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AMX Partners with SYNNEX Corporation for Distribution Of Inspired Xpress Digital Signage
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2010

Subscription-Free Digital Signage Products from AMX Being Well-Received in Marketplace

RICHARDSON, TX - September 23, 2010 - AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced plans to expand U.S. distribution through an agreement with SYNNEX Corporation, a leading business process services company. Under the terms of the agreement, SYNNEX will offer the subscription-free Inspired XPress digital signage hardware/software line from AMX. Inspired XPress includes content creation and management software plus an ultra-compact, powerful signage player that utilizes Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to produce a robust digital signage solution that is easy to deploy and energy efficient.

"As the IT and AV markets continue to converge, partnering with AMX is the right move to position SYNNEX and our resellers at the forefront of the Pro AV industry. Inspired Xpress from AMX is an exceptional digital signage solution, and - backed by AMX's reputation for quality innovations and reliability - will deliver a great value for our resellers and their end customers," said Peter Larocque, President of U.S. Distribution for SYNNEX Corporation. "SYNNEX specializes in specific technology markets, creating programs and solutions that meet the particular needs of vertical-focused resellers that require high degrees of expertise and refined capabilities. We believe AMX will be integral to our ongoing success in the escalating digital signage vertical."

"SYNNEX has been paving the way for leading AV and IT manufacturers for 28 years - all the while demonstrating an excellent reputation with its channel partners," said AMX Vice President of Business Development, Sean McNeill. "SYNNEX will enable AMX to reach a new, untapped segment of the AV market through its IT resellers."

The cost-effective Inspired XPress is based on a new type of player that provides a powerful, turnkey digital signage solution with customization capabilities. Its simple, all-in-one software tool allows users to quickly and easily create templates and content, and then publish that content to tiny players that can be mounted behind a display. Based on an SVG platform, it can blend streaming video, encoded video or images, and audio file formats with other dynamic information such as RSS or XML feeds. It plays text in any direction, includes basic fonts for several languages, and allows users to load customizable fonts to support corporate branding.

SYNNEX capabilities are exemplified by its partnerships with world-class manufacturers in the IT, AV and CE space. SYNNEX offers its resellers a best-in-industry suite of services to assist its sales efforts at multiple stages, including lead generation and marketing, pre-sale assessment and configuration, credit and financing, system integration, and post-sales customer service and support. SYNNEX' dedicated and certified ProAV team utilizes its expertise combined with the key product offerings to help resellers provide the right solution for their end-users.