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Tech Data U.S. Gives Resellers a 'BIG' Hand with Outdoor Wireless Networking

19 Mar, 2008

Tech Data U.S. Gives Resellers a 'BIG' Hand with Outdoor Wireless Networking

CLEARWATER, Fla.- Tech Data Corporation, a leading IT products distributor, have announced a partnership with BIG Wireless LLC, a leading provider of outdoor wireless networking solutions. Through the Wireless Specialized Business Unit (SBU), Tech Data customers can purchase, brand and resell BIG Wireless' comprehensive array of outdoor wireless networking services, including site surveys, network design and implementation, and 24x7 remote management.

"For many of our customers - even the most experienced networking VARs - taking on the design, deployment and management of advanced wireless networking requires a host of new skills and additional expertise," said Chuck Bartlett, Tech Data's vice president, Networking Product Marketing. "By partnering with BIG Wireless, our Wireless SBU now provides resellers with access to all the services and support they need to deploy outdoor wireless networks for municipalities, corporate campuses and universities of all sizes. Most important, all BIG Wireless services can be branded as the reseller's own, ensuring our customers maintain control of the end-user relationship throughout the entire life of the solution."

BIG Wireless services available through Tech Data include: site surveys, propagation modeling, point-to-point path studies, spectrum analysis, equipment selection, installation services, voice/video over wireless, GPS location, FCC licensing compliance, and 24x7 technical support and maintenance. Tech Data also is offering BIG's Red Zone Problem Resolution Service, through which BIG Wireless will troubleshoot and resolve wireless networking problems. By leveraging BIG Wireless, resellers do not need to invest in additional training for their engineers or end-user customers; build and staff a network operations center to maintain the solution; obtain the necessary permits and develop documentation for projects; or procure the engineering expertise necessary for building towers, placing antennas and securing the network.

"Instead of investing in manpower, training and equipment, BIG Wireless will enable Tech Data's reseller customers to focus their time and resources on identifying and pursuing new business opportunities," said John Dolmetsch, CTO, BIG Wireless. "BIG Wireless is a leader when it comes to outdoor wireless networking, and Tech Data's customers can count on us to deliver robust, reliable solutions on their behalf that will meet their customers' needs."

Wireless Specialized Business Unit
Established last fall, the Wireless SBU assists resellers designing the latest indoor and outdoor wireless networking solutions. Its dedicated team of networking specialists help resellers design, finance and deploy wireless solutions ranging from advanced indoor networks to complex outdoor mesh installations for municipalities, residential communities, universities and corporate campuses.

To learn more about BIG Wireless, contact the Wireless SBU at (800) 237-8931, ext. 82175, or send e-mail to tdwireless@techdata.com.

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