Whether you are designing systems for medical imaging, military, transportation or space launch control, you know reliability, ruggedness and high-speed performance are crucial. With that in mind, Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), provides engineers with next-generation connectivity to confidently design a fully integrated system that can withstand any environment. Click to Tweet: #Avnet offers VITA technology for ruggedized connectors from @TEConnectivity and @SamtecInc http://bit.ly/1ar2ZsL TE Connectivity Ltd. (TE) and Samtec, Inc. provide a number of VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA) technologies for critical applications, available from Avnet Electronics Marketing. In order to reduce mission risk, system cost, and address ever-shortening time-to-market windows, Avnet distributes solutions that complement VITA’s open-technology standards, relevant to designers of critical embedded systems around the world. “Due to Avnet’s long history in IP&E and its support of VITA’s industry standards, we can help our customers reach better connectivity solutions in rugged environments,” said Matt Burns, global IP&E technical marketing specialist, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “Avnet’s IP&E experts can help engineers build systems with higher data speeds, more computational power and less system power, while handling rugged environments such as extreme temperatures, high shock and stratospheric altitudes.” David Engler, director, product management, for TE Connectivity’s Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine business said, “With one of the broadest offerings of VITA products in the interconnect industry, TE has engaged with Avnet to have inventory readily available to help our customers manage critical time-to-market product development activities.” “Avnet is a preferred VITA interconnect distributor and a strategic partner in our international sales strategy,” said Karl Soderquist, Samtec distribution manager. “Their overall support and service, in particular with VITA applications, is unmatched in the industry.” Click here to learn more about TE’s VITA 41, VITA 46, VITA 61, VITA 62 and VITA 67 products. Click here to learn more about Samtec’s VITA 57 products and here to learn about VITA 42 products. Follow Avnet on Twitter: @avnetdesignwireContribute to our technical forumsView product and company videosBuy our componentsAbout Avnet Electronics Marketing Avnet Electronics Marketing is an operating group of Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. that serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 80 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded systems from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain, supply-chain and value-added integration services. The group's website is located at www.em.avnet.com. About Avnet, Inc. Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, memory products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.