Ingram Micro to Sell DigitalDeck Entertainment Network (DDeck) Solution That Records and Delivers Home Entertainment Content Over Ethernet From Any A/V Source
Redwood City, CA, May 10, 2005 - DigitalDeck(TM), the developer of the new whole house audio/video entertainment system - -the DigitalDeck Entertainment Network™ - - announced today that the company has signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro, the world's largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company.
"The DigitalDeck Entertainment Network system helps our VARs grow their business with a new set of customers - the home user," said Paul Bay, senior vice president, vendor management, Ingram Micro U.S. "In today's evolving marketplace, we are focused on expanding our digital home relationships and on providing ways for all of our customers to capture new business, new relationships and new revenue streams."
The DigitalDeck Entertainment Network combines leading -edge connected entertainment features, such as media server and whole -home DVR, to deliver a wide range of content including music, photography, TV and movies. DDeck's versatility addresses the individual entertainment preferences of every household member. Audio and video content is distributed over a home Ethernet network from any A/V source within the home (including cable and satellite boxes, DVD players and VCRs) to a TV or stereo in any other room. Now, live and recorded entertainment can be enjoyed wherever and whenever the user wants. For added convenience, DigitalDeck allows users to access and control all entertainment through a simple and elegant TV -based guide via a single remote control. Easy to install, the DigitalDeck Entertainment Network does not require programming or advanced technical skills.
"We are thrilled to be on the Ingram Micro team," said Lori Travers, vice president, business development, DigitalDeck. "As the premiere distributor of technology products, we know that they have the knowledge and the relationships necessary to broaden our customer base. The DigitalDeck Entertainment Network is the ideal product for a VAR looking to move into the custom installation and digital home arena," she added.
DigitalDeck has already partnered with Ingram Micro in the distributor's Solution Centers in Buffalo, New York and Santa Ana, Calif., where VARs and customer installers can see and test the full array of IT and digital home products available through Ingram Micro.
Privately held DigitalDeck develops and markets the first end -to -end platform for aggregating and managing entertainment content in the home. The DigitalDeck Entertainment Network delivers the long -awaited convergence of consumer and computer technology in a unified, user -friendly system. An exclusive, simple and elegant TV -based entertainment guide/interface gives consumers access to their home theater, cable and satellite boxes, DVD players, VCR, PC media, whole -home DVR and more -no matter where the devices are physically located in the house and with one single remote.
DigitalDeck is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, visit www.digitaldeck.com
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