Future Electronics Announces New Franchise Agreement with Gemalto


Montreal, Canada – November 10, 2016 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced a new franchise agreement with Gemalto.

Gemalto, based in Amsterdam, is a world leader in digital security, delivering easy-to-use technologies that authenticate identities, encrypt and protect data in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud, and in between. The new agreement for the Americas includes Gemalto’s full portfolio, encompassing M2M products, cellular technologies, and IoT solutions.

“The addition of Gemalto to our line will allow us to bring our embedded cellular business to new levels. Their M2M portfolio is at the forefront of new and leading cellular technologies that will enable us with complete solutions for the Internet of Things,” said Matthew Rotholz, Vice President Marketing Future Connectivity Solutions.

Gemalto’s Cinterion product line encompasses state-of-the-art IoT-optimized LTE modules and fully certified smart terminals which can be customized to suit the specific communications and cellular connectivity needs of virtually any application. The products integrate innovative technologies such as Java embedded processing, GNSS positioning (GPS/GLONASS), Cloud Agent technology and more. FTA and local network operator certifications ensure a swift approval process and all products comply with RoHS and WEEE environmental regulations for compliance with legislative directives. Gemalto’s proven automotive products meet ISO TS 16949 quality benchmarks for automotive excellence.

“We launched the channel sales and distributor program to make it easier for M2M companies like Future Electronics to offer a complete, go-to-market portfolio to their customers without the complexity of working with multiple vendors,” says Juan Carlos Lazcano, Head of M2M Sales for Americas at Gemalto. “Future can expand their M2M footprint delivering customers a breadth of value added services and wireless communication technology. Our Cinterion modules are able to support any need whether it’s the network certification or configuration, bandwidth, size, ruggedization, or industry specific requirements.”

Cinterion M2M terminals work out of the box to quickly and easily add M2M connectivity to smart enterprise applications. With minimal integration effort, terminals can be connected to applications via standard industrial interfaces. They are ideal for new M2M implementers and mid- to small-sized deployments offering benefits including:

  • Plug-in and play functionality
  • Certifications and pre-approvals: R&TTE, GCF, e-mark (PTCRB, FCC, IC: TC65T)
  • Standardized interfaces
  • Integrated SIM card holder

For more information about Gemalto products available through Future Electronics, as well as access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com

About Gemalto
Gemalto is the global leader in digital security, with 2015 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries, bringing trust to an increasingly connected world. Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things. Our 14,000+ employees operate out of 118 offices, 45 personalization and data centers, and 27 research and software development centers located in 49 countries.

About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.


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