Ingram Micro Named Strategic Distributor For First-In-Industry Complete Wireless Digital Signage Solution
LAKE FOREST, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--I.C.G., a leader in wireless digital signage solutions, today announced their strategic master distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc (NYSE:IM). The agreement, initially for the United States market but with plans for global expansion, includes the industry's first end-to-end wireless digital signage hardware and services – I.C.G.'s MobileMedia System™ and ViFi Adapter™, ICNet connectivity and ICPro suite of services.
According to industry research, by the year 2009 there will be over one million digital signs in North America. With the North American market on track to install nearly 135 million locations over the next 10 years, I.C.G.'s wireless digital signage solution redefines the industry standard by eliminating the costs associated with traditional wired solutions thus lowering the overall cost of entry for digital signage. I.C.G.'s agreement with Ingram Micro's Digital Signage Division will now facilitate rapid market penetration into this high growth global market through Ingram Micro's extensive solution provider network and VAR/reseller channel.
"I.C.G. is very pleased to have Ingram Micro as our strategic master distributor for the United States. In addition, Ingram Micro's global footprint will enable I.C.G. to realize global expansion more efficiently as the global market for digital signage continues its massive growth. By aligning with Ingram Micro's Digital Signage Division we will have the proper distribution, logistics and channel mechanisms in place to meet this increasing market demand," said Kevin Howard, CEO of I.C.G. "Combining our next-generation solution with Ingram Micro's long-standing leadership in the IT/Technology market space, we feel this agreement will create great opportunities for both companies, here in the U.S. and beyond."
According to Kevin Prewett, vice president, vendor management for Ingram Micro's Digital Signage Division, "I.C.G.'s innovative wireless digital signage offering provides Ingram Micro with key technology and services for our solution provider and VAR/reseller networks to address the market. It is important for Ingram Micro's Digital Signage Division to work with companies that advance their specific category and I.C.G.'s leading-edge technology solution does just that. We are very excited to have entered into this agreement with I.C.G. as their strategic master distributor."
I.C.G. (Internet Connectivity Group, Inc.) was formed in 2004 to create and provide wireless solutions to the enterprise marketplace. With its premiere end-to-end wireless digital signage solution and by aligning with tier one global partners, I.C.G. has created an operating infrastructure and mature distribution channels that will revolutionize the digital signage marketplace. I.C.G.'s unique business model offers a combination of technologies that is revolutionizing the sales and marketing efforts for businesses of all sizes. For more information please visit: www.icginfo.com.
About Ingram Micro Digital Signage Division
The Digital Signage Division of Ingram Micro Inc. is the leading distributor within the digital signage market offering the complete digital signage solution via existing technologies. Solution providers and vendors benefit from the Digital Signage Division as it offers premier support through a dedicated team of professionals. With offices and distribution centers across North America, Ingram Micro's Digital Signage Division delivers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to technology integrators around the world. For more information, visit www.ingrammicro.com/digitalsignagedivision.
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