Distec, the specialist provider of industrial, medical and digital technology solutions, has entered into a new partnership with digital signage software provider NowSignage. The agreement marks Distec’s first steps into software distribution, allowing them to offer customers a fully end-to-end digital signage experience, while also opening up a new distribution channel for NowSignage.
Distec provides a wide range of digital signage solutions, including touch and non-touch large LED displays and indoor/outdoor kiosks that can be optimised and customised for a variety of digital signage requirements with high bright solutions, anti-glare and anti-reflective coatings, optical bonding to improve strength and durability, vandal-proof cover glass and integrated touch glass technology.
NowSignage’s cloud-based intuitive CMS system, which is regarded as one of the first digital signage platforms to become truly hardware agnostic, gives customers ultimate control to send targeted content to any screen at any time. This new partnership will offer customers using its digital communications technology a complete solution, enabling better streamlining and creating opportunities for more responsive,personalised and interactive customer engagement.
The partnership also brings with it new opportunities for several hardware partners. The NowSignage CMS software has been tested and certified with AOPEN’s Chromeboxes, which provide the first commercial grade Chrome OS for digital signage devices. There are also plans to test and certify the CMS system with Advantech’s media players, which offer pre-imaging, build and customised BIOS support from entry level up to ultra-slim, multi-display and OPS series. This would allow a set of approved and certified digital media players.
Commenting on the partnership, Noel Sheppard, General Manager of Distec said: “Digital Signage remains one of the biggest growth markets for us and we see great potential over the next twelve months. By expanding our portfolio with NowSignage, we can offer our customers a fit for purpose, end-to-end digital signage solution and I am excited to have them on board.”
Nick Johnson, CEO of NowSignage, added that: “NowSignage fills a clear gap within Distec’s portfolio of vendors and we are excited to align ourselves with such a focused, value-added distributor. Working alongside a technical distributor such as Distec with their technical competence gives me great confidence that uptake will be high with their extensive customer base. Aside from the obvious commercial opportunities that this partnership affords our respective businesses, we are each also delighted to be working with fellow Manchester-based businesses who already share many existing mutual alliances such as AOpen and Advantech. We are both looking forward to leveraging such relationships to our mutual benefit."
"By expanding our portfolio with NowSignage, we can offer our customers a fit for purpose, end-to-end digital signage solution and I am excited to have them on board"
Noel Sheppard, Director at Distec