If it’s Friday then it must be time for Distribution Watch, our weekly wrap of distribution-related news and information. This week we’re training our eyes on D&H Distributing, Ingram Micro (IM) and Avnet (AVT), so don’t blink or you’ll miss out.
D&H Distributing: Secure broadband networking, Internet access, connected home and routing products from ZyXEL Communications are now being offered by D&H in Canada and the United States.
D&H will focus on ZyXEL's broad line of business class offerings, including firewalls, switches and business-class Access Points. ZyXEL’s carrier-grade Ethernet switches include managed, smart web-managed and unmanaged Fast, Gigabit and 10G switches.
D&H also will distribute ZyXEL's enterprise wireless devices including indoor and outdoor access points, WLAN controllers and Wi-Fi hotspots, as well as ZyXEL's network security products including high-throughput firewall appliances and award-winning Unified Threat Management devices.
The recent GSA schedule additions focus on in-demand technology categories such as communications, data protection, networking, ruggedized computing, storage and virtualization. Earlier this year, Ingram Micro announced Cisco Systems' portfolio of channel-friendly technology products and solutions were now featured as part of Promark's GSA schedule.
Ingram Micro acquired Promark, a value-added distributor with a core technology focus on data storage, data management and electronic document imaging products and services, in 2012.
Avnet: The distributor’s Avnet Technology Solutions division has received the Polycom RealPresence Services Specialization (RPSS) designation and will now offer technical assistance center services including Level 1 and Level 2 support from Avnet’s Polycom Video Conferencing Engineers (PCVE) certified technicians. These experts can assist with technical support and failure determination, and will be able to access a working lab to help with issues resolution.
The technical assistance center services are available to channel partners in the United States and Canada through Avnet Services. Avnet’s RPSS designation will enable partners to provide value-added technical assistance center services for their unified communications customers without needing to develop these capabilities in house.
And so ends another edition of Distribution Watch. But never fear, we’ll be back next week with more distribution-related news. Until then, stay safe.