By Lisa Johnston
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Melville, N.Y. – ADI announced the recipients of its 2012 Vendor Partner Awards.
The distributor selected Exacq Technologies as its Vendor of the Year in the United States, and Remee Wire and Cable in Canada. ADI also recognized vendors in the categories of New Product of the Year, Best Sales Support, Rookie Vendor of the Year, and Best Supplier Delivery Performance.
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.
Santa Ana, Calif. — Ingram Micro reported record quarterly sales in the fourth quarter, but slightly lower net and operating incomes.
For the quarter ended Dec. 29, 2012 worldwide sales were $11.38 billion were an all-time quarterly record, increasing 14 percent in U.S. dollars when compared with $9.95 billion in the fourth quarter last year.
Eagan, Minn. - Capitol has added Braven to its growing list of mobile-focused vendors.
Braven is a producer of portable HD Bluetooth speakers with built-in speakerphone that doubles as a mobile phone charger. The company offers a variety of portable speakers and recently introduced a Bluetooth speaker capable of charging an iPad as well as a rugged and waterproof outdoor model during International CES, Capitol said.
Edmond, Okla. — Petra Industries has partnered with Mohu to sell its line of high-definition TV antennas.
Mohu products offer customers a high-definition antenna signal alternative to traditional cable and satellite subscribers without sacrificing high definition capabilities. The antennas are paper-thin and offer free, over-the-air broadcasts while still delivering a true HDTV experience, Petra said.
Harrisburg, Pa. — The Super Bowl blackout in Sunday is a teachable moment, or a reminder about the importance of power protection, according to D&H Distributing.
The distributor said in a release today that the blackout “at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans proves that no infrastructure is immune to power outages— and the repercussions of even a short spate of downtime.”
Burlington, Mass. - Catalyst AV has entered into agreements to nationally distribute Vanco, ICE Cable and PPC products.
Catalyst AV is a newly-formed nationwide distribution network serving more than 10,000 integrators from 16-locations stateside -- with emphasis on support before, during and after the sale, the group said.
Irvine, Calif. – BenQ America said Friday it has partnered with IT and CE products distributor Synnex to sell BenQ products in the United States.
Synnex VisualSolv Group and its consumer electronics division, New Age Electronics, carry BenQ's entire product line, including projectors, monitors and interactive flat-panel displays (IFPs) ranging in size from 42 to 65 inches.
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.”
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.