Future Electronics and Flashnet sign distribution agreement
inteliLIGHT® LoRaWAN™-compatible street-light controllers now available through Future Electronics’ EMEA distribution operations
Egham, UK, January 11-th 2017 – Future Electronics, founded in 1968 by company president Robert Miller and now a world-class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronics components, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with FLASHNET, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure and smart city solutions.
The agreement with the EMEA headquarters of Future Electronics concerns the distribution of Flashnet’s inteliLIGHT®, a LoRaWAN™-compatible smart street-lighting solution. It is effective immediately.
inteliLIGHT is a smart street light control system that transforms any legacy lighting installation into a modern and proactive infrastructure. It enables municipal street-lighting managers to gain awareness of and control over the entire street-lighting grid, together with improved scheduling and maintenance applications. Furthermore, LoRaWAN™ is a modern, long range, low bit-rate radio communication system which allows incredibly fast deployments and entails lower implementation costs, regardless of location or power supply conditions.
Following this agreement, Flashnet’s solution will be promoted by Future Electronics’ specialized sales teams across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, and the hardware will be available on the company’s online sales platform. The inteliLIGHT LoRaWAN™-compatible controller will be added to the largest available-to-sell electronic components inventory in the world, supported by award-winning customer service and best-in-class global trade compliance practices.
Mr Amar Abid-Ali, EMEA Vertical Segment Manager for Wireless Connectivity at Future Electronics, said: ‘As a leading distributor of smart-lighting solutions, Future Electronics is always looking at ways to simplify the design process, and to provide complete solutions to help our customers get their products to market more quickly. The new partnership with FLASHNET enables our customers to implement a complete, fully tested and fully certified connectivity solution for street-lighting control based on LoRaWAN™ in a fraction of the time needed when using discrete components and modules.’
‘Smart cities are developing worldwide and street-lighting management is one of the key issues addressed by modern cities. inteliLIGHT LoRaWAN-compatible controllers have been tested in tens of countries all around the world and we are confident that the new distribution agreement concluded with Future Electronics will help municipalities have better solution information and product stock availability in support of their projects,’ stated Mr Lorand Mozes, CEO of Flashnet.
About Future Electronics
Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, Future Electronics is a worldwide leader in electronics components distribution, and is recognized as one of the most respected and innovative companies in the industry today. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada and operating in 42 countries around the world, Future Electronics has earned an impressive reputation for providing outstanding service and developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions.
The company’s success is largely built upon its commitment to maintain close business partnerships with suppliers and customers, coupled with the strength of its commercial and technical competencies through all stages of the design-production cycle.
Future Electronics is globally integrated, supported by one worldwide IT infrastructure which provides real time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of operations, sales and marketing worldwide.
Future Electronics boasts the most knowledgeable sales team and provides the most advanced engineering/design capabilities and technical solutions, award-winning customer service, best in class global trade compliance program, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world.
Offering the industry’s highest level of overall service, including customer-specific programs and processes, and worldwide e-commerce support, the company’s mission is always to Delight the Customer.
LoRaWAN™ is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification intended for wireless battery operated Things in a regional, national or global network. LoRaWAN targets key requirements of Internet of Things such as secure bi-directional communication, mobility and localization services. The LoRaWAN specification provides seamless interoperability among smart Things without the need of complex local installations and gives back the freedom to the user, developer, businesses enabling the roll out of Internet of Things. www.lora-alliance.ro
FLASHNET is a fast paced tech company that integrates the latest IT, energy and telecommunications technologies into hardware and software solutions, creating and implementing intelligent systems for smarter cities and better infrastructure. Founded in 2005, FLASHNET is a leader in intelligent utility management systems, with worldwide operations. Flashnet is a member of LoRa™ Alliance. Further information available via www.flashnet.ro
inteliLIGHT® is a reliable remote street lighting management solution developed by Flashnet. It ensures that the right amount of light is provided where and when needed, encouraging better resources management and sustainability. By upgrading your existing street lighting infrastructure, you not only save money and improve efficiency, but also transform the existing distribution level network into an intelligent infrastructure for the future (www.intelilight.eu).
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