SOURCE: Synapse Wireless, Inc.

Synapse Wireless, Inc.

January 19, 2012 08:00 ET

Synapse Wireless and Digi-Key Corporation Sign Global Distribution Agreement

HUNTSVILLE, AL--(Marketwire - Jan 19, 2012) - Synapse Wireless®, Inc., provider of SNAP, the intelligent, wireless technology for networking machines-to-machines and to the Internet, and Digi-Key Corporation, the leading integrated, Internet-based distributor of electronic components, announced today that the companies have entered into a global agreement for the distribution of Synapse's wireless solutions.

"We are seeing increased demand for reliable wireless technology in a growing number of markets," said Mark Zack, vice president of semiconductors, Digi-Key Corporation. "Synapse's SNAP® technology offers customers a fast track to market with dependable network software, certified RF components and complete system solutions."

"Synapse's SNAP network operating system has been embedded in many products across a wide range of industries," said Wade Patterson, CEO of Synapse Wireless. "We are fast becoming a de facto standard for connecting machine networks to the Internet. The flexibility, speed of development, and reliability of SNAP is attracting engineers to use our wireless technology in more and more applications."

Synapse's SNAP mesh network operating system is a portable, multi-vendor solution for embedding intelligent, wireless communication in devices while enabling Internet connectivity. SNAP supports a wide range of network standards, radio frequencies and bandwidths, and provides an embedded Python interpreter to run applications while supporting distributed computing via the Internet.

SNAP comes embedded in all of Synapse's wide range of RF modules that deliver market-leading performance, longest distance and with very low design costs. Synapse's RF modules provide powerful, highly flexible, efficient solutions for a variety of wireless applications. They are FCC, IC, or CE certified (and all three where markets demand) to eliminate the customer's costly and time-consuming need for regulatory testing.

Synapse completes its full solution by including a free product development environment, Portal, for creating applications fast, offering TCP/IP connectivity for Internet access, and providing expert design and engineering services.

Synapse's wireless technology can be deployed in almost any application that requires remote monitoring and control of machines, sensors or processes. Synapse Wireless products are available for purchase now on Digi-Key's global websites.

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.
Synapse Wireless, Inc., located in Huntsville, Alabama, provides intelligent, wireless control and monitoring technology for machine-to-machine networks based on the Internet-enabled SNAP® network operating system. Synapse's Portal® and SNAP® Connect products provide a complete software development environment for easy application development and fast time to revenue. Synapse RF Engine® modules include an increasing number of MCU choices for both interoperability and second sourcing. Synapse offers a complete line of LED lighting control products in support of Future Lighting Solutions' Intelligent Lighting Platform (ILP) initiative as well as wireless cable replacement products. Synapse Engineering Services provides comprehensive design and implementation support for OEMs and partners. For more information, visit:

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 500 quality name-brand manufacturers at 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 2010 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

Synapse and the Synapse logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synapse Wireless, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. All Synapse products are patented or patent pending. © Synapse Wireless Inc. 2011.

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