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Tech Data To Deploy Digital Signage

Tech Data offers resellers all the components of a digital signage solution, including a broad array of commercial displays

Tech Data announced its Digital Signage and Projectors Specialized Business Unit (SBU) established distribution agreements with HANNspree North America Inc., Hitachi Home Electronics Inc., and Vivitek Corp. Tech Data’s IT reseller customers now have access to complete lines of HANNspree HD-TVs, and Hitachi and Vivitek projectors. The SBU also expanded its solutions offering to include Panasonic commercial displays; digital signage bundles from leading vendor partners; and nationwide installation support services through TDOnCall.

“Digital signage is among the fastest growing technology segments in the channel,” said Tech Data Vice President, Peripherals Product Marketing Wendy Linsky. “Through our Digital Signage and Projectors SBU, Tech Data is ensuring our customers have access to the products, support and services they need to build a successful digital signage practice. Additionally, we expanded our presentation solutions with new displays, projectors and HD-TVs. We will assist resellers fulfilling the demand for these products, especially in key vertical markets like healthcare and education, where IT spending is projected to increase due to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.”

Tech Data’s Digital Signage and Projectors SBU supports resellers in the following areas:

Digital Signage—Tech Data offers resellers all the components of a digital signage solution, including a broad array of commercial LCD and plasma displays; content management software; digital media players and PCs; video distribution, switches and signal converters; cabling, mounts and other hardware; and complete “digital signage in a box” bundles, designed for quick deployment. The SBU is comprised of dedicated resources to assist resellers in designing, scoping and building solutions, and Tech Data’s TDOnCall team offers nationwide installation and maintenance for digital signage delivered on resellers’ behalf by services provider BMC Solutions.

Displays and TVs—To help Tech Data customers capitalize on the demand for HD displays and TVs in the public and private sectors, the Digital Signage and Projectors SBU supports an extensive array of professional displays and HD-TVs. Schools, restaurants, doctors’ offices, hotels, retail outlets, government buildings and many other venues utilize sleek flat-panel displays and TVs to educate and entertain students, customers, patients and other constituents. HANNspree is the latest addition to Tech Data’s TV product offering, and Panasonic is the latest addition to Tech Data’s display solutions.

Projectors—The SBU’s team of projector experts support a wide range of DLP, LCD and LED projectors, and help resellers select the products that best fit their customers’ needs and environment. Projectors range from compact, mobile, short-throw units for presentations on the road to high-end, high-powered devices suitable for large auditoriums, corporate boardrooms, lecture halls, classrooms and houses of worship. Hitachi and Vivitek are the latest additions to Tech Data’s projector offering which also includes mounts, screens, controls, remotes, cabling, replacement bulbs, lenses and other accessories.

Displays, projectors, TVs and accessories from the following vendor partners are supported by the Digital Signage and Projectors SBU: 3M, AOC, BenQ, Canon, Ergotron, Epson, HP, InFocus, Mitsubishi, Minicom, NEC, Nexus Media, Optoma, Planar, Premier Mounts, Rise Vision, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Viewsonic and Westinghouse.

Tech Data is hosting the Digital Signage Boardroom at its Spring TechSelect Partner Conference in San Diego this week, discussing applications and sales strategies for this emerging technology. To learn more about digital signage and presentation solutions supported by Tech Data’s Digital Signage and Projectors SBU, call 800-553-7935.

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