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Clearwater, Fla. — Tech Data reported it will carry Zagg’s mobile device accessories including the Zaggkeys ProPlus ultra-thin aluminum iPad case and keyboard.
Tiffany Severance, client systems product marketing director at Tech Data, said in a statement, “This new partnership gives our solution providers access to Zagg products, which protect electronics while improving functionality. Protection and increased device functionality are a natural extension of our Client Systems offering, and we are excited to offer Zagg's product portfolio.”
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.
Clifton, N.J. — Custom-install distributor Ultimate Integration has joined the PowerHouse Alliance, the national network of CE wholesalers.
Ultimate, which services the New York and New Jersey markets, is PowerHouse’s 13th member and brings to 37 the number of fully stocked, strategically located warehouses within the distributor group, which serves custom-install dealers nationwide with CE, IT, automation and security products.
Green Bay, Wis. — Seura has been named an official vendor partner for ProSource, offering such high-end video technologies as vanishing television mirrors.
Founded in 2003, Seura product lines include Premier-series vanishing TV mirrors, Enhanced-series vanishing TV mirrors for bathrooms, Deco-series TV mirrors for bathrooms, Hydra indoor waterproof televisions, and Storm high-performance outdoor televisions.
LAS VEGAS — CE, IT and gaming distributor New Age Electronics has added Kindle and Beats by Dr. Dre to its lineup for this year.
New Age, a division of Synnex, has been authorized by Amazon.com to distribute its complete family of Kindle products and accessories including Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD.
New Age is the second distributor tapped by Amazon to dispense its best-selling tablet and e-reader line.
RowOne manufactures high-quality, cost-effective home theater furniture, notably home theater seating, AVAD said.
Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro’s consumer electronics division (IMCE) has announced a domestic distribution relationship with Magellan, a maker of portable handheld GPS receivers.
The Magellan product line offered to IMCE customers will feature popular handheld, waterproof eXplorist Outdoor GPS units, including the eXplorist 110, 310, 510, 610 and 710 models, plus the eXplorist GC geo-caching device and accessories.
Edmond, Okla. – Petra Industries has named Mark Conley as e-commerce regional sales manager, west coast for the CE distributor.
He most recently served as a director of e-commerce sales for Lock&Lock, a global housewares vendor.
Conley will be responsible for building “profitable growth and aggressive sales results” and for building and maintaining key account relationships and major mainstream partnerships in the region, Petra said.
Eleven independent distributors have formed Catalyst AV, a new nationwide distribution network serving the residential and professional AV channels in the U.S.
Operating from 16 locations across the U.S., the Catalyst AV network serves more than 10,000 professional integration companies. According to board member Mike Hench, the group is committed to maintaining sustained inventory levels to assure next-day (and where applicable, same-day) delivery in the continental U.S.
Eagan, Minn. — Capitol, CE distributor of residential systems integrators, retailers and premium incentive resellers, reported that its tech-support team is now officially Wilson Electronics certified for its cellphone signal boosters.
In order to qualify for Wilson Electronics certification, Capitol’s technology specialists had to complete a rigorous training session that culminated in a formidable test on the advanced technologies behind Wilson’s extensive selection of signal-boosting solutions for a variety of cellphones and cellular devices, Capitol said.