D&H to Provide Market and Technical Expertise in Digital Convergence for HP's New Digital Entertainment Solutions
HARRISBURG, PA, October 18, 2004 -D&H Distributing announces it is expanding its distribution relationship with HP and plans to provide expertise and support for the HP digital entertainment product portfolio. HP has brought its IT and consumer expertise together to offer a complete portfolio of home entertainment offerings, including Media Center PCs, the new HP Digital Entertainment Center, Digital Home Theater projectors, the Apple iPod from HP (40GB and 20GB versions), and HDTV -ready plasma and LCD televisions.
D&H is one of the few distributors selected to carry the new HP Digital Entertainment Center. Both the z540 and z545b models of the offering as well as HP's new LCD and plasma televisions are expected to begin shipping this month. The new HP home theater projectors are slated to ship in November.
"The fact that HP has accumulated such a wide roster of home entertainment products clearly marks a paradigm shift we've been anticipating for more than a year. PC -based devices have become a driving force in what was once a CE -only universe, seamlessly integrating the home entertainment architecture," said Dan Schwab, vice president of marketing for D&H. "The fact that D&H tops a short list of partners to distribute these technologies speaks volumes about both D&H status as a convergence leader and the momentum of our relationship with HP."
"HP is introducing a suite of products that transform the average living room from analog to digital: Consumers can watch movies and TV on large, high -definition displays, personalize their playlists and manage mega -libraries of music, photos and movies digitally and virtually without leaving their couch," said Bob Pechon, vice president of consumer sales at HP. "We wanted distribution partners with a similar focus and D&H not only has that but the CE/IT history and expertise to deliver high -value, high -touch services to its base of resellers."
About D&H Distributing
One of America's largest wholesale distributors of computer products, consumer electronics, educational products and security products, D&H has been distributing to the reseller and solution provider community for over 85 years.
D&H leads the computer industry in emerging technologies and is known for providing every solution provider - from large, national accounts to small, independent business owners - with top -quality products, competitive prices and highly personalized service. D&H received the highest loyalty rating of the distributors named in the Performance Index section of CRN magazine's 19th Annual Sourcing Study, and the Best Distributor Award in the 2004 RAM Awards.
D&H Distributing is headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, with shipping locations in Harrisburg, Boston, Jacksonville, Chicago, Dallas and Visalia, CA. For more information on D&H, call toll -free, (800) 340 -1001, or visit the company's web site at www.dandh.com.
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