Orbbec Partners with DigiKey and Computech to Expand Its 3D Vision Distribution

This initiative to expand its distribution was driven by new Orbbec management team members who were previously with Intel, RealSense, and Microsoft.

Rob Spiegel

May 30, 2024

2 Min Read
3D vision technology
Orbbec

At a Glance

  • This initiative aims to streamline the purchasing process for developers.
  • These partnerships provide greater access to high-performance 3D camera technology.
  • The goal is to make access to vision technology easier for designers in the machine vision industry.

Orbbec, an industry leader dedicated to 3D vision systems, has announced a partnership with global distributors DigiKey and Computech, bolstered by the recent expansion of its management team. This initiative aims to streamline the purchasing process for developers and enterprise customers, offering a contemporary e-commerce experience with features such as ease of ordering, fulfillment, tracking, and shipment support.

Orbbec’s strategic distributor approach was designed to enhance efficiency and allow businesses to integrate Orbbec's technology into their operations without unnecessary delays or complications.

Here’s a quick view of AI integrated into Orbbec 3D vision technology:

Developers can now effortlessly obtain the tools necessary for their projects, allowing them to focus more on innovation and less on logistical hurdles. “As Orbbec expands its global footprint through partnerships with DigiKey and Computech, it marks a pivotal moment of growth for us," said Mike McSweeney, VP of sales at Orbbec. “This partnership provides greater accessibility to our high-performance 3D camera technology, further solidifying the company’s commitment to delivering smart products with exceptional performance and value.”

A Fast Track for the Enterprise Market

Enterprise customers can take advantage of Orbbec's enterprise accounts, expediting the ordering process with rapid approvals, easy expense management, and comprehensive warranties. “Partnering with Orbbec allows DigiKey to provide our customers innovative products in the ever-growing machine vision market,” said Mike Slater, VP of global business development for DigiKey. “Orbbec is a key supplier of 3D vision technology and we’re excited to collaborate with them to accelerate progress for engineers and designers in the machine vision industry.”   

Computech is also extending its 3D vision line with Orbbec technology. “Computech is thrilled to launch this new partnership with Orbbec,” said Eyal Shachi, president of Computech. “The journey ahead is a critical one that will allow us to both grow and improve on the technology we offer while collaborating toward a shared mission of delivering smart products for customers worldwide.”

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Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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