Partnership launch to take place on August 13th at the ProAV/Digital Signage Bootcamp
Signagelive, a global technology company that specializes in developing cloud-based digital signage applications, announced today that its North American division has finalized a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro will be promoting Samsung’s innovative Smart Signage Platform, supported by Signagelive technology, to commercial organizations in North America. This new agreement gives Signagelive widespread exposure to mainstream ProAV and IT resellers.
A Fortune 100 company, Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions.
Says Richard Hutton, Director of Channel Marketing, at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division; “Signagelive was a premier partner on Samsung’s Smart Signage Platform and we are pleased to see such a strong Samsung distribution partner launch their line of content software. Smart Signage Platform provides a streamlined display and content distribution technology that will reduce the cost of deployment and drive new markets for digital signage. Ingram Micro’s distribution capabilities coupled with Signagelive software and Samsung’s display technology promises to be a powerful combination for the channel.”
Samsung’s new suite of Smart Signage Platform displays incorporates System on Chip (SoC) technology and eliminates the need for a separate media player or PC to deliver a digital signage solution. By removing the need for onsite equipment, purchasing, installation, maintenance and energy costs have been radically reduced, with overall costs up to 50% cheaper than alternative digital signage offerings according to Signagelive’s analysis. All Smart Signage displays, irrespective of size, are configured to support Signagelive software.
Signagelive is the first company to date to introduce a full commercial offering – comprising a library of plug-and-play applications for different verticals – for Samsung’s Smart Signage Platform. Ingram Micro will use these out-of-the-box applications to compile attractive, all-inclusive digital signage packages for its channel partner and reseller networks.
Signagelive’s core management software is written in HTML5, the new standard for cross-platform online applications. It eliminates the need for onsite media players and provides full support for different content formats including rolling images, nested playlists, video streaming, IPTV and Media RSS feeds. It also comprises innovative features such as drag and drop functionality, QR code support and management integration for widgets such as Twitter or Yahoo Finance.
Says Raffi Vartian, COO of Signagelive in the Americas; “We are very proud to be working with Ingram to distribute the Samsung Smart Signage compatible Signagelive licenses. With Signagelive’s award-winning support and web-based platform, resellers can buy these bundled products immediately and know that their customers will be supported.”
To demonstrate its commitment to this new partnership, Signagelive and Samsung representatives have been invited to participate in a Pro AV/Digital Signage bootcamp, held by Ingram Micro in Rosemont, IL from the 13th -15th August. Its purpose is to educate IT resellers in digital signage technology and to promote a turnkey digital signage solution, available exclusively through Ingram Micro.