Best Channel Products 2010

Best Channel Products 2010

Click on any category below to see the list of Best Channel Products for that technology. For details on the methodology behind this survey, click here.

Bar Code Labeling Software General Computing Point Of Sale Hardware
Card Printing Managed Services Point Of Sale Software
Data Collection Hardware Network Security Storage
ECM/Data Capture Software Networking VoIP
ECM Hardware Physical Security  

Sponsored by:
Datamax-O'Neil Logic Controls SATO
  SonicWALL  

BAR CODE LABELING SOFTWARE
NiceWare International NiceLabel
www.nicewareintl.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “The software contains a front end application designer as well as a print server, allowing users to have automated or stand-alone label integration.”
Seagull Scientific BarTender Label & RFID Software
download product details www.seagullscientific.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Seagull’s BarTender bar code label software is by far the class of the industry, with excellent support to match.”
Teklynx LABELVIEW
download product details www.teklynx.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Amazing performance, functionality, ease of use, and serviceability!”

CARD PRINTING
Zebra ZXP Series 8 Retransfer Printer
download product details www.zebra.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: “Top-of-the-line performance and reliability.”

DATA COLLECTION HARDWARE

Mobile Bar Code Printers
Intermec PB32
download product details www.intermec.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Reliable and can take a beating and keep working.”
Zebra P4T
www.zebra.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “The P4T is a rock-solid product by one of the best companies in the industry.”

Bar Code Printers
Datamax-O’Neil I-Class Datamax-O'Neil
www.datamax-oneil.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Datamax I-Class printers provide the best features and reliability.  Their support is top-notch, and parts are easily accessible.”

Datamax-O’Neil is the global provider who works passionately with customers to listen, understand and then deliver a value-driven printing solution that minimizes risk and maximizes efficiency, safety, and quality.  Our solutions improve our partners business through our deep market knowledge and consultative approach.

download product details Datamax-O’Neil designs, manufactures and markets one of the industry’s most complete line of stationary and portable label and receipt printing solution products.  These printing solutions enable manufacturing and supply markets to capture the benefits of automated product identification and automated legal and financial transactions.  The company’s products address a wide variety of applications, including those in the industrial, healthcare, retail, automotive and ticketing market sectors. Datamax-O’Neil is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and maintains key facilities in California, Illinois, and France, as well as sales and technical support offices around the world.
Intermec PM4i
download product details www.intermec.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “This is the only desktop printer we resell due to its features and service from Intermec.”
SATO logoSATO America CG408/412
www.satoamerica.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Quite simple for end users to operate. The emulation feature has been very handy for us as the VAR, as well as for end users using different print technologies.”

Unbelievable Price, Dependable SATO Performance
download product details Affordable and compact, the new SATO CG Series are thermal printing solutions for low to medium-volume labeling applications. Whether you need office shipping labels, wristbands, compliance labeling, product identification labels and/or tags, this series of printers from SATO provide affordability without compromise.

SATO is a pioneer and leading global provider of integrated Automatic Identification and Data Collection solutions that leverage barcode and RFID technologies. SATO’s Prestige Partner Program provides a framework of business for growth and profit with SATO America products, services, and solutions. The program is a tiered solution for the complexities of business today.
Zebra Xi4
www.zebra.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Simply the best in class for high-duty cycle label printing.”

Handheld Computers
Datalogic Mobile Skorpio
download product details mobile.datalogic.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “The best product we sell is the Datalogic Skorpio. I’ve had projects where this mobile terminal proved to win me the business..”
LXE MX7
download product details www.lxe.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “LXE has superior products designed for cold storage applications.”
Motorola MC9500
www.motorola.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Motorola leads in ergonomics, durability, and performance.”
Psion Teklogix Workabout Pro3
download product details www.psionteklogix.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “I find Psion Teklogix equipment truly allows customers the most future-proofing.”

