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SAMSUNG WIRELESS WINS OUT IN COMPARISON TEST REPORT

Wireless LANs (WLANs) are an essential element of virtually every business. Whether deployed in corporate offices, retail environments, high-density venues or elsewhere, WLAN solutions need to deliver high-performance, intelligent traffic management and be resilient.

Learn more with this in-depth Test Report by Tolly.com that shows how Samsung Enterprise WLANs stands up against the competition.

Talk to our networking specialists to find out more about the Samsung Wireless opportunity. Give us a call on 020 8296 7015.

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018

Butlin’s customer data exposed following phishing attack

Holiday camp firm Butlin’s says up to 34,000 guests at its resorts may have had their personal information stolen by hackers. The company says the data in question included names, home addresses, contact details and holiday arrival date.

"This breach was the result of a phishing email, demonstrating the crucial need to train staff so they can recognise increasingly sophisticated communications that purport to be genuine," said Jocelyn Paulley at law firm Gowling WLG.

You can read the Butlin’s statement here.

Yubico’s Two Factor Authentication provides an affordable, easy to use security solution which ensures even if login and password data is stolen, those accounts still cannot be accessed. Find out more about how some of the largest tech companies secure their data and how you can offer your customer the same level of security.

Call our Yubico experts on 020 8296 7066 or visit www.northamber.com/yubico.

Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018

Northamber announce new distribution partnership with Panasonic

London, UK, 25th July 2018:  Leading UK distributor Northamber announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with professional audio visual solutions experts Panasonic.  The agreement will see Northamber promote Panasonic’s complete line-up of PTZ cameras and controllers.

Under the new distribution agreement, Northamber will take the market leading range of Panasonic PTZ solutions into the Education and Corporate marketplaces.  Northamber has continued to develop its AV portfolio over the past twelve months and now has a comprehensive range of solutions to support meeting rooms, classrooms and lecture theatres.  

Alex Phillips, Strategy Director at Northamber, commented: “We are continuing to see significant integration between the AV and IT market places, this area of convergence remains our primary focus and allows us to leverage our significant IT heritage and the full capabilities of exciting AV solutions such as Panasonic’s PTZ offering.  The Panasonic range brings broadcast quality technology to scenarios such as ‘Lecture Capture’ and ‘in house AV’ which we are excited to bring to market.”

Nigel Wilkes, Group Manager at Panasonic UK, added; “We are excited by the potential that Northamber can offer in the corporate and education space. This is a largely untapped area for us and we feel that our technology added to Northamber’s sector expertise can be a winning combination.” 

Northamber will offer Panasonic solutions from the 25th July 2018.

About Panasonic Broadcast & ProAV Our quest is to make technology work invisibly together and free businesses to succeed. We believe technology should just work. Our Broadcast & ProAV business unit gives you the freedom to tell the story with its high quality products and solutions, which ensure smooth operation and excellent cost-performance across a range of remote cameras, switchers, studio cameras and ENG P2HD. The cinema camera range of VariCam models and the EVA1 are capable of true 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) making them the ideal solution for cinema, television, documentary and live event production.

Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

InFocus exclusive with Northamber on Mondopad

Northamber Exclusive with InFocus on Mondopad

Northamber & InFocus have solidified their partnership with a sole agreement for distribution on the entire suite of Unified
Collaboration & Communication solutions.

The arrangement will now see only Northamber distributing our Mondopad all-in-one touch and video conferencing end-to-end solutions,
including video phones and ConX Cloud video conferencing services to its partners alongside our video projectors, interactive touchscreens and accessories.

InFocus prides itself on partnering with the top partners around the world to enable its collaboration products to help people connect across the conference room and across the globe and Northamber’s network and commitment to the PRO AV, education, office and collaboration space supports our overall growth strategy and is a natural alignment for a closer partnership.
 

The InFocus Mondopad

The INF5522AG has landed in the UK and already proving to be popular and selling out within the first week of being available. 
The new 55” adds a new huddle space option back to the line up with amazing specifications including dual boot Android & Windows. 

Mondopad

Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Northamber Solutions Event 2018

Last Thursday our Solutions Team hosted SMB resellers at Brooklands Hotel & Mercedes Benz World.

