Customers with an Anglia Live credit account are now able to request free samples to support design evaluations and initial prototype builds directly from the site. Anglia has offered comprehensive access to free samples and evaluation kits for some time, but until now this service has been offered through a separate portal. Now, free samples are fully integrated with Anglia Live allowing customers to search stock and order samples from the same site.
David Pearson, Technical Director at Anglia, said, “Obtaining samples of a range of devices for evaluation on the bench in the context of a project is a key part of the design process. Anglia fully recognises that and our aim is to make access to free samples and development tools as quick and simple as possible.” He continued, “Anglia Live helps designers in their selection by prioritising results around parts which are profiled and recommended for new designs. Where devices have been discontinued by their original manufacturer or are subject to change notifications, these are clearly flagged as not recommended for new designs or removed from the site altogether.”
Other upgrades include extended coverage of industry standard part numbers included in the keyword search, allowing customers to cross reference more easily. The company has also harnessed best available technologies to improve the speed of response of the site, and especially to improve the search speed.
Anglia Live supports design engineers and purchasing managers at every stage as a project moves from design to volume production. Its features include a comprehensive parametric search engine covering all active supplier part numbers, including lines not held in stock, and cross-references over 2 million industry standard part numbers. All listings include live visibility of Anglia current and projected stock levels and any product change or termination notifications (PCN / PTN) issued by the supplier. Historic PCN and PTN information is also available. Anglia Live supports back and forward ordering, and allows customers to place orders on-line at their negotiated contract price. Registered users of Anglia Live also get access to Anglia Sigma, the unique vendor rating tool that provides customers with a complete overview of their business with Anglia in one convenient dashboard.
Anglia is the UK’s leading independent authorised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, and passive and electromechanical components. A signatory of the ADS SC21 programme, the company holds AS9120, ISO9001 & ISO14001 accreditations and IECQ-CECC qualification.
Technically adept, with an experienced team of staff, Anglia supports OEM and EMS companies in every sector of electronics manufacturing. Anglia’s suppliers include some of the world’s leading electronic component brands, complemented by many smaller companies with leadership in their chosen technologies.
Anglia stocks over 1 billion components from over 900,000 product lines in the UK. Components from every supplier are stocked in depth and breadth for same-day dispatch. Anglia aims to streamline logistics and reduce customers’ transaction costs through services that include KAN-BAN, EDI, and customer-dedicated inventory, while an accurate, on-time delivery performance is a vital goal for the company.
Technical support spans a sampling service that delivers over £150,000 worth of free evaluation parts each year and expert technical advice from well-trained product specialists and face-to-face guidance from field applications engineers. Both commercially and technically, management of industry legislation and component obsolescence are recognised as areas of vital importance to customers.
Anglia is driven by an ethic of ever-improving customer understanding and, as a privately owned business, aims to provide a fast, consistent and highly responsive service.
Further information can be found at www.anglia.com
Peter van der Sluijs
+44 (0) 1296 628180