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

Northamber and Lindy announce a new distribution agreement

London, UK, 1st May:  Leading UK distributor Northamber announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with IT and AV connectivity  experts Lindy.  The agreement will see Northamber promote Lindy’s complete range of cables, connectivity and specialist distribution solutions. 

The new distribution agreement significantly strengthens the Northamber portfolio providing a full range of AV/IT accessories including  new USB type C splitters, HDMI 2.0 18G technology, a flexible video wall scaler and HDMI over fibre solutions.

Phil Gaut, Director of AV at Northamber, commented: “Following significant hardware and software launches over recent months with Avocor, Philips and Sharp it is important for us to add manufacturers who complete our AV solutions offering.  Lindy is a great brand with a comprehensive range covering key latest generation technology.”   

Paul Hayes, New Business Manager at Lindy added; “Lindy are delighted to add Northamber to our UK distribution line up.  Northamber’s long-standing pedigree in the UK and their proactive plans for the UK AV market make them the perfect partner for ourselves.”

Northamber will offer Lindy solutions from the 1st May 2018.

For Lindy PR enquires   
Napthine Porter
Tel: +44(0)1225 580649
Email: andy@napthineporter.com

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


About Lindy

Lindy is a worldwide provider of connectivity solutions and a leading partner to the IT and Audio / Visual industries. Lindy’s cutting-edge technology products are used to connect, convert, share and extend digital and analogue signals throughout the residential, commercial, industrial and government sectors.  A dynamic, forward thinking technology brand, Lindy operates sales, service and logistics operations in 14 different countries. Lindy’s core values combine decades of commercial experience and success with a friendly, progressive culture that thrives on innovative thinking, teamwork and co-operation.

Posted: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Product Focus: Sharp PN-Q Range of Displays

The PN-Q Range is designed for prolonged display application up to 16/7, and with a bright 350cd/m2 ensures that messages and communication are clearly and effectively seen.

An embedded USB media player offers hassle-free signage by allowing quick and easy display of images, videos with sound from a USB memory stick.

As a simple and straightforward solution with excellent image and sound quality, the PN-Q range is the attractive new benchmark for easy and reliable display signage and meeting room displays.

Product Overview:

  • Large Format Display  Range: 60”, 70”, 80”, 90”
  • Full High Definition (FHD) 1920x1080 pixel resolution
  • Best Image quality with Sharp UV2A LCD technology
  • 16/7 reliability and performance
  • Up to 350cd/m2 Brightness
  • 5000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 4ms Response Time
  • Embedded USB Media Player
  • Stand included for free-standing applications

Target Market

  • Corporate Reception and Meeting Rooms
  • Standard Retail Signage

Unique Selling Points

  • Affordable Large Size Professional Display
  • Slim Bezel (11mm) and Slim Cabinet Depth
  • Great performance Sharp UV2A LCD Panel Quality
  • 16/7 capability for many professional applications
  • Stand-alone signage with embedded USB Media Player and 10W + 10W Speakers
  • LAN and RS232 remote network control
  • Easy free-standing setup with included stand
  • Professional 3-year warranty conditions as standard

For more on the PN-Q range from sharp click here.

Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Northamber and Sharp announce a new distribution agreement

London, UK, 19th April 2018:  Leading UK distributor Northamber announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with visual solutions experts Sharp.  The agreement will see Northamber promote Sharp’s complete range of large format displays to the UK market. 

The new distribution agreement will deliver significant benefits to UK resellers, by combining Northamber’s established industry expertise with Sharp’s growing range of product categories, which include video walls, interactive solutions, signage displays ranging from 32” to 90”, 8K monitors and more.

Phil Gaut, Director of AV at Northamber, commented: “Sharp is one of the most exciting brands in the professional display market. As an original panel manufacturer they are delivering category leadership, debuting technology such as 8K at this year’s Integrated Systems Europe (ISE). Personally I’m extremely excited to be working with the Sharp team. They have a focused and well managed route to market which, complimented by a fantastic product range, delivers an excellent opportunity for channel partners.”   

