THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - April 25, 2006
Multi-Tech® Systems, Inc., a leading data communications and telecommunications technology company, and Digi-Key Corporation announced today the signing of a global distribution agreement. One of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key currently ships products to more than 130 countries.
Multi-Tech Systems wireless embedded modems EDGE/GPRS/GSM and CDMA technologies offered in a Universal Socket Connectivity form factor ideal for developers desiring the flexibility of multiple communications options in their designs. These embedded models are ideal for developers looking to add wireless communications capabilities with a minimum of development time and expense. Backed by 35+ years of proven communications experience and rock-solid performance, Multi-Tech Systems wireless solutions follow in the long tradition of quality and excellence established by the company.
Several of Multi-Tech’s embedded modem products will be featured in Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs and available for purchase directly from Digi-Key. The new franchise agreement with Multi-Tech Systems will allow Digi-Key to fulfill the design as well as the production needs of its customers worldwide.
“We are pleased to add Multi-Tech’s quality line to our product portfolio,” said Mark Larson, president and COO at Digi-Key Corporation. “This addition will provide our customers with a broad lineup of devices in a module format, which will allow fast prototyping and a quick and cost effective way to add communication to an end system.”
“Multi-Tech Systems and Digi-Key Corporation are two companies participating in growth industries,” stated Dan Nelson of Multi-Tech Systems. “Digi-Key is focused on developers bringing new products to the market, which are exactly the customers we want to contact. Digi-Key also has extensive international reach and is expanding its efforts to cover companies beyond the development cycle into production – again the kind of distribution channel alliance we desire. I believe that this new agreement between Multi-Tech Systems and Digi-Key Corporation will benefit both companies.”
About Digi-Key Corporation
Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available on the Digi-Key website.
About Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., a leading telecommunications and data communications technology company based in suburban Minneapolis is an ISO 9001:2000 certified global manufacturer of Internet, remote access, and telephony products, and provides end-to-end solutions for small- 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 in embedded solutions from OEMs.
Privately held, Multi-Tech Systems has over 60 U.S. 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, voiceover 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 or browse the company's World Wide Web home page at www.multitech.com.