Telestream Partners with Graphics Distribution Inc.

Telestream announced a new distribution partnership with Graphics Distribution Inc. (GDI), headquartered in Milwaukee, for distribution of its desktop products in North America. Under the terms of the agreement, GDI will serve as a distributor of Telestream’s Episode encoding software, and Wirecast live streaming production software.

“We’re thrilled to add GDI to our distribution network,” said Deb Newhouse, desktop sales channel manager at Telestream. “The addition of GDI increases the number of locations that our customers can purchase Episode and Wirecast, and allows us to expand our reach into new vertical markets. With GDI’s strong track record in the education vertical, we can help more students and faculty realize the power of our desktop products. GDI will expand our sales and support team and strengthen our position in this market.”

GDI has been distributing hardware and software products to professional video and audio resale channels since 2001. The company focuses on key relationships to create long-term success for resellers and manufacturers. GDI’s range of services consists of sales, technical support, and rapid order processing, along with financing, personalized service and tracking for shipments. As a value added distributor for several Telestream partner products including Matrox and ViewCast, GDI is well-positioned to offer end-to-end solutions for its customers.

Scott Whitcomb, General Manager of GDI, sees a great opportunity for combining Telestream’s desktop products with their range of products already in distribution: “The addition of Telestream’s Wirecast 4 and Episode 6 encoding and transcoding software to GDI’s existing Matrox and ViewCast hardware lines will offer our channels bundling opportunities to create powerful encoding and streaming solutions with single point of purchase convenience.”