2011 Need To Know: Peripherals Emerging Vendors
Emerging Vendors Touting Innovative Computer Peripherals Offerings
Computer peripherals are becoming increasingly critical in the mobile-device-dominated cloud computing solutions era. In turn, selecting a computer peripherals vendor partner is becoming increasingly important. While companies such as Kensington and Logitech maintain their foothold in the peripherals space, emerging vendors such as Avatron Software and Dynamix Software are touting innovative offerings that are are increasingly being used by solution providers.
Here we look at 10 emerging vendors in the computer peripherals market and their respective channel contacts.
Top Channel Contact: Dave Howell
Founded by former Apple manager Dave Howell, Avatron develops iPhone and iPod touch-printing applications. Its Air Sharing application enables file storage on-the-go.
Top Channel Contact: Maarten Tobias
Founded in 2010 by former Philips executives, Dimenco specializes in 3-D display technology -- software and 3-D content conversion. It is geared toward autostereoscopic technology -- 3-D viewing sans stereoscopic glasses.
Top Channel Contact: Michael Pastushkov
A developer of mobile printing applications, Dynamix includes groups of developers focused on Rich Internet Applications, e-commerce, Web design.
Top Channel Contact: Alex Huang
FaceVision is a hardware manufacturer whose core competency lies in HD Webcams. It created the first Skype-certified HD Webcam and offers universal video processing units and full-function set-top phones.
Top Channel Contact: Graeme Finlayson
Green Plug is a digital controller, power-management technology provider with products in the AC-DC poweradapter market. It also offers multiport power stations and power management.
Top Channel Contact: Adam Mayer
MakerBot is a designer of open-source software that shares its designs on Thingiverse, which allows sharing, downloading of 3-D designs for free. Products include Makerbot Music, Makerbot Watch and Makerscan 3-D.
Top Channel Contact: Younghoon Lee
This 3-D solutions developer’s products range from digital 3-D cinema systems to polarized 3-D glasses and autostereoscopic 3-D LCDs. Its products are used in theaters and phones, as well as a host of vertical markets.
Top Channel Contact: Mike Mallon
Mvix is a digital signage company whose products include hard-disk-based home theater PCs, portable mediacenters and HD digital signage players. Its products target retailers, offices, enterprises and public areas.
Top Channel Contact: Michael Lewis
Founded in 2003, RealD is a licensor of stereoscopic 3-D technology, including 3-D eyewear. It licenses its technology in a variety of applications, including 3-D cinema, military displays, robotic medical procedures and gaming.
Top Channel Contact: Anthony Chvala
Wellala develops mobile printing applications that allow users to print a variety of file types -- including PDFs and photos -- without downloading print drivers. Wellala handles wireless identification, configuration and printing.