In Brief

By Staff writer
Fri 13 Oct 2006 08:00 PM

eSys, Spam Cube in distributor deal

IT firm eSys Technologies has signed an exclusive distributor deal with Spam Cube.

The partnership with eSys Technologies will give Spam Cube access to a global distributor with operations in 38 countries and 30,000 channel partners in more than 85 countries.

“We partnered with eSys because they are a global electronics distribution powerhouse,” said Joseph Marino, co-founder, Spam Cube.

“We have intentionally held out on picking an exclusive distribution partner for Spam Cube.”

“ESys won our business because they are giving us more than sales and logistic support — they are giving us the attention we need to bring the Spam Cube to the entire world quicker,” he added.

Netgear launches Skype WiFi phone

Networking vendor Netgear has announced worldwide shipment of its WiFi Phone for Skype.

The phone will be available in the Middle East from this month.

The devices enable users to make unlimited free domestic and international calls to other Skype users over a wireless network without being tied to a computer.

"We’re delighted to announce volume shipments of Netgear’s WiFi Phone for Skype in the Middle East market, which is seeing a steady increase in the number of Skype users,” said Ahmad Zeidan, channel sales manager at Netgear Middle East.

Skype is now accessible in a number of countries in the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain.

Reva tags funds from Cisco, SAP

Reva, an emerging leader among radio frequency identification (RFID) network infrastructure providers, has secured funding from Cisco Systems and SAP Ventures, a division of SAP AG.

In a statement, Reva said it had received US$13.5million in second-round venture funding from several companies including Cisco and SAP Ventures.

Specific amounts were not disclosed.

Reva said the investments would be used to fund Reva’s growth in a time of intensifying global RFID market expansion.

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