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.
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
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
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
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
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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