Avnet Memec Adds Wyless Cellular M2M Connectivity Services

          Avnet Memec Adds Wyless Cellular M2M Connectivity Services

  PR Newswire

  POING, Germany, March 5, 2013

POING, Germany, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

   Porthos SIM management and MVNE services now available throughout Europe

Avnet Memec, an Avnet, Inc . (NYSE: AVT) company, a leading global technology
distributor, announced that it has been appointed as pan-European distributor
for Wyless Inc., the leading supplier of wireless M2M managed services. The
new agreement adds Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) services to Avnet
Memec's wireless solutions.

Commenting on the new agreement, Avnet Memec Technical Marketing Manager, John
Jones said, "We are continuing to see steady growth in wireless M2M
applications throughout Europe. The combination of the Wyless Porthos™ SIM
management platform with their global multi-carrier network infrastructure
greatly strengthens our offering to the cellular M2M market and allows us to
offer our customers a greater choice for their individual applications."

"Wyless Inc., M2M technology and services are leading edge and we understand
that every application has its own unique requirements and that customers need
access to a wide range of highly-specialized services backed up by dedicated
support. Partnering with Avnet Memec throughout Europe enables us to deliver
on that commitment. Avnet Memec has demonstrated they have technical expertise
and relationships to successfully take our innovative portfolio to all
European markets," said, Steve Priestley, managing director, at Wyless EMEA.

Avnet Memec customers looking to deploy M2M solutions will benefit from having
access to the Wyless Managed Network and the award winning Porthos™ management
platform enabling them to quickly and cost effectively deploy end-to-end
wireless services without risk and with reduced time to market.

About Wyless

Wyless is the leading global M2M managed services provider. Our resilient
platform, delivered in partnership with the world's largest network operators,
provides secure, reliable communications with wireless devices in over 120
countries. Powerful management tools offer real-time reporting and control
over all devices connected to our network. Wyless delivers a comprehensive
suite of managed services with unrivalled expertise, professional support and
competitive pricing. We enable our customers and partners to deploy M2M
applications and services faster, cheaper and more effectively. The world's
most advanced M2M Platform from the world's most trusted M2M partner.


About Avnet Memec

Avnet Memec, a business unit of Avnet Electronics Marketing EMEA, is a highly
specialised semiconductor distributor, operating on a pan-European basis and
employing a significant number of engineers to support customers' design
efforts. Avnet Memec specialises in highly innovative suppliers and
technologies, which will help a variety of customers to differentiate their
designs. Its area of specialisation extends from Analog and Microcontrollers
to RF, Datacom and Networking. The business unit operates out of 31 offices in
19 European countries and represents major semiconductor franchises on a
pan-European basis. http://www.avnet-memec.eu

Media Contact Avnet Memec Tom Oelschlaeger - Director Marketing &
Communications Avnet Memec Phone: +49(0)8121-775-146 E-Mail:
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