June 17, 2008 10:07 ET

TRENDnet's Entire Networking Product Portfolio Available Through Tech Data U.S.

TORRANCE, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - TRENDnet, a best-in-class networking manufacturer of wired and wireless networking solutions, today announces a new distribution agreement with Tech Data Corporation, one of the largest IT products distributors serving in excess of 100,000 unique customers and with total net sales surpassing $23 billion. TRENDnet's entire small business and enterprise networking portfolio of over 250 unique networking hardware solutions is now available to resellers nationwide from Tech Data U.S.

TRENDnet networking solutions currently available from Tech Data U.S. include Layer 2 Switch, Web Smart Switch, Unmanaged Switch, Fiber, Internet Security Camera, KVM, Print Server, Power over Ethernet, Router, Wireless Networking, Storage Server, Bluetooth, Network Adapter, Modem and USB product categories.

TRENDnet's popular Channel-based upTREND Partner Program has been extended to include Tech Data customers. The upTREND Partner Program features a 3-tiered partner classification system: Valued Partner, Gold Partner and Platinum Partner. Each successive tier provides additional partners rewards. Program benefits include exclusive discounts offered through Tech Data and other authorized distributors, dedicated technical support, real-time Online RMA, technical training, marketing support, a product demonstration program and our monthly newsletter.

"The new distribution agreement marks a significant milestone for TRENDnet and makes it noticeably easier for our growing SMB and VAR customer base to find our products," stated Rod Finney, Director of North American Sales. "We anticipate significant incremental growth from the new Tech Data distribution agreement."

"TRENDnet is dedicated to growing their business through the channel and have committed themselves to establishing strong partnerships with networking VARs throughout the U.S.," said Todd Gronemeyer, director, Networking Product Marketing. "Through this distribution agreement, Tech Data and TRENDnet will market to, recruit and enable resellers to deliver a wide range of networking solutions, including high-demand technologies like wireless and emerging areas like IP video surveillance."

"TRENDnet's vision is to build innovative, easy to use and reliable Networks People Trust. The NPD Group recently reported that TRENDnet is one of the few brands to gain Channel share for the SMB Wireless category," stated Pei Huang, CEO and President of TRENDnet. "We appreciate the opportunity to work with Tech Data and anticipate the development of a long and fruitful working relationship."

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) is one of the world's largest distributors of technology products from leading IT hardware and software producers. Tech Data serves more than 100,000 IT solution providers in over 100 countries. Every day, these value-added resellers depend on Tech Data to cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users, including small and medium businesses (SMB), large enterprises and government agencies. Ranked 105th on the FORTUNE 500®, Tech Data generated $23.4 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. To learn more, visit

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TRENDnet is an award winning global brand, dedicated to providing a complete line of high quality yet affordable networking solutions for small to mid-sized business and home users alike. Founded in 1990, TRENDnet is headquartered in Torrance, California, and maintains branch offices in Europe, Central America, South America and Asia. TRENDnet products are sold in over 125 countries. The TRENDnet brand is consistently recognized for high quality, exceptional performance and unparalleled support. For more information visit or call +1 (310) 961-5500.

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