24/7 announced as Sole Australian Distributor of Sony Video Conferencing Solutions
Sydney, Australia – 24/7 Distribution, Australia’s leading services based distributor for Unified Communications, announced today it has been awarded sole distribution rights for Sony’s market leading Video Conferencing solutions.
The agreement will benefit 24/7 Distribution’s wide range of resellers and their end customers by making available 24/7’s market leadership around services, sales and support and Sony’s video technology leadership and product innovation.
According to market research firm Frost & Sullivan, the Australian video conferencing market reported a 33 per cent revenue growth in 2010 and is set to more than triple by 2017 - an estimated combined annual growth rate of more than 19 per cent.
24/7 managing director, Tony Geagea, said; “Video communication is an increasingly vital part of the way businesses and government organisations drive workplace efficiency and superior real time communication. Partnering with Sony is a complementary and natural fit. This agreement with Sony means partners working with 24/7 Distribution can seamlessly incorporate Sony products into their Unified Communications solutions, while at the same having the peace of mind to know 24/7 is there to help them integrate this technology into their customers’ existing environments. We are committed to providing carrier network services such as fixed voice, data, internet and mobile – to complement our Unified Communications product portfolio to create a complete managed Unified Communications and ICT offering. The addition of video completes the picture.”
24/7, with Sony’s support, will work with our reseller base to provide:
- Sales lead generation
- Onsite product demonstrations to end users in a “sell with” fashion with resellers
- Presales support to end users on behalf of resellers, including support around proposal writing
- Professional services to end users on behalf of resellers including Project Management and Installation
- Flexible post sale services including maintenance options and managed services
- Case studies and customer testimonials
- A marketplace of hosted IT&T subscription based services for Partners offering subscription Channel Friendly Applications as a utility. This will include a Video communication solution.
Garry Rhodin, General Manager, Sony Professional Solutions said; “Sony is proud of our long history in bringing leading edge, business focused product solutions to market and we believe the time is right to work with 24/7, a leading distributor in Australia and New Zealand whom we know can provide a total solution to our combined partner base around integrating video, voice and data, a true Unified Communication Solution.”
24/7 Distribution is a leading services based distributor of unified communication solutions. Founded in Australia in 2005, 24/7 Distribution bucked the ‘logistics’ trend in distribution and instead, developed a services based model that would ensure its channel partners succeed with the unified communication technologies it had to offer. Channel partners leverage the 24/7 Distribution investment in the best skills, resources and advanced facilities on the market. This saves partners time, money and the risk involved with breaking into a new market or adopting a new technology. 24/7 Distribution employs over 100 people across Australia, New Zealand, India, Fiji and Singapore.
For more information, please visit www.247distribution.com.au.
With a diverse portfolio of businesses across electronics, music, film, gaming and telecommunications, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the world’s largest technology and entertainment company. Sony Australia Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Sony Corporation of Japan, and a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Committed to producing innovative and quality electronic products, the range includes BRAVIA TVs, Cyber-shot digital cameras, Handycam camcorders, ? digital SLR cameras, Walkman MP3 players, VAIO computers, READER eBook Readers as well as professional broadcast equipment and market leading business tools.
For more information on Sony Australia, visit www.sony.com.au
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