World`s largest technology distributor to showcase consumer electronics and IT vendors, in its debut exhibit at Long Beach event
Framingham, MA - Nov. 1, 2004 - Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor with annual revenues of more than $22 billion, will promote its commitment to the custom electronics market as a gold sponsor of the Electronic House Expo (EHX) Fall 2004, Nov. 16 -18 at the Long Beach Convention Center. As the leading technology distributor, Ingram Micro has shattered the definition of typical pick, pack and ship distribution methodology by developing unique programs geared towards increasing sales throughout the channel. Ingram Micro has brought its resourceful strategy to the custom electronics sector by opening new doors of opportunity for custom electronics dealers, traditional computer VARs and IT professionals.
By working with Ingram Micro custom electronics dealers could reap the benefit of increased revenues through resale and installation of more IT products, such as wireless networking gear, computers, software and peripherals. Traditional computer VARs and IT professionals could seize opportunities in the residential market and increase revenues through resale and installation of more audio, video, control and security products. In addition to product access, Ingram Micro offers state of the art customer service, financing and technical support for its channel partners.
"With home networking on the rise and the mounting adoption of wireless in consumer -facing businesses such as airports, restaurants and coffee houses, the demand for converged technology products is growing at a steady pace. To capture this growth, we're strengthening our relationships with forward -looking vendors who continue to introduce products and solutions that blur the lines between personal and office use," said Kevin Murai, president, Ingram Micro, Inc.,. "Although these are exciting times for technology innovation, we're only seeing the tip of the digital iceberg."
Ingram Micro (Booth #512) will, promote its high -quality dealer services and several of its vendors including:
* byd:sign, manufacturer of plasma and LCD flat panel TVs
* Pure A/V by Belkin, manufacturer of high quality cables and wireless technologies for A/V signal distribution
* Peerless Industries, manufacturer of wall mounts systems for flat panel TVs, projectors and monitors
* GVI/Samsung, manufacturer of security and surveillance systems
* Kenwood, manufacturer of receivers, home theater audio systems, DVD players and audio accessories
* Toshiba, home theatre projectors and portable AV entertainment notebooks
Ingram Micro will also host an informational manufacturer training session on Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm in room SBA, theater classroom 144. Attendees will participate in a training session presented by Pure A/V by Belkin, byd:sign and Kenwood on new technology solutions in the digital home market.
Attendees who sign -up to become authorized Ingram Micro resellers at the show will be entered in a drawing for valuable prizes from its vendors including three byd:sign 30 -inch flat panel televisions - a $2,100 value. Ingram Micro will also provide a complimentary annual subscription to Electronic House magazine to all EHX Fall attendees.
For all manufacturer and solution provider inquiries related to custom electronics in the United States, contact Michael Shelton, senior director, business development, consumer electronics, at (714) 382 -2473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ingram Micro, Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves 100 countries and is the only global IT distributor with operations in Asia. Ranked 76 on the Fortune 500, Ingram Micro generated $22.5 billion in revenues for fiscal year 2002. Visit www.ingrammicro.com/corp.
Electronic House Expo, named the fastest growing tradeshow in North America by Tradeshow Week magazine, is the trade show and conference of the $16 billion electronic home industry. Held twice annually and sponsored by CEA's TechHome Division, the EHX trade show floor and conference program provide an invaluable forum for information exchange, education and new product demonstrations from leading manufacturers and service providers across the entire electronic home spectrum of A/V -Entertainment, Home Networking & Communications, Home Comfort & Control, and Tech -Style. EHX, produced by EH Events & Education, is the only event to unite such a broad, quality audience of custom electronics professionals under one roof. Visit www.ehx2004.com for complete event information.