Tech Data signs with HIKvision


Broadliner Tech Data has signed a distribution agreement for Germany with HIKvision, a Chinese vendor specialised in video surveillance products and solutions.

HIKvision, the world's largest manufacturer of CCTV products, offers a comprehensive range of cameras, software and accessories. In addition, the company develops core technologies such as audio/video encoding, video image processing and data storage, as well as advanced cloud, big data and deep learning technologies. The Endpoint Solutions team of the Munich-based distributor has thus decided to expand its portfolio of physical video and security solutions with camera systems, DVRs and video management software from HIKvision.

Oliver Kaiser, Director Endpoint Solutions at Tech Data, is pleased with the distribution agreement: "with Hikvision, we signed with the leading manufacturer in the physical security segment, which offers sustainable innovations and responds extremely quickly to new market requirements. The agile product and solution strategy goes far beyond video surveillance; it complements surveillance solutions with artificial intelligence and big data from a single source. HIKvision is already a leader in various vertical markets including public safety, transportation, education, healthcare, financial institutions and energy as well as intelligent building management. Its professional solutions are perfectly suited to a wide range of current market requirements such as IoT, Physical Security and Public Safety."

And Kaiser adds: "HIKvision perfectly complements our existing range of surveillance services. We are now in a position to offer our sales partners products and solutions ranging from low-cost entry-level series to high-end products with artificial intelligence." Also on HIKvision's side there is joy about the contract. Michael Blottnicki, Channel Sales Manager at HIKvision, explains: "Tech Data is the ideal partner for us. Their broad sales base ideally complements our diversity of product offerings. We look forward to a long-term relationship with Tech Data and its sales partners."

The cooperation with HIKvision also opens up new opportunities for Tech Data sales partners. The manufacturer's Dealer Partner Program (DPP) promises attractive benefits and discounts for companies of all sizes, including demonstration and test equipment, extended warranties and marketing support.