Future Electronics and Flashnet sign European distribution agreement

Future Electronics, founded in 1968 by company president Robert Miller and now a world-class leader and innovator in the distribution and marketing of electronics components, announced yesteday that it has signed a distribution agreement with Flashnet, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure and smart city solutions.


The agreement with the EMEA headquarters of Future Electronics concerns the distribution of Flashnet’s inteliLIGHT, a LoRaWAN-compatible smart streetlighting solution. It is effective immediately.


inteliLIGHT is a smart streetlight control system that transforms any legacy lighting installation into a modern and proactive infrastructure. It enables municipal streetlighting managers to gain awareness of and control over the entire streetlighting grid, together with improved scheduling and maintenance applications. Furthermore, LoRaWAN is a modern, long range, low bit-rate radio communication system which allows incredibly fast deployments and entails lower implementation costs, regardless of location or power supply conditions.


Following this agreement, Flashnet’s solution will be promoted by Future Electronics’ specialised sales teams across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, and the hardware will be available on the company’s online sales platform. The inteliLIGHT LoRaWAN-compatible controller will be added to the largest available-to-sell electronic components inventory in the world, supported by award-winning customer service and best-in-class global trade compliance practices.


Mr Amar Abid-Ali, EMEA vertical segment manager for Wireless Connectivity at Future Electronics, said: “A leading distributor of smart lighting solutions, Future Electronics is always looking at ways to simplify the design process, and to provide complete solutions to help our customers get their products to market more quickly. The new partnership with Flashnet enables our customers to implement a complete, fully tested and fully certified connectivity solution for streetlighting control based on LoRaWAN in a fraction of the time needed when using discrete components and modules.”


“Smart cities are developing worldwide and streetlighting management is one of the key issues addressed by modern cities. inteliLIGHT LoRaWAN-compatible controllers have been tested in tens of countries all around the world and we are confident that the new distribution agreement concluded with Future Electronics will help municipalities have better solution information and product stock availability in support of their projects,” stated Mr Lorand Mozes, CEO of Flashnet.


Future Electronics will demonstrate the inteliLIGHT technology at the Embedded World 2017 exhibition (Nuremberg, Germany, 14-16 March). Anyone interested in learning more about implementing a smart lighting solution should visit the Future Electronics stand 3-225 at Embedded World.





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