Angela Townsend, Sales Manager for Sharp Visual Solutions UK, added: “We are thrilled to announce that we have appointed Northamber as a distribution partner for our portfolio of large format displays – including the interactive BIG PAD range which has seen phenomenal growth over the past 2 years.  Northamber join us at a pivotal time, as our continued focus on product innovation delivers increased choice for resellers. Northamber will add significant value to this growing portfolio with their expert approach and specialist knowledge of the AV sector.”

Northamber will offer Sharp solutions from the 19th April 2018.

For Sharp PR enquires 
Kate Lawson
Tel: +44 (0)20 3176 4700
Email: sharpuk@kaizo.co.uk

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


About Sharp Business Systems UK

Sharp Business Systems UK plc (SBSUK) is a division of Sharp Electronics Europe, which offers a unique portfolio of award-winning document management and display solutions to help organisations transform the way they engage with information. Sharp’s industry-leading MFPs and large production systems sit at the heart of integrated applications for digital transformation, while our display solutions include innovative video walls, digital signage displays and interactive flat panel displays for collaborative presentations. Our mission is to develop new products that support individual expression; creating life enhancing experiences that let you be original. For further information, please visit www.sharp.co.uk.

Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Join our VIP Solutions Event at Brooklands & Mercedes Benz World

The daily stream of Security & Ransomware attacks and the shift towards Managed Services & Infrastructure are topics at the top of many SMB customer agendas. But the solutions are not always obvious.

Join us at Brooklands Hotel and Mercedes World in Surrey, on Thursday 5th July to learn how to address these & other topical issues that are top of SMB customers’ to-do lists.

Combining Mercedes-Benz test drives with keynotes from CompTIA around IT security and vendor lead discussions on Security, Ransomware, Managed Services and Infrastructure, promises to make the day both informative and fun!

CompTIA’s Sue Gilkes will deliver the IT Security keynote, focussing on the latest Security trends. Vendors providing updates and available for 1:1 sessions will include 10Zig, Altaro, Crucial, Overland Tandberg, Parallels, WatchGuard and Yubico.

The aim is to provide resellers with the ability to spot new profit opportunities and to offer their SMB customers the best solutions in the market.

The day will conclude with an adrenaline rush around the test track at Mercedes-Benz World and the chance to use the simulators and network with the vendors and the Northamber Solutions team.

For more details and to register click here.

Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Northamber and JBL announce a new partnership

London, UK, 16th April 2018:  Leading UK distributor Northamber announced today that they have signed a distribution agreement with audio experts JBL.  The agreement will see Northamber promote the heritage audio brand into its core target markets of classroom and meeting room.

Phil Gaut Director of AV at Northamber believes “Within the JBL range there are some core products that can significantly enhance the classroom experience.  ‘Control One’ speakers bring a studio quality sound to classroom and the ‘BAR Series’ speakers are a perfect addition to any classroom display”.

Reece Cummings Head of Sales Harman Consumer UK, added “We are very excited to be working with Northamber to bring a portfolio of JBL audio to the education market. We have a long history of delivering audio excellence to a wide array of audiences, from music venues to in-car entertainment, cinema sound to immersive home listening, and we believe that with this partnership we can help to add real value to the education environment”

Northamber will offer JBL solutions from the 16th April 2018.

For JBL PR enquires - Mark Hockey +44 (0)1707 668352

 For Northamber PR enquiries - Phil Gaut +44 (0)7501 228777

About Northamber

Northamber is the longest established and one of the largest independent UK, trade-only distributors in the technology industry, with over 5,500 actively trading resellers. The AIM listed company celebrated it’s 37th anniversary. Northamber prides itself on its value-add distribution model, delivering complete solutions supported by specialist sales, marketing, product and technical teams. This approach helps resellers to get the support they need to be able to sell a complete, joined up solution whilst minimising delivery, admin and other associated costs and inconveniences of dealing with multiple distributors.

For more information, please visit www.northamber.com 

About Harman

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018

Northamber & Philips supporting Make A Wish

Lee Rudd, from Philips UK, is running the London Marathon to raise money for Make A Wish. 

Northamber is proud to be supporting Lee, by donating 1% of all Philips product sales, this quarter, to the Make a Wish campaign.

Find out more about our extensive range of Philips Pro Displays, including Digital Signage, Video Walls and Hospitality TV. Talk to our AV team on 020 8296 7399 or visit www.northamber.com/philips

Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018