Tech Data Expands Digital Signage Portfolio With On-Site Installation Services

Tech Data_logoTech Data Corporation, a leading distributor of technology products, is now offering resellers access to expert installation services for digital signage solutions. Through Tech Data’s Digital Signage and Projectors Specialized Business Unit (SBU), resellers can now partner with iTeam Inc. to deliver professionally installed digital signage solutions to end users nationwide.

“Digital signage is one of the fastest growing technologies in the market today,” said Wendy Linsky, vice president, Peripherals Product Marketing, Tech Data. “Our Digital Signage and Projectors SBU maintains top market share positions with the leading display manufacturers and provides resellers access to more than 120 Digital Signage Certified Experts for sales and technical support, which is more than any other distributor offers. Our partnership with iTeam extends our best-in-class solutions support to the field, helping resellers deliver more options for professional installation services to their end-user customers.”

Linsky added that resellers—especially those supporting end users like government agencies, school districts, healthcare providers and retail and restaurant chains—often win bids for large rollouts of digital signage in multiple geographies on tight deadlines. “In many cases,” she said, “resellers are integrating digital signage into existing network infrastructure, moving beyond data centers and server rooms to pull cable through ceilings, mount displays on walls and install media PCs and content management software. While that can be time-consuming, complex work for traditional IT reseller staff, the experts at iTeam serve as an extension of a reseller’s team, going onsite nationwide to install solutions on their behalf.”

“There’s no need for resellers to invest in new staff or disrupt service levels for existing customers when building a digital signage practice,” said Bill Kazman, CEO of iTeam. “Whether it’s for one, a dozen or hundreds of digital signage installations, resellers can use iTeam’s Service-as-a-Product approach, resources and expertise to confidently and profitably deploy these solutions for their customers.”

iTeam utilizes a pool of more than 14,000 certified technicians who have completed more than 750,000 IT projects throughout North America. It delivers a broad array of IT installation and maintenance services for some of the nation’s largest technology resellers, consumer electronics retailers and systems integrators. Its services include complete digital signage solutions installation, such as site surveys, wiring, network integration, display mounting, and media player and software setup. Digital Signage and Projectors SBU customers also can partner with iTeam for display and projector installation services in corporate, retail, government, classroom and multimedia environments.

Resellers can purchase iTeam services through the techdata.com product catalog. This enables them to easily bundle, accurately quote and quickly order digital signage hardware, software and services to present their customers with complete, competitively priced solutions.

In addition to digital signage installation, iTeam provides a wide array of IT services available to Tech Data customers through the distributor’s TDOnCall technical services team. Resellers can partner with iTeam for staff augmentation support when installing networks, printer and PC fleets, data center infrastructure, unified communications and video surveillance. To learn more about digital signage solutions at Tech Data, call the Digital Signage and Projectors SBU at +1 (800) 553 7935.

Enabling The Digital Signage Channel

This week Tech Data is hosting its Digital Signage Partner Summit in Clearwater, Fla., where nearly 120 resellers, vendors and industry experts are sharing strategies for building profitable digital signage practices. Speakers including Bob O’Malley, CEO of InFocus, Alan C. Brawn, principal of Brawn Consulting LLC, and Lyle Bunn, principal of BUNN Co., will discuss emerging technology trends, sales and marketing strategies, project planning and also will offer strategic advice for resellers establishing their digital signage businesses.

Tech Data’s Digital Signage and Projectors SBU offers resellers access to 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 associated hardware. The SBU’s dedicated resources assist resellers in designing, scoping, building and selling a full spectrum of digital signage solutions.

About iTeam

iTeam Inc. is a nationwide provider of packaged outsourcing of IT and AV installation services, delivering the best visibility and control, highest quality, and most predictable cost, all because of its unique approach called Service-as-a-Product (SaaP). Leading distributors, direct marketers, OEMs, and solutions providers package SaaP with their technology-based offerings to ensure optimum value and a best-in-class customer experience. To learn more, visit www.iteam.com.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) is one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products from leading IT hardware and software producers. Tech Data serves more than 125,000 IT solution providers in over 100 countries. Every day, these resellers depend on Tech Data to cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users, including small and medium businesses (SMB), large enterprises and government agencies. Ranked 109th on the FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $22.1 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2010. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

Contacts

Tech Data Corporation
Michael E. Donner, +1-800-237-8931 ext. 89231
michael.donner [at] techdata.com
or
Jarred LeFebvre, +1-800-305-3374
jarred.lefebvre [at] techdata.com

Source: Tech Data