iQmetrix Utilizes Integration and Implementation Services from Avnet Embedded Americas to Bring Interactive Retail Solutions to Expanding Wireless Market

Nov 01, 2011 — Allan Pulga

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and PHOENIX, Nov. 1, 2011 -- iQmetrix, the leading provider of retail management software for the North American wireless industry has partnered with Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), to provide integrated multi-media solutions for the wireless market.

XQ Interactive Retail, is a new suite of in-store touchscreen applications developed by iQmetrix and designed to provide wireless retailers with an effective and engaging way to educate and guide customers through the process of buying a mobile device. The XQ suite enables wireless retailers to showcase their products on dynamic visual displays – enhancing customer education and completely altering the in-store shopping experience.

As part of iQmetrix and Avnet Embedded's relationship, Avnet Embedded will provide consultative services for hardware selection, site preparation and installation, as well as warranty extensions and maintenance to iQmetrix retail customers.

Additionally, iQmetrix customers will be able to take advantage of Avnet Embedded's world-class integration capabilities– specifically the strength of Avnet's supplier ecosystem -- to source pre-configured media players and touch screen display technologies to run iQmetrix XQ Interactive Retail in their stores.

Supporting Quotes:

  • Kelly Kazakoff, COO, iQmetrix said:
    "XQ Interactive Retail changes the face of the retail experience. Our goal is not only to deliver innovative solutions that help our customers be more effective and efficient, but also to create great experiences whether they are working directly with us or with one of our many partners. Avnet's dedication to providing excellent customer service and integrated solutions made this partnership a natural choice."
     
  • Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president, Avnet Embedded, said:
    "Working together with iQmetrix has allowed Avnet Embedded the unique opportunity to provide integration and deployment services that go beyond those of a typical distributor," said Chuck Kostalnick, senior vice president of Avnet Embedded Americas. "By leveraging our long-standing supplier partnerships and the talents of our hardware and software experts, we've helped to create a new way for consumers to interact with iQmetrix's products. We're looking forward to providing our assistance and expertise every step of the way."  

iQmetrix/XQ Facts and Highlights:

  • iQmetrix is a leading provider of SaaS solutions to wireless retailers with over 10 years experience in wireless retail management software.
  • XQ Interactive Retail transforms the in-store experience with applications that engage, educate and guide shoppers through the process of buying a mobile device.
  • XQ Interactive Retail provides a complete solution to manage the front-of-house experience and back-of-house operations.
  • XQ provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use content management system and extensive content library to streamline the content management process.

About iQmetrix
iQmetrix is the leading provider of retail management solutions for the North American wireless industry. We strive to create the ultimate retail experience for the consumer, the employee and the business. Our flagship product, RQ4, is a complete software solution designed for wireless retailers to manage people, business processes and strategic decision-making. Our new product, XQ Interactive Retail, is a suite of in-store digital media solutions that provide an engaging way to educate and guide customers through the process of buying a mobile device. iQmetrix is a privately held software as a service (SaaS) company with offices in Canada and the United States. www.iQmetrix.com

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About 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 70 countries, distributing electronic components from leading manufacturers and providing associated design-chain and supply-chain 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, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

Avnet Social Media Resources:
Follow Avnet on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/AvnetDesignWire
Contribute to our technical forums @: http://community.em.avnet.com
View product and company videos @: http://www.avnetondemand.com/components/channel/7/
Buy our components @ www.avnetexpress.com

Media Contacts:

iQmetrix
Allan Pulga
Manager, Communications
604.551.9907
AllanP@iQmetrix.com

Avnet Electronics Marketing
Bethany Helvie
1-480-643-7183
Bethany.Helvie@Avnet.com

Topics: Retail Operations, Mobile Industry, Press Release, Customer Experience, Retail Marketing

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