By Lisa Johnston
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HARRISBURG, PA. — D&H Distributing will draw more than 60 manufacturers and close to 700 reseller and dealer representatives nationwide at its Digital Convergence Expo to be held July 13 at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel and Convention Center in Camp Hill, Pa., near here. Intel will present one of its first Viiv technology seminars at the show on Viiv's 1.5 update features. The fifth annual event will also feature a keynote address by the Consumer Electronics Association's industry relations senior VP Todd Thibodeaux, plus an expanded seminar program featuring “strategic examinations of hot new technologies,” the distributor said. Registration is free for dealers, integrators, resellers and custom installers. D&H customers are privy to special one-day-only, exhibit-floor pricing, the distributor said. For more details check www.dandh.com/convergence06.
PHILADELPHIA — Westinghouse Digital Electronics, a supplier of LCD display screens, has expanded distributor Almo's distribution agreement to include the pro A/V market targeting the system integrator and digital signage channels. Todd Moffett, national sales manager for pro A/V-IT for Westinghouse Digital, said, “This series of Westinghouse products for the pro A/V market enables the ability to 'talk' to a display from a remote location and provides the system integrator and content provider with the latest technology to enhance the public viewing experience.” The companies said that the initial Westinghouse rollout at Almo in the third quarter includes 27W-inch, 32W-inch and 42W-inch professional LCD TVs. The RS232 connector will be built into these displays' boards with additional hardware and software, enabling system integrators and content providers to deliver specific content and control the viewing experience in order to create a specific response, Almo said.
Separately, Almo has embarked on a four-month CE open house tour that kicked off June 6 in Milwaukee, and will conclude Sept. 14 in Raleigh, N.C. The tour, which is expected to draw 1,100 retailers, features product demonstrations, training seminars, vendor presentations and “show special” discounts. President Warren Chaiken said the success of last year's open houses prompted Almo to double the schedule and add more vendor training sessions.
CARLSTADT, N.J. — BDI-Laguna said it will offer its customers the networking and storage solutions of Buffalo Technology. BDI-Laguna will now carry Buffalo's multimedia devices such as the LinkTheater and LinkTheater Mini; network storage solutions such as the TeraStation and LinkStation, as well as its storage hard drive solution, the DriveStation. BDI-Laguna will also offer Buffalo's Air Station family of wireless routers and accessories. “Buffalo Technology gives our customers an efficient way to carry a wide assortment of networking, storage, multimedia and accessories for today's consumer,” said Joel Blank, executive VP, BDI-Laguna.
MILPITAS, CALIF. — AVerMedia Technologies, a provider of digital multimedia and presentation technology, has signed an agreement with ASI Distribution for the company to provide system integrator services and distribution of its products throughout the United States and Canada. ASI will provide distribution and systems integrator services for AVerMedia's AVerTV TV tuner product line. The line includes PCI, mini-PCI, express cards, PCMCIA card bus and external USB TV tuner solutions with products certified for the Windows XP and Windows Media Center Edition 2005 operating systems.
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.