UK distributor Micro-P adds Signagelive digital signage apps

July 30, 2013

Signagelive, a global technology company that specializes in developing cloud-based digital signage applications, has announced that Micro-P, a B2B and retail technology distributor in the U.K. and a major Samsung distributor, has confirmed its partnership with Signagelive.

Micro-P will be using Signagelive's library of ready-to-use applications developed specifically for Samsung's Smart Signage Platform to offer competitive, all-inclusive digital signage packages to its AV and IT channel partner and reseller network in the U.K. and Ireland, the company said.

Samsung Smart Signage Displays incorporate System-on-Chip technology, eliminating the need for a separate PC to deliver a digital signage solution. According to Signagelive, by removing a separate PC, the cost of purchase, installation, maintenance and power for digital signage has been significantly reduced, with overall costs dropping as much as half.

"The appointment of Micro-P as a distributor of our Samsung Smart Signage offering ensures that anywhere a reseller can purchase a Samsung Smart Display in the U.K., they can also purchase our Signagelive software licence," Signagelive CEO Jason Cremins said in the announcement. "Our support for Samsung Smart Signage Displays and newly developed library of templated applications will give AV and IT resellers the opportunity to easily add digital signage to their existing product portfolios and benefit from the high margin opportunities this rapidly growing market sector is creating."

Micro-P is a wholly owned subsidiary of parent company DCC Plc, the sixth-largest company in Ireland, the announcement said. It represents more than 180 manufacturers in the U.K. alone, spanning more than 22,000 products across computing and accessories, print, consumer electronics, networking, servers and solutions, communications, and mobile and AV solutions.

Ian Aitken, GM of the Visual Business Unit at Micro-P, said his company's sales of digital signage screens and public display products has doubled over the last year. "Micro-P is now the leading U.K. distributor of such products from Samsung, NEC and LG. Now seems like a great time to increase our portfolio of attach products that accompany and bring the most out of these products. Signagelive unlocks affordable messaging solutions across a range of industries and applications. We see Signagelive as an important new partner that will improve the range and quality of product we can offer to the signage market."

Signagelive recently was selected by Samsung as a key partner to support its Smart Signage Platform. Formal collaboration between both companies was announced in January at a press conference in Amsterdam.

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Topics: Cloud-Based Digital Signage , Content Management , Distributors / Resellers , Software

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