More than 35 IMARK Electrical members are now participating in the IMARK/EDGE Alliance.
As a result, these members have access to leading manufacturers of datacom, security, low-voltage, audio/visual products and more.
Today, the EDGE Group is comprised of more than 1,200 stocking locations throughout the United States and Canada with more than $1.2 billion in annual buying power. Distributor members benefit from a variety of support services including purchasing programs, cutting-edge marketing materials and digital tools. In addition, EDGE represents more than 200 supplier lines serving the datacom, security, low-voltage, audio/visual, electronic MRO and electronic OEM industries.
"Every day our distributors and manu-facturers go into the world and fight to grow their businesses, to win sales, and to be a bit better than they were yesterday," said Ron Meyers, CEO and president of The EDGE Group. "Our job at EDGE is to help them do just that. Our team is committed to doing whatever we can to help them reach their goals more efficiently and more profitably than they could on their own. We are always looking for new and better ways to grow and serve."
"Security and technology products are evolving and adapting at an unprecedented rate. These innovative products allow EDGE Group affiliate members the opportunity to offer their customers robust services and security solutions to meet today's needs," said Nick Scarane, executive vice president of sales and business development. "These needs will only continue to increase over the next 10 years resulting in products and services that are driven by DIY/DIT smart security automation for homes and businesses, AI, machine learning/analytics, virtual and/or remote access and ioT cloud-based solutions. Many of these advances are specifically addressing requirements for buildings, schools, hospitals and cities such as 5G communications, body temperature camera systems, access control and gunshot detection systems."
Scarane added, "EDGE has had a longstanding alliance with the IMARK Group since 2014, providing members with access to more than 40 supplier programs. By becoming an affiliate member, you can meet your customers' growing needs in security, safety, data communications, pro AV and home automation fields and never walk away from this business again."
Featured products and the solutions they offer:
Safe Zone Gunshot Detection System
This is a fully automated gunfire detection system that provides crucial information to first responders in seconds. Real-time information means that people on the ground can identify the location of a threat. With this infor-mation bystanders and victims can be directed to safe zones away from an active shooter. This prevents additional injuries and loss of life.
For more information, visit safezonetech.com.
Hikvision Video Products Featuring Body Temp Cams
Thermographic cameras are designed to detect elevated skin-surface temperatures and can thus be used for rapid and preliminary temperature screening in office buildings, fac-tories, stations, airports and other public places, with accuracy up to ±0.3°C.
For more information, visit hikvision.com/en/products/Thermal-Products/Thermography-thermal-cameras/temperature-screening-series/.
InVid Video Products Featuring Body Temp Tablet, Digital Smart Boards
The new body temperature measure-ment system from InVid Tech can accurately read the temperatures of 16 people simultaneously, per second. The system allows customers to customize alerts when anyone passes through whose temperature is above the threshold set. The temperature tablet, which holds up to 20,000 faces, can integrate with access control systems to allow access to restricted areas. The unit can detect if a person is wearing a mask and will instruct them to put on a mask before allowing access.
For more information, visit info.invidtech.com/bodytempsystems.
InVid's 4K Interactive Flat Panel Displays
These flat panel displays are perfect for collaborative meeting rooms featuring 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) 3840 x 2160 resolution and infrared touch technology. They boast 20-point simultaneous multi-touch capability and offer instant meetings sharing via email, QR code and built-in cloud drive.
For more information, visit invidtech.com/collections/meeting-monitors.
Hisense Laser TV Projection and Android TVs
The Hisense 4K UHD smart laser TV with wide color gamut features
a dual-color laser that displays a cinema-like picture full of rich, vibrant and true-to-life colors. This 120-inch "panel-less" 4K UHD smart laser TV is a masterful combination of movie-theater technology, elegant aesthetics and a simple table-top setup. The laser TV delivers 3000 lumens, high dynamic range, wide color gamut, a UHD Upscaler to bring your content to near 4K quality, wi-fi, popular music and movie apps (such as Netflix) and many more features to enjoy for an incredible and premium viewing experience.
Take your TV experience from great to incredible with the Hisense 4K ultra light-emitting diode (ULED)™ TV. Driven by exclusive ULED™ technology, includ-ing the Hi-View™ engine—which boosts color, contrast, brightness and motion, the ULED™ TV transforms the viewer's favorite entertainment into an ultra-new reality. Hisense's ULED™ tech-nology of 20 picture patents works together to optimize backlighting, motion and color data for the best viewing experience. Images pop with vibrant colors, are sharper and have greater contrast levels.
For more information, visit hisense-usa.com/.
HID Access Control Products Featuring Visitor Management Systems, IoT Services
These access control systems extend capabilities, improve operational efficiencies and instill confidence that precious assets, resources and people are secured and protected. HID's best-in-class access control solutions enable trusted access control and safe environments for employees, visitors and contractors.
For more information, visit hidglobal.com/access-control.
Vanco AV Distribution Products Featuring Beale Street Audio, Evolution, PulseAudio
Vanco's award-winning EVO-IP HDMI over IP system delivers the ability to manage, transmit and receive audio/video signals and control hundreds of devices over a local network. EVO-IP is fully customizable, easy to design, integrate and install.
For more information, visit vanco1.com/evo-ip/.
PulseAudio is an indoor/outdoor speaker, amplifier and audio accesso-ries line made for distribution. With a focus on affordable, high-performance and easy-to-integrate audio solutions, the PulseAudio line includes multi-room audio distribution amplifiers and weatherproof, battery-powered, wireless speakers that offer the abil-ity to stream music via Bluetooth and Bluetooth AptX wireless technology.
For more information, visit vanco1.com/pulse-audio/.
Beale Street Audio™ is renowned for its unique architectural speaker line featuring the award-winning, patented Sonic Vortex® technology. Beale Street Audio products defy physics by provid-ing an unprecedented level of deep, rich, bass output and room energizing dynamics with a shocking 6 to 9 decibel boost over traditional in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeakers that utilize the same enclosure size. The full Beale Street Audio line is available solely through distribution and includes a variety of in-ceiling and in-wall speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers and accessories suitable for any application, all at extremely competitive prices.
For more information, visit vanco1.com/beale-street/.
Power Sonic Lithium Bluetooth Smart Battery Products
These smart battery products power Sonic's Lithium Bluetooth series and utilize intelligent battery management system (BMS) and Bluetooth communi-cation so customers can monitor bat-tery status and localize any potential issues from a smart phone or tablet. This series is a drop-in replacement for lead acid batteries, bringing with it all the benefits of lithium iron phosphate technology combined with an intelli-gent BMS. It delivers up to 70% savings in weight and space with a superior cycle life that charges a lot quicker.
For more information, visit power-sonic.com/batteries/lithium-bluetooth-series/.
Milesight 360-Degree 1080P Security Audio Cameras and License Plate Camera System
The Milesight license plate recognition/automatic number plate recognition (LPR/ANPR) is embedded in Milesight Network Cameras. It automatically detects and captures license plates in real time and compares to a pre-defined list, then takes appropriate action such as generating an alert once the license plate is on the predefined blacklist.
For more information, visit milesight.com.
To become an EDGE Affiliate Member, enrollment forms can be found on the IMARK website. In addition, the EDGE Portal provides summaries of each supplier program including procedures on how to order, price sheets, the availability of IMARK credits, discounts available, freight programs, top products and more.