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September 24, 2016

SoTel; Will Now Distribute NEC’s Comprehensive Smart Enterprise Suite – Including Communications, Server, Storage, and Market Leading SDN Solutions
Irving, Texas – September 19, 2016 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced that it has enhanced and strengthened its channel with the addition of Maryland Heights, (St. Louis) Missouri-based SoTel Systems, a leading, next generation Value Added Distributor specializing in Communications, Networking and Physical Security products and services since 1981. SoTel’s customers in the United States include resellers, system integrators, managed service providers and service providers.
“SoTel has always offered its customers a full solution of emerging network communication products and have been a valued reseller of our communication solutions for many years,” said Larry Levenberg, vice president, NEC Corporation of America. “We are very pleased and excited SoTel has now embraced our Smart Enterprise approach by extending its offerings to include our full suite of IT and communications solutions.”
SoTel has established a reputation for being at the forefront of offering leading technology solutions coupled with fast, low-cost delivery. SoTel’s strategic partnerships ensure the ability to offer outstanding customer service, technical support, and ongoing training.
IT organizations today are challenged to maintain data centers that can continually support ever- evolving enterprise technologies. By offering NEC’s full suite of Smart Enterprise solutions, SoTel can now better respond to these challenges with a full suite of advanced, standards-based data networking, server and storage solutions that are built for optimal reliability, flexibility and scale.
NEC storage solutions deliver high performance, superior scalability, and higher data resiliency. Virtualization extends storage infrastructure investments to reduce costs and simplify manageability. NEC also introduced the first commercially available Software-Defined Network solution to leverage the OpenFlow protocol.
“We view the expanded relationship with NEC as a strategic advantage to our customers and partners. It is an important addition to our portfolio in our offering to customers the next generation of leading IT solutions including mission-critical servers and SDN infrastructure,” said Jim Goebel, CEO and President of SoTel. “NEC is recognized as a global innovator and leader in SDN technology and has proven solutions in storage, servers and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Our expanded relationship with NEC will be a key force in helping us continue our extraordinary growth and better serve our customers in the future.”
NEC’s full suite of Smart Enterprise solutions are available from SoTel effective October 1, 2016.
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