Innovolt Expands Footprint in South Africa to Address Country's Electricity Crisis

First Distribution, a premier IT Distribution Company, providing enterprise ready solutions for the South African IT market, announces a signed agreement with Innovolt Inc., the industry leading provider of intelligent electronics management technology, to distribute Innovolt’s comprehensive technology platform throughout South Africa.

The Need for Power Protection in South Africa

Since 2008, South Africa’s electricity crisis has been highly visible throughout the media and is largely tied to the availability and affordability of electricity. The country struggles with ongoing outages, blackouts and power disturbances that lead to damaged electronic equipment and lifeless computers. While power outages not only impact productivity for businesses in the region, they limit growth in a nation that accounts for a third of sub-Saharan Africa’s economic output and ranks among the world’s top 25 countries in gross domestic product.

First Distribution’s General Manager for Networking, Charlie Murray comments that: “in today’s ‘always-on’ business society, the need to have a constant and uninterrupted power supply has grown to the point where protecting your electronic equipment is vital. Luckily, Innovolt offers innovative and proven solutions which can ensure that our electronic equipment never fails when our customers most need it.”

The Optimal Solution: Intelligent Electronics Power Protection & Management

Innovolt’s patented and predictive technology platform allows business and consumer electronic equipment to last longer by keeping the devices protected from 99.5% of common power disturbances that damage electronics, shorten product lifespan, decrease reliability and increase service related calls. The company’s product offering has application in commercial, residential, industrial, manufacturing and utility applications.

“Innovolt continues to grow its global footprint to protect from power related issues on an international scale,” states Jeff Spence, COO and president of Innovolt. “Bad power can be found in all corners of the globe and is unfortunately a constant problem for businesses in South Africa. We are proud to be able to offer some relief for the disturbances they experience daily. Our technology platform is highly sophisticated and protects from nearly all power disturbances that kill equipment and lead to added service related costs. It’s our goal to make companies in South Africa more efficient and to help them cut down costs related to bad power.”

First Distribution’s networking portfolio has grown rapidly over the past year and leveraging Innovolt’s technology will allow the company to further expand its operations within South Africa.

Murray adds: “Innovolt serves to reduce the operational expenses related to bad power for customers of every size, including Fortune Global 500 companies. The company has rapidly grown its global delivery capabilities to commercialize its patented technology and protection solution, and has won multiple awards since its founding in 2006. First Distribution’s networking division upholds a certain standard when it comes to selecting vendors with whom to conduct business, and it’s clear to us that Innovolt meets our criteria for quality and innovation.”

First Distribution is currently distributing Innovolt’s intelligent power protection, if interested in learning more about the product offering, enquiries can be directed to Murray, who can be contacted via phone at (021) 529 5555 or email at charlie@firstdistribution.co.za. For more information on Innovolt, visit www.innovolt.com.

About Innovolt

Atlanta-based Innovolt is the industry leading provider of intelligent electronics management technology, powering businesses through the creation of high-performance business environments. The Innovolt technology platform, a combination of appliance based hardware and business intelligence software, significantly reduces the cost of electronics ownership by protecting, managing and analyzing vital electronics environments. The company’s proven technology guards against 99.5 percent of power disturbances and enables businesses to have more sustainable and better performing electronic equipment with fewer service interruptions. Innovolt has also been acknowledged as a fastest growing technology company by the Technology Association of Georgia, Atlanta Business Chronicle, American Business Awards, Lead411 and is also a finalist for Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies. For more information, visit www.innovolt.com.

About First Distribution

First Distribution is a premium IT Distribution Company, providing enterprise ready solutions for the South African IT market. It is a value added distributor of leading global brands providing complex ICT solutions to the Enterprise and SME markets, focused around the Datacentre, Virtualisation, Hosted Applications and Cloud Based Services, Database and Middleware,  Security and Network Infrastructure - backed up by Unparalleled Expertise. To learn more about First Distribution, visit http://www.firstdistribution.co.za/.

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