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Avnet Mentors and Supports Revolar to Bring Safety Mission to Life

Avnet Mentors and Supports Revolar to Bring Safety Mission to Life

Denver, CO - April 13th, 2017 – When Brian Tucker of Avnet, a leading global technology distributor, met Jacqueline Ros and Andrea Perdomo of wearable tech startup Revolar in 2015, the two co-founders had big ideas about changing the way the world stays safe and connected to the ones they love.

Yet as an early-stage company, Revolar had barely enough money to fund a prototype of their idea and little experience building consumer electronics. What evolved during a summer at Techstars Boulder was a lasting mentorship that accelerated Revolar’s launch of their first safety wearable device in April 2016.

Less than a year later, Revolar has launched their newest device to the market, Instinct. Revolar Instinct, available for pre-order on Indiegogo, is the only wearable designed to help you stay safe with multiple Alert levels, in touch with Check-ins, and active with Step Tracking.

"Avnet has been a true partner to Revolar since our earliest beginnings,” said Tom Davison, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Revolar. “They went well above and beyond helping us select the right supplier and components for our product, they partnered with us to innovate, problem solve, create, and deliver our industry-leading technology to fulfill our mission of ‘safety for all’. We couldn’t be doing this today without Avnet.”

Smaller, sleeker and built with new intuitive features to deliver on their mission of safety for all, the company’s newest product once again benefited from the mentorship and market leadership of the components distributor.

If you ever need help, simply click the Instinct button multiple times to send Alerts that let your loved ones know your exact GPS location. You can also click once to quickly connect with contacts to let them know you're safe through a Check-in. The ability to customize your Check-In and Alert messages lets you communicate personally with your contacts to let them know how you would like them to respond.

“Working with startups like Revolar who are developing meaningful new technologies that make a positive impact in the world is an opportunity we seek regularly and thrive on at Avnet,” said Dayna Badhorn, Vice President of Emerging Business for Avnet. “Collaborating to guide them through the process from design to delivery of Revolar Instinct speaks to Avnet's core capabilities and the commitment we make to our customers every day.”

To learn more about Revolar, please visit Revolar.com. Pre-orders for the Instinct will are live on Indiegogo, and the product ships to campaign backers in May 2017.  

Avnet designs, supplies, makes and delivers solutions that enable customers to get their products to market anywhere in the world. www.avnet.com

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