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New Digital Magazine from RS Components Brings Latest News in Automation and Control

MANILA, Philippines, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has released the first edition of its DesignSpark Automation & Control magazine, a new digital publication aimed at machine and panel builders.

Published in iPad, Android, Kindle and PDF page-turner formats, the magazine reports on the latest developments in the automation and control sector, including new products and technologies, as well as directing readers to free, time-saving online resources from RS such as the company's DesignSpark Mechanical 3D design software , and 3D model libraries.  Published in four languages (English, German, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese), this is the first publication of its kind to offer a free digital news service in multiple languages to the machine and panel building community.

To coincide with the magazine's launch, a new free-to-download mobile app that delivers regular news alerts directly to smartphones and other portable devices has been introduced and is now available from online app stores. The app will bring updates on industry legislation, highlight health and safety issues and provide a quick look ahead to featured articles in upcoming issues of the magazine.

Glenn Jarrett, Global Head of Product Marketing at RS, said, "As a leading global distribution player operating across many diverse markets including automation and control, we recognize the importance of delivering the latest news from the industry in a way that is easily accessible to engineers. This magazine and news alert service will enable anyone involved or interested in the automation and control market to keep abreast of what is happening in the sector in order to remain competitive."  

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2013 had revenues of GBP1.24bn.

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