Compunetix Inks Distribution Pact With Hitachi

MONROEVILLE, Pa. -- Compunetix, Inc., announced that they have signed an exclusive distribution agremment with Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (HHT) in Japan for its new line of EVERGREEN video Multipoint Control Units (MCUs).

The EVERGREEN family of MCUs marks the reemergence of Compunetix into the videoconferencing collaboration market.

“The EVERGREEN family of MCUs embodies the engineering and marketing knowledge base of our entire organization. This product family leverages the video experience of our Video Systems Division (VSD) and adds to it the broad knowledge of commercial collaboration platforms of our Communications Systems Division (CSD), along with the reliability, redundancy and security features built into the products of our Federal Systems Division (FSD),” said Jim Klueber, Division Manager of VSD.

 Dr. Giorgio Coraluppi, Compunetix President and CEO, commented, “Our relationship with HHT is key to the success of our product in Japan. In order to be successful there, we need an intimate connection with the culture of the Japanese market. HHT not only has the cultural connection that we have sought but also possesses the engineering and sales strengths that we expect from a like-minded, corporate partner.”

When asked why HHT sought a new video MCU platform to add to its portfolio, Noriyuki Hioki, General Manager, IT Solutions Div. of HHT replied, “HHT was seeking an MCU manufacturer that had a technologically superior architecture and would allow us to offer features and performance beyond what is available from any other supplier. The EVERGREEN family of MCUs from Compunetix allows us to offer just such a solution to the Japanese market and at a very competitive price point. Furthermore, through the EVERGREEN API, we are able to apply our EZ Conference management software to deliver a custom solution to our largest and most significant clients in Japan.”