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D&H CANADA SUPPORTS CISCO'S "CONNECTED NORTH" PROGRAM WITH SPONSORSHIP OF AQSARNIIT MIDDLE SCHOOL

Suzanne Mattaboni
Suzanne Mattaboni Communications
For D&H Distributing
(610) 261-4560
suzgm@aol.com

For Immediate Release:

D&H CANADA SUPPORTS CISCO'S "CONNECTED NORTH" PROGRAM WITH SPONSORSHIP OF AQSARNIIT MIDDLE SCHOOL
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D&H Canada is Proudly Part of Cisco's Effort to Bring Technology and Resources to Canada's Most Remote Northern Territories, Conducting Fundraising and Awareness Activities

MISSISSAUGA, ONT - May 1, 2014 - Leading North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor D&H Canada announces it is participating in Cisco's "Connected North" program. Through the initiative, Cisco and its partners are delivering interactive videoconferencing and collaboration services to remote and northern Aboriginal and Inuit communities, in disciplines such as education and healthcare. D&H Canada has joined with Cisco to sponsor a Connected North installation at Aqsarniit Middle School, located in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

As part of the program, Cisco has deployed its TelePresence videoconferencing technology, offering high-definition communications to enhance the instructional capabilities of participating districts. The technology allows students and teachers to interact with environments beyond their current locations. This connectivity also provides two-way communication with medical personnel and facilities throughout Canada, expanding access to healthcare resources in these remote areas.

D&H is conducting fundraising and awareness activities to support Connected North, including donations gathered during D&H's recent Montreal Technology Show on April 16, 2014. At the show, D&H Canada provided signage and an informative video explaining how the program benefits participants. Representatives from Cisco and D&H were on-hand to provide information at the registration desk and the Cisco booth. In addition, D&H Canada customers can easily donate $5.00 by purchasing a special "CONNECTEDNORTH" sku through the dandh.ca ordering site. One hundred percent of the funds raised through D&H Canada will go to the Connected North program.

"We're honored to be part of Cisco's Connected North effort, which will create tangible advantages for students. Statistics on graduation rates and school attendance are particularly low in these northern regions," noted Greg Tobin, general manager at D&H Canada. "Research from some of Cisco's partners has already shown that the program has a positive impact on how students view the learning process when involved in these two-way video instructional experiences. This is a fine example of what a distinct and crucial role technology can play in the improvement of people's lives."

"The ability to provide two-way video communications of high quality that connect people in real time - teachers to mentors, students to other students and students to experts - is really a game changer," said Willa Black, vice president, corporate affairs, Cisco Canada. "Together, we are doing something that could have a powerful effect on driving meaningful solutions to the challenges in our remote northern communities, while bringing us all a little closer together as Canadians."

About D&H Distributing
As one of North America’s leading technology distributors, D&H Canada provides a wealth of resources to empower solution providers and consultants, delivering a broad selection of SMB categories, products and applications.  The company’s offerings span server and infrastructure, SOHO and mobile applications, consumer electronics and gaming. D&H’s multi-market expertise, account-dedicated sales teams, sterling service and flexible financing options are unmatched in the industry.

With an impressive 96-year history serving as a trusted advisor to the reseller channel, D&H Distributing has been able to consistently reinvent itself based upon changing market conditions. The company prides itself on creating business partnerships with an astute focus on ease-of-doing-business, relationships, value, performance and service. 

The company ships out of five separate locations in North America, including its US headquarters in Harrisburg, PA, and its Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario. Additional US warehouses are located in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; and Fresno, CA. Call D&H toll-free at 1-800-340-1008 or visit www.dandh.ca.

 

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