Multi-Tech Announces Arrow Electronics as Distributor

8/22/2002 - Multi-Tech Systems, a leading data communications and telecommunications company based in suburban Minneapolis, named Arrow Electronics, one of the world’s largest electronic components distributors, as a North American distributor of its embedded communications products. Multi-Tech’s embedded communication line consists of single components, which can add modem and Internet connectivity to any device with a minimum of development time and expense. Developed for applications that periodically need to send and receive data, embedded communications products fit the rapidly expanding new generation of devices that utilize modem communications independent of a PC or other external computer. This agreement means that Arrow Electronics’ customers have access to Multi-Tech’s complete line of embedded modem products including:

"With Multi-Tech assuming the manufacturing and distribution of Conexant’s SocketModem business, we have become the number one modem supplier of embedded modem products worldwide," said Chip Harleman, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. "Adding Arrow Electronics with its many long-term OEM customer relationships means that we now can offer both the SocketModem line and our ModemModule line with enhanced designs and worldwide homologation to that customer base. We also gain the valuable expertise of the Arrow Electronics sales team."

"Clearly, Multi-Tech is a leader in embedded modems and that is a product offering that we feel fits in nicely with our products," states David West, Vice President of Marketing for Arrow Electronics. "Arrow is a leader in embedded systems, and when we call on customers needing a communications solution, the Multi-Tech line will nicely accommodate their needs. Multi-Tech’s strengths are in its brand recognition and in its technology. This partnership is important because it will provide to our customers an off-the-shelf communications solution that brings a single-build world wide approved product."

Multi-Tech’s SocketModem and ModemModule families of pin-to-pin compatible products allow OEMs to integrate a wide range of modem functions and speeds into various product platforms. Utilizing a variety of modules, systems designers can now easily integrate multiple data, fax, and voice modem features within a single design. The small size of these modem engines makes them ideally suited for applications requiring remote communications.

About Multi-Tech Systems (
An ISO 9001 certified global manufacturer of award winning Internet, remote access, and telephony products, Multi-Tech Systems provides end-to-end solutions for small- to to medium-sized businesses. Multi-Tech’s products are available through a worldwide network of business partners (distributors, resellers, system integrators, ISPs, and ISVs), or embedded in solutions from OEMs. Privately held Multi-Tech Systems has over 57 US patents and numerous international patents The company’s intellectual property portfolio includes patents covering transmission of multiplexed voice, data and video packets used in technologies such as Internet telephony, PC telephony, voice over IP or frame relay, and DSVD modems. For additional information, contact Multi-Tech at 800/328-9717 or 763/785-3500, via fax at 763/785-9874.

About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and computer products and a leading provider of services to the electronics industry. Headquartered in Melville, New York, Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 600 suppliers and 175 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and value-added reseller through more than 200 sales facilities and 23 distribution centers in 40 countries and territories.

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