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SOURCE Imagine Communications
Company's end-to-end portfolio will be delivered to strategic verticals through Tech Data's network of resellers
DALLAS, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine Communications, a market share leader of software and networking solutions serving the global media broadcast and service provider markets, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD), one of the world's largest distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Through this joint effort, Tech Data will distribute Imagine Communications' end-to-end portfolio to its North American network of resellers including strategic key verticals, with the intention to expand internationally.
"We are excited about our newly fostered distribution agreement with Tech Data, bringing the latest in IP, Cloud, Digital Signage and TV Everywhere innovation to a broader range of channel partners and vertical markets," said Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications. "Through its expansive global network, established channels and position at the center of the supply chain, Tech Data will enable us to more effectively and efficiently reach our target verticals; broadcasters, service providers, education, healthcare, retail and government. We are confident that this partnership will drive increased economies of scale and scope to better support our customers around the world."
The agreement gives Tech Data's channel of solution providers access to Imagine Communications' comprehensive Enterprise Business Software, Playout Automation and Networking solutions, with a focus on routing, signaling, processing, compression, digital signage, and test and measurement products. Tech Data provides a broad range of logistics capabilities and value-added services that enable technology manufacturers and resellers to more quickly sell, deliver and deploy Imagine Communications' products.
"Imagine Communications provides our channel of resellers with best-in-class solutions, and we are excited about the partnership," said Joe Quaglia, president, the Americas at Tech Data. "Every day, resellers around the world depend on Tech Data to help cost-effectively meet the needs of end users of all sizes, including small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises, educational institutions, government agencies and consumers. This partnership gives our vertical resellers a competitive edge as they look to capitalize on new market opportunities."
About Imagine Communications
Leveraging more than five decades of innovation, Imagine Communications Corp. is a global leader of enterprise business software, playout automation and networking solutions to more than 3,000 media, broadcast, service provider, government and enterprise customers spanning 185 countries. Today, nearly half of the world's video channels traverse through more than 3 million of our products deployed around the world. With a bold vision and commitment to IP and cloud-based, software-defined networks and workflows, Imagine Communications is delivering billions of moments around the world anywhere, anytime and on any device. Visit www.imaginecommunications.com for more information, and follow us on Twitter @imagine_comms.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 115,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $26.8 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2014. It is ranked No. 119 on the Fortune 500® and one of Fortune's "World's Most Admired Companies." To learn more, visit www.techdata.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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