Tempo to distribute Digitech, releasing Hitachi appliances and 4K TVs

By Patrick Avenell

Technology and appliance distribution specialist Tempo Australia has picked up the distribution for the Digitech brand of set top boxes, previously supplied by Hills.

Tempo was originally handling after sales service for Digitech and will now take over the sourcing and distribution.

“We’re looking to release new PVRs, and multimedia and smart products under this brand,” said a Tempo spokesperson. “The new PVRs could include streaming from connected storage devices, plus mirrorcasting of smartphones and tablets.

“It’s a tough market but there are possibilities and we have the capabilities to make it work.”

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Meanwhile, Tempo is planning on releasing a range of Hitachi appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines and vacuum cleaners. These appliances will be in Thailand and are described has having a premium feature set.

Hitachi’s first range of Ultra HD TVs will be released around May 2013. These 3D and Smart TVs will come in 47-, 50-, 65- and 84-inch models. Hitachi is also releasing a Full HD 70-inch TV for RRP $2,999. This model does not include 3D or Smart features and is aimed at the consumer who wants a no-frills big screen TV.

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