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AMX Transforming AV-IT Integration with Tech Data Partnership
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011
AMX Extends Lead in IT Distribution with Award-Winning Digital Signage and AV Solutions
 
RICHARDSON, Texas - March 24, 2011 - AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced broader expansion into distribution through an agreement with Tech Data, a leading global IT distributor.
 
The partnership will make available to Tech Data's base of IT resellers a selection of AMX solutions that allow convergence of A/V systems into an IT framework. As digital signage is increasingly being deployed in corporate settings, in addition to the numerous A/V devices which have become central to conference room operations, a simplified solution for managing and controlling these is essential. AMX solutions solve this by enabling digital signage and A/V systems to integrate with the IT network. The IT manager on staff now can easily manage and troubleshoot AV devices from a network operations center (NOC); and do so in a manner he is familiar with.
 
"We look forward to partnering with Tech Data, one of the world's largest IT distributors, particularly as one of the fastest growing areas of our business are solutions focused on the integration of AV with IT," said AMX Vice President of Business Development Sean McNeill. "AMX's award-winning Inspired XPress Digital Signage and IP-enabled AV solutions together with Tech Data's world-class technical and customer support presents tremendous opportunities for this rapidly growing market."
 
Under the terms of the agreement, Tech Data will offer AMX subscription-free Inspired XPress Digital Signage, the DVX-2100HD - an all-in-one switcher, controller, scaler and amplifier - which can be configured without a programmer through AMXmeetingroom Software, HydraPort™ Connection Ports, and award-winning AMX Analog Matrix Switchers. Tech Data will also offer Resource Management Suite® Software from AMX and AMX Technical Support agreements for resellers and end-users.
 
"Digital signage is one of the fastest growing technologies in the market today," said Wendy Linsky, vice president, Peripherals Product Marketing, Tech Data. "Adding AMX to the linecard provides resellers with a broader array of product offerings and further positions Tech Data as a leader in the digital signage space and the distributor of choice for AV integrators."
 
Tech Data distributes many leading brands such as Apple, IBM, Microsoft and Sony, among others. It has built a solid reputation with technology resellers across the globe by offering cost-effective products, support staff with industry-recognized certifications and logistics capabilities enabling efficient distribution.
 
Tech Data will offer AMX products in U.S. markets.
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