By Lisa Johnston
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Scottsdale, Ariz. - Ingram Micro’s Consumer Electronics Division (IMCE) has signed an agreement to carry Hisense USA’s line of smart TVs.
IMCE said by May 19 Hisense models from both its commercial and retail line of LED HDTVs, including selected models from the Hisense H6 series, will be available. Besides web-based features such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube, the H6 allows for connectivity and interactivity with Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, USB and the Google Chrome browser, the distributor said.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Edmond, Okla. — Petra Industries, a distributor of mobile audio/video accessories, consumer electronics, wireless accessories and custom-installation products, will hold its 12th Annual Car Audio Expo on Sunday, April 27, at its headquarters, here.
Eagan, Minn. – National CE distributor Capitol has added BenQ America’s line of home and pro projectors to its product assortment.
“BenQ is one of the leading innovators in visual displays, and the company’s projectors are considered to be among the best on the market,” said Capitol president and chief financial officer Curt Hayes. “Adding them to our portfolio further strengthens the options available to our customers who serve the home theater and professional A/V sectors.”
Harrisburg, Pa. — National IT and CE distributor D&H Distributing has slated five regional trade shows for 2014.
The schedule kicks off March 27 with D&H’s West Coast Technology Show at the Pacific Palms Hotel & Conference Center in Industry Hills, Calif.
That will be followed June 18-19 with the distributor’s Education Back to School Show at the Lancaster Marriott & Convention Center in Lancaster, Pa.
Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro’s Consumer Electronics division (IMCE) has launched a new online vendor-authorizations process.
IMCE resellers will now be able to submit requests to become an authorized reseller for selected vendors online vs. the previous manual paper process with the distributor.
IMCE said among benefits of using the new platform for submitting authorization forms online:
*The new process is very user friendly and reduces paper waste.
*Forms have been standardized and are simpler to fill out.
Chester Springs, Pa. — Azione Unlimited, the two-year-old education and buying group for custom retailers and integrators, has added Sennheiser to its vendor-member roster.
Under terms of the agreement, Azione dealers will have access to Sennheiser’s entire line of consumer products, including its premium audiophile headphones and amplifiers.
Amherst, N.Y. — Samsung Techwin America, manufacturer of consumer video monitoring and security products, has appointed Stampede Presentation Products to serve as a U.S. distributor of its advanced video surveillance solutions.
According to Stampede president and COO Kevin Kelly, the distributor will bring Samsung's industry-leading consumer security and surveillance products, including its high-performance surveillance and security solutions for home and SMB use, directly to customers through select dealers in its distribution network.
New York — Brightstar has signed an agreement with Harman to become the exclusive distributor of the newly designed Harman Kardon Onyx Studio portable Bluetooth wireless speaker to mobile operators and retailers around the world.
Amherst, N.Y. — Stampede’s Spring 2014 Stampede Big Book of AV (BBOAV) Tour, will roll into Montreal, Canada on Feb. 20, where A/V industry dealers and manufacturers will showcase their latest solutions at the Sheraton Montreal Airport hotel.
“Each stop on the 2014 tour features a compelling mix of product demonstration, business building idea sessions, networking opportunities — and more than a few surprises,” said Stampede’s president and COO Kevin Kelly.
AVAD, Ingram Micro To Exhibit At 2014 Digital Signage Expo
Los Angeles — AVAD will present attendees to its Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2014 booth 110 with leading commercial video solutions along with parent company Ingram Micro.