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BlueStar shines on NEC for digital signage

BlueStar, a global distributor of ADC, mobility, point-of-sale, RFID, digital signage, and ID and security technology solutions, announced today that it has signed an agreement to distribute NEC Display Solutions of America commercial displays and professional audio/video solutions in the U.S. reseller markets, effective immediately. The focus of the partnership will be the point-of-sale dealer network and helping thousands of value-added resellers add commercial AV and digital signage solutions to their existing technology installs across the U.S., the company said.

“The tier 1 brand recognition, market share strength and world-class manufacturing capabilities makes NEC Display Solutions an attractive partner for our resellers across point-of-sale, government and commercial retail markets,” said Gary Childress, director of digital signage at BlueStar, in the announcement. “By partnering with NEC we are advancing our good-better-best digital signage opportunities for our VARs, enabling them to offer a more diverse range of professional AV and turnkey signage solutions for their customers.”

BlueStar will begin by distributing the NEC large-format commercial-grade displays, projection systems and video walls. Initial sales efforts will target the POS dealer networks in quick service restaurants, retail goods, healthcare and transportation. VARs will benefit from BlueStar’s services such as customized software options, integrated PCs and media players, extended warranties, installation services, marketing and business development, as well as innovative product bundles, including the company’s “In-a-Box” solutions.

“We are anticipating a growing relationship with BlueStar’s resellers through this new initiative to bring incremental channel business to NEC,” said Betsy Larson, vice president of channel sales at NEC Display Solutions. “Offering our professional-grade digital signage products to these VARs was an obvious choice when making our decision to partner with BlueStar. Their focus on POS partners reflects NEC’s ambition to target specific markets with these products.”

The complete line of NEC products is available to BlueStar’s Value-Added Resellers throughout the U.S. market, and detailed product information can be located on the company’s corporate home page and e-commerce website, BlueStore.

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