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Ingram Micro Expands Home Digital Convergence Range with Hauppauge retail and MCE OEM Products

  • 09 September, 2005 10:28

<p>Ingram Micro Expands Home Digital Convergence Range with Hauppauge retail and MCE OEM Products</p>
<p>9th September 2005, New Magic Australia Pty Ltd, the Australian and New Zealand importer of Hauppauge digital video TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal computers, announced today that their Hauppauge retail and OEM MCE range will now be available to the channel though a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro.</p>
<p>"Today resellers across Australian have been given easier access to the entire Hauppauge product range via Ingram's high quality distribution structure. Being the largest distributor in the country Ingram Micro has well-established relationships with key players in the Digital Convergence marketplace." said Darrell Vanderwolf, Sales and Marketing Manager of New Magic Australia.</p>
<p>The HauppaugeTV family for Windows XP Home, Pro PC's consists of several models that include features such as analogue and digital TV reception, FM and DVBT Digital Radio, IR remote control, digital video recording and scheduling. Although each model has distinct features, this family of products shares the same basic functionality: they all allow a PC user to have TV in a resizable window, or full screen, on anything from a PC monitor up to a large screen projector Hauppauge also have an extensive OEM MCE range of products to suit Windows XP Media Centre Edition. Ingram Micro offers bundles of Microsoft Windows Media Centre 3 packs with remote controls and Hauppauge MCE cards.</p>
<p>The HauppaugeTV is used by home users and business professionals. Business users use the HauppaugeTV products to keep track of breaking news by watching a TV news channel in a small window of their PC screen. Home users like to be able to watch their favorite TV shows while they answer e-mail or surf the net .</p>
<p>One of the biggest growth markets for PC based TV receivers is the home entertainment centre. PC's are evolving to be the centre of home entertainment systems, and TV is an integral part of home entertainment. The HauppaugeTV products are a natural part of any PC based home entertainment system.</p>
<p>Also, there is a worldwide shift from analog to digital TV. In a few years, analog TV broadcasts will be completely replaced by digital TV broadcasts, and PC based TV receivers such as the HauppaugeTV digital product range can take advantage of the benefits of digital TV broadcasts: better pictures and clearer sound.</p>
<p>Both HauppaugeTV retail and HauppaugeTV OEM MCE product ranges are now available from Ingram Micro.</p>
<p>About Ingram Micro
Since its beginnings in 1979, Ingram Micro has connected technology solution providers with vendors worldwide, identifying markets and technologies that shape the IT industry. Today, Ingram Micro remains at the forefront of the global technology marketplace, bringing the latest products and services to market and finding new ways to bring value to our customers. The company offers a broad array of solutions and services to nearly 165,000 resellers by distributing and marketing hundreds of thousands of IT products worldwide from nearly 1,400 suppliers. Through Ingram Micro Logistics, the company provides customizable services for order management and fulfilment, contract manufacturing, contract warehousing, product procurement, product pack out and cartonization, reverse logistics, transportation management, customer care, credit and collection management services, and other value chain services. Ingram Micro serves 100 countries and is the only global IT distributor with operations in Asia. Web Site: www.ingrammicro.com.au
About Hauppauge and New Magic Australia
Hauppauge Digital, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of digital TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal computers. Through its Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. and Hauppauge Digital Europe subsidiaries, the Company designs and develops digital video boards for TV-in-a-window, digital video editing and video conferencing. The Company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, with administrative offices in New York, Singapore, Taiwan, Ireland and Luxembourg and sales offices in Germany, London, Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore and California. The Company's Internet web site can be found at www.hauppauge.com</p>
<p>New Magic Australia Pty Ltd is a recognised leader in the distribution and marketing of multimedia hardware and software. New Magic represent a carefully selected range of innovative, leading manufacturers, catering for both the professional and consumer markets. New Magic has been established for over 14 years and our staff pride themselves in offering the highest levels of customer service and technical support. www.newmagic.com.au</p>
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