IT products distributor Tech Data Corporation has expanded its distribution partnership with Hitachi Software Engineering America, Ltd., to include the manufacturer’s StarBoard interactive whiteboards. These products are available through Tech Data’s Digital Signage and Projectors Specialized Business Unit (SBU).
“Tech Data’s Digital Signage and Projectors SBU continues to diversify its product offering, providing resellers with access to the latest solutions and connecting more vendors to the channel partners they need to grow their businesses,” said Tech Data Vice President, Peripherals Product Marketing, Wendy Linsky. “The addition of Hitachi StarBoards is timely since we anticipate the first spending opportunities from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to emerge soon.”
The modernization of schools, government buildings, and other public facilities is expected to be among ARRA IT spending priorities. Presentation solutions incorporating interactive digital whiteboards enhance learning environments in classrooms, aid courtroom demonstrations, and help facilitate and more accurately document public policy discussion. From small offices to large corporate boardrooms, digital whiteboards also have broad application in the private sector.
Interactive whiteboards take the place of traditional chalkboards, dry-erase whiteboards, and paper easels for presentations, note taking, and other communications activities. Content on a digital whiteboard is instantly transferable to a desktop or notebook, where it can be archived, reviewed, and shared. Coupled with projectors and the right accessories, resellers can develop a range of presentation solutions for customers of any size within the government, education, commercial, and corporate markets.†
Tech Data will distribute Hitachi’s FXDUO and FX series of wired and wireless interactive whiteboards in sizes of 63, 77, and 82 inches; the Hitachi T-17SXL interactive LCD display with the StarBoard Software suite of collaboration tools for presentations, meetings, lessons, and lectures; and the FreeFrame Mobile Stand system for mounting and moving Hitachi interactive whiteboards and short-throw projectors. Tech Data also distributes whiteboards from 3M, NEC, and Panasonic.