Tech Data enters distribution partnership with videoNEXT

Clearwater, Fla. (June 11, 2009) – Tech Data Corporation today announced its Apple Specialized Business Unit (SBU) has expanded its solutions offering to include the leading video surveillance and physical security software solution for Mac OS X. Tech Data will offer its Apple reseller customers access to an entire suite of videoNEXT IP security management software, including solutions for small businesses, large enterprises and government agencies.

videoNEXT is a leading developer of physical security information management software solutions that run resident on Mac OS X. Businesses and institutions using Apple-based solutions no longer need to take the extra step and investment to load virtualization software in order to create a Windows or Linux environment to run their physical security management system. videoNEXT enables users to turn any Apple computer attached to the network into a fully functional IP security control station.

Tech Data distributes the following videoNEXT solutions:

• SKM-Cirrus—Designed for small businesses utilizing less than 8 IP cameras; also a strong solution for Apple retailers to implement their own security solution

• SKM-Stratus—Designed for large enterprises capturing data from an unlimited number of IP cameras, access control sensors, point-of-sale stations and other security devices

• SKM-Altus—Designed for government agencies requiring more stringent security standards with full enterprise functionality

Also available are several modules to the core management solutions:

• v-IQ—Video analytics capabilities

• v-MX—Video wall solution

• v-PS—Point-of-sale module

• v-AC—Access-control plug-in capability

• CAVU—Mobile surveillance application on Apple's iPhone

videoNEXT solutions are compatible with most major IP cameras, including those from industry leaders like Axis Communications, Cisco, D-Link, Panasonic, Pelco and Sony, which Tech Data also distributes. Apple-based video surveillance solutions will be on display in Tech Data's new Apple Lab ( To learn more, Apple resellers can call the Apple SBU at 800-237-8931, ext. 82038 or send e-mail to

Apple To The Core

Tech Data's Apple SBU is comprised of dedicated sales, technical and product management resources offering the expertise resellers can leverage to more profitably develop, sell and support Apple-based solutions. All members of the Apple SBU inside and field sales teams are recognized Apple Product Professionals, the most comprehensive Apple certification available. When resellers contact the Apple SBU, they engage a team of professionals who are well versed in Apple solutions and backed by Tech Data's immense resources, leading technical expertise and broad product knowledge.

Tech Data also supports resellers pursuing opportunities in IP video surveillance and access control through its Physical Security SBU. Products supported by the SBU include IP cameras, digital video recorders, software, monitoring systems, lenses, enclosures, mounts and other accessories. Tech Data's physical security experts will be on hand to share their expertise with Apple resellers looking to build their own physical security practice.