- Distribution Agreement Expands Multi-Tech’s Reach in Europe and the
Middle East

Multi-Tech Systems’ cellular modems, that enable machine-to-machine (M2M)
communications, are now available through Future Electronics in the EMEA
markets. The partnership brings together Multi-Tech, a 40-year device networking
innovator, with Future Electronics, a distribution innovator of 40 years

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Leveraging cellular technology for M2M applications is more than a growing
trend. It is being used by industries across the board to enhance services and
solutions, said Bill Chesney, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Future
Electronics customers in EMEA now have access to a full range of
Multi-Tech’s globally-approved cellular modems
to enable turnkey M2M solutions.

Multi-Tech offers complete, ready-to-integrate stand-alone device and embedded
device cellular modems that enable quick-to-market M2M solutions. They carry
global certifications, relieving customers of obtaining their own approvals,
saving significant time and expense. SocketModems feature Universal IP (TM),
which provides the freedom to change communication devices, while using one
initial host application. Universal Socket accommodates interchangeable
communication devices, assuring a seamless migration to future networks and the
ability to use the latest cellular technology with one design.

In the fast-emerging cellular machine-to-machine market, our customers are
demanding device networking products that can be deployed quickly for their new
and existing solutions, said Colin Weaving, EMEA Technical Director Future
Electronics. We are thrilled to be able to offer Multi-Tech modems, which have a
solid reputation for quality and ease of integration. We see many opportunities
for this technology in vertical markets such as metering and security where
secure long distance communications are becoming ever more of a necessity.

Future Electronics is headquartered in Montreal and operates in 41 countries
around the world, is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure
providing real time inventory availability and access, while enabling full
integration of operations, sales and marketing worldwide. For more information,
visit http://www.futureelectronics.com.

Multi-Tech(R) Systems is a global manufacturer of award-winning device and
embedded modems and Unified Communications products that connect data over
cellular networks from anywhere in the world. Multi-Tech has 80+ patents, 20+
million devices being used by thousands of customers worldwide and
certifications from more than 20 carriers and 80+ countries. Visit
http://www.multitech.com. Contact Multi-Tech in the EMEA at +44-118-959-7774
(UK) or +33-1-49-19-22-06 (France).

Contact: Gina O’Connell Multi-Tech Systems +1-763-717-5525

SOURCE: Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.

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