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By | Team Register 16th May 2006 15:29

Ingram lands RFID in Europe

And rejigs stateside SMB programme

Ingram Micro has jumped higher on the RFID bandwagon with the cash purchase of assets belonging to a Nordic retail technology distributor.

The firm gave few details, not the cash it paid, nor the conditions that must be satisfied before the deal is closed in June. But it did say how wonderful its new Nordic division will find it is being part of the Ingram family.

What it got for its cash was SymTech Nordic AS, a distributor with offices based in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.

SymTech sold point of sale and automatic identification and data capture systems. An Ingram statement said it would use the Nordic firm as its foothold for selling RFID in Europe.

It would "further differentiate" Ingram Micro, said the mainstream distributor's statement - seemingly overlooking every other Tom, Dick and Harry that was jumping into the sector.

Ingram already has RFID businesses in Asia, South America and the US. In the latter market it has also announced some more inducements for resellers selling technology to small firms, packaged up as something it calls its SMB Alliance.®

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