Tech Data Adds Kanex to Systems & Peripherals Offering

CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced a new distribution agreement with Kanex, a leading provider of innovative Apple and iOS connectivity solutions for homes and businesses worldwide, to provide Kanex products to Tech Data's channel of solution providers throughout the U.S. and Latin America. The announcement follows Tech Data's recent agreement to distribute Kanex solutions in the United Kingdom (UK). The announcement was made in conjunction with Tech Data's Fall Channel Link Conference, taking place this week in Orlando, Florida.

Through the agreement, Tech Data will provide Apple resellers, retailers, carrier stores and small- and medium-sized business (SMB) solution providers with Kanex for Apple and iOS connectivity solutions and KanexPro A/V solutions. Kanex's cutting-edge technology offers reliable products and affordable solutions that complement Apple's comprehensive line of products offered through Tech Data, providing expanded merchandising and solutions bundling option for customers.

"We are excited to add Kanex solutions to our S&P portfolio," said Wendy Maurer-Linsky, vice president, Product Marketing, Systems & PeripheralsIT (S&P) at Tech Data. "Kanex is a strategic addition to our offering of Apple products and accessories, enabling our solution providers to maximize their business opportunities and provide end users with more connectivity options."

Tech Data resellers will now have access to Kanex's two award-winning Thunderbolt adapters, the Thunderbolt to eSATA + USB 3.0 and the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet + USB 3.0, which were introduced earlier this year. Developed with Intel, the adapters won the 2014 Macworld Best of Show award for their ability to help MacBook Air users increase their connectivity options and bridge the gap between old and new technologies. Additionally, Tech Data will offer Kanex's full suite of Android products and solutions.

"We are looking forward to working with Tech Data to continue maximizing the reach of Kanex solutions in the U.S., Latin America and throughout Europe," said Martin Avila, vice president at Kanex. "This distribution agreement will allow us to work with Tech Data to create opportunities to expand our offerings for retailers."

To learn more about Kanex, please visit the S&P Solutions Hub, Tech Data's robust website that enables channel partners to quickly and easily communicate with its dedicated S&P sales teams through a Live Chat feature.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.8 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014. It is ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Kanex

Kanex is a leader of innovative Apple and iOS connectivity solutions for homes and businesses worldwide. Kanex is dedicated to advancing technology by investing in tomorrow's future. Leveraging its deep-rooted commitment to the consumer electronics industry, Kanex continues to design and develop products that fit the individual, the house, the business and the environment. More information can be found on the web at

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