Midwich exclusive UK & Ireland distributor of Samsung and HARMAN’s huddle room solutions

Midwich, a specialist audio visual and document solutions distributor to the trade market with operations in the UK and Ireland, France, Germany, Benelux, Iberia and Australasia, is pleased to announce that it has secured exclusive distribution in the UK & Ireland of Samsung and HARMAN’s Huddle Room Solutions.

The new cost-effective solutions feature Samsung displays and collaboration technology from HARMAN Professional Solutions and the technology is designed to be utilised in the 50 million small to medium-sized huddle spaces that are estimated to be in use worldwide.

Midwich have exclusive distribution on all four solutions, providing their customers with a choice of Standard and Premium huddle room solutions:

Huddle Standard Solution – Designed for small huddle rooms and communal workspaces, this solution combines a Samsung DC Series high definition display and HARMAN’s AMX Sereno video conferencing camera with microphone. It accommodates fundamental collaboration needs at a modest price point.

Huddle Premium Solution – A versatile solution for huddle spaces targeting BYOD, the Huddle Premium Solution includes a Samsung QMH Series UHD display and an AMX Acendo Vibe conferencing soundbar with camera from HARMAN. The Acendo Vibe provides a wide-angle camera to capture all of the room participants and JBL-designed audio with a far-field microphone array to ensure meeting attendees can communicate effectively using their own devices during a meeting.

Huddle Enterprise Solution – A premium option for customer-facing collaboration, the Huddle Enterprise Solution includes the same display and conferencing soundbar from the Huddle Premium Solution and adds the AMX Acendo Core business communication platform from HARMAN. The Acendo Core platform facilitates a fast and flawless meeting start, providing document viewing, wireless screen sharing and one-touch Skype for Business interaction. The solution allows users to participate in local and remote meetings without bringing anything into the room.

Huddle Enterprise Plus Solution – An all-inclusive, interactive collaboration system, the Huddle Enterprise Plus upgrades the display in the Huddle Enterprise solution to a Samsung PMF-BC Series touch-based display. This interactive solution elevates the traditional meeting experience with a 55” touchscreen, eliminating the need for a keyboard and mouse and allowing room users to interact directly with their content on the screen.

Kevin Morrison, Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions for HARMAN Professional Solutions, commented:

“The unparalleled combination of Samsung’s industry-leading visual displays and HARMAN’s pioneering audio and video technology produces the most complete, high-performing solutions available for the modern huddle space. These fully integrated meeting systems provide everything necessary to conduct a seamless and efficient meeting, reducing setup time and ensuring that meetings start and end on time, including video conferencing support, document sharing and more.”

Claire Coogan, Divisional Manager, Midwich, commented:

“We see great opportunities as the exclusive distributor of these market-leading solutions across the UK & Ireland for our partners. The combination of Samsung’s displays and HARMAN’s collaboration technology ensures that the range of solutions will deliver a high-quality end user experience, at an unrivalled price point to our customers.”

Jon Dew-Stanley, Midwich Technical Director, commented:

“The Samsung HARMAN huddle room solution offers elegant, simple to use advanced communication technologies to improve productivity and collaboration in the workspace. Huddle spaces become more productive, easier to use and more secure. With key features such as wireless screen sharing, Bluetooth, USB and Skype integration options, green credentials through enhanced energy saving achieved through integrated CEC display control, Samsung and HARMAN have created a world class collaboration technology solution that seamlessly links a user to colleagues anywhere in the world. The sound performance is outstanding through JBL performance speakers, a wide angle camera, ultra clear display and far field microphone array technology that ensures unhindered productive workflow for the user.”

For more information on any of the Samsung HARMAN Huddle Room solutions, please contact our AMX Specialist team by emailing amxsales@midwich.com or our Samsung specialist, Chris Bloxsome chris.bloxsome@midwich.com  

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Notes to Editors:

Midwich is a specialist audio visual (AV), professional video, audio, lighting and document solutions distributor to the trade market, with operations in the UK and Ireland, France, Germany, Iberia, Benelux and Australasia. The Group's long-standing relationships with over 300 vendors, including blue-chip organisations such as Samsung, LG, Epson and NEC, supports a comprehensive product portfolio across major AV categories such as large format displays, projectors, digital signage and printers.

The Group operates as the sole or largest in-country distributor for a number of its vendors in their respective product sets. The Directors attribute this position to the Group's technical expertise, extensive product knowledge and strong customer service offering built up over a number of years. The Group has a large and diverse base of approximately 12,000 customers, and 740+ employees.

Key components of the Group's growth strategy are expansion of its specialist business areas, alongside further expansion of its international operations and footprint into strategically targeted jurisdictions.

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