Teq lands Audio Enhancement deal

Huntington classroom-technology producer Teq has landed another lucrative distribution deal, this time as the exclusive New York provider for Audio Enhancement’s award-winning line school-audio products.

It’s the latest classroom coup for Teq, which in August became the exclusive New York provider of software and hardware for Canadian tech firm SMART Education Solutions.

As with the SMART deal, Teq will be the exclusive distributor of Audio Enhancement products to all public K-12 districts in New York State. The product line includes the XD Receiver, the XD Teacher Microphone and XD Student Microphone, a technology package that helps students hear their instructors better in auditoriums, gymnasiums and other open spaces, including outdoor settings.

Teq CEO Damian Scarfo called Audio Enhancement’s XD technology “the best classroom audio products available.”

“Learning begins with hearing,” Scarfo said in a statement. “With Audio Enhancement, every student can clearly hear the teacher’s normal tone, just as if they were sitting in the front of the classroom.”

For more than 35 years, Utah-based Audio Enhancement has manufactured and distributed research-driven solutions to complex education problems, particularly those related to audio issues. Teq’s focus on innovative learning and classroom modernization – as well as its established distribution network and statewide school connections – made the Huntington firm an ideal partner for XD distribution, according to Audio Enhancement President and CEO Jeff Anderson.

“I believe Teq is the most effective partner we could have for bringing our products to schools throughout New York,” Anderson said.

“Our technology makes the teacher more effective,” Anderson added. “Our products have proven themselves time and time again in schools across the country.”

The same could be said for the products of SMART Technologies, which will now be paired with Audio Enhancement’s wares in various Teq-distributed packages. Through the SMART distribution deal inked in August and set to take effect in October, Teq will provide the latest interactive displays and software to New York K-12 schools, in addition to professional development and SMART-qualified tech support.

hat deal marked the latest statewide agreement under an international distribution arrangement Teq and SMART announced in April. The arrangement allows Teq to create new distribution agreements with other SMART reseller partners throughout the United States and Canada.

In May, Teq announced a series of reseller partnerships making Teq and SMART products available to schools in Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania.

To mark the new Audio Enhancement distribution deal, Teq is offering free 30-day trials of XD systems system along with the newest SMART interactive displays and the SMART kapp iQ, an advanced high-definition display that links teachers with students’ mobile devices. More information about the free trials is available on the Teq website.