|By Business Wire||
|October 11, 2012 02:30 PM EDT||
Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation, recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, today announced it has added prepaid data SIM cards from Jazz Wireless Data to its North American line card.
Mark Zack, Vice President of Global Semiconductor Product, Digi-Key Corporation (Photo Credit: Digi-Key Corporation)
Offering a new distribution channel for these innovative SIM cards, which are ready for deployment on the robust, nationwide network of T-Mobile USA, Digi-Key and Jazz Wireless Data are expanding access to ready-to-use data buckets and ultimately, shortening time to market for a broad range of machine-to-machine (M2M) devices.
To further ease the process from M2M application design and development to broad deployment, the Jazz Wireless Data web-based data management and monitoring portal allows customers to purchase additional time or data options for their SIM cards or transition the prepaid card to a monthly-based service at any time.
“Targeted for the North American market, the availability of prepaid data plans for cellular M2M devices and modems on the T-Mobile network makes the network communication piece simple and painless,” said Mark Zack, Digi-Key’s Vice President of Global Semiconductor Product. “By adding Jazz Wireless Data’s line of Data SIM Cards to our product offering, Digi-Key is able to give customers an outlet to prototype and test with their devices for a low cost and a path to purchase production quantities all from the same place.”
“Prepaid has long been associated with voice capabilities, but we are thrilled to now offer flexible prepaid data SIMs to the data-centric M2M industry,” said Gregor Bleimann, President of Jazz Wireless Data. “Further, Digi-Key’s worldwide reach means that Jazz Wireless Data’s prepaid data SIM will be available quickly and easily to more design engineers than ever before.”
“With heavier and heavier consumption of mobile data today, innovations like prepaid data SIM cards from Jazz Wireless Data for M2M design, development and deployment mirrors the kind of choice and flexibility T-Mobile endeavors to give its customers,” said Jeremy Korst, Vice President of Wholesale Marketing at T-Mobile USA. “We are pleased that Digi-Key and Jazz Wireless Data are collaborating to pass along these benefits to an even greater base of customers.”
About Digi-Key Corporation
As one of the world’s leading, totally integrated, Internet-based distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key Corporation has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. Digi-Key is a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than two million products from over 600 quality name-brand manufacturers at www.digikey.com. A testament to Digi-Key’s unparalleled commitment to service, North American design engineers have ranked Digi-Key as the #1 Most Preferred Distributor (UBM/EE|Times Distributor Customer Preference Study/June 2011). With global sales for 2011 surpassing $1.5 billion, Digi-Key’s single location in North America is one of its greatest assets. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.
About Jazz Wireless Data
Jazz Wireless Data is a leading provider of wireless data solutions to the M2M industry. The company provides a wide range of wireless connectivity solutions allowing its customers and partners to optimize their own solutions. Offerings include customized rate plans, unique IP addressing schemes, real time data monitoring and alerting schemes all accessed via an easy-to-use online management portal, IMPROV. For more information please go to www.jazzwirelessdata.com.
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