Avnet Technology Solutions and LinksPoint to Deliver GPS Solutions for Mobility Partners

TEMPE, Ariz.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—September 18, 2007— Avnet Technology Solutions, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products, embedded subsystems, software and services, and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced a North American distribution agreement with LinksPoint, a leader in Location Powered Solutions(TM). Avnet's Mobility Solutions practice will provide LinksPoint's GPS technology to independent software vendor (ISV), original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and value-added reseller (VAR) partners as a complementary enhancement for existing mobility systems, or fully integrated into a complete solution including wireless handheld products from Intermec and Motorola.

"Avnet's mobility partners are helping their customers take advantage of innovations in the mobile industry to increase their productivity and asset management," said Michael Douglass, vice president, Mobility Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. "By including LinksPoint's GPS technology in their complete mobile solutions, Avnet's partners can give their customers increased control over their mobile operations, improving field productivity and decreasing costs."

LinksPoint's GPS solutions are designed to support vehicle tracking, navigation and field data collection, and are used by organizations in distribution, transportation, utilities and government. Avnet's Mobility Solutions team will work with its partners to design and develop GPS solutions based on specific customer needs. LinksPoint's technology is very flexible, and can be included in a complete solution as a "snap-on" GPS receiver, a serial GPS receiver/data logger, a Bluetooth GPS receiver/data logger or as a support for an internal GPS component. LinksPoint's software supports a variety of location-based services. Application options include RouteTrak for vehicle location and history and Field Force Navigator for turn-by-turn driving directions and maps. LinksPoint also provides application programming interfaces to assist Avnet's partners with custom software developments.

"Avnet's focus on delivering mobility solutions, along with its long-term relationships with the leaders in mobile computing technology, provide LinksPoint with an outstanding opportunity to expand our reach into the enterprise channel," said Strite H. Potter, president of LinksPoint. "GPS is in great demand for mobile applications, and Avnet will allow us to offer our products more effectively to mobile solution providers. In addition to its expertise in the mobile technology market, Avnet also has the product design, development, integration and supply chain services our partners need to create and deliver complete solutions for their end customers."

Avnet's Mobility Solutions practice provides a suite of services focused on demand generation, logistics, custom development and advanced integration to help channel partners succeed in the fast-growing enterprise mobility market. The Avnet Mobility Solutions team helps partners design, develop and implement complete, custom mobility solutions leveraging industry-leading technology from suppliers such as Intermec, HandHeld Products, Printronix, and Motorola (Symbol). Additional information regarding Avnet's Mobility Solutions practice can be found at www.avnet.com/mobility.

"GPS technology is an area of increasing demand from our enterprise customers," said Ramesh Narayanaswamy, senior vice president, 3i Infotech Inc. "By providing a GPS solution that complements the technologies we already sell, Avnet and LinksPoint have accelerated our ability to create custom solutions designed specifically for our customers' mobile applications. The resources available from Avnet reduce our product development time, helping us get to market first with innovative mobile technologies."

About LinksPoint

LinksPoint is the leading provider of Location Powered Solutions(TM) that give enterprises unprecedented control over mobile operations. The Company offers solutions for vehicle tracking, navigation and GPS software development as well as a wide selection of GPS receivers for rugged mobile computers. Visit www.linkspoint.com

About Avnet Technology Solutions

Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) representing US$6 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2007, with locations in more than 30 countries. As a global technology sales and marketing organization, Avnet Technology Solutions has sales divisions focused on specific customer segments and a select line card strategy enabling an exceptional level of attention to the needs of its customers and suppliers. Visit www.ats.avnet.com.

About Avnet

With more than 300 locations serving customers in 73 countries worldwide, Avnet markets, distributes and adds value to the products of the world's leading electronic component suppliers, enterprise computer manufacturers and embedded subsystem providers. Additionally, Avnet brings a breadth and depth of service capabilities, such as supply-chain optimization, logistics solutions, product assembly, device programming, computer system integration and engineering design assistance. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007, Avnet generated revenue of $15.68 billion. Visit www.avnet.com/.


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