Wavetrend Signs Distribution Agreement with Tech Data



    FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 10 /CNW/ -- Wavetrend, a world leader in the
deployment of Active RFID solutions, today announced a partnership with Tech
Data Corporation (Nasdaq:   TECD), a leading distributor of IT products.
    Under the terms of the agreement, Tech Data will have distribution rights
to Wavetrend's portfolio of Active RFID products in the United States, its
territories and possessions, Mexico and Canada. The distribution agreement
will help Wavetrend meet the increasing demand for its Active RFID products
within this territory.
    "With this agreement, Accredited Channel Partners will now be able to
source Wavetrend Active RFID products from a world-class distributor with six
distribution centers across the U.S.," said Saleem Miyan, Wavetrend's Vice
President of Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Professional Services.  "With more
than 1500 installations of our technology across North America, the prospect
of being able to offer Tech Data's services to our solutions partners is very
exciting and we are delighted by the formalization of this relationship" added
Miyan.
    The partnership will leverage Wavetrend's more than 2,500 worldwide
customer installations and Tech Data's network of reseller customers, and will
offer Wavetrend the opportunity to expand into new markets and new application
areas. Wavetrend's Accredited Channel Partners will realize benefit from
increased product availability, competitive pricing, and contract
standardization, as well as through Wavetrend and Tech Data joint marketing
initiatives.
    "Tech Data is excited about our relationship with Wavetrend and will work
closely with them to ensure resellers have access to the products, channel
programs and technical expertise they can leverage to develop a wide array of
Active RFID solutions," said Chuck Bartlett, Tech Data's vice president,
Networking Product Marketing. "Tech Data is constantly expanding our solutions
offering, and the addition of Wavetrend products enables our customers to
capitalize on this emerging technology."
    Jim Fehr, Wavetrend's Director of Sales for the Americas and Canada
added, "As our business continues its significant growth in North America, our
partnership with Tech Data will allow us to concentrate on providing first-
class pre- and post-sales support to our Accredited Channel Partner's [ACP's]
and their end user customers. Tech Data's assumption of all order fulfillment
processes will provide the Americas team increased opportunity to focus on
building strategic alliances, and increasing our network of high quality ACP's
and Certified Resellers to better serve the Active RFID end user community."
    
    About Tech Data
    
    Founded in 1974, Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:   TECD) is a leading
distributor of IT products, with more than 90,000 customers in over 100
countries. The company's business model enables technology solution providers,
manufacturers and publishers to cost-effectively sell to and support end users
ranging from small-to-midsize businesses (SMB) to large enterprises. Ranked
109th on the FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $21.4 billion in sales for
its fiscal year ended January 31, 2007. For more information, visit
www.techdata.com.
    
    About Wavetrend
    
    Operationally headquartered in the United Kingdom with regional offices
in South Africa, Asia, and the United States, Wavetrend is a world leader in
the deployment of active RFID solutions. Wavetrend technology enables enhanced
management of people, assets, and logistics for improved business performance
while optimizing customer return on investment and payback time. Through both
its direct Professional Service teams and its global network of accredited
application and integration partners, Wavetrend delivers a wide selection of
proven, superior-performing active RFID products and solutions to customers
around the world and supports a variety of industries including transport,
automotive, defense, healthcare, aviation, and construction. For additional
information, visit Wavetrend at www.wavetrend.net.




For further information:

For further information: Jim Fehr of Wavetrend, +1-703-539-8502, 
Jim.Fehr@wavetrend.net; or Bob Basmadjian of Spectrum Marketing & 
Communications for Wavetrend, +1-908-823-9400, 
spectrum_marketing@earthlink.net Web Site: http://www.wavetrend.net          
       http://www.techdata.com/

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