Auckland, New Zealand – 24 August 2020 – Barco, a global leader in professional visualization and collaboration technology, today announced its partnership with Dicker Data, a technology hardware, software and cloud distributor, to expand its reach across New Zealand.
Barco and Dicker Data are partnering to provide resellers with products that enable organisations to wirelessly collaborate and instantly share content. Through the partnership, Barco is entering into the Unified Communication and Collaboration (UC&C) space with its innovative ClickShare Conference solution.
As New Zealand workers gradually return to their office environments, businesses are rapidly recognising the need to digitally enable their physical meeting spaces to bridge the gap between employees in the office and those working remotely. Creating a consistent and unified meeting experience regardless of an employee’s location has been proven to increase productivity, collaboration, morale and engagement.
Barco’s ClickShare Conference simplifies the physical meeting room experience by enabling users to wirelessly connect their device to any video conferencing platform with capabilities to instantly share content. The product removes the need for cabled solutions to share content in a hybrid meeting environment.
According to Claudio Cardile, Managing Director, Barco Australia and New Zealand, “In current times, with a major focus on conferencing solutions, Barco aims to be a key player in the UC&C space with Clickshare Conference. As one of New Zealand’s largest locally owned distributors, Dicker Data is well placed to help Barco achieve competitive advantage across the technology supply chain. By gaining access to new market opportunities through Dicker Data’s vendor portfolio to meet reseller partner’s evolving needs, we’ll be able to strengthen our channel network.”
“The new partnership reflects our concerted effort and focus on reinforcing the channel partners’ ecosystem and our ability to distribute products across multiple touchpoints in the country. We intend to enable as many organisations as possible, across New Zealand, to optimise their meeting room productivity and ensure a smooth, seamless collaborative experience for better business outcomes,” he said.
Richard Harri, General Manager - Volume at Dicker Data said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Barco to enable our resellers to provide the benefits of wireless conferencing technology. The video collaboration market is continuing to grow following Barco’s announcement at the beginning of this year launching the industry’s first wireless conferencing solution to enhance both in-room and remote collaboration experiences. Their new range of products bring real benefits into the meeting room and allow the customer to use a variety of different video platforms in the same meeting space. We are thrilled to offer our extensive partner network Barco’s BYOM Conferencing solutions and their ClickShare Conference CX range of solutions.”
The agreement comes into effect on Monday, 24th August 2020.
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting, classroom and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2019, we realized sales of 1.083 billion euro. We have a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.
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Dicker Data (ASX: DDR) is an Australian-owned and operated, ASX-listed technology hardware, software and cloud distributor with over 41 years of experience. Our sales and presales teams are experienced product specialists who are dedicated to helping you tailor solutions to suit your client’s needs.
As a distributor, we sell exclusively to our valued partner base of over 5,500 resellers. We pride ourselves on developing strong long-term relationships with our customers, and helping them grow. This customer-first approach means we are proactive in engaging with our resellers and allows us to dynamically shift with changing market conditions, in turn helping to increase profitability.
Dicker Data distributes a wide portfolio of products from the world’s leading technology vendors, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, and other Tier 1 global brands. As the leading Australian distributor for many of these vendors, Dicker Data is dedicated to helping our partners deliver industry-leading solutions built on the world’s best technologies. https://www.dickerdata.com.au/