What a great event it was. A special thanks to all our vendors sponsors and to all our top retailers that came out and made this event such a success.
Here are some of the vendors who showed their wares at this week’s New Age Electronics Retail Summit. Be sure to look for more coverage on dealerscope.com and in the Dealerscope Today newsletter to follow on the New Age Summit.
The 2016 New Age Electronics Retail Dealer Summit kicked off July 20 at Hollywood, Calif.’s Loews Hollywood Hotel with promises from the distributor’s top New Age and SYNNEX executives that the roughly 100 retailers represented here would leave the meeting armed with the tools to enhance what Fred Towns, New Age Electronics’ president, termed as the “omni-market” experience, across the board, for several of their key customer demographics.
Fred Towns, New Age Electronics president, spoke to Dealerscope about some fresh approaches that were taken at this year’s New Age Retail Summit, along with discussing new vendors, emerging technologies and the buzz he got from the 100 dealers who were represented at the event July 19 and 20 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in California.
Hollywood, CA (from 2016 New Age Electronics Retail Dealer Summit) – July 20, 2016 – New Age Electronics, a leading distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services and a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), announced today that it has signed an agreement with ZEISS Multimedia Devices, an internationally-leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries, to distribute the newly launched VR ONE Plus virtual reality headset to the US retail channel. The VR ONE Plus is Zeiss Multimedia Devices’ second-generation virtual reality headset and provides an innovative, high-quality VR experience that is compatible with a wide range of mobile devices.
Leading consumer electronics distributor adds innovative products that inspire users to create new inventions
Hollywood, CA (from 2016 New Age Electronics Retail Dealer Summit) – July 20, 2016 – New Age Electronics, a leading distributor of consumer electronics and gaming products and services and a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), announced today that it has signed an agreement with littleBits(TM), the hardware startup that empowers 21st-Century teaching and learning with a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks, to distribute its portfolio to the US retail and education channels. The agreement includes a variety of littleBits products for the home and classroom that drive excitement for invention-based learning and help children unleash creativity, while embracing STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and preparing them for the jobs of tomorrow.
Fred Towns, New Age Electronics: In terms of challenges, there is still a lack of education around the home automation category as a whole. We are helping retailers bring their customers true plug-and-play products that are easy to understand, install and use long-term, which makes the category more approachable. Retailers have to keep it simple and demonstrate how products can enhance their customers’ lifestyles to see long-term success in home automation.
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a tech revolution taking place that will make the flat-panel TV and mobile phone seem quaint by comparison.
Within the next few years, hundreds of millions of devices will be communicating with one another — and their owners — and the groundwork is being laid today.