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CDW Canada


CDW Announces Agreement to Acquire Scalar Decisions Inc.

Acquisition broadens CDW Canada’s solution portfolio, deepens technical skillset and extends geographic
reach

Etobicoke, ON — January 11, 2019 — CDW (NASDAQ: CDW) today announced its agreement to acquire Scalar Decisions Inc., a leading technology solutions provider in Canada with locations across the country and trailing 12-month net sales of approximately C$250 million.

“Helping customers optimize the value of their IT investments is core to our mission,” said Chris Leahy, chief executive officer, CDW. “This strategic acquisition expands our CDW Canada solutions and services portfolio, extends our in-market presence across Canada and enhances the value that we can deliver to our customers.”

Scalar was founded in 2004 and has almost 350 coworkers serving customers across Canada. With a solutions-based approach and a reputation for solving complex technology challenges, Scalar will enhance CDW Canada’s technical capabilities and expertise in areas such as professional and managed services, infrastructure, security and cloud. The company has been widely recognized for its growth and industry leadership, receiving the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation from Deloitte, being named one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies by Canadian Business and gaining recognition as one of the Top 100 Solutions Providers by Computer Dealer News.

“Joining CDW Canada is a huge win for our customers and our coworkers,” said Paul Kerr, president and chief executive officer, Scalar. “In CDW Canada we found shared values with a customer-first focus and a solutions-led approach.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the Scalar team to CDW Canada,” said J.D. Hupp, vice president and general manager, CDW Canada. “Together, we will continue to create value for our customers as we leverage each other’s strengths.”

The acquisition is expected to close in first quarter 2019, pending regulatory approvals. Until the deal is complete, the companies will continue to operate separately. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Scalar is not expected to have a material impact on CDW’s 2019 non-GAAP earnings per share.

About CDW Canada

CDW Canada is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. Ranked the No. 1 solution provider in Canada on the Computer Dealer News Top 100 Solution Providers list for five consecutive years, CDW Canada helps customers achieve their goals by delivering integrated technology solutions and services that help customers navigate an increasingly complex IT market and maximize the return on their technology investment. CDW Canada is listed on the Financial Post 500 list and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vernon Hills, Illinois-based CDW Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. For more information, visit www.CDW.ca.

For more information please contact: Sara Granack Vice President, Corporate Communications (847) 419-7411

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IOGEAR To Debut The Ultra-Fast 60GHz Wireless 4K UltraHD Video Extender AT CES 2019

Send Uncompressed 4K UHD Audio and Video from an HDMI Source Up to 50 Feet

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Jan. 7, 2019 – IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative, high-performance connectivity products for consumers and organizations of varying sizes, announces its new the Ultra-Fast 60GHz Wireless 4K UltraHD Video Extender (GW4K30GH60) which sends uncompressed audio and video at near-zero latency is ideal for wireless streaming and gaming over short ranges.

The Ultra-Fast Wireless Extender, which was named a CES 2019 Innovations Award Honoree, makes it possible and now affordable to easily send 4K UltraHD (3840 x 2160) and high-quality lossless audio without cables. Send content from an HDMI source to a 4K UHD HDMI TV without the added expense and clutter of running cables between source equipment and the display up to 50 feet. The Extender eliminates the need for HDMI cables in the same room and is ideal for use anywhere that cable-runs are impractical or inconvenient giving users the flexibility to place their source and display equipment wherever is most convenient in a larger room.

With near-zero latency, the GW4K30GH60 supports advanced wireless technology that is fast enough to support today’s hottest gaming and streaming services. In addition to high quality video, the Extender supports the highest standards of audio performance through Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD® Master Audio and LPCM digital audio streaming and up to 7.1 surround sound channels with HBR lossless audio.

Unlike other wireless AV solutions that utilize the increasingly crowded 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency bands, the Ultra-Fast 4K Wireless Extender transmits uncompressed high-definition AV over the 60GHz frequency band minimizing potential interference from household devices. The Extender’s directional antennas utilize beamforming technology which sends a directed signal between the transmitter and receiver eliminating interference from nearby devices ensuring the highest performance even in congested wireless settings.

Consumers who utilize a high-speed router or whole home Wi-Fi system to distribute their high-quality audio and video to a TV often see signal loss, drops and video buffering as high-quality audio and video demands high bandwidth and can compete with other Wi-Fi devices for this bandwidth. The Wireless Extender is a dedicated, closed wireless system exclusively for AV. It does not require connection to an existing home Wi-Fi system and therefore does not consume bandwidth needed for the home’s other wireless devices. The Wi-Fi bandwidth coming from a dedicated router or whole-home Wi-Fi system is now available for Internet data and small-screen streaming connectivity throughout the home.

Designed to blend in, not detract from the surrounding décor in the home or office, the compact transmitter and receiver are embedded in a modern, subdued, black aluminum housing and require just a small footprint to connect directly to the source and display respectively. The GW4K30GH60 comes with all the hardware needed for a quick setup of a game station, laptop or other source.

The Ultra-Fast Wireless 4K UHD Video Extender, GW4K30GH60, carries a limited one-year warranty and will be available beginning Q1 2019 at an MSRP of $249.95. Visit www.iogear.com and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

About IOGEAR
IOGEAR, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and organizations of varying sizes that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, in business and on-the-go.

IOGEAR meets a variety of needs for government customers by offering a broad range of TAA-compliant products that include CAC readers, combo keyboard+CAC readers, KVM/KVMPs, docking stations, wired/wireless AV, computer accessories and cables.

IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

©2018 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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