Sitech Systems NZ has announced it’s entered into a significant relationship with Samsung NZ. This means that it now offers schools not only experience and expertise in the education market but also an expanded product range, specifically the latest display technology.
“It makes sense for the two companies to work together due to our genuine passion for and interest in the education sector,” said Jenny Barrett, Sitech’s National Sales and Marketing Manager. “We’ll be adding our expertise and reputation in the education space to Samsung’s expanding educational product range.
“Both teams include personnel who have worked in education themselves and/or who have in excess of 30 years’ experience of providing services to the education sector. That’s a lot of combined knowledge that we are able to bring to the table.
“We’re excited about the opportunity of matching our manufacturing expertise to Samsung’s excellent product inventory, including storage for tablets, trolleys for screens, and digital signage, for example.
“We’ll also be providing sales advice and guidance to schools, as well as the usual level of Sitech Systems NZ post-sales support. This includes expert installation, reliable technical back up and ongoing professional development provided by teachers for teachers through our dedicated training arm, Breathe Technology.”
Sitech’s knowledge of the New Zealand education market is a key factor in the partnership.
“Samsung wants to work with partners who know their clients and suggest the best solutions that fit that school’s requirements now and into the future,” said Samsung’s Education Lead Phil Giller. “Sitech already works well and has some impressive relationships with many schools. It’s a great fit for us.”
First project underway
Officially launched at the start of Term 4, the first project of the new association is already underway at Mangare East Primary School in Auckland. Sitech is manufacturing teaching stations that utilise Samsung screens to provide a state-of-the-art mobile solution for the school’s new learning spaces.
Focus on digital signage
“As part of the deal, Samsung will provide dedicated support to Sitech Systems NZ on an ongoing basis. This will include technical and product training and support, as well as regular updates on the expanding range of Samsung technologies for education,” explained Giller. “Although Sitech are concentrating on digital signage solutions and interactive touch displays – an area in which they have great experience and history – they’ll also have access to the wider Samsung products and services for education.”
Complementary skills and services
As the partnership starts to grow and develop, both companies see their strengths as complementing each other and positively benefitting schools on their ICT journey.
“Schools will be able to access advice about the Samsung product range from a team of Sitech Systems NZ educational technology consultants across the country,” said Barrett. “This will be backed up by the wealth of knowledge of Samsung’s education specialist Phil Giller, who’s available to present directly to them. Our consultants can add to his technical knowledge with practical solutions and access to manufacturers, installers and trainers.
“The Samsung-Sitech Systems NZ partnership can truly offer a total solution and peace of mind for developing any space from learning centre to classroom, and foyer to school hall.”
Giller added: “Through this relationship we see that the school will have a very professional, scalable and easily managed solution backed by the local relationship through Sitech and the product leadership of Samsung which is investing heavily in the education sector in New Zealand.”
For more information contact Sitech Systems NZ on 0800 100 607.
Meet the new partners
For more than 20 years, Sitech Systems NZ has been providing technology and audio-visual solutions to the education sector. With regional offices in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch, it provides services to schools across the country.
Samsung is a multinational electronics manufacturer and is the world’s largest maker of mobiles, smartphones and display
screens, as well as a major producer of tablets and laptops.
It offers a range of products for schools, including interactive displays.