Arrow Electronics and the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance Launch the Colorado Open Lab

Showcase and innovation eco-system to fast track development of Smart
Cities, Edge Compute and AI

CENTENNIAL, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) has partnered with the Colorado
Smart Cities Alliance to launch the Colorado Open Lab, an IoT
engineering lab for customer development showcase and innovation
collaboration to fast track development of OEM IoT appliances and
AI-enhanced applications.

The Colorado Open Lab, which will be located within Arrow’s global
headquarters in Centennial, Colo., has been backed by the Colorado
Office of Economic Development and International Trade and the Denver
South Economic Development Partnership.

The Colorado Open Lab comprises engineering facilities with the latest
bench, test and edge compute equipment, a customer experience center and
a live experience of Smart City showcase consisting of technologies and
solutions deployed across the region. Members of the Colorado Smart
Cities Alliance can collaborate, discover, innovate, test and
confidently validate Smart City solutions prior to deployment within
their jurisdictions.

The pace of growth in Colorado demands that we look at new models of
collaboration between our companies, our cities, and our research
institutions,” said John Tolva, co-founder and chairman of the Colorado
Smart Cities Alliance. “The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, aided by the
new Colorado Open Lab, is more than an effort to rethink solutions to
urban complexity. It’s an effort to remake how we experiment, test, and
scale solutions in the first place.”

Showcases will cover Smart Street Lighting, Smart Parking, Smart
Buildings, environment and resource conservation, energy resilience,
infrastructure and asset management, intelligent transportation,
connected and automated vehicles, public safety, agriculture, Smart City
ICT Infrastructure, security and regional scalability, among others.

The Colorado Open Lab is the latest extension of a network of open labs
that Arrow is launching around the world,” said Aiden Mitchell, vice
president of IoT global solutions at Arrow. “Our first open lab was in
Hong Kong and has seen significant customer collaboration in both
consumer and Industrial IoT. The Colorado Open Lab, due to open in the
second quarter of 2019, will build on that theme and be an advanced
engineering lab for our customers, technology partners and suppliers.
The domain expertise in Smart Cities and Smart Counties will advance the
deployment of technologies needed to support growth and efficiency
within urban society.”

The Colorado Open Lab represents not only an opportunity to leverage
leading global technology companies to tackle some of our biggest social
issues, but also to redefine public-private partnerships and become a
new model for the future of regional and cross-sector collaboration,”
said Mike Fitzgerald, CEO, Denver South Economic Development Partnership.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics guides innovation forward for over 150,000 of the
world’s leading manufacturers of technology used in homes, business and
daily life. With 2017 sales of $26.6 billion, Arrow aggregates
electronics and enterprise computing solutions for customers and
suppliers in industrial and commercial markets. The company maintains a
network of more than 345 locations serving over 80 countries. Learn more
at FiveYearsOut.com.

About The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance

The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance is the first and only state-wide
alliance of cities, counties and regions within the U.S.A. It is a
multi-jurisdictional collaboration of public, private, federal research,
academic and business sector leaders committed to accelerating adoption
of smart cities projects and initiatives throughout the state. It sets
the standard for a new economic model. City and regional members of the
Alliance cover 80 percent of Colorado’s population accounting for 95
percent of the state’s total GDP.

Contacts

Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Amanda Kelly, 303-824-4032;
720-224-7531
akelly@arrow.com

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