Tech Data now offering on-site digital signage installation services

Dec. 2, 2010
In partnership with iTeam Inc., the distributor now delivers professionally installed digital signage platforms to end users nationwide.

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD), a distributor of technology products, announced that it is now offering resellers access to expert installation services for digital signage systems. 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.

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“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 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,” she said. “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 to install solutions on their behalf.”

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

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Resellers can purchase iTeam services through the 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.

“There’s no need for resellers to invest in new staff or disrupt service levels for existing customers when building a digital signage practice,” commented 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.”

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.

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