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Lantronix and Tech Data partner on IoT deployment

Steve Rogerson
June 15, 2017
California-based Lantronix is partnering with Florida’s Tech Data to help customers speed their time to market when deploying IoT offerings.
Lantronix’s device gateways and Mach 10, an application development and deployment platform, will be included in Tech Data’s SmartForce IoT portfolio.  
Lantronix has been delivering connectivity for the M2M and IoT industry for more than 25 years. Its IoT products include the SGX 5150, the latest in its line of IoT gateways targeted at providing secure, robust connectivity and device management for machines in a wide range of verticals from industrial to retail to medical and transportation.
"Today, more and more companies are looking to create new business models with the internet of things and to do so quickly and securely," said Jeff Benck, Lantronix president and CEO. "Lantronix IoT device gateways and new IoT platform make it easy for OEMs, system integrators, VARs and their customers to accelerate their IoT deployment strategy and create tangible business value from their smarter, connected machines. We’re excited to be working with Tech Data, a respected global technology company, to help achieve this objective."
Tech Data officially launched its IoT practice in 2016 to provide a simplified route for partners to the rapidly expanding IoT market. Leveraging the IoT ecosystem that Tech Data has carefully forged over the past year and targeting specific verticals such as smart spaces, transportation, logistics, manufacturing and retail are part of the team's core strategy. Resellers, system integrators, MSPs, vendors and end users can benefit from its ability to provide end-to-end, aggregated IoT services with best-of-breed components, delivery, implementation and support.
"The partnership between Tech Data and Lantronix offers a compelling IoT solution customised for our partners and their end customers," said Angie McCourt, vice president at Tech Data. "We're leveraging the power of the Lantronix team's 25+ years of experience in this space, in conjunction with our strategic partner relationships and market know-how, to offer a better customer experience and value, as well as a high level of service."