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SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — DBL Distributing, which was acquired by Ingram Micro in 2007 as a wholly owned subsidiary, is being integrated into the company as a dedicated CE division.
The operation, renamed Ingram Micro consumer electronics division, will continue to operate as a separate line of business within the Ingram Micro portfolio, the company said.
Strategic divisions senior VP John Soumbasakis said the new division represents “a key milestone in our company's growth strategy” as CE and IT products continue to converge, and will “serve as a catalyst for generating growth” in both categories for current Ingram Micro customers and DBL's 30,000-plus CE retailers.
Ingram added that the CE division will build on DBL's mix of more than 20,000 products from more than 500 product lines, and will benefit from Ingram Micro's worldwide logistics, operational efficiencies and comprehensive IT portfolio.
“We are embracing the Ingram Micro name to showcase our strengths as a focused consumer electronics distributor, while leveraging the resources and operational efficiencies of a Fortune 100 logistics company,” said Brent McCarty, VP/general manager of DBL Distributing.
MELVILLE, N.Y. — ADI has signed an agreement with Panasonic System Networks Co. of America to offer their security products at branch locations across the country.
Dealers will now have access to Panasonic's range of video surveillance products, from analog solutions to IP-based technology.
With Panasonic's line of surveillance products, dealers can provide a flexible security solution for networked environments. These high-performance products offer advanced functionality, and allow dealers to build a completely integrated security system, the distributor said.
ADI will distribute Panasonic's line of security solutions ranging from Super Dynamic 5 (SD5) cameras with intelligent technology to the continually expanding line of i-Pro network products. The complete product line includes analog, IP megapixel and digital cameras, lenses, biometric access control, video recorders, management software, housings and network interfaces needed to deliver a total physical security solution, ADI said.
EDMOND, OKLA. — Petra Industries, the distributor of CE, custom installation and related products, will give away $25,000 and a trip to International CES 2011 in Las Vegas as part of its 25th anniversary celebration.
Petra's $25,000 sweepstakes announcement kicks off a series of 25th anniversary promotions that will be announced in upcoming months, the distributor said.
Customers can register at www.petra.com/25k to be entered to win the grand prize of $25,000 and the trip to CES 2011, as well as other prizes throughout the year. Dealers who aren't current Petra customers are also eligible to enter the sweepstakes.
Petra carries more than 20,000 products from more than 500 manufacturers and is a member of CEA, CEDIA and PARA. For more information on Petra, visit www.petra.com or call (800) 443-6975.
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