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D&H Mid Atlantic Show Set For Nov. 5

D&H Distributing will hold its Mid-Atlantic Fall Technology Show Nov. 5 in Hershey, Pa. D&H is expecting over 1,000 attendees. 

Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, HP, Lenovo and Western Digital will hold presentations, with a full exhibit space to feature special booths from Lenovo and Sennheiser and exhibits from the likes of  Acer, ASUS, Brother International, Canon, CODi, Epson, Dell, Lexmark, Linksys, Motorola, McAfee, SanDisk, Toshiba and Samsung. 

"We are going all-out when it comes to offering engaging, essential tutorials and demos at this event," Mary Campbell, D&H's vice president of marketing, said as part of the announcement. 

"We hope to prepare our customers on how to prosper from new trends, in addition to presenting state-of-the-art solutions in areas like mobility, wireless technologies, wearables and more. 

The show will also feature door prizes, and will accept donations for the D&H Cares program. 

HTSA Reveals New Member Benefits

Stephen Silver

As HTSA's fall meeting got underway in Chicago Tuesday, the buying group's managing director, Bob Hana, revealed a series of new benefits available to the group's new members. 

The benefits include: 

- Financial consultation from Porte Brown LLC, a full service accounting and consulting firm. These include, according to HTSA,  annual fiscal year audits, sales-to-payroll comparisons, and broader business consulting. 

- Sales and corporate training from Sandler Training, including "ales training support, reinforcement coaching, accountability standards and more." 

- "Strategic web, SEO and content initiatives" from 435 Digital.  

“HTSA helps our membership grow by providing unparalleled tools,” Hana said in a statement issued prior to the start of the event.

 “Tools that enable them to best manage and market their businesses. We are proud to be leading the way in offering our members fully supported benefits that matter and make a true difference to their bottom line.”

Follow this site throughout the week for full coverage of the HTSA fall event in Chicago. 

Azione Sets Spring Soiree

Azione Unlimited's Richard Glikes announced Tuesday that the buying group will hold its annual Spring Soiree in Nashville, March 17-19, 2015. The news was first shared with members at the group's recent fall event in Austin. 

As always, the event is free to dealer and vendor members including lodging and meals, Azione said. 

“Our meetings have four goals; build friendships, share ideas, develop partnerships, and have fun”, Glikes said as part of the announcement. “We picked Nashville because it is centrally located and offers music venues galore. We plan on having a good time and learning for one another. The sharing, without a doubt, is the best part." 

Kindle Village Now Shipping

The newest Amazon Kindle device, the Kindle Voyage, is now shipping, Amazon announced Tuesday. The device retails for $199. 

“Kindle Voyage is designed to disappear so you can lose yourself in a story,”   Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices, said as part of the announcement.

 “This is the most advanced Kindle we’ve ever built. Customer response has been overwhelmingly positive, and we’re working to build more as fast as we can. We can’t wait to get Kindle Voyage into the hands of readers starting today.”

B&W Debuts T7 Bluetooth Speaker

Bowers & Wilkins has announced the arrival of the T7, which it describes as its most wireless speaker yet, and its first foray into Bluetooth. 

According to B&W: 

The compact speaker features the first commercially available application of Bowers & Wilkins Micro Matrix technology. Derived from the Matrix internal bracing used in the reference 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers found in Abbey Road Studios, and developed as part of Bowers & Wilkins next-generation automotive audio concepts, the Micro Matrix honeycomb structure provides substantial cabinet stiffening and a solid platform for the T7’s drive units.

 T7 uses two (patent-pending) force-canceling high-output bass radiators to extend low frequencies, which help deliver staggering range, depth and richness. The T7’s two highly optimized 2 inch (50mm) drive units are the result of a very long evaluation process. A process undertaken by some of the very best listeners in the business: Bowers & Wilkins acoustic engineers. Plus, the use of aptX Bluetooth ensures high-definition detail isn’t lost in wireless transmission when y

The product arrives this month at an MSRP of  $349. 

CES Adds Personal Privacy, Cyber Security Marketplaces

The 2015 International CES, for the first time, will feature Personal Privacy and Cyber Security Marketplaces. 

The former "will focus on personal cyber security products and solutions that offer consumers peace of mind in today’s technology-driven world," while the latter is described as "a destination for attendees to learn about the newest technologies and strategies they can adopt to protect their information online." 

“As we all embrace the convenience and 'always connected' powerful capabilities of our electronics devices, our privacy and security take on even more importance,”  Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA, said as part of the announcement.

 “We developed the Personal Privacy and Cyber Security Marketplaces to highlight companies and organizations who are developing advanced solutions to stop identity theft, fraud and other cybercrimes. We are excited to experience these new innovations designed to protect our personal information.”