July 8, 2008
Ingram Micro’s V7 and Media One Direct Team Up to Launch Informational Videos for Portable GPS Navigation Products
V7, the exclusive house brand for Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) and maker of world-class IT and consumer electronics global solutions, today announced the availability of a new series of original, high-production quality multimedia videos for its award-winning NAV740 portable GPS navigation system.
The V7 NAV740 personal navigation device (PND) also serves as a personal travel planner and full-featured portable multimedia player, supporting the most popular audio, video and digital picture formats, as well as the capability for high-capacity 16GB SD-Cards (not included) for storing up to 32 hours of movies or other video. The lightweight and slim (19.8mm) design allows the NAV740 to easily slip into users' pockets.
Utilizing Media One Direct's advanced production capabilities, the videos are an engaging and informative tool for users, sales personnel and system evaluators for fleet deployment. Videos available now include:
-- "Promotional" video covering overall system benefits and capabilities.
-- "Getting Started" tutorial video to walk users through the product's basic features.
-- "Navigation" tutorial video that familiarizes users with the product's navigation functionality.
-- "Multimedia" tutorial video that shows users how best to use the multimedia player.
-- "Tips and Tricks" video that features advanced functionality of the V7 NAV740.
"One of our primary goals is to create popular, original programming for emerging markets such as IPTV and other mobile devices," said Charles Overton, president and managing director of Media One Direct. "Media One Direct was chosen to develop and produce the promo and tutorials for Ingram Micro because our production staff at Illusion Digital Studio has years of experience developing and producing this type of content."
Utilizing the NAV740's video player capabilities, these new videos can be installed onto the system for quick access by the user as a refresher on the rich set of features that come standard on the product. Initially, the promotional video will be pre-installed on the NAV740 beginning with Q3/08 production. Users choosing to utilize larger SD cards can easily add the full set of training videos along with a range of picture, music and video content. The videos can also be accessed online at http://video.v7support.com.
"Ingram Micro is excited to offer and highlight these new video tools," said Jeffrey Friederichs, senior manager for global marketing and North American sales for Ingram Micro's global private label division. "Clearly communicating the advanced capabilities assists with the purchasing process, but more importantly, accelerating the learning curve on accessing these advanced capabilities will enrich the user experience, promoting higher customer satisfaction."
The V7 NAV740 has won numerous awards for its design and functionality from media outlets including PC Magazine, Hardware Geeks and Laptop Magazine. The NAV740 is a touch-screen enabled PND with an easy-to-use, intuitive graphical user interface and turn-by-turn, text-to-speech capabilities (e.g., turn left on Broadway) that allow users to see and hear how to get to their destination. Other premium features include a 4.3-inch 480x272 TFT-LCD high-resolution display, a 400MHz CPU for faster map redraws, enhanced AV capabilities, SD card technology for expandable storage, preloaded maps, and a built-in high-performance multimedia (audio and video) player that supports the most popular audio, video, and digital picture formats (MP3, WMA, OGG, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, GIF, JPG, TIFF).
"We look forward to a continued partnership with Media One Direct in providing our customers with a source of innovative and entertaining programming content that will enhance their experiences with our products," said Friederichs.
About Media One Direct, LLC
Media One Direct seeks to acquire, manage and develop assets in the digital media entertainment industry. The company creates original programming, memorable brands, co-venture partnerships and strategic alliances within the converging worlds of the Internet, television and social broadcast networks. For more information about Media One Direct, please contact Charles Overton at (866) 428-8774 or visit http://www.MediaOneFilm.com.
V7 is Ingram Micro's exclusive global house brand for high-quality IT and consumer electronics products, including LCD Monitors, LCD-TVs, GPS navigation systems, notebook computer cases and backpacks, notebook batteries, camera and camcorder batteries, AC adapters, keyboards, mice, cables, toner, wall mounts for LCD-TVs and LCD monitor stands. Leveraging worldwide operational excellence, global sourcing power, real-time market awareness and strategic intelligence, V7 delivers state of the art products at an unmatched value providing for the ultimate in customer satisfaction. Visit http://www.V7-world.com.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company serves more than 150 countries and is the only global broad-based IT distributor with operations in Asia. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.