Handheld Mobile Scanners
Honeywell Scanning & Mobility 4820
download product details www.honeywellaidc.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “The Honeywell 4820 is very rugged, has a great warranty, and provides superior scanning.”
Intermec SR61
download product details www.intermec.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “The Intermec SR61 has been a great seller for us. Reliable and affordable.”
Psion Teklogix PowerScan 8300
www.psionteklogix.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “I’ve been working with Psion for more than 15 years. Top quality. Top products. Top company.”

Wireless Mobile Printers
Datamax-O’Neil microFlash mF4te
download product details www.datamax-oneil.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Durable and reliable. Easy to operate and maintain.”

See our expanded online listing under Bar Code Printers.
Intermec PB32
download product details www.intermec.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Reliable and can take a beating and keep working.”
Zebra RW420
download product details www.zebra.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “We’ve sold hundreds of these printers and have had no problems with them.”

Media
DNP IMS America TR4085plus
www.dnpribbons.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “The TR4085 is the best ribbon solution for all our customers’ needs.”

ECM HARDWARE

Personal Scanner (8-15 ppm)
Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500
www.fcpa.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “Great scanner at a great price.”

Desktop/Workgroup Scanner (16-30 ppm)
Fujitsu fi-6130
www.fcpa.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “No matter how many pages our customers throw at them, Fujitsu’s scanners just keep on scanning.”
Kodak ScanMate i1120
download product details www.graphics.kodak.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “The i1120 is easy to set up and has the lowest failure rate of all the scanners we sell.”

Departmental Scanner (31-50 ppm)
Fujitsu fi-6140
download product details www.fcpa.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “The Fujitsu fi-6140 is a rock-solid scanner for the money.”
Kodak i220 Plus
www.graphics.kodak.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Kodak’s scanners cannot be beat. Price, functionality, and reliability are great.”

Production Scanner Low Volume (51-75 ppm)
Fujitsu fi-6670
www.fcpa.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Fujitsu works hard to understand our needs and help us create a win-win situation in almost every project.”
Kodak i1440
download product details www.graphics.kodak.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “The Kodak i1440 is a phenomenal scanner that our customers love.”

Production Scanner Midvolume (65-100 ppm)
Fujitsu fi-6800
www.fcpa.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “The fi-6800 is very easy to set up and easier to use. Our customers appreciate its ease of use.”

Production Scanner High Volume (100>ppm)
Fujitsu fi-5900C
www.fcpa.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “This scanner is ultrareliable while not sacrificing speed.’”

Network Scanner
Fujitsu fi-6010N iScanner
www.fcpa.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “Very dependable, yet easy to service.”

MFP/Copier
Ricoh Aficio MP W2400
www.ricoh.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “The W2400 does a great job of meeting the unique needs of some of our customers.”
Xerox WorkCentre 6400
www.xerox.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “The Xerox WorkCentre 6400 does great at performing many different functions.”

ECM/DATA CAPTURE SOFTWARE

ECM Software - SMB
Cabinet NG CNG-SAFE
download product details www.cabinetng.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “None of our customers have been disappointed with Cabinet NG’s products, and all have found that their work is streamlined by Work Flow and the templates.”
Computhink ViewWise
download product details www.computhink.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “Computhink ViewWise is feature-rich, affordably priced, and very intuitive. On top of all that is excellent support.”
Hyland OnBase 
www.onbase.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “The best overall content management solution is Hyland OnBase. It has the best features, support, and end user experience.”

ECM Software - Enterprise
Hyland OnBase
www.onbase.com
Top 2 Categories:  Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “OnBase is built with the type of architecture that should be the industry standard for ECM. The open database design is the most scalable and efficient and provides the most usability for more advanced integrations.”
Kofax VRS
www.kofax.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Kofax VRS is an indispensable part of efficient capture. We highly recommend it to all our customers.”

Data Capture/Forms Processing Software
AnyDoc OCR
download product details www.anydocsoftware.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “AnyDoc OCR features a solid design, and the interface is easy to use. Superior recognition reliability over its competitors.”
Kofax Capture Software
www.kofax.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Kofax Capture Software has allowed me to develop a feature-rich process where tight SLAs [service level agreements] and deadlines mean that there needs to be as little user input as possible.”

