Samsung Enhances Strong IP Market Position

Samsung Techwin America, a global supplier of video surveillance and security products, is kicking off 2013 with the addition of three new manufacturer’s rep organizations. Now supporting Samsung’s video surveillance and security solutions in Northern California and Northern Nevada is the Intersect Group; covering Illinois and Wisconsin is Parallel Solutions; and Murphy & Cota will provide support in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

“Experience and credibility are the backbone of a skilled manufacturer’s rep organization, and each of our new reseller partners infuse these qualities in their makeup and day-to-day operations,” said Frank De Fina, Samsung's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in North America. “Adding these three respected and proven partners facilitates our goal of delivering industry-leading, Samsung solutions across a wider range of markets.”

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, The Intersect Group ( is a professional manufacturer's representation firm specializing in advanced security technology solutions and equipment. Their industry experts have the product knowledge and deployment experience to meet dealers’ highest expectations. Key personnel include Manual Velasquez, responsible for distributor sales; Darrell Grant, in charge of system integrator sales; and Les Given, accountable for sales training.

Parallel Solutions ( is one of the Midwest’s leading manufacturer’s representative groups, serving the telecommunications, data centers and security access control markets. Based in Northwest Illinois, their goal is to add value, differentiate their services, and improve customer education related to emerging markets. Vince Panico and Joe Henion are principals for Parallel Solutions.

Murphy & Cota ( is a manufacturer's representative firm specializing in video surveillance and commercial audio. They are headquartered in the Atlanta metro area with branch offices in North and South Carolina as well as Western Tennessee. Murphy & Cota’s president is Russ Moore, and Lori Carter is vice president of sales. Samsung is a comprehensive supplier of security systems including video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection and alarm systems. Samsung also provides ongoing development of new analog and network cameras and an access control product line.

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