The event was a chance for invited customers to spend some time with eight of our security and solutions vendors. It was also a chance to hear about the latest in IT security in a key note delivered by Sue Gilkes of CompTIA. 10ZiG, Altaro, Crucial, Overland Tandberg, Parallels, Samsung, WatchGuard and Yubico gave talks in our ‘twelve minutes to impress’ sessions before resellers took advantage of dedicated 1-2-1 appointments after lunch.

After an informative session with our experts we took our customers and vendors over to Mercedes Benz World for a two hour driving experience in 4x4’s and AMG sports cars.

The day provided to be informative and fun with many resellers taking back new expertise on the latest technology which should help them seize more opportunities. We’d like to thank all our vendors that took part and made the day so successful.

The Northamber Events Team.

Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018

Northamber announce new distribution partnership with Polycom

London, UK, 2nd July 2018:  Leading UK distributor Northamber announced today that it has signed a focused partnership agreement with Polycom. The agreement between Northamber and Polycom will help unlock the potential for connected meeting rooms and classrooms within the IT & AV reseller market. The partnership sees Northamber working with Polycom to develop net new SMB business, primarily via promoting the Trio family, RealPresence Debut, RealPresence Group 310 and RealPresence Centro to its strong base of incremental IT VAR resellers.

Phil Gaut Director of AV at Northamber believes “there is a significant and well accepted evolution in the modern workplace and classroom which is seeing video communication becoming the norm. Latest generation video solutions are network dependent and consequently represent a significant opportunity for both AV and IT resellers to sell into this end user opportunity. The Northamber sales and technical team are here to support resellers to learn, promote and sell the market leading solutions from this exciting brand”.

Paul Harris, Senior UK Channel Sales Manager at Polycom, said: “We are pleased to have forged a new partnership and relationship with Northamber. This partnership opens the doors to an incremental partner base of specialised channels selling into both the SMB and education market places, which will drive incremental net new revenues for both parties.”

Northamber started offering Polycom solutions from the 2nd July 2018.

For Northamber PR enquiries 
Phil Gaut
Tel: +44 (0)7501 228777
Email: pgt@northamber.com

Posted: Monday, July 2, 2018

WatchGuard Firebox T15 Review

Introducing the WatchGuard Firebox T15.
Appliance with 1yr Total Security Suite.

Five Star Review from one of the industry’s most respected IT Review Sites.
Giving the WatchGuard Firebox T15 – ITPRO Editor’s Choice.

Perfect for small businesses, the Firebox T15 offers the toughest gateway security measures at a pocket-friendly price. Excellent value; Superb range of protection features; Great monitoring facilities.

Product Review:

“Stepping up as the new entry-point to WatchGuard's tabletop security appliance family, the Firebox T15 offers a set of features that belie its small stature. It's excellent value too, as it offers super-strength network security at a price small businesses will love. Professional 3-year warranty conditions as standard.”

“The T15 is no slouch in the performance stakes either as it boasts a high raw firewall throughput of 400Mbits/sec. Enabling gateway AV drops this by 120Mbits/sec and even with all UTM features running, it still musters a very respectable 90Mbits/sec.”

IT Pro Verdict:

“The Firebox T15 is a remarkable little appliance that looks to have every security angle covered. Combine this prowess with its low price and it earns a well-deserved IT Pro Editor's Choice award.”

 

For more on the Firebox range from WatchGuard click here.

Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Northamber announce new distribution partnership with ATEN

Northamber announce new distribution partnership with ATEN

London, UK, Tuesday 15th May 2018

Northamber and ATEN are delighted to announce a new partnership, which will see Northamber promote the complete range of ATEN audio visual solutions within the UK. Northamber is one of the UK’s largest value-add distributors with a thirty-seven year heritage. Investment over the last twelve months has seen Northamber strengthen its AV business significantly through brand acquisition, introduction of technical resource and offering a compelling package of support for its resellers. Phil Gaut Director of Audio Visual at Northamber believes “ATEN has a compelling AV proposition, its simple and powerful video wall solutions significantly enhance our offering providing full 4k images with seamless switching, ATEN's HDBT solutions also enable us to support delivery of content over IP - a fast growing market trend.”

James Liu, Managing Director of ATEN, UK adds:

"ATEN is elated to begin its new partnership with Northamber by further strengthening their AV business by bringing ATEN's comprehensive range of AV products that is backed by patented technologies such as Seamless Switch™, FPGA and HDBaseT. Whilst Northamber brings a wealth of experience, creditability and strategic thinking that complements our approach."

Northamber will offer ATEN solutions from the 15th May 2018.

Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018

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