- Daily, weekly and monthly rental options now available along with a fully managed proof of concept service.
- Scheme will allow users to enjoy the benefits of both short & long-term rental to help seed new sales for resellers
Basingstoke, 23 August 2017 – Maverick, the specialist audio visual business of Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD), has launched a variety of rental and demo options for the Microsoft Surface Hub that make it easier for public and private sector organisations to take advantage of the innovative collaboration system.
A fully-integrated system with a large screen, touch and ink input, wide-angle high-definition cameras, infrared presence sensors and high-performance microphones, the Microsoft Surface Hub is ideal for teamwork and collaboration. Available in a choice of two screen sizes, 55-inches and 84-inches with flexible mounting options, including portable stands, it can fit into any environment.
The new rental scheme can be utilised for both short and long-term rental opportunities enabling resellers to position the Hub for evaluation, along with the ability to service any requests for additional units on a short-term basis. Rentals are available on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis and can be supplied on height adjustable floor stands or wall mounts. A full delivery and set-up service is available from trained technicians.
Mark Tildesley, Collaboration Director for Maverick, said: “The idea behind the rental scheme is two-fold; it makes it easier for customers who want to try the Surface Hub out in a real-world setting before committing to a purchase, but also allows organisations that need additional Hubs for meetings, exhibitions or events to bring in more Hubs for specific occasions and thus enable collaboration for more groups.”
It should be especially attractive to the corporate market, he added. “The Surface Hub is an excellent collaboration system and it’s already proving very popular, but for some organisations it’s a big commitment to make. Being able to rent Surface Hubs means they can take full advantage of its capabilities when they need to and the hope is that, having seen the benefits, they will make a full investment in the future. We’re expecting it to lead to more companies making that commitment at some point.”
The programme is being offered on behalf of Maverick in partnership with AV Rental Services Ltd which provide units on a fully managed service. More information can be obtained at http://www.avrentalservices.co.uk/microsoft-surface-hub/.
Separately, Microsoft has launched a promotion that provides extra rebates on Surface Hub 55-inch and Surface Hub 84-inch sales to education customers made between 14 July 2017 and 30 September 2017. The additional funding is available on orders placed and fulfilled during this period. There is no minimum order quantity but there is an upper limit of 50 units per customer of each device. The rebates will need to be claimed by the end of November.
Similar rebates are also available for sales to commercial customers who had, prior to 17 July 2017, bought a maximum of two Surface Hubs. This offer is open until 31 December 2017.
Picture: Mark Tildesley, Maverick.