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UK Channel to Benefit from Broader Access to Pioneering Connected Health Solutions

Basingstoke, UK 24th February, 2015 – Exertis, a leading B2B and retail distributor, is pleased to announce it has agreed a contract with iHealth, to distribute the company’s innovative range of connected health products in the UK. The partnership, effective immediately, will see Exertis distribute the full iHealth range including blood pressure monitors, wireless scales, fitness devices and glucometers.

Founded as part of the Andon Health Group in California, US in 2009 and launched in Europe in 2013, iHealth is a leader in the high-growth connected health market with over 50% market share. The company’s vision is to connect patients directly to their personal health and help move healthcare from a primarily curative service to a preventative one.

To deliver on this aim, iHealth has pioneered the market with a number of industry firsts. In 2011, iHealth launched the first mobile-app enabled blood pressure device. In 2012, it launched the first wireless blood pressure monitor and in 2013, the first wireless blood glucose monitor. The company prides itself on innovation, helping people lead healthier lives and manage conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. iHealth’s devices measure, track and share various health indicators, including: blood glucose, blood pressure, heart rate, weight, body fat, lean body mass, activity, sleep efficiency and oxygen saturation. More information about the product range can be found here [INSERT hyperlink to iHealth website - http://www.ihealthlabs.eu/en/

Joe Officer, Head of Accessories for Exertis, comments: “Health services globally are struggling with the burden of growing/aging populations and continue to put more emphasis onto patients directly to monitor their own well-being. And more generally, consumers themselves want to use their increasing number of connected devices to proactively stay in tune with their bodies. The potential for iHealth in the UK is vast.”

Stéphane Kerrien, European Sales Director, iHealth, comments: “Our partnership with Exertis is a strategic decision to help us continue our growth plans for the UK market. Especially as we increase our footprint in the major retail, specialist and online channels, Exertis’ breadth of relationships and logistical strength will be invaluable.”

About iHealth

iHealth, established in the USA in 2009, is a world leader in connected health, producing and distributing innovative health products that allow users to better understand their bodies’ vital signs. Clinically approved to the highest medical standards, iHealth products connect to iOS and Android smartphones. iHealth has created a complete ecosystem of products, from blood pressure monitors, glucometers, body analysis scales and pulse oximeters, through to activity and sleep monitors. With the free iHealth MyVitals app, users can analyse and follow their health statistics, trends and simultaneously share them with their doctors or families.

iHealth also offers a product line for health professionals, paired with an iHealthPro app that allows doctor and patient to connect to one another. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, iHealth is a brand of the Andon Health group, a Chinese OEM company with 20 years of medical equipment experience. Xiaomi, the world’s third largest smartphone producer, recently invested US$25 million in the company.

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About Exertis:
Exertis (UK) Ltd is the leading technology distributor of IT, Communications and Home Entertainment products in the UK and a wholly owned subsidiary of parent company DCC PLC, a FTSE 250 company. After 34 years of profitability Exertis continues to outperform the market, quadrupling its business in the last 5 years and achieving revenues approaching £2 billion in FY2014.

Exertis (UK) Ltd represents over 200 manufacturers in the UK alone, spanning more than 25,000 products across mobile, computing and accessories, consumer electronics, entertainment, print, networking, servers and solutions, unified communications, security and AV solutions. Exertis’ market-leading approach, teamed with a state-of-the-art distribution centre, next day delivery and a host of managed services, including end-user fulfilment, assures the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction at all times. http://www.exertismicro-p.co.uk/

Media Contacts:

For further information or to request review products please contact:

Jeni Patrick
Head of Marketing, Mobile
Exertis
Tel: 0779 554 0743
Email: jeni.patrick@exertis.co.uk

Anne BOCHÉ-HIAG
Communication Manager
iHealth
Tel: +33.1.44.94.04.81
Email: a.boche@ihealthlabs.com

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James.hanson@powerit2.com
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Email: james.hanson@powerit2.com

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