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GUDE Systems enters US distribution agreement with Apex Technologies

Department: Market, Audio/Video Technology, Smart Home IT Distribution/ Resale
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Koeln, 14.09.2023

GUDE Systems enters US distribution agreement with Apex Technologies

Apex Technologies-US has expanded its offerings in the power category by solidifying a partnership with GUDE Systems. Based in Germany, GUDE specializes in the design and manufacture of IP addressable power distribution products. For more than 35 years, the technology supplier provides AV and IT professionals worldwide with power solutions to ensure reliable, high-quality and network connectivity. Through the latest distribution agreement with Apex Technologies-US, these same reputable products are readily available to U.S. integrators. The new international cooperation allows customers of residential AV systems for a seamless experience by combining high-quality products with premium sales service and individual support.

As AV gear continues to increase in complexity it becomes more sensitive to power fluctuations, which makes a stable, reliable power infrastructure an important design consideration. GUDE’s Power Distribution Units such as Expert Power Control 8035-6 provide integrators with a quality solution enabling remote control over system components and proactive monitoring of every AV component on the network.

In addition, the Expert Power Control 8035-6 is the first IP addressable power distribution product to integrate with Apex Technologies-US’s new Power Hub. The powerful pairing was introduced to the market at CEDIA Expo 2023 in Denver, USA. The switched PDU of GUDE will be offered exclusively by Apex Technologies-US with product shipping in Q4 2023. Other models from Gude will follow.
The benefits of the PDU include:

  • 8 individually switchable power outlets with individual current/power monitoring of each outlet (NEMA 5-15)
  • Reliable network connectivity
  • Control via HTTPS (internal web server), SNMP, command line interface, RS232 Serial Interface, or Apex’s new Power Hub
  • Programmable power sequencing and individual outlet power-up delay
  • Metering of energy, current, power factor, phase angle, frequency, voltage, and active / apparent / reactive power
  • 2 interfaces for plug-n-play sensors for environmental monitoring for temperature and humidity
  • Remote reboot and automated power-cycling using integrated watchdogs
  • Fast and easy integration with drivers available for leading control brands: Crestron, Contol4, Savant, RTI and Elan

Philipp Gude, CSO GUDE Systems comments on the new partnership:
„We are very pleased to announce the distribution collaboration with Apex for the North American market. This is an important step for our company to strengthen our presence and growth in this region. We are convinced that our innovative power solutions perfectly fit the needs and requirements of Apex’ customers.”

 Ryan Donaher, Director at Apex Technologies adds:
“We are proud to work with Gude, the leading PDU manufacturer from Germany known for its high quality solutions. We believe this sales collaboration is an excellent opportunity for us to offer our customers in North America the best of both worlds: the distinction of quality made in Germany and the proximity and flexibility of a local supplier. We are excited about the potential this partnership offers for both companies and our customers.“

About GUDE

GUDE has been a manufacturer of innovative audiovisual and IT equipment for over 35 years. The family-owned company’s quality products optimize and expand infrastructures such as those found in network, server and media cabinets. The Cologne-based company’s product portfolio includes power distribution units (PDUs), LAN sensors and time servers. The solutions are designed and manufactured in Germany to meet customers’ quality requirements for AV and IT infrastructure performance. The company’s mission: to delight customers and save time integrating products for AV and IT professionals.

About APEX Technologies US

As a specialty distribution business, the company focuses on offering the very best sales, design, and support for their customers and brands. Their offerings range from across Europe, allowing brands to easily access the North American market, while the customers get access to “factory” levels of support they deserve and expect. The company goes to market with the best sales reps in each respective market, and together, they are team Apex. Why? Because bandwidth matters, in all aspects.