relationship with Arrow, we are strengthening our sales channels for infrastructure and edge servers for networked high-availability applications across the whole of Europe. The agreement aims at expanding the reach of our communication servers and the improvement of design-win rates in the areas of carrier grade telecom networks, governmental computing, medical IT, as well as any infrastructure that requires long-term availability and the high reliability for heterogeneous ‘Internet of Things’ applications. The combination of our carrier-grade and cloud hardware design expertise and customization flexibility with our superior customer reach via Arrow, generates an excellent eco-system for innovative applications."

Amir Mobayen, Vice President/General Manager at Arrow OEM Computing Solutions (OCS), believes the new level of partnership with Kontron will be very much welcomed by Arrow’s prominent OEM customer base in EMEA: "With the addition of Kontron Communication Servers, we will not only be supplying leading telecom computing platforms, we will also be supplying, through our Solution Architects, fully integrated systems with highly qualified engineering services for very diverse application requirements across the communications market. System engineers working on either telecom or cloud based applications are increasingly depending on commercial-off-the-shelf standardized hardware to improve their go-to-market competitiveness."

All customer enquiries in Europe are to be directed to the Arrow subsidiary Arrow Europe GmbH. Customers in Israel may contact Arrow/Rapac Ltd.


About Arrow
Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 470 locations in 55 countries.

About Kontron
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 44% of its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.

Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/

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