10 November 2003 San Jose, CA Lightwave-- Bell Microproducts signed an agreement with Finisar to be the first and only distributor authorized to represent, design-in, and promote the complete Finisar optics portfolio throughout North America.
Finisar provides gigabit fiber-optic solutions for high-speed data networks. The company sells products through a worldwide direct sales force, with the support of manufacturers' representatives and now expands its customer reach through a new distribution partner.
According to George Papajohn, senior vice president of marketing for Bell Microproducts, "Engaging with Finisar aligns extremely well with our overall strategy of representing the best of suppliers in a given technology and is a significant benefit to our customers. Finisar's extensive optics product portfolio expands our ability to service new and existing customers who use or plan to use either transceivers or passive optics. This partnership offers Finisar's existing customers the flexibility and ease of doing business with the fourth largest distributor in the Americas."
"We are pleased to add Bell Microproducts as a distributor of Finisar optics products in North America," said Dan Kane, Finisar's director of North American sales. "Bell Microproducts' strong presence in both the OEM and VAR market segments will expand our customer reach and their solid experience in the fibre channel storage market makes them a natural fit for Finisar."
Bell Microproducts is an international provider of a wide range of high-technology products and services to the industrial and commercial markets. The company's offering includes semiconductors, computer platforms, peripherals, and storage products of various types including desktop, high-end computer and storage subsystems, fibre channel connectivity products, RAID, NAS and SAN systems, back-up products, storage management software, and extensive support, integration and installation services. Bell Microproducts is a specialist in storage products.
The company's products are available at any level of integration, from components to subsystem assemblies and fully-integrated, tested and certified system solutions. Trained and certified technical personnel complete each of these processes at Bell Microproducts' ISO 9002 facilities. Bell Microproducts markets and distributes more than 125 brand name product lines, as well as its own Rorke Data storageand Trademark computer brands, to OEMs, contract electronic manufacturing services customers, value-added resellers and system integrators in the Americas and Europe.