Single Function Printers
Ricoh Aficio SP C420DN
www.ricoh.com
Top 2 Categories: VAR’s Ability To Service, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “The 420DN is a great printer. There’s not much to say other than it just works.”
Xerox Phaser 7500
www.xerox.com
Top 2 Categories: VAR’s Ability To Service, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “As our customers demand the most reliable solutions, we lead with Xerox products.”

Manged Print Services
Xerox Managed Print Services
www.xerox.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “As managed print services become a bigger revenue generator for our company, Xerox has been a great partner to help us learn the ropes.”

GENERAL COMPUTING

Displays
ViewSonic VX1932wm-LED
www.viewsonic.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “If you’re looking for great LED monitors, you can’t go wrong with ViewSonic.”
Samsung Electronics SyncMaster 943BWX
www.samsung.com/us/
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “This is a great monitor. Samsung generally has great products, with vivid colors, and the screens are usually nice and bright.”

Desktop PCs
HP Compaq dc7900
www.hp.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “HP offers a consistently solid product in the Compaq.”

Rugged Notebooks
Panasonic Toughbook 30 
www.panasonic.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Toughbooks are a great product for the typical abuse of the service industry.”

Notebooks
Dell Latitude
www.dell.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Dell Latitude laptops provide the best options, reliability, support, and cost-effectiveness for business.”
HP EliteBook 6930p
www.hp.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “HP desktops, notebooks, and servers are far superior to any other brand for presales to postsales.”
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 
www.lenovo.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Lenovo products have been rock-solid and well-built.  High value and quality have made the product easy to sell.”

UPSs
APC by Schneider Electric Smart UPS
www.apc.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “APC backup units seem to do an outstanding job of protecting users’ equipment.”

Printers
HP 5550
www.hp.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: “HP has it going on in the printer market. We suggest HP printers to all our clients because they last and last with little or no problems and are easy to use and maintain.”
Canon ImageRUNNER
www.canon.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Canon multifunction devices really stand out in all categories.”
Xerox Phaser 7500
www.xerox.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Xerox is only getting better and better.”

Servers
HP Proliant Server
www.hp.com
Top 2 Categories:  Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “HP Proliant servers are great, rugged, and easily have a three- to five-year life span. They are also well-supported, with good replacement parts availability.”

MANAGED SERVICES

IT Management Software
Autotask Pro
download product details www.autotask.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “Autotask has become our most reliable partner. The team at Autotask has really stepped it up over the past year-plus. Their acceptance of criticism and desire to improve has clearly helped to make them an invaluable partner.”
ConnectWise PSA
download product details www.connectwise.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “ConnectWise is an extremely powerful tool that allows us to share and integrate all parts of our business. Things were a mess before ConnectWise, but now we are able to run our business effectively.”

Platforms
Zenith Infotech Managed Services Back Office
download product details www.zenithinfotech.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “Zenith continues to impress me with its feature set and ability to push out changes.  New features are added
regularly and always add great advantages to an already robust product.”
GFI MAX RemoteManagement
download product details www.gfimax.com
Top 2 Categories: VAR’s Ability To Service, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “GFI MAX is fast, has a ton of features, and offers good marketing materials. The company also has great support staff who actually care.”

NETWORKING

Routers - Enterprise
ADTRAN NetVanta 3000 Router
www.adtran.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “ADTRAN NetVanta products (as well as ADTRAN’s other products) are rock-solid. They have been ‘set it and forget it,’ very versatile, very capable.”
Cisco 2600 Router 
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “You can’t go wrong with Cisco.”

Routers - SMB
ADTRAN NetVanta 3430 Router
www.adtran.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “The ADTRAN NetVanta 3430 is one mean performer — a solid, standards-based router, and versatile, too!”
Cisco WRVS4400N Wireless-N Router
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Cisco is the only router company worth its salt.”

