May 12, 2008 – LifeSize Communications, the global leader in high definition video communications, today announced that Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) will distribute LifeSize’s complete HD product portfolio consisting of the world’s most advanced and affordable high definition video communication systems to solution providers in Canada and Latin America.
The agreement marks a significant expansion in LifeSize’s engagement with Tech Data. Tech Data began distributing LifeSize products in the U.S. in November 2007 and has quickly built an impressive roster of LifeSize resellers. Tech Data reaches leading networking, telephony and communications solutions resellers, which support small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs).
“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Tech Data into these fast-growing markets,” said Dan Sibille LifeSize director of global channels. “High definition video allows companies to be global without the hassle, high cost and carbon footprint of international air travel. LifeSize’s industry-leading HD video solutions combined with Tech Data’s world-class service, support and distribution network have been an amazing combination in the U.S. and we are looking forward to continuing our success in Canada and Latin America.
“More and more organizations are considering telepresence as an opportunity to increase their productivity and promote a green-friendly strategy," said Ray Gonsalves, Director, Product Marketing, Tech Data Canada. "LifeSize provides a value-add application that Tech Data resellers can deploy over their customers' broadband networks. The opportunity is particularly strong for those solution providers who focus on voice and video solutions."
LifeSize and Tech Data will develop targeted marketing campaigns and channel programs to recruit and support resellers deploying LifeSize video communication solutions. Part of this plan in Canada includes participating in Tech Data’s six-city Business Builder Tour.
LifeSize video conferencing systems deliver stunning telepresence quality video communications – true 1280x720 video at 30 frames per second – over existing broadband networks with as little as 1 Mbps of bandwidth. The result is clear, natural, face to face communications across town or across the globe. LifeSize products are standards compliant and can interoperate with nearly any videoconferencing system. The LifeSize suite of HD video products is immediately orderable from Tech Data Canada through www.techdata.ca.
About Tech Data
Founded in 1974, Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) is a leading distributor of IT products, with more than 100,000 customers in over 100 countries. The company's business model enables technology solution providers, manufacturers and publishers to cost-effectively sell to and support end users ranging from small-to-midsize businesses (SMB) to large enterprises. Ranked 105th on the FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $23.4 billion in sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. For more information, visit www.techdata.com.