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Northamber sign a new partnership agreement with Lifesize

Chessington, Surrey, 21st May 2020: Leading UK AV & IT distributor Northamber PLC, announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Lifesize, a global innovator of video collaboration and meeting productivity solutions. The agreement will see Northamber promote and distribute Lifesize’s range of video conferencing solutions in the UK.

Lifesize combines best-in-class, cloud-based video conferencing service and apps with integrated hardware to foster collaboration, productivity and interoperability in both meeting rooms and remote work environments. Recognised as Frost & Sullivan’s Cloud Video Conferencing Vendor of the Year, Lifesize leads the industry in customer satisfaction and introduced the world’s first 4K video conferencing meeting room systems and 4K service architecture.

“We are pleased to have Northamber join the Lifesize Partner Program to expand the availability of Lifesize solutions and services in the UK & Ireland,” said Jens Vang Lauridsen, Vice President of UK & Ireland at Lifesize. “We realise the tremendous value our partners bring to Lifesize and are committed to providing them with a fully encompassing channel program that supports and rewards their efforts and contributes to their ultimate business success.”

Peter Dosanjh, Director of AV at Northamber, commented: “Lifesize is one of the leading brands in video conferencing technology; it’s been rated the best-in-class for video, audio and content sharing clarity. Lifesize delivers an unmatched unified meeting experience that you can trust to work the first time, every time. We are extremely excited to be working with the Lifesize team and look forward to offering our reseller partners new and innovative video conferencing solutions.”

Roy Martin, Head of AV Solutions at Northamber, commented: “Lifesize’s success as a video conferencing player is well documented. By integrating their meeting room systems and cloud services, we can enable every person and every conference room to achieve amazing video conferencing. This development comes at a great time for Northamber, as demand for a wide range of workspace collaboration solutions is ever increasing in the UK.”

Northamber will offer Lifesize solutions from immediate effect.

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020

Northamber AV announces partnership with One Digital Signage

12 May 2020, Chessington, Surrey — Leading AV & IT distributor Northamber PLC, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with One Digital Signage (www.onedigitalsignage.com), the LED & LCD signage specialists.

This exclusive partnership will see Northamber and its sister company Audio Visual Material (AVM) promote and distribute One Digital Signage’s LCD Digital Signage Sanitiser range to the channel.

Richard Westhead, CEO of One Digital Signage explains “We are looking forward to working exclusively with Northamber Group to bring a unique range of products to the market at this unprecedented time. The new partnership will enable both our resellers and clients to benefit from Northamber’s incredible 40 years’ experience; as well as having access to their industry-leading logistics and distribution infrastructure. Now, more than ever before, it is crucial that the most effective product is available to the customer, as they begin preparations to return to their workplace in the safest manner possible. We are looking forward to further developing our already strong professional relationship with Northamber”.

Northamber’s Director of AV, Peter Dosanjh said “One Digital Signage is one of the most exciting and relevant brands in the digital signage messaging space. The new distribution agreement will deliver significant benefits to our reseller's partners and we are excited to establish this partnership and look forward to the new opportunities it will bring in the future.”

“Northamber is committed to building new and innovative brands to the market with one of the UK’s leading digital signage brands with a product that is fully supported by a UK warranty” added Kiel Hillier, Northamber Head of AV Product.

The LCD Digital Signage Sanitiser range is also available from our sister company Audio Visual Material (AVM).

Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Northamber AV announces partnership with Airtame

4 May 2020, Chessington, Surrey — Leading AV & IT distributor Northamber PLC, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Airtame (www.airtame.com), the leading wireless screen sharing and collaboration platform.

The partnership will see Northamber offer Airtame’s wireless screen sharing and device management platform directly to business facilities throughout the United Kingdom.

Alongside its wireless screen sharing solution — which help schools and businesses increase productivity and engagement in meetings and classrooms — Airtame recently launched Airtame Cloud, which provides customers with one unified platform to remotely manage and monitor their Airtame devices, along with a range of digital signage features.

In operation for over forty years, Northamber is widely recognised as the longest established UK only value-added AV & IT distributor. Alongside Airtame, the company distributes products from over 80 reputable brands, including Avocor, Sharp, and Sony.

Airtame’s Head of Sales EMEA, Thomas Nielsen said: “Airtame has enjoyed 200% growth in the UK since 2018, and our partnership with Northamber will continue to strengthen this positioning in the market. We’re focusing on fortifying our channel-driven growth in EMEA, and look forward to reaching even more resellers in the UK.”

Northamber’s Director of AV, Peter Dosanjh said “Airtame is one of the most exciting brands in the wireless screen sharing and collaboration space. The new distribution agreement will deliver significant benefits to UK resellers and we are thrilled to establish this partnership and look forward to the new opportunities it will bring in the future.”

“Northamber is committed to building a strong product portfolio, including a comprehensive AV offering for our customers. Our AV portfolio has now become even stronger with the introduction of some exciting disruptive brands,” added Kiel Hillier, Northamber Head of AV Product.