Switches - Enterprise
ADTRAN NetVanta 1200 Switch
www.adtran.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “The ADTRAN technical support team is very knowledgeable with products as well as industry standards.”
Cisco Catalyst 4500
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Cisco is the market leader and what customers are asking for. Easy to work with once you’ve gone through the certifications.”
NETGEAR ProSafe Enterprise Class L2 Switches
www.netgear.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “NETGEAR ProSafe series is our ‘go to’ solution for networking hardware.”

Switches - SMB
ADTRAN NetVanta 1234 PoE 
www.adtran.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “The ADTRAN NetVanta 1234 PoE is an incredibly valuable switch, and as reliable as they come!”
Cisco SGE2000P 24-port Gigabit Switch
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “For us, Cisco is the hands-down best solution.”
NETGEAR ProSafe Gigabit Smart Switch
www.netgear.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “I am 100% NETGEAR ProSafe; I have tried a number of the others and always seem to come back to NETGEAR.”

Wireless APs - Enterprise
Cisco Aironet 1140
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: “Cisco is clearly the 800-lb gorilla in the networking world, and we've found their 1100 and 1200 series access points to be incredibly stable, even when running autonomously.”
ADTRAN Netvanta 150 WAP
www.adtran.com
Top 2 Categories:  Product Reliability/Durability, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “ADTRAN just works. And the products are easy to work with, last forever.”
SonicWALL SonicPoint N
download product details www.sonicwall.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “The SonicPoint N is affordable and reliable.”

Wireless APs - SMB
Cisco WAP4400N
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Cisco has consistently performed with the best quality, breadth of product, and reliability of any of the products available.”
ADTRAN NetVanta 150 Wireless Access Point
www.adtran.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “We have been working with ADTRAN products for many years. They have their stuff together when it comes to networking equipment. We have yet to see a unit fail on us.”
NETGEAR ProSafe Wireless Access Point
www.netgear.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “NETGEAR always hits the sweet spot for my SMB clients.”

Wireless LAN
Cisco Unified Wireless Network 
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Cisco is always there for us, whenever and however we need them.”

POINT OF SALE HARDWARE

All-In-One Terminals
POS-X EVO TouchPC
download product details www.pos-x.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “The POS-X all-in-one terminal has turned out to be a great terminal. Fast processors, very reliable, and a good company to work with.”
Posiflex KS6215
download product details www.posiflexusa.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, (2) Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Reliable hardware and excellent customer service/depot warranty”
Touch Dynamic Breeze
download product details www.touchdynamic.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “The best POS system with easy upgrade of memory, hard drive, and wireless LAN. The best part of this model is how easy it is to service with two thumb screws.”

Bar Code Scanners
Datalogic Scanning Magellan 1100i
download product details www.scanning.datalogic.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: “I am working on a large restaurant opportunity with the Magellan 1100i for a mobile coupon application. The Magellan 1100i is a great fit!”
Honeywell Scanning & Mobility Voyager 9500
www.honeywellaidc.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Honeywell provides some of the best products for the POS industry”
Motorola LS4208, LS4278 
download product details - LS4278 download product details - LS4208 www.motorola.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: “Motorola doesn’t make bad products. The LS4208 is a great all-purpose scanner for many different applications.”

Cash Drawers
APG JB320-BL1816-C
www.apgcd.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Like a tank! The APG cash drawer is the most reliable cash drawer we have ever used. We have tried many of the competitors over the years, but this product holds up the best.”
MMF POS Advantage
www.mmfpos.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Customers who use the MMF Advantage cash drawer never say anything bad about the drawer. It withstands use and abuse great.”
M-S Cash Drawer CF-405
www.mscashdrawer.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Consistently a solid product. Excellent service and repair. You’ll never need to purchase a new cash drawer.”

ECRs
CRS SAM4S SPS-500 Hybrid
www.crs-usa.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “The CRS SAM4S SPS-500 series of ECRs has been a feature-rich addition to our mix of POS solutions. The end users love this product.”

