By Lisa Johnston
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Carlstadt, N.J. — BDI-Laguna, supplier of consumer electronics and computer products, has added Lowrance Electronics to its manufacturer portfolio. Tulsa, Okla.-based Lowrance Electronics is known for its outdoor and automotive GPS products, digital mapping systems and accessories.
In other news, BDI-Laguna also recently announced its intention to support Mobile Edge's Caring Case Collection, a program through which Mobile Edge donates 10 percent of the sale price of its Caring Case Collection to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. BDI-Laguna will feature the collection and the Komen Milano laptop bag on select customer sites.
Rockford, Ill. — Waldom Electronics, a master distributor that caters exclusively to other distributors — has partnered with Triad Magnetics, a company that manufactures power conversion products. As a result of the partnership, Waldom will make available to its clients Triad's entire line of products including power and audio transformers, power supplies, inductors, wall plug-in adapters and more.
REDWOOD SHORES, CALIF. — Wynit, distributor of peripheral and consumer electronics products, will supply and represent the Wherifone GPS locator phone to its national retail members. The Wheriphone is a two-way cell phone with a built in aided-GPS locator and managed dial features designed for parents to be able to locate their children quickly and control calling.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — DBL Distributing, a nationwide wholesaler of CE products, has been ranked the 15th largest private Arizona-based company and 12th fastest growing Arizona-based company in the Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards. The awards are given annually to the 50 largest companies and 25 fastest growing privately-held companies headquartered in Arizona. The awards are said to represent the largest private companies in the state generating more than $14 billion last year.
NEW YORK — Electrograph Systems held its third annual Display Technology Experience (DTE), a networking and training event for A/V resellers. The free event took place Oct. 18 at Madison Square Garden and was scheduled to feature live demonstrations, a keynote address from Kayye Consulting founder Gary Kayye, workshops and educational sessions on product integration and advanced installation techniques.
San Rafael, Calif. — Electronic Stockroom, a charter member of The EDGE Distributors Group, specializing in high-end audio and video electronics, opened its first Pacific Northwest facility. The new Electronic Stockroom facility features a dealer training center and showroom. It will be managed by 31-year industry veteran Michael Bicak, who spent 17 years in multiple senior level positions with West Coast specialty retailer, Good Guys before joining Electronic Stockroom.
ATLANTA — SED International, distributor of computer, consumer electronics and cellular products, added Seagate Technology to its vendor roster. The Seagate addition allows SED to provide an expanded range of storage offerings, which already included products from the Maxtor brand. Seagate manufactures hard disc drives for a wide range of applications including desktop, mobile computing, CE and branded solutions and claims to have been the first to build 5.25-inch hard disc drives for PCs.
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.