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D&H West Coast Tech Show Focuses on K-12 Sales, Windows 8.1, and Chromebooks

This month the distributor hosts its first trade event of 2014, designed to help VARs take advantage of new government and vendor initiatives and leverage new technologies. By ChannelPro

D&H Distributing will host the West Coast 2014 Technology Show, its first trade show of 2014, on March 27 at the Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry, Calif. The event, which will involve more than 60 vendors and an estimated 500 reseller attendees, will offer seminars from ASUS, Cisco, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, and SMB Nation.

Registration opens at 11:00 a.m.; sessions begin at 12:00 p.m. with a special lunch-and-learn presentation on K-12 opportunities, hosted by ASUS. The exhibit hall is open from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Registration for the show is free for D&H resellers, and attendees are privy to special show-day-only pricing for merchandise purchased on the floor.

Seminars will cover topics such as Windows 8.1; the XP migration; best-in-class SMB business and storage solutions; and hardware opportunities in the K-12 vertical featuring Chrome- and Windows OS-based computing. Participating vendors include Acer, ASUS, Buffalo, Creative Labs, D-Link, Epson, Kingston, Ricoh, Samsung, Seagate, Toshiba, WD, and many others. A roster of manufacturers, including Carbonite (online backup), Dell, ICC/AT&T, McAfee, Neat (cloud-enabled scanners), Para Systems (power solutions), Synology America Corp. (NAS), TeckQuest (notebook batteries), VisTablet (draw pads), and ZyXEL Communications (networking solutions) make their debut appearance at the D&H West Coast event.

The show will feature a hands-on “Chrome Zone” demo exhibit, in which attendees can test the look and feel of various Chromebook models from D&H partners, helping VARs decide which units may best serve their clients’ needs. Laptops and tablets utilizing the Chrome OS will be available for preview from Acer, ASUS, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba. The zone will also exhibit Chromebook accessories such as sleeves, cases, and adapter kits from Belkin, CODi, Case Logic,, and Targus.

D&H resellers can call their representatives for registration information at (800) 340-1001 or visit


The Agenda for the West Coast 2014 Technology Show is as follows:

11:00 a.m.       Registration opens

12:00 p.m.       “Lunch & Learn” session: Big K-12 School Hardware Opportunities


1:00 p.m.         2 in 1’s: Tablets and More


2:00 p.m.         Goodbye XP: Meet the New Windows 8.1 Devices 


3:00 p.m.         Replace Your Cisco Base: Grow Your Business by Upgrading Your Customers’ Networks


4:00 p.m.         Exhibits open

4:30 p.m.         HPs Best in Class Business PCs – Carry Less, Do More


5:30 p.m.         Lenovo ThinkServer and Storage Solutions; Grow with Lenovo and D&H in 2014


6:30 p.m.         Capitalizing on XP Migration and IT Disruptions in 2014

                        SMB Nation

8:30 p.m.         Door prizes

9:00 p.m.         Exhibits close


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