Pole Displays
Logic Controls LD9000 Logic Controls
www.logiccontrols.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “When it comes to pole displays, the LD9000 is the only way to go.”

A Bematech Company was established in 1982 and is a leading US-based manufacturer of Kitchen Display Systems (KDS), All-in-One terminals, Retail Hardened Computers and Point-of-Sale peripherals used by thousands of quick and table service chain and franchise operators world-wide.  Logic Controls has an industry reputation for delivering hardware solutions that perform with exceptional reliability in harsh environments. Logic Controls is now a subsidiary of Bematech, the largest POS Company in Brazil. Bematech has offices in United States, Latin America, and Europe.
Visit www.logiccontrols.com or call (516) 248-0400 for additional information.
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Receipt Printers
Bixolon America SRP-275
www.samsungminiprinters.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “BIXOLON SRP-275 printers are the most reliable at a far lower price than competitive products.”
Epson TM-T88IV
download product details www.epson.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “This printer NEVER breaks. The T88IV is the best receipt printer out of all brands.”
Star Micronics TSP100 futurePRNT
www.starmicronics.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “When I think of an affordable, reliable, and durable receipt printer, the TSP100 comes to mind.”

Touch Monitors
Tyco/Elo TouchSystems 1515 15” LCD
www.elotouch.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “The 1515 is a great touch screen at a very affordable price point.”

POINT OF SALE SOFTWARE

Hospitality Software
Future POS FuturePOS Software
www.futurepos.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Future POS is an easy to set up and use software.  The programming is a breeze.”
Posera Maitre’D
www.posera.com
Top 2 Categories: VAR’s Ability To Service, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Maitre’D is the most stable and reliable product in the hospitality space.”
SoftTouch POS Software
www.softtouchpos.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “One demo will have you sold. The included features and the reliability of the product are unmatched.”

Retail POS Software
Microsoft Dynamics
www.microsoft.com/dynamics
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: “By far one of the easiest platforms to deploy and integrate with other vendor hardware and software. The ease of the hardware wizards takes deployment of new terminals from hours to mere minutes.”
Specialized Business Solutions Keystroke POS
www.keystrokepos.com
Top 2 Categories: VAR’s Ability To Service, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “I have tried three other systems, and nothing comes close to the ease of use and excellence of Keystroke.”

Payment Processing Hardware
Datacap Systems ePay/DialTran/IPTran/TwinTran
www.datacapsystems.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: “As channel-friendly as any payment processing company can be, Datacap is a leader in this space.”
VeriFone MX800 Series 
download product details www.verifone.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “VeriFone makes products that are innovative and always reliable.”

Payment Processing Solutions/Gateways
Element Payment Services Hosted Payments
www.elementps.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “Element Payment Services is the best company to work with. Don’t these people ever sleep?”
Global Payments Global Transport
www.globalpaymentsinc.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Global Transport was the easiest and fastest integration we’ve ever done with our software.”
Mercury Payment Systems MercuryPay
www.mercurypay.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Mercury Payment Systems has demonstrated a consistent level of excellent service that is unparalleled by their peers in card processing.”
Sterling Payment Technologies ExpressLane 
www.sterlingpayment.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Sterling is a pleasure to do business with. Their people truly treat POS dealers right.”

NETWORK SECURITY

Endpoint Security
Sunbelt Software Vipre Enterprise
download product details www.sunbeltsoftware.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “Sunbelt Software Vipre is a fantastic product.””
SonicWALL Enforced Client AV/SP Desktop Secure
download product details www.sonicwall.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade 
VAR Comment: “SonicWALL products are second to none for endpoint, email, and UTM (unified threat management).”
GFI Software EndPointSecurity
www.gfi.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, VAR’s Ability To Service 
VAR Comment: “Good product, better price.”
Trend Micro OfficeScan
www.trendmicro.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Trend Micro’s business security software is very easy to upgrade, they offer great support, the product is effective, and it is reliable.”

