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Tech Data U.S. to Distribute Rise Vision, Inc.’s Digital Signage Content Management Solution

Rise VisionTech Data’s Digital Signage and Projectors SBU will enable Rise Vision to reach tens of thousands of IT resellers throughout the United States

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – January 29, 2009 – Rise Vision, Inc., a provider of a web-based content management system for the control of digital signage networks, announces that Tech Data Corporation will distribute the Rise Display Network to its value-added reseller customers via its Digital Signage and Projectors Specialized Business Unit (SBU). Tech Data offers a broad line of displays, cabling, mounts and other digital signage components and accessories in addition to the Rise Display Network, providing its resellers with a complete digital signage offering.

Rise Vision provides a variety of programs to help its channel partners grow their businesses, including the Private Network Program, which offers volume discounts and the ability for resellers to build a branded digital signage network for their customers based on the Rise Display Network platform. By partnering with Tech Data and its dedicated SBU, Rise Vision will increase engagement, support, and education for its reseller community.

“Rise Vision is committed to expanding the availability of our digital signage content management solution, and is proud to add Tech Data as a partner in our distribution channel,” says Ryan Cahoy, Managing Director, Rise Vision, Inc. “Our Private Network Program will enable the Tech Data resellers to brand Rise Display Network as their own solution, and our Software-as-a-Service platform will help them reach the small- and medium-sized companies that are so important to their business.”

Tech Data reseller customers operate across all key verticals, including markets with significant growth opportunities for digital signage such as healthcare, retail, and hospitality. Many of Its reseller customers have expertise in the networking environment, and digital signage offers them an opportunity to add depth to their offerings to existing customers. Tech Data’s Digital Signage and Projectors SBU has an experienced team of professionals dedicated to giving IT resellers the service and support they need to sell these high-margin solutions.

“Digital signage touches a myriad of vertical markets and represents tremendous growth potential for VARs,? says Wendy Linsky, Tech Data’s vice president of Peripherals Product Marketing, “Because Rise Display Network is a Software-as-a-Service solution, it’s easy to deploy and has low start-up and infrastructure costs, which are key selling points for resellers supporting the IT needs of small and medium businesses.”

The Rise Display Network is a web-based, Software-as-a-Service content management system operated by Rise Vision. Subscriptions include access to live content such as news headlines, local weather, sports scores, and stock ticker updates. Users incorporate this live content with their own information, including media files, graphics, and text, and publish it directly to their network of digital signs. The new Private Network Operator program provides resellers with a personalized log-in page where they can promote branding, cross-selling, and event messages directly to end users every time they access their digital signage networks.

About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) is one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products from leading IT hardware and software producers. Tech Data serves more than 100,000 IT solution providers in over 100 countries. Every day, these value-added resellers depend on Tech Data to cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users, including small and medium businesses (SMB), large enterprises and government agencies. Ranked 105th on the FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $23.4 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.

About Rise Vision, Inc.
Rise Vision, Inc. owns, develops, and operates the Rise Display Network, a web-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) content management system for digital signage that brings live data, custom messages, and content to thousands of displays. The Rise Display Network is a web service that does not require hosting infrastructure; users login from any Internet-accessible browser to update, control, and monitor their displays, or use their smart-phone browser to send critical alerts. Every display needs a message – we believe that it should be as easy as creating that message from the web, anywhere, anytime and knowing that it has been delivered. It’s that simple. For more information, call 877.538.7473 or visit http://www.risevision.com.

Contacts:
Todd Hemme
Rise Vision, Inc.
913-538-6988
mailto:todd.hemme@risevision.com

Alison Harris
Harris Media Services
207-829-4500
mailto:alison@harrismediaservices.com

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