CLEARWATER, Fla., March 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced an agreement with VSN Mobil, Inc. to distribute their products throughout the United States through the company’s Mobile Solutions and Retail division. Under the agreement, Tech Data will have the exclusive rights to distribute VSN Mobil’s V.360° Camera and V.ALRT Smart Button to national retailers, carrier stores, and Apple specialists, as well as select regional and online retailers. Tech Data will also distribute VSN Mobil’s upcoming line of unlocked smartphones.
“This agreement with VSN Mobil highlights Tech Data’s continued commitment to work with innovative companies that are reshaping the mobile and consumer technology space,” said Patrick Stokes, senior vice president, Mobility Solutions and Retail at Tech Data. “We are dedicated to helping our customers profitably grow their businesses by bringing cutting-edge products and solutions to market. Adding VSN Mobil to our portfolio allows us to offer products that will not only help redefine a product segment, but have the ability to create and shape new categories altogether.”
“We are incredibly excited to finalize this agreement with Tech Data Corporation,” explained Peter Aloumanis, president of VSN Mobil. “Tech Data has the reach and the relationships to put our line of products in front of the people that have heard the buzz and are ready to experience our innovative devices for themselves.”
About the V.360° Camera
The V.360° camera, described by Computerworldas the “new, cool way” of shooting panoramic images, is the first device to capture seamless 360-degree video or still images with a 4K/16 Megapixel imager in full 1080p high definition. The brilliant video captured by the V.360° camera is recorded onto a microSDHC memory card and can be viewed live or played back later through a free companion app for Android and iOS phones and tablets. The app lets the user pan through a 360-degree video or image to see every angle—or lay it flat for a detailed panoramic view. The camera can also act as a WiFi hotspot, enabling up to five mobile devices on the local network to connect simultaneously through the companion app and view a live stream of the action.
VSN Mobil is also at the forefront of the Virtual Reality movement, supporting playback of videos captured on the V.360° through Google Cardboard or its own V.360° viewing goggles, when combined with a compatible smartphone.
The V.360° camera’s durable housing construction is certified to military standard and is shock, vibration, dust, rain, salt and fog resistant, as well as water immersion-resistant to one meter for up to 30 minutes. It is compatible with standard mounts used by other high-definition cameras, so it can be attached to available helmet mounts, tripods and a variety of other accessories.
About the V.ALRT
The V.ALRT is a tiny, wearable device that makes it easy to keep track of both loved ones and valuable possessions. The size of a poker chip, it can be carried in a pocket, worn around the neck or wrist, or linked to a keychain. The V.ALRT can be attached to a keychain, wallet, or bag and paired with a Bluetooth® SMART (Bluetooth 4.0 LE) compatible phone. V.ALRT’s customizable, simple companion application (available for iOS and Android) can then be used to locate items if lost or misplaced.
The V.ALRT can also be clipped to small children. If the child becomes separated by more than 30 feet from the mobile phone, an alarm will sound. Additionally, the V.ALRT is capable of initiating both calls and text messages from the smartphone to three pre-programmed contacts. In case of emergency, simply press the button on the V.ALRT and a customizable text message will indicate that help is needed and also provide location information using the GPS feature on the smartphone (when available).
Active people who exercise alone want the ability to quickly signal for help if they become injured or feel their personal safety is threatened. The V.ALRT’s fall-detection feature can also send an alert in a sudden fall. Fox News has praised V.ALRT as a “great thing to keep with you” for medical issues.
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 $27.7 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. It is ranked No. 111 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.” To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About VSN Mobil
VSN Mobil’s founders set out to do something groundbreakingly simple: deliver consumer electronic devices that meet the needs of everyday life. Excitement for this concept attracted a team of some of the most accomplished executives from the most elite companies in the world – Motorola, Samsung, General Dynamics and Pininfarina, among others. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the company was founded in July 2013 and designs and manufactures devices that are unique in their durability, affordability and design. For information about VSN Mobil and its products, visit www.VSNMobil.com.