Email Security
AVG Technologies Internet Security Business Edition 
download product details www.avg.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “As a consultant, I’ve principally used AVG for AV software because the reseller program is so good.”
Reflexion Total Control 
download product details www.reflexion.net
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “Reflexion Total Control is easy to set up, has superior email filtering, and offers phenomenal customer and channel support.”
Sunbelt Software Vipre Email Security for Exchange
www.sunbeltsoftware.com
Top 2 Categories: VAR’s Ability To Service, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “I’ve used Sunbelt Vipre and like them a lot for easy setup and good reseller program.”
GFI Software MAX MailProtection
download product details www.gfi.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “Our spam went from 100/hour to 0 in a matter of minutes. GFI MAX blocks viruses and spam like you would not believe.”

SSL-VPN
SonicWALL Aventail E-Class
download product details www.sonicwall.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Best all-around for security.”
WatchGuard Technologies SSL 100
download product details www.watchguard.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “One of our clients was struggling with a solution for remote access for their small business. WatchGuard met their needs for security and ease of use and was easily integrated into the user’s environment.”

Unified Threat Management (UTM)
WatchGuard Technologies XTM 1050
download product details www.watchguard.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: “I have found the XTM 1050 is easy to install relative to other solutions. We’ve minimized downtime when upgrading and/or replacing other devices. Clients can also add functionality with ease as it becomes a priority.”
SonicWALL NSA E8500
SonicWALL www.sonicwall.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “SonicWall’s security products are reliable and easy to handle.”

The SonicWALL E-Class Network Security Appliance (NSA) E8500 offers Dynamic Security for the Global Network by providing powerful application intelligence and control along with network intrusion detection and prevention. With the patented SonicWALL® Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection™ (RFDPI) engine and sophisticated application intelligence capabilities, the NSA E8500 can analyze and control over 2,700 unique applications, whether they are encrypted with SSL or are unencrypted.

download product details Click here for the SonicWALL E-Class NSA E8500 Datasheet

Click here to view the SonicWALL E-Class NSA Model Chart

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Web Content Filtering
WatchGuard Technologies XTM 1050
download product details www.watchguard.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “WatchGuard is the best hands-down. We have worked with several of the vendors on your list; however, we started a relationship with WatchGuard years ago and have never experienced a reason to look elsewhere.”

Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
SonicWALL NSA E8500
download product details www.sonicwall.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “Easy to use, easy to work with, easy to service.”
GFI Software WebMonitor
www.gfi.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “GFI WebMonitor is straightforward and clean software, and it works like a charm!”

Secure Wireless
SonicWALL SonicPoint N
download product details www.sonicwall.com
Top 2 Categories:  Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “One word: reliable.”
WatchGuard Technologies Firebox Edge
www.watchguard.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “WatchGuard Edge is great; we love the wireless integration into the local AND the optional network.”

PHYSICAL SECURITY

Access Control
HID Global R40 Readers
download product details www.hidglobal.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “When it comes to readers, no one has products as good as HID.”
Synel Industries Falcon PRO 
download product details www.synel-usa.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Upgrade, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Because our customers take security so seriously, we rely on products like the Falcon PRO that are reliable.”

Workforce Management
Unitech MR650  
download product details www.ute.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “Unitech’s MR650 is a great product our customers love. These terminals never fail.”

DVRs
i3 International SRX Pro
www.i3dvr.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “This product works every time and is easy to troubleshoot and interface to.”
Samsung-GVI Security SHR-8162
www.samsung-security.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Samsung’s products have been very reliable and easy to set up.”
Sony NSR1100 
www.sony.com/security
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Sony’s DVR is loaded with features and is easy to use.”

Video Cameras
D-Link DCS-3410
www.d-link.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “The DCS-3410 is our go-to camera for all our security installs.”
Sony SNC-RH164
www.sony.com/security
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Sony’s cameras are reliable and perform better than any other we’ve looked at.”
TRENDnet Wireless N IP Camera TV-IP512 
www.trendnet.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “In instances where wireless cameras are needed, we lead with the TRENDnet TV-IP512 due to the camera’s features.”

