Irving, Texas - September 19, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading
provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, networking and biometric solutions, today announced that it has enhanced and strengthened
its channel with the addition of Maryland Heights, (St. Louis) Missouri-based SoTel Systems, a leading next generation Value Added Distributor
specializing in Communications, Networking and Physical Security products and services since 1981. SoTel's customers in the United States include
resellers, system integrators, managed service providers and service providers.
"SoTel has always offered its customers a full solution of emerging network communication products and have been a valued reseller of our
communication solutions for many years," said Larry Levenberg, vice president, NEC Corporation of America. "We are very pleased and
excited SoTel has now embraced our Smart Enterprise approach by extending its offerings to include our full suite of IT and communications
SoTel has established a reputation for being at the forefront of offering leading technology solutions coupled with fast, low-cost
delivery. SoTel's strategic partnerships ensure the ability to offer outstanding customer service, technical support, and ongoing
IT organizations today are challenged to maintain datacenters that can continually support ever-evolving enterprise technologies. By
offering NEC's full suite of Smart Enterprise solutions, SoTel can now better respond to these challenges with a full suite of advanced,
standards-based data networking, server and storage solutions that are built for optimal reliability, flexibility and scale.
NEC storage solutions deliver high performance, superior scalability, and higher data resiliency. Virtualization extends storage
infrastructure investments to reduce costs and simplify manageability. NEC also introduced the first commercially available Software-
Defined Network solution to leverage the OpenFlow protocol.
"We view the expanded relationship with NEC as a strategic advantage to our customers and partners. It is an important addition to our
portfolio in our offering to customers the next generation of leading IT solutions including mission-critical servers and SDN
infrastructure," said Jim Goebel, CEO and President of SoTel. "NEC is recognized as a global innovator and leader in SDN technology and
has proven solutions in storage, servers and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Our expanded relationship with NEC will be a key force in
helping us continue our extraordinary growth and better serve our customers in the future."
NEC's full suite of Smart Enterprise solutions are available from SoTel effective October 1, 2016.
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About NEC Corporation of America
NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate.
NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers' priorities to create new value for people, businesses
and society, with a special focus on safety, security and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry's strongest and most innovative
portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions that unleash customers' productivity potential.
Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology, and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve
today's most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology
leader with a presence in 160 countries and $25 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit www.necam.com.
About SoTel Systems
SoTel Systems, LLC is a leading international provider of business communications and security equipment, products and services. Our
customers are telecom and data resellers, inter-connects, and service providers. We deliver world class brands such as NEC, Samsung,
Unify, Plantronics, Polycom, Logitech, Mitel, Vivotek and more listed at www.sotelsystems.com. Recognizing the inevitable march toward
IP everywhere, SoTel became one of the earliest next-generation VoIP providers. SoTel provides business class Cloud PBX and SIP trunking
services throughout the US and Canada via our partner community.
SoTel also enables the full life-cycle management of communications and networking equipment, operating as both a manufacturer authorized
and independent re-manufacturer. SoTel maintains one of the largest inventories of refurbished and out of service equipment in the
industry. SoTel was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Maryland Heights, MO and maintains five logistics locations throughout the
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