|[May 15, 2014]
OPTION N.V. Adds Depth to Digi-Key's Focus on the Internet of Things
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. --(Business Wire)--
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, the
industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and
delivery, today announced a distribution agreement with OPTION
N.V., an M2M communication leader providing solutions for the
Internet of Things (IoT).
Mark Zack, Vice President of Global Semiconductor Product, Digi-Key Corporation (Photo: Business Wire).
OPTION's CloudGate internet gateway platform provides a fast, low-cost
connectivity solution to designers. The platform provides customers
significant flexibility by allowing addition of expansion cards to one
or both expansion card slots. The expansion card lineup will continue to
grow and allow for future-proof design solutions.
"Digi-Key is without question one of the world's leading semiconductor
and electronic component distributors supplying design solutions that
customers want, world-class customer service and supply chain
capabilities, all supported by a fantastic website," states Mr. Frank
Deschuytere, CEO of OPTION. "As such Option, which is pioneering the M2M
communcation sector, is very excited to offer our products through
Digi-Key's channel. This will add access to Option's CloudGate and its
eco-system - including best-in-class M2M connectivity solutions to
customers all over the world."
Expandability, cloud management, and certification on all U.S. Tier 1
Network Operators highlight the benefits of the OPTION CloudGate
platform. These products span numerous application areas, including:
Cellular, Mobile, and M2M connectivity
Construction and Facility Management
Energy, Utilities and AMI, Smart Energy
Manufacturing and OEM
Security, Public Safety and Law Enforcement
Retail and POS
Transportation, Automotive and Telematics
"Growth in cloud-connectivity sectors continues to accelerate beyond our
expectations," said Mark Zack, Digi-Key Vice President, Global
Semiconductor Product. "OPTION's CloudGate technology offers an
excellent solution for customers seeking this type of flexible solution.
These devices provide excellent hardware and software development
capabilities with their Linux OS and expansion card lineup, which
includes Wi-Fi, RS485, as well as developer and breadboard cards, with
more to come. We are excited to offer these products to our worldwide
These quality M2M solutions from OPTION NV are available for immediate
shipment by visiting any of Digi-Key's
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
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 at www.digikey.com.
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