STORAGE

Backup & Disaster Recovery Software
FalconStor Continuous Data Protector (CDP)
www.falconstor.com
Top 2 Categories:  Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “The FalconStor CDP solution has the ability to make traditional backup methods obsolete. The ability to recover a database in minutes versus hours or days is invaluable to organizations of any size.”
Acronis 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition 
www.acronis.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “A solid choice when it comes to storage.”
Symantec Backup Exec
download product details www.symantec.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Backup Exec 2010 by Symantec has an agent to dedup virtual machines. How cool is that?”

Backup Appliances
Seagate Technology Replica 
download product details www.seagate.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Seagate has long been reliable and offers the functions we need for our clients.”
Zenith Infotech BDR
download product details www.zenithinfotech.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Zenith continues to roll out features and improve on its offerings.”

Data Management Software
Symantec Enterprise Vault
download product details www.symantec.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “Symantec remains functional and easy to work with.”
Reflexion Archiving, Discovery & Recovery
download product details www.reflexion.net
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “RADAR (Reflexion Archiving, Discovery & Recovery) rocks! The best product out there ... always on the leading edge.”

Data Protection Software
FalconStor Continuous Data Protector (CDP)
www.falconstor.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “FalconStor CDP is easy to install, easy to configure, works better than advertised.”
Reflexion Total Control Encryption
download product details www.reflexion.net
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Total Control Encryption is one of those products that, when people try it, they are amazed at the amount of information that is leaking from the company and amount of exposure they have in terms of compliance.”

NAS
Zenith Infotech BDR Solution - NAS Device
www.zenithinfotech.com
Top 2 Categories:  Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “Zenith continues to offer solid storage products.”
Seagate Technology BANAS 440 - ST340005SHA10G-RK
www.seagate.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “Seagate is always a solid choice when you’re talking about storage.”
NETGEAR ReadyNAS Pro
www.netgear.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “ReadyNAS for value/functionality.”

Removable External Storage
Seagate Technology FreeAgent Go
download product details www.seagate.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “This small format solution brings all the external storage we need and the typical reliability of Seagate.”

SAN
HP LeftHand P4300 SAS STARTER SAN
www.hp.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Richness Of Features/Functionality
VAR Comment: “HP/LeftHand SAN is flawless in its architecture. Performance is superb.”
IBM System Storage SAN 24B-4 Express
www.ibm.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “This IBM product is easy to fit into any customer’s environment.”

VoIP

IP PBX
Zultys MX250 IP PBX
www.zultys.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “Single-box solutions with all the features of an enterprise phone system, GREAT tech support.”
Allworx 6x
www.allworx.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Integration
VAR Comment: “The 6x has all the functions and reliability along with ease of integration and service. I have been a VAR for five years and get all the help I need during the installation and ongoing service of the phone system.”
TalkSwitch 244vs
www.talkswitch.com
Top 2 Categories: Ease Of Integration, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “How can you beat everything in the box at a killer price?”

IP Phones
Zultys ZIP 57i CT  
www.zultys.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Amazing full-featured products, easy to provision, easy to administer, and easy to maintain.”
Allworx 9204
download product details www.allworx.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, Ease Of Upgrade
VAR Comment: “The Allworx 9204 VOIP telephone is an excellent quality telephone set.”
TalkSwitch TS-350i
www.talkswitch.com
Top 2 Categories: Product Reliability/Durability, VAR’s Ability To Service
VAR Comment: “TalkSwitch is so easy to sell and install.  It’s turned me into a ‘phone guy’ with no previous experience!”
Polycom SoundPoint IP desktop phones
www.polycom.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Great sound and all the features you could want.”

Unified Communications
Cisco Unified Communications Manager
www.cisco.com
Top 2 Categories: Richness Of Features/Functionality, Product Reliability/Durability
VAR Comment: “Cisco is simply the best.”

 

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