Avnet Enhances IoT Cloud Connectivity Solutions Portfolio with Zentri Franchise in the Americas

PHOENIX & LOS GATOS, Calif. – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Zentri, a secure IoT SaaS platform provider. Avnet will now offer Americas’ customers Zentri’s Secure Connected Platform for IoT and complete suite of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE modules designed to simplify connectivity and enable customers to better manage their deployed product fleet. ZentriOS is available in all of Zentri’s modules and the module in Avnet’s Cloud Connect Starter Kits, to provide instant access to all the functionality necessary for building connected products.

ZentriOS is a complete IoT operating system specifically designed for resource constrained applications such as those using ARM Cortex M3/M4 type microcontrollers with only 100 Kbytes of RAM. ZentriOS-powered products can be readily connected to major cloud providers including Amazon AWS, IBM Bluemix, Microsoft Azure, and Salesforce. Customers can manage these solutions using the Zentri Device Management Service, which provides commercial grade authentication, product geo-location and an enterprise embedded application store for domain specific product apps. The Zentri Mobile software development kit further simplifies device discovery, seamless product setup, and device connectivity from iOS and Android smartphones.

“ZentriOS is a differentiator for our customers’ technical teams, enabling them to deliver IoT products in weeks without the need to hire specialized developers,” said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president, supplier marketing and business development, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. “When coupled with Zentri’s Device Management Service, our customers will benefit from product insights that not only accelerate the development of future products, but also improve the customer’s product experience.”

“Avnet’s broad geographic reach along with their unparalleled level of service toward customers requiring hardware, software and cloud solutions for IoT make them a perfect channel representative for Zentri,” said Nick Dutton vice president, embedded, Zentri. “Customers are looking for a pragmatic solution that focuses first on reliable and secure fleet management, which is only possible when you do the hard part right – making sure the product has a full featured IoT optimized OS.”

ZentriOS and Zentri Device Management Services are both available for Avnet’s BCM4343W IoT Starter. For more information on Avnet’s line card, please click here to visit Avnet’s products page.

About Avnet, Inc.

From components to cloud and design to disposal, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) accelerates the success of customers who build, sell and use technology globally by providing them with a comprehensive portfolio of innovative products, services and solutions. Avnet is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of $27.9 billion for the fiscal year 2015. For more information, visitwww.avnet.com.

About Zentri

Zentri is transforming the way product companies deliver secure mobile and cloud connected products that deliver rich connected experiences across multiple product lines. Leveraging Zentri’s Secure Connected Platform for IoT, our customers get to market in weeks instead of years with highly secure and robust products. In addition to delivering the connected experience product buyers expect, we enable secure product authentication, seamless OTA software update, remote product diagnosis and analytics, and more. The heart of our platform is ZentriOS, a complete product operating system available to license as well as embedded into third party and Zentri’s own wireless modules, cloud device management software available as a service or as a connector for your existing cloud partner, and iOS/Android SDK’s for mobile app developers. Over 1,250 customers trust Zentri to securely connect their products and drive deep customer engagement. Learn more at www.zentri.com.

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