JVC Selects Tech Data to Bring Digital Camcorders to the Reseller Channel

Specialized Business Unit Provides Expert Support Services for Resellers



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tech Data Corporation

    CLEARWATER, Fla., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To expand its digital camcorder
 sales into the technology reseller market, JVC Company of America has signed
 an exclusive agreement with Tech Data Corp. (Nasdaq:   TECD) for the provision
 of logistics management and other value-added services.  The agreement marks
 the formal entry of JVC digital camcorders and digital cameras into the
 technology reseller channel.
     The complete line of JVC digital camcorders will be marketed via Tech
 Data's digital imaging specialized business unit which concentrates on
 complete document, photo and digital camera imaging solutions for vertical
 markets such as healthcare, real estate and law enforcement.  Services
 designed for resellers concentrating on these sectors include business
 development support, education and training, logistics management, and pre-
 and post-sales technical support.  Dedicated vendor product representatives
 and a sales team are also available to assist resellers and can be reached at
 800-500-0101.
     "As the technology advances, digital camcorders are becoming more widely
 used for corporate and vertical market applications," said Wendy Rausch,
 director of Tech Data's digital imaging specialized business unit.  "As an
 industry leader, the addition of JVC's digital camcorders gives our resellers
 the ability to offer high-resolution video solutions to their end-user
 customers."
     "With its proven expertise in the technology reseller channel and its
 solutions-based approach to digital imaging, we anticipate that our agreement
 with Tech Data will allow for incremental expansion into an entirely new
 market arena," said Jerry Barbera, vice president, JVC consumer video
 division.
 
     About JVC
     JVC, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, is a leading consumer electronics
 manufacturer.  The company distributes a complete line of video and audio
 equipment including camcorders, DVD players, VCRs, color televisions, home and
 portable audio equipment, mobile entertainment and recording media.
 
     About Tech Data
     Tech Data Corporation, founded in 1974, is a leading global provider of IT
 products, logistics management and other value-added services.  The Fortune
 500 company and its subsidiaries serve more than 100,000 technology resellers
 in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the
 Middle East.  Tech Data's extensive service offering includes pre- and post-
 sale training and technical support, financing options, configuration and
 assembly services as well as a full range of award-winning electronic commerce
 solutions.  The company generated sales of $20.4 billion for its most recent
 fiscal year, which ended January 31, 2001.
 
 

SOURCE Tech Data Corporation
    CLEARWATER, Fla., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To expand its digital camcorder
 sales into the technology reseller market, JVC Company of America has signed
 an exclusive agreement with Tech Data Corp. (Nasdaq:   TECD) for the provision
 of logistics management and other value-added services.  The agreement marks
 the formal entry of JVC digital camcorders and digital cameras into the
 technology reseller channel.
     The complete line of JVC digital camcorders will be marketed via Tech
 Data's digital imaging specialized business unit which concentrates on
 complete document, photo and digital camera imaging solutions for vertical
 markets such as healthcare, real estate and law enforcement.  Services
 designed for resellers concentrating on these sectors include business
 development support, education and training, logistics management, and pre-
 and post-sales technical support.  Dedicated vendor product representatives
 and a sales team are also available to assist resellers and can be reached at
 800-500-0101.
     "As the technology advances, digital camcorders are becoming more widely
 used for corporate and vertical market applications," said Wendy Rausch,
 director of Tech Data's digital imaging specialized business unit.  "As an
 industry leader, the addition of JVC's digital camcorders gives our resellers
 the ability to offer high-resolution video solutions to their end-user
 customers."
     "With its proven expertise in the technology reseller channel and its
 solutions-based approach to digital imaging, we anticipate that our agreement
 with Tech Data will allow for incremental expansion into an entirely new
 market arena," said Jerry Barbera, vice president, JVC consumer video
 division.
 
     About JVC
     JVC, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, is a leading consumer electronics
 manufacturer.  The company distributes a complete line of video and audio
 equipment including camcorders, DVD players, VCRs, color televisions, home and
 portable audio equipment, mobile entertainment and recording media.
 
     About Tech Data
     Tech Data Corporation, founded in 1974, is a leading global provider of IT
 products, logistics management and other value-added services.  The Fortune
 500 company and its subsidiaries serve more than 100,000 technology resellers
 in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the
 Middle East.  Tech Data's extensive service offering includes pre- and post-
 sale training and technical support, financing options, configuration and
 assembly services as well as a full range of award-winning electronic commerce
 solutions.  The company generated sales of $20.4 billion for its most recent
 fiscal year, which ended January 31, 2001.
 
 SOURCE  Tech Data Corporation