Technology platform protects electronic equipment from power supply problems - South African company First Distribution has signed an African distribution deal with US firm Innovolt, whose technology platform protects electronic equipment from power supply problems.
'While power outages not only impact productivity for businesses in the region, they limit growth in a nation that accounts for a third of sub-Saharan Africa's economic output and ranks among the world's top 25 countries in gross domestic product,' First Distribution said in a statement on Monday.
'In today's 'always-on' business society, the need to have a constant and uninterrupted power supply has grown to the point where protecting your electronic equipment is vital,' said First Distribution's networking general manager, Charlie Murray.
Innovolt's technology platform enables electronic equipment to last longer by protecting the devices from 99.5% of common power disturbances.
'Innovolt continues to grow its global footprint to protect from power-related issues on an international scale,' said Innovolt chief operating officer Jeff Spence.
'It's our goal to make companies in South Africa more efficient and to help them cut down costs related to bad power.'
First Distribution has grown its networking portfolio over the past year and is looking to leverage Innovolt's technology to expand its presence in South Africa and move further into the rest of Africa.
'First Distribution's networking division upholds a certain standard when it comes to selecting vendors with whom to conduct business, and Innovolt meets our criteria for quality and innovation,' Murray said.