SOURCE: GainSpan


March 16, 2011 11:45 ET

GainSpan Continues Global Sales Channel Expansion

Six New Reps, Two New Distributors Added to Service Global Demand for Its Ultra Low Power Embedded Wi-Fi

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - GainSpan Corporation, a leader in ultra low power embedded Wi-Fi solutions, continues to grow its presence worldwide with the announcement of eight major channel partnerships in Q1 2011. 

GainSpan has added six new manufacturer's sales representatives in North America to accommodate its growing base in the Mid Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast and Canada. In addition, the company has added two new distributors, one in Taiwan and one in the Asean region, to service the demand for GainSpan's ultra low power embedded Wi-Fi solutions abroad. 

"The momentum continues to build for GainSpan and the ultra low power alternative we bring to the Wi-Fi market," said David Casey, vice president of worldwide sales for GainSpan. "With the rapid growth in the 'Internet of Things,' we're seeing an almost insatiable demand to connect wirelessly to these 'things.' With its ultra low power, simplicity and ease of use, GainSpan embedded Wi-Fi is the ideal solution for companies who want to web-enable all kinds of devices." 

The new channel partners will not only help boost GainSpan's sales, but also enable the company to deliver a higher level of support to customers across North America and Asia.

The additions to the GainSpan manufacturer's representative force include:

  • Strategic Sales Inc. (SSI): serving New York Metro, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia
  • Ontec-SSI: Serving Upstate New York
  • TEQ Sales: Serving Illinois and Wisconsin
  • ESP Sales: Serving Eastern Canada
  • Technical Marketing Inc. (TMI): Serving Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas
  • CenTech, Inc.: Serving Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Southern Illinois

GainSpan's two new distributors include:

  • Longtrump Corporation: Serving Taiwan
  • Apps-Connect Pte: Serving Singapore, India, Malaysia, Thailand, New Zealand and Australia

About GainSpan
GainSpan is a leading ultra low power embedded Wi-Fi solutions company focused on connecting things wirelessly to the Internet. The company's Wi-Fi chips and modules make it possible to quickly and easily add Wi-Fi to devices, through a serial interface to a device microcontroller. The GainSpan Wi-Fi chip handles all Wi-Fi functionalities, networking and security stacks, accelerating wireless device development cycles. GainSpan solutions feature an ultra low power SoC that consumes just a few µA of standby current and has a few ms of wake-up latency, ideal for battery operated devices requiring long life. Applications for the company's embedded Wi-Fi include healthcare, smart energy and control and monitoring for industrial, commercial and home markets. Based in San Jose, CA, the company has R&D facilities in Bangalore, India.

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