About Airtame

Airtame offers a wireless screen sharing and collaboration platform that allows users to instantly display content from any personal device to any shared screen. The platform is used to promote interactivity and collaboration in meetings, presentations and classroom settings, as well as for digital signage in retail stores, corporate environments, conference facilities, hotels, and other venues. Airtame was launched in 2014 and has grown into a company with +100 people, and with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Copenhagen, and Budapest.

To learn more, visit airtame.com

The partnership follows a series of significant milestones for Airtame, including the recent launch of its improved Airtame Cloud platform, and the announcement of its industry-first partnership with Airserver. The company has enjoyed 100% YoY growth since its market launch in 2014.

Posted: Monday, May 4, 2020

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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2020

Introducing Marketing Mondays

Drop-in sessions for marketing queries and support

Each Monday, our Marketing team are here to support you in person. Want to discuss marketing to a world in lockdown?
How to adjust marketing plans for a remote working world? What campaigns, tools and assets we have which may help you?
Suggestions for how we can help each other market our products and services?
Drop in and let's talk. Between 11am and 12 noon on Mondays you have the chance to join in on video call for a chat about marketing.  Let us help you support your customers.

To take part click here and we’ll email you a Zoom video link.

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020

Introducing Techie Tuesdays

Drop-in sessions for Networking & Security Infrastructure & Audio Visual support

In these challenging times we are doing all we can to help our partners with extra support on sales, marketing, technical, finance and logistics.  As part of this we are offering resellers the chance to put any technical Networking Infrastructure or Audio Visual queries directly to our experts via a one hour drop-in video call. Each week between 10am and 11am you can have a chat and get answers to any questions you may have. 

You can ask Rick or Paul:

  • Rick Briggs is Northamber’s Networking & Security expert. Rick is WatchGuard’s Accredited Training Professional and has a vast experience as an infrastructure and networking engineer. Register below and put your query or technical question to Rick on Tuesday.
  • Paul Bolton is Northamber’s AV expert. Paul has spent the last 14 years in the Audio Visual industry supporting reseller / hardware & software vendors and the last 7 years in technical AV distribution. Register below and put your query or technical question to Paul on Tuesday.

To take part click here and we’ll email you a Teams video link.

Posted: Friday, April 24, 2020

It's business as usual for unusual times

The team at Northamber are here to support our staff and partners during this difficult time and send heartfelt wishes to anyone dealing with the impact of the outbreak. Our focus remains on continuing to deliver the excellent levels of personal service, support and supply that our customers have come to expect from us over the last 40 years.

The team here at Northamber are all set up to work wherever they need to, so that business can continue to operate as normal. We use what we sell to enable remote and home working. If you would like any advice of guidance please don't hesitate to contact us as we remain here to help and support you and your end users with technical help, commercial support and flexibility.

Our business hours and services are unaffected by the outbreak; we are working closely with our courriers and to date continue to operate shipments as usual.

As you may know, we already have a system in place to avoid face to face meetings, but we are available of course  by phone or video calls.

Stock levels and deliveries are continuing as normal. Please contact us early though for projects as things may change and we will engage early to ensure you can acquire the products you need or we can work with you on alternatives if required.

The team here at Northamber wish all our customers well during this difficult period and are here to help and support you in any way we can.

If there is anything we can do to help please contact your account manager or our management team at wecare@northamber.com

Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Northamber sign a new distribution agreement with Vivitek

Chessington, Surrey, 7th February 2020: Leading UK AV & IT distributor Northamber PLC, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Vivitek. The agreement will see Northamber promote and distribute Vivitek’s range of visual display and presentation products in the UK.

Vivitek’s extensive lineup of award-winning digital projectors, collaboration solutions, and digital signage devices incorporate the latest innovations and technologies to deliver superior products. Vivitek’s display and collaboration solutions aim at coordinating teams and ensuring effective collaboration. From small brainstorming sessions to big board meetings, NovoConnect in combination with Vivitek’s projectors offers an effective way to collaborate.

Peter Dosanjh, Director of AV at Northamber, commented: “Vivitek is one of the leading brands in projection and collaboration technology. We are extremely excited to be working with the Vivitek team and look forward to offering our reseller partners new and innovative meeting room solutions.”

Greg Mack, Sales Manager, Vivitek UK, commented: “Northamber’s success as an IT distributor is well documented. Equally, its commitment to the opportunities presented by the growing demand for AV solutions, are reflected in the investment it has made in expanding its AV team. This development comes at a great time for Vivitek, as demand for our wide range of visual display and collaboration solutions is ever increasing in the UK. We’re confident that Northamber has the skills required to help educate the market about how Vivitek’s ‘ecosystem’ approach to AV is a true driver for enhanced collaboration and efficiency. We’re thrilled to have Northamber on-side and complementing the excellent results achieved by our other channel partners, and the role they jointly play in helping Vivitek to reach even more end-users in the UK.”

Northamber will offer Vivitek from immediate effect.

Press contact: Jacqueline Smith, Marketing Manager, Northamber Plc. Email: jsh1@northamber.com

Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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