Tech Data Expands Its Digital Signage Unit

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Tech Data Corporation (NasdaqGS: TECD) this week announced an expansion of its Digital Signage business unit through a U.S. distribution agreement with Saddle Ranch Digital, Inc.

This includes an exclusive line of SKUs specifically developed for Tech Data to complement its full line of content creation and management services, and a financing arrangement with GE Capital, Americas.

The announcements were made at the Company’s three-day Digital Signage Summit, which concluded Wednesday at the Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Wendy Maurer-Linsky, Vice President of Peripherals Product Marketing at Tech Data said “We are pleased to further expand Tech Data’s digital signage offering through these agreements. Digital signage continues to be a profitable growth area for resellers and our agreements with Saddle Ranch Digital and GE Capital provide our resellers with more opportunities to achieve success and better serve their end-user customers.”

Kim Sarrubi, President and CEO of Saddle Ranch Digital was quoted as saying
“Our new partnership with Tech Data brings a new level of commitment to the channel in support of our content creation services. Through our partnership, we are enabling resellers to offer a total digital signage solution, including content, to their end-user customers.”

Tech Data has also made arrangements for GE Capital to provide financing to support its digital signage resellers and their end-user customers.

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $24.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500

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