July 29, 2008
Tech Data U.S. Adds TomTom Portable GPS Devices
IT products distributor Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ:TECD) today announced a distribution agreement with TomTom, the world's leading navigation solutions provider. Tech Data will offer IT resellers access to the complete line of TomTom products and accessories. TomTom expands Tech Data's GPS navigation solutions offering, which includes handheld and automotive devices from ASUS, Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, and Pharos Science and Applications.
"Tech Data continues to diversify its product offering to create new sales opportunities for our reseller customers," said Tech Data Vice President, Peripherals Product Marketing Wendy Linsky. "GPS devices complement many technology sales focused on workforce mobility in the public and private sectors. The addition of another market leader like TomTom is especially valuable for our resellers, enabling them to present a respected and well-established GPS brand to their customers."
TomTom products available through Tech Data include the TomTom ONE, TomTom XL and TomTom GO lines. Available features include touch-screen interface, automatic rerouting, real-time traffic alerts, audio directions, Voice Address Input, speed warnings, easy mounting and hands-free calling. Tech Data also will distribute a broad array of TomTom accessories, including travel cases, USB chargers, protective covers, iPod adapters, mounts, and external antenna or wireless Bluetooth receiver for enhanced GPS reception.
"Selling a GPS solution has brought us new opportunities in different marketplaces," said Debra Candido, vice president of Manhattan Information Systems, Inc. "For instance, we sell many units to an organization that responds to medical and disastrous emergencies in remote geographies. They were not able to depend on Internet access but still needed to get to many different sites. A GPS device was an excellent enhanced mobile solution. We created a full solution wrapped around the GPS product with enhanced accessories, software applications and install services for a very satisfied customer."
Tech Data's GPS Navigation Solutions
In addition to TomTom, Tech Data offers resellers access to a wide range of GPS navigation devices. Earlier this year, Tech Data was named the exclusive distributor for the complete line of Harman/Becker personal navigation devices. Through the company, resellers also can purchase a selection of automotive navigation products from ASUS and personal handheld navigation devices from Pharos.
To learn more about TomTom or other GPS navigation devices available through Tech Data, call (800) 237-8931 or visit www.techdata.com.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) is one of the world's largest distributors of technology products from leading IT hardware and software producers. Tech Data serves more than 100,000 IT solution providers in over 100 countries. Every day, these value-added resellers depend on Tech Data to cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users, including small and medium businesses (SMB), large enterprises and government agencies. Ranked 105th on the FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $23.4 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.