IT products distributor will carry Lifesize high-definition video communications systems

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 nationwide.

The agreement marks a significant milestone in Lifesize’s expanded distribution strategy. Tech Data reaches leading networking, telephony and communications solutions resellers, which support small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) throughout the U.S.

“There is tremendous opportunity and demand for affordable, high quality HD videoconferencing solutions among SMBs,” said Lifesize CEO Craig Malloy. “Our partnership with Tech Data enables us to engage an expanded network of resellers whom influence IT purchases of SMBs throughout the U.S. Our HD product portfolio combined with Tech Data’s distribution network will catapult Lifesize to the next level.”

Lifesize and Tech Data will develop targeted marketing campaigns and channel programs to recruit and support resellers deploying Lifesize video communication solutions. Lifesize products will be supported by Tech Data’s Telephony Specialized Business Unit (SBU), which offers resellers dedicated sales, technical and product management resources focused on the latest communications solutions.

“SMBs nationwide turn to our reseller customers for IT solutions that save them time, cut costs and enhance productivity,” said Chuck Bartlett, Tech Data’s vice president, Networking Product Marketing. “Competitively priced, cutting-edge HD videoconferencing technologies, like those from Lifesize, are compelling solutions resellers can deliver to their end-user customers.”

Lifesize systems deliver stunning telepresence quality video communications – true 1280×720 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. Resellers can purchase Lifesize solutions by contacting the Telephony SBU or their Tech Data sales representative at (800) 237-8931, or through

About Tech Data

Founded in 1974, Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) is a leading distributor of IT products, with more than 90,000 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 109th on the FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $21.4 billion in sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2007. For more information, visit