Wireless Applications

Synapse Adds Carlton-Bates to Distribution Network

August 13, 2008

The selection teams Synapse with an established distributor of industrial automation products and adds Synapse's wireless control and monitoring networking products to Carlton-Bates portfolio.

HUNTSVILLE, AL--(Marketwire) - Synapse, the technical leader of easy-to-use, intelligent, wireless control and monitoring mesh networks, today announced the selection of Carlton-Bates as the newest member of its North American distribution network. Carlton-Bates, a subsidiary of WESCO Distribution, is a leader of the Industrial OEM market and a major distributor of automation controls and advanced electronic/electromechanical solutions. This distributor agreement represents the 3rd for Synapse.

"We chose to work with Carlton-Bates Company because of their more than 50 years of proven customer support covering a broad spectrum of end markets," said Pat Campbell, EVP of Sales for Synapse. "We are confident that their understanding of the industrial market not only complements our wireless communications solution but also positions us for mutual growth."

"Carlton-Bates Company is committed to delivering innovative solutions to our customers through world-class suppliers. Our new partnership helps us achieve that goal by providing technology through Synapse that exceeds our customers changing needs," said Shawn Hawkins, Director of Supplier Relations.

About Carlton-Bates
Headquartered in Little Rock, AR, Carlton-Bates Company (CBC) has been a leader in the industrial original equipment manufacturer market and a major distributor of automation controls and advanced electronic/electromechanical solutions for more than 50 years. As part of the Fortune 500 WESCO family of companies, CBC serves customers in all 50 states and Mexico through 28 locations and dedicated assembly facilities and an experienced staff of nearly 250 sales representatives and engineers. CBC offers an inventory of 80,000 parts from more than 360 authorized manufacturers. Electronic Business recently named CBC one of the "Top 25 Electronics Distributors."

About Synapse Wireless
Synapse is a privately held, Huntsville, AL, company dedicated to developing easy-to-use, intelligent, wireless control and monitoring mesh networks that are low-power, high-performance, self-forming, instant-on, and self-healing. The Synapse SNAP Pro and Portal Pro product lines enable energy savings, increased productivity, reduced maintenance costs, and amazing convenience to users without requiring embedded programming skills. Because this technology is wireless, it is easy and inexpensive to install and provides rapid return on investment to our customers. Synapse also provides custom design support for OEMs through its Solutions Now service. As a member of the ZigBee Alliance and with RF Engine modules having achieved ZigBee Compliant Platform (ZCP) certification, Synapse will also provide comprehensive design and implementation support for full ZigBee stack or customized wireless applications. Synapse's experienced software and hardware engineers help customers implement wireless network solutions quickly and reliably.

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