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April 19, 2011 08:32 ET

Ingram Micro and Popstar Networks Announce Distribution Alliance for Medium- to Large-Scale Digital Signage Deployments

OLATHE, KS--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) and Popstar Networks, an industry-leading digital media software and services company, today announced a distribution alliance for Popstar Networks' advanced digital signage solutions. Through this relationship, select members of Ingram Micro's U.S. network of value-added resellers (VARs), managed service providers (MSPs) and systems integrators will be certified and enabled to offer Popstar's digital signage products for medium- to large-scale deployments.

"Today, organizations are looking for effective ways to reach consumers and target audiences at the point of presence or purchase. Increasingly, they recognize the value of contemporary passive and interactive digital signage networks as key components of their marketing and merchandising program," said Jeff Xouris, vice president of marketing for Popstar Networks. "We're pleased to collaborate with Ingram Micro to offer enterprise-class solutions that are expertly designed to meet complex content, data, and networking needs."

Popstar's entire line of digital signage products is now available through Ingram Micro U.S.

"The addition of Popstar Networks' full line of digital signage solutions enhances our portfolio and provides our channel partners access to a robust, fully customizable solution set for medium- to large-scale deployments," said Kevin Prewett, vice president, vendor management, Ingram Micro U.S. "Working together with Popstar, we've designed a go-to-market strategy and complementary partner enablement program that will help accelerate our channel partners success within the digital signage category and key vertical markets."

Designed to meet the needs of clients in quick-service (QSR) and fast casual restaurants, multi-location retailers, and healthcare facilities, Popstar Networks digital signage solutions feature:

  • Remote location management capabilities
  • Easy content distribution and high-quality playback for almost any type of digital media format
  • Robust content scheduling and asset management
  • Proactive network monitoring and reporting
  • User-based permission levels for dynamic control

Popstar Networks' digital signage software solves the most complex technical aspects of enterprise-class network deployments, including: content and asset management, connectivity, systems integration, device management and data reporting. Additionally, these products feature robust, flexible, and easy to use functions, and integrate seamlessly with many 3rd party applications and existing backend or enterprise systems to provide key insights and an enhanced customer experience.

For more information about Popstar Networks products, visit www.popstarnetworks.com/products.

About Ingram Micro
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves approximately 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

About Popstar Networks
Popstar Networks delivers advanced digital signage solutions that extend the power of traditional and digital marketing and merchandising programs on-site or in-store to help companies achieve more -- more customer satisfaction, more control, more flexibility, and more results from their digital signage networks. Popstar Networks' innovative solutions give organizations complete control to centrally manage rich content across multiple locations, easily integrate passive and interactive displays, and wirelessly network dozens or thousands of locations. For more information visit www.popstarnetworks.com or call (913) 747-6300.

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