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Innovolt Expands Footprint In South Africa To Address Country's Electricity Crisis

ATLANTA and CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- First Distribution, a premier IT Distribution Company, providing enterprise ready solutions for the South African IT market, today 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 1.

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."

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