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D-Link Joins Forces with Leading Security Distributor Tri-Ed / Northern Video to Offer D-Link’s Full Line of IP Surveillance Solutions to North America Security Integrators
Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 01:16:47 PM


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA, Dec 13, 2011 - D-Link, the cost-effective, standards-based unified networking solutions provider for small business and medium enterprise IT environments, today announced a partnership with Tri-Ed / Northern Video, the largest independent security distributor in North America. Security integrators will have access to D-Link’s end-to-end portfolio of business class surveillance solutions and Professional Services through Tri-Ed / Northern Video’s extensive network of security system integrators, with stock hitting the shelves later this month.

Through this partnership, D-Link joins Tri-Ed / Northern Video’s group of industry leading manufacturers offering IP, CCTV, access control, intrusion, sound, communications, structured cable, and home automation products. As the largest independent North American security distributor, Tri-Ed / Northern Video offers greater value and convenience for its customers and suppliers, with 46 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

“Tri-Ed / Northern Video prides itself on providing security integrators with industry-leading solutions from leading manufacturers, and D-Link is no exception,” said James Rothstein, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Tri-Ed / Northern Video. “Through its breadth of products, end-to-end solutions and ease-of-integration in what is a rapidly growing market, D-Link offers our customers a wide range of solutions to meet their needs.”

“D-Link is committed to the physical security market, designing its IP surveillance solutions with the features that meet customer requirements, including industry leading camera technology and best-of-breed software compatibility for easy integration into existing security platforms,” said Albert Ling associate vice president of North America Business Development, for D-Link. “We are excited to offer our IP surveillance solutions through Tri-Ed / Northern Video, expanding our reach into this market and providing existing D-Link reseller partners with additional value.”

Easy Transition to IP with Professional Services

The IP surveillance market continues to grow, with IMS Research forecasting IP cameras to outsell analog beginning in 20141. However, industry experts also recognize some security integrators are hesitant to make the switch from CCTV because theydo not have expertise in IP networking. D-Link’s Professional Services program provides a wealth of high-value presale, installation and post-sale support services, including access to experts who are uniquely qualified to assess a customer’s application requirements and assist with simple and complex installations, including multi-location IP surveillance installations. Security integrators can leverage Professional Services for added profitability as they develop their own IP practice.

End-to-End Solutions Are Easy to Integrate

Known as the leader in IP networking2, D-Link is the only company to offer small- to medium-sized businesses a complete end-to-end IP surveillance solution, including cameras, network switches, wireless access points and a variety of network storage solutions designed specifically with video archival in mind. Security integrators will benefit from the company’s industry-leading camera technology, which includes feature-rich megapixel IP cameras in the most sought-after form factors including box, dome, bullet, cube, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) and speed dome. Further, D-Link recently announced the DSN-4000 series xStack® Storage iSCSI SAN Array family and the ShareCenter® Pro family of unified network storage solutions which are well suited for archiving video, and delivering performance, scalability and ease-of-deployment.

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