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Arrow Adds Simple Cellular Connectivity to Internet of Things Portfolio with NimbeLink Agreement

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Arrow, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), has signed a distribution agreement with NimbeLink, a leading provider of embedded cellular modems and developer of cellular-enabled gateway systems. Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute the NimbeLink Skywire® family of plug-in cellular modems across North America.

“We recognized the need for expanded distribution and chose Arrow for its worldwide coverage and experience in bringing leading-edge technologies to the marketplace.”
NimbeLink creates devices designed to take the complexity out of machine-to-machine communication and provides product developers with a range of design, component and manufacturing solutions to help speed innovative products to market. Its Skywire plug-in modems address a full range of cellular technologies, are among the smallest in the industry, and are designed to allow developers to quickly build cellular connectivity into their products.

“Since its introduction in 2013, Skywire has gained quick acceptance among product developers,” said Kurt Larson, chief technology officer at NimbeLink. “We recognized the need for expanded distribution and chose Arrow for its worldwide coverage and experience in bringing leading-edge technologies to the marketplace.

Larson continued, “Working with Arrow will allow us to focus our own resources on developing our products and working with customers to tailor solutions to their specific applications in the Internet of Things.”

“Adding cellular technology to existing embedded or new products can be a challenge for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Given that many of our customers are seeking to add cellular connectivity for the first time, having a solution to provide an easy path for them is very appealing,” said Joseph Zaloker, director of technical marketing, Arrow. “The addition of this line aligns with Arrow’s focus on enabling our customers to innovate by connecting them to easy-to-use products that can be incorporated into their design so they can quickly get their solutions to market.”

Skywire models support a variety of cellular communication standards, and are available with bundled data plans from leading cellular carriers.

ABOUT NIMBELINK

NimbeLink is a solution integrator and system provider, simplifying connection to the cellular network for participants in the fast-growing Internet of Things. The company creates simple, award-winning, application-specific devices and provides product developers with a range of design, component, and manufacturing solutions to help speed innovative products to market. Learn more at nimbelink.com.

ABOUT ARROW

Arrow (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 58 countries.