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Gem announces new distribution agreement with Y-cam

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HomeMonitor, the latest in Wi-Fi video monitoring, now available from Gem Distribution

London, UK. - Mar. 13, 2013. Gem Distribution, one of the largest hardware, software and gaming distributors in the UK, has today announced the addition of Y-cam, creators of the unique HomeMonitor system, to its already healthy vendor portfolio.

Providing security and lifestyle Wi-Fi cameras, Y-cam delivers a simple solution to constantly monitor the important things in life; whether that's making sure a child is home safe, checking on an elderly relative or providing home security.

The new Y-cam HomeMonitor service runs through a personal online account without the need for a computer, delivering superb picture quality, greater control and advanced features like motion detection, alerts, recording footage and night vision.

The exclusive distribution agreement between Y-cam and Gem strengthens Gem's offering in the camera and monitoring sector, giving customers an ideal solution without the hefty price tag.  Anthony Haworth, Gem's Purchasing Director, is pleased to confirm the relationship, commenting "Video, streaming and being connected is an exciting and rapidly evolving market, something that we want to be a part of. We've chosen HomeMonitor as a very strong solution with a great deal of potential. They're a British company. They're the first to provide cloud video without a subscription fee, which we think will be very attractive to consumers. They're very strong on the technology side from their background in video, and their solution is the first ‘bandwidth-friendly' out there."

"With HomeMonitor, we are launching a new solution that is accessible to any home and anyone" comments Simon Carr, Commercial Director at Y-cam. "Its simplicity and user experience mean you don't have to be a computer-whizz to use it - it just works.  You can protect and stay connected to your home, your loved ones, your valuables and everything in life that's important to you." Simon continues, "To help us make this widely available and tell everyone about it, Gem were a natural choice because of their experience, skills and previous success in working with retail partners and exciting new consumer products"

For more information on the complete range available from Y-cam, please visit our website store.gem.co.uk/y-cam.

About Vendor

In a world that is increasingly connected, Y-cam create innovative wireless cameras, apps and services that help you keep in touch with whatever is important to you - your home, business, family, baby or loved ones - through your computer, smartphone or tablet. HomeMonitor, the latest product from Y-cam, is their simplest product to date. It combines the very best from the award-winning professional range of Y-cam IP camera products and bundles it into a next generation service that anyone can set up and use, backed up by secure cloud recording direct to a user's personal account.  Based in Richmond, Surrey, Y-cam was founded in 2005 and is a young dynamic company with rapid growth and award-winning products.

For more information, visit http://www.y-cam.com

About Gem

Gem provide our partners with end to end integrated supply chain solutions and added value distribution to the retail channel for  gaming, software, peripheral, consumer electronics  and connected home technologies. Now in its third decade, Gem has a history of success that includes distribution partnerships with the likes of Microsoft, Logitech, Nintendo, Netgear and Symantec. Gem also offers exclusive UK distribution of Xbox 360, Codemasters, Livescribe and Take Two producing an annual group turnover in excess of £450 million. Gem supply to an extensive customer base including well-known high street and Internet retailers, corporate resellers, mail order companies and independent retailers.  We have also recently extended our category reach into new sectors of the market including audio/visual, digital pens and video cameras.

Our multi-facetted business extends outside of sales and distribution providing one integrated solution through our Gem Logistics and Gem Creative divisions. For further information on Gem's services visit www.gem.co.uk

Gem is a wholly owned subsidiary of DCC plc, for further information please visit www.dcc.ie.