Digital Connect and D&H Distributing's 'Road Show' Educates Resellers on Digital Convergence

CMP Media's Digital Connect Magazine and D&H Distributing Hit The Road To Educate Resellers On The Digital Convergence Marketplace. September Road Show To Visit Florida, Texas, Illinois And California.

MANHASSET, NY, and HARRISBURG, PA, April 21, 2004 - - CMP Media`s Digital Connect Magazine and D&H Distributing today announced a strategic relationship to bring digital convergence -focused vendors together with IT resellers, CE retailers, A/V installers and home integrators through a Digital Convergence Road Show™. This forum will explore opportunities in the emerging digital home and small business marketplace.

The Digital Convergence Road Show's mission is to educate the channel on digital convergence opportunities in the home and small office marketplace. Each city will host a full day session with vendor presentations, industry panels, keynote and editorial addresses as well as a networking reception and product exhibits. Attendees will gain extensive knowledge of this emerging market and get hands on product experience.

The road show will travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on September 14; Dallas, Texas on September 16; Chicago, Illinois on September 21; and Santa Clara, California on September 23.

"2004 is emerging as an inflexion point in digital convergence", said Dan Schwab, vice president of marketing for D&H. "Resellers, retailers and installers throughout the country are trying to get their hands around this new opportunity. It seemed the perfect time to take our Digital Convergence Expo on the road, directly to those who are driving this insurgence, giving them hands -on knowledge and one -on -one experience with the vendors and experts who are leading this space. And who better to combine resources with than those of CMP XChange and Digital Connect to make the Road Show a tremendous success for our vendors and resellers.

"Combining forces with the leading digital convergence distributor in the industry to offer this educational forum will provide resellers across the country with top notch resources on the digital convergence marketplace," added Lisa MacKenzie, publisher, Digital Connect Magazine. "These meetings will allow the channel to educate themselves on the digital marketplace, the technologies available today and in the future as well as tips and techniques on how to market their business services."

Digital Connect Magazine and D&H Distributing are ideal partners to supply the channel with information on the digital convergence marketplace. Digital Connect Magazine is the leading authority for integrators on digital convergence in the home and small -office markets and is the only publication that reaches IT professionals that provide the intelligence behind the truly smart home. As the leading digital convergence distributor, D&H recently launched a one -stop micro -site where resellers can educate themselves on digital convergence technologies, market dynamics and business strategies. This site includes up -to -the -minute industry news and reports, white papers on digital convergence technologies, training and education information, and links to vendors and industry associations. It was developed specifically to assist VARs preparing to enter this new marketplace.

The Digital Convergence Road Show is free of charge to IT resellers, CE retailers and A/V installers, however, space is limited. For additional information on the road show or to reserve a seat, visit

For additional information on Digital Connect Magazine visit For additional information on D&H Distributing visit For road show sponsorship opportunities contact Nancy Hammervik at or 516.562.7679.

About D&H Distributing
One of America's largest wholesale distributors of microcomputer products, consumer electronics, educational products and security products, D&H has been distributing to the reseller and solution provider community for 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.

D&H Distributing is headquartered in Harrisburg, PA , with shipping locations in Harrisburg, Boston, Ft. Lauderdale , 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

About Digital Connect Magazine
Digital Connect Magazine provides a unique editorial perspective on the convergence of IT and consumer electronics products that create innovative applications in the home and small office. Digital Connect Magazine is for business technology integrators and solution providers engaged in the digital home networking market providing the technology information and related channel programs to enhance their business models and go -to -market strategies.

About CRN
CRN provides business and technology integrators with the crucial information and analysis they need to run their businesses successfully. As an advocate and voice of the Channel, business and technology integrators turn to CRN first for immediate information. With more than 20 years of experience, CRN is the most trusted source for 117,500 channel professionals. CRN can be found on the Web at

About CMP Media LLC
CMP Media LLC ( is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum -the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

Press Contacts:
Laura Mastroberti
Digital Connect Magazine

Dan Schwab
D&H Distributing

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