Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today announced a nationwide distribution agreement with CentraLite Systems, a leading provider of products that enable a connected world. According to the terms of the agreement, Arrow will be the first active distributor of Jilia , CentraLite's award-winning IoT (Internet of Things) developer framework.

Jilia is a cloud-based IoT framework that allows developers of all skill levels to quickly establish IoT connectivity between smart devices by using a single, simple API framework. As a result, developers can create IoT solutions at a significantly accelerated pace—in many cases in as little as two to three months, or a potential time reduction of approximately 80 percent.

"CentraLite has sourced components from Arrow for a long time, and we value their knowledge, professionalism and technical competency," said Sean Bryant, vice president of sales and marketing at CentraLite. "We are thrilled to have Jilia represented in that same professional manner by Arrow Electronics."

"Arrow is excited to add the Jilia platform to our growing IoT solutions portfolio. It removes a lot of the cost and frustration our customers face in quickly developing new connected technologies and bringing them to market," said Aiden Mitchell, vice president of IoT sales at Arrow. "Jilia is ideal for Arrow's industrial and commercial customers looking to develop innovative IoT solutions for a wide variety of markets and applications, including intelligent lighting."

Jilia is entirely brand- , platform- , and protocol-agnostic, meaning connected devices and apps developed using Jilia can communicate with all other devices, whether through ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Thread, or any existing wireless protocol.

Arrow will also offer CentraLite's line of sensors and controls through its distribution network. CentraLite produces a complete ecosystem of ZigBee smart-home devices, including light switches, thermostats, door and motion sensors, moisture and water sensors, and garage door controls.

Arrow has supplied CentraLite with a wide variety of electronic components for 17 years. In fact, Arrow-supplied components are represented in nearly every device that CentraLite manufactures.

About Arrow Electronics:

Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations serving over 85 countries.

About CentraLite Systems, Inc.:

CentraLite Systems is the one destination for software and hardware Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that make life easier for both developers and consumers. Established in 1997, the company has been leading the industry in delivering end-to-end software and hardware technology solutions for some of the most prominent businesses in the connected home space, such as Lowe's, Samsung SmartThings, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and more. CentraLite's Jilia, a new cloud-based IoT framework, is helping developers create innovative IoT solutions by allowing them to create customized "pathways" between connected devices very quickly, using a single, simple API framework. CentraLite also designs and builds a comprehensive ecosystem of reliable connected devices that work seamlessly together to enable a connected world. CentraLite has a presence in nearly 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit

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