Networking solutions vendor US Robotics has announced that two of its premier partners in the UAE have implemented its MAXg product family to provide WiFi access for customers in their Dubai showrooms. Local resellers King of Computers and Q-Line both hope that the technology brings new clients into their stores.
Toshiba has promoted regional sales and marketing manager, Santosh Varghese, to a newly created role of assistant general manager for the Middle East and Africa. Varghese will support regional boss Ahmed Khalil and focus on business and product planning activities for the MEA region.
Value-added distributor Online Distribution has announced a partnership with printer vendor Zebra Card Printer Solutions to support growing demand for card printers in the Middle East. The Dubai-based distributor already handles Zebra’s barcode printers, but has now added card printers and accessories to its portfolio.
Sanyo Gulf, the regional division of global digital technology and electronics giant Sanyo, is gearing up to present its ‘Think GAIA’ vision at this year’s Gitex. Sanyo will showcase its range of evolutionary next-generation consumer and commercial kit during the show.
One of the world’s largest networking services resellers has confirmed that it is investigating the possibility of launching a Middle East operation. South Africa-based Dimension Data - a major global ally of Cisco - currently has a team assessing the feasibility of moving into the region and expects to be in a position to make a firm decision within the next two months.
Schneider Electric has announced that it is to buy power availability solutions giant American Power Conversion (APC) for US$6.1 billion cash. Schneider Electric already has a strong presence in the intelligent power protection solutions space through its subsidiary MGE UPS Systems.
Connectivity solution provider Belkin has identified a potential issue with its Universal AC Travel Adapters, which could lead to consumers who incorrectly use these devices experiencing an electricity shock.