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D&H Providing Latest Technologies To Stimulate Sales

10/09/2009 01:06:08 PM Eastern

Harrisburg, Pa. - D&H Distributing is offering a full slate of cutting-edge technology products to its retail customers to help drive new purchases this holiday season.

Key categories discerned by the company include mobility, digital imaging and flat-panel displays featuring LED and OLED technology. D&H said dealers and e-tailers can leverage the new features of these products to gain a marketplace edge while the economy recovers and consumer confidence returns.

 "We've always found that focusing on break-out functionality is a good strategy for our customers, even if as a distributor we've had to make early investments in nascent technologies in order to make those items available," said purchasing VP Rob Eby. "The earlier we're able to embrace new capabilities, the more our customers can leverage those developments to differentiate themselves." 

D&H's display offerings include LED desktop monitors and TVs, some with Internet connectivity, and Sony's 3mm-thick XEL-1 OLED TV.

In digital imaging, the distributor is stocking Samsung's DualView digital cameras, which have front and back LCD view screens that allow subjects preview the shot before it's taken.

Its netbook selection reflects such category improvements as longer battery life, larger keyboards, reduced weight and sleeker profiles, the company said. Models include Acer's 8.9-inch, 2.2-pound Aspire One A150; the Asus Eee PC line; and MSI's new Wind U110 Eco, whose nine-cell battery provides 15 hours of power per charge.

D&H is also betting on all-in-one computers, which take up less space and often use less energy than traditional desktop models. Examples include Hewlett-Packard's TouchSmart IQ500t with 22W-inch touch screen;  

Acer's Aspire Z5600, whose Windows 7 touch capabilities can replace a keyboard and mouse; and Lenovo's IdeaCentre A-series models with integrated Blu-ray Disc player and multimedia remote control.

Other high-tech gift ideas from D&H include HD-capable USB camcorders from Flip, Vado and Aiptek; new titles and high-capacity storage devices for gaming consoles; e-readers; and price-competitive Blu-ray Disc players.

In addition, the distributor has "put a lot of energy into initiatives designed to pay-off for our customers," said D&H's marketing VP Mary Campbell.  "Much of that has gone directly to helping those dealers and retailers face up to the economy and come out thriving.  Now our efforts will focus on new opportunities for them to present a better value proposition and bring themselves to a more competitive place.  It's all part of making sure they maintain an edge in a changing market."

In other D&H news, the company held its Mid-Atlantic Fall 2009 Technology Show this week in Hershey, Pa. Some 140 vendors showed customers their wares, including Acer, Asus, Intel, Lenovo, Pure Digital and Toshiba.

The 91-year-old company ships out of five separate locations in North America, including its U.S. headquarters in here in Pennsylvania, and its Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.  It operates additional U.S. warehouses in Atlanta, Chicago and Fresno, Calif. For more information call D&H toll-free at (800) 340-1007 or visit www.dandh.com.

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