THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 9, 2006
Digi-Key Corporation and Quatech, a wholly owned subsidiary of DPAC Technologies Corp (OTCBB: DPAC) and a leader in 802.11 wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity solutions, today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement. Digi-Key is one of the world’s fastest growing electronic component distributors and currently ships products to more than 140 countries around the globe.
Quatech designs and manufactures secure 802.11 embedded wireless device server modules, boards and external device servers to enable remote data collection and control. First to market with the wireless modules in 2003, its Airborne™ series of products offer industrial grade features including extended operating temperature ranges and extended shock and vibration tolerance. Quatech’s device networking and connectivity products are used by major OEMs in the transportation, instrumentation and industrial control, homeland security, medical diagnostics, logistics and supply chain markets.
Among Quatech products offered by Digi-Key are its wireless modules and external device servers. These modules afford designers the opportunity to use finished RF designs in their own projects, which results in rapid design turnaround time and frequently, reduced costs. Quatech products are featured in Digi-Key’s print and online catalogs with this new distribution agreement enabling Digi-Key to meet both the design and production needs of its diverse customer base.
“We are excited to add Quatech to our growing list of manufacturers,” said Mark Larson, Digi-Key’s president and COO, “and we are certain the ease of use and quick time-to-market features of its products will be of great interest and appeal to our customers.”
“We are proud to join Digi-Key’s lineup and be a part of a world-class distribution organization,” said Steve Runkel, Quatech’s CEO. “As a leader in the M2M space, we place a high value on partnering with companies like Digi-Key to help us execute our commitment to excellent customer service.”
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 of electronic 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 on the Digi-Key website.
Quatech high performance device networking & connectivity solutions help companies improve their bottom line performance. Quatech enables reliable machine-to-machine (M2M) communications via secure 802.11 wireless or traditional wired networks with industrial grade embedded radios, modules, boards and external device servers. For local and mobile connections, Quatech serial adapters provide connectivity and port expansion via any interface option. Satisfied customers rely on our unique combination of performance and support to improve bottom line performance through the highest application quality and lower total cost of ownership (TCO). Quatech markets its products through a global network of distributors, resellers, systems integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Founded in 1983, Quatech is headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, and merged with DPAC Technologies Corp. (OTCBB: DPAC) in February 2006. www.quatech.com.