Avnet Applied Computing Authorized to Distribute Avaya Products

4/16/2003 - Distribution specialist Avnet Applied Computing (AAC) is making further progress in the expansion of its line of networking solutions and has now taken on board the products made by Avaya -- the world's leading supplier of convergent voice and data networks. The contract on the German distribution rights comprises Avaya's entire range of data products, including wireless LAN, switches and VPN products. In the medium term, there are also plans to enter into the VoIP business, as Avaya's products support quality of service and are therefore VoIP-ready.

Stefan Angerer, director of channel, Avaya: "I am particularly pleased that we have signed with Avnet Applied Computing as a partner for Avaya. As one of the biggest technology distributors, Avnet Applied Computing will become one of the most important sales channels in the partner business for Avaya. Avaya has the most comprehensive product portfolio in convergent voice/data solutions and gives Avnet Applied Computing an opportunity to target new markets where it has not been represented before. I am expecting this new partnership to create synergy effects that will enable both of us to continue the development of our business without diminishing existing business relations."

Thomas Kleinkuhnen, European business manager of Avnet Applied Computing networking: "This partnership enables Avnet Applied Computing to offer its customers complete solution programs in the data segment and to respond to the continually changing general requirements of the network market. Avnet Applied Computing's network range will be complemented by new technologies, such as VoIP telephony.

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. develops, builds and manages communication networks for more than a million enterprises throughout the world, including 90 per cent of the Fortune 500. As one of the leading suppliers of secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems, communications applications (customer relations management, unified communications) and related services, Avaya is a driving force in the convergence of voice and data applications in IT networks. Companies of all sizes can use Avaya's solutions to make more productive use of their existing and new networks. Further details on Avaya can be found at www.avaya.de.

About Avnet Applied Computing
Distribution specialist Avnet Applied Computing has structured itself to serve original equipment manufacturers and system builders that use computing technologies such as CPUs, mass storage, displays, embedded computing boards, commercial motherboards, memory modules, networking and software products. Its related services include engineering assistance, supply-chain management, financing, physical distribution and integration of end products. Avnet Applied Computing, an operating group of technology marketing, distribution and services company Avnet, Inc., has operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Its Web site is located at www.aac.avnet.com/

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