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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


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July 7, 2009 |

Bell Microproducts to Offer Flexstar’s Storage Test Systems

Distributor agreement offers system manufacturers testing platform for quality assurance.

Bell Microproducts to Offer Flexstar’s Storage Test Systems

Distributor agreement offers system manufacturers testing platform for quality assurance.

Bell Microproducts Inc., a value-added distributor of storage and computing technology in San Jose, Calif., and Flexstar Technology, supplier of turnkey storage test systems for digital storage devices located in Freemont, Calif., have reached an agreement whereby Bell Micro will distribute Flexstar’s Desktop Series of test solutions to the Americas and EMEA.

As part of this new relationship, Bell Micro will distribute Flexstar’s testing systems with a primary focus on small to mid-range industrial system manufacturers that use storage devices in their systems.†

As the first non-captive supplier of storage test systems, Flexstar’s products support the speed and capacity requirements of the newest generation of hard disk drives and solid state storage devices. Designed with an open architecture, the Flexstar platform can test multiple interfaces with minimal set-up time, according to the company. Flexstar’s Desktop Series satisfies various testing needs including: simple test, performance test, failure analysis test, qualification reliability test, and video application test; and comes with plug-and-play software for these test suites and more.†

“Flexstar has been providing the storage industry with standardized, repeatable, turnkey testing solutions for close to 30 years, and up until now have not engaged with a distribution partner,” notes Anthony Lavia, Flexstar’s president and CEO.†”We chose to enter into the channel with Bell Micro due to the synergies between the two companies as we are both leaders in our respective fields–Bell Micro in storage and Flexstar in storage testing solutions.” †

“As a recognized expert in storage solutions, Bell Micro is always seeking to expand upon that reputation and serve as a one-stop shop for all storage solutions needs,” says Chuck Kostalnick, president of North American distribution for Bell Micro. “Testing solutions are a natural complement to storage, and by adding Flexstar systems we are able to offer our customer base a competitive advantage while improving quality and reliability.†In fact, we know first-hand that Flexstar’s test solutions work–as we use them ourselves to pre-test products for specific customer engagements.”

Flexstar storage test systems are in stock and available now through Bell Microproducts’ distribution network.†

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