D&H To Carry Video Bars, Controllers, & All-in-One Devices Purpose-Built to Work with Zoom & MS Teams, Addressing Collaboration in Hybrid Meeting Rooms
D&H Distributing, a major provider of SMB, mid-market, and consumer technologies to the North American channel, announces it has signed an agreement with Neat, the developers of a cutting-edge line of video collaboration devices. Neat’s powerful solutions are designed to integrate smoothly with both Microsoft Teams and Zoom, creating seamless, easy collaboration with advanced features, and in streamlined formats.
Neat’s Microsoft-certified collaborative solutions help create balance and symmetry in virtual meeting situations, presenting up-close and individual framing of remote meeting participants to better approximate in-person interaction. Smart sensors can monitor elements like room occupancy, noise level, and lighting conditions, suppressing extraneous sounds and blocking background images to create a more consistent and intelligible on-screen environment.
These high-performance tools will help D&H partners equip sophisticated new meeting rooms to satisfy the needs of the reimagined hybrid workplace, accommodating everything from small huddle areas to large-scale conference rooms, and addressing new trends like virtual reception areas and privacy booths. This agreement enhances D&H’s growing ProAV portfolio, which includes commercial interactive displays, unified communications solutions, large-scale videowalls, and videoconferencing products, resulting in a compelling offering for effective collaboration.
Neat’s advanced videoconferencing devices include:
- Neat Bar: This videoconferencing bar is a simple-to-use and compact device providing superior audio and video for meeting rooms, huddle rooms, and focus rooms of up to 10 users.
- Neat Bar Pro: The company’s large room videoconferencing device can drive three large screens, enabling users to simultaneously see both people and content more clearly. It incorporates an advanced 16x microphone array for audio fidelity, plus fast image processing for more lifelike interactions.
- Neat Pad: A sleek touch-screen controller, it can be used within meeting rooms or as a scheduling display outside those rooms.
- Neat Board: A 65-inch, all-in-one touch-screen display that incorporates powerful audio and an AI-driven camera for best-in-class collaboration, with features like wireless content sharing, annotation, and whiteboards.
- Neat Frame: A 15.6-inch portrait screen personal meeting device, providing an optimal layout balance for more direct conversations in larger meetings.
In addition to an expanding ProAV linecard, D&H offers a team of Solutions Experts and post-sales support specialists with experience in a range of real-world installations. The company’s ProAV solutions span more than meeting rooms, including digital classroom solutions, gaming rooms, large-scale smart displays for a range of verticals, and full-scale esports arenas. D&H’s ProAV solutions can be implemented on an “as-a-service” monthly subscription-based model, creating recurring revenue streams for channel partners.
“Collaboration has become a crucial part of any office setting, as many companies adopt hybrid workplace strategies to accommodate distributed personnel. The needs of these organizations have become more complex as they embraced virtual collaborative practices for the long-term,” said Peter Hurley, D&H’s director of ProAV and collaboration. Along these lines, a D&H TV webcast session, “Elevate the Remote Work Lifestyle,” is available on demand for solution providers interested in enhancing their customers’ collaborative capabilities.
“We’ve been progressively building an outstanding ProAV offering at D&H,” Hurley continued. “Our partners need to help their business customers upgrade meeting and huddle spaces in ways that will be productive and seamless for both in-room meeting attendees and off-site team members. Neat’s top-flight videoconferencing solutions enhance and naturalize collaboration, and their support from pioneers like Zoom and Microsoft Teams has established the groundwork for a gold-standard environment.”
“We look forward to working with D&H to help drive the videoconferencing category in the SMB and mid-market sectors, facilitating more immersive and intelligently designed engagement between colleagues no matter where they are,” said Matt Brungardt, director, distribution and partners at Neat. “Together we can give channel partners robust, versatile, next-generation tools to create superior, multi-functional meeting rooms. Those partners can position their business clientele ahead of the collaboration curve, even as the category evolves.”
D&H solution providers can visit www.dandh.com/proav.
About D&H Distributing
D&H Distributing supports resellers and MSP partners in the corporate, small-to-midsize business, consumer, education, and government markets with endpoints and advanced technologies, as well as differentiated services. D&H is ready to fill new market needs created by consolidation in the marketplace. Now in its 104th year, its vendors and partners can be confident in its ability to provide a wealth of enablement resources, multi-market expertise, credit options, and consultative services. D&H is agile in response to the needs of its VAR and MSP partners, demonstrating resilience through decades of industry mergers and market disruption, overcoming everything from wars and recessions to pandemics.
The company works to expand the competencies of its partners in areas such as cloud services, ProAV, collaboration, UCC, mobility, esports, digital displays, smart home automation, video surveillance, digital imaging, and server networks across a range of markets. Its value proposition includes highly lauded training opportunities and partner engagement events, dedicated Solutions Specialists, certifications, professional marketing resources, and an expanding digital Cloud Marketplace.
The distributor is headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, in the U.S. and Brampton, Ontario, in Canada with warehouses in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Fresno, CA; and Vancouver, BC, Canada. For more information, visit www.dandh.com.