In October of 1987, the use of professional recording media was growing substantially. When some hard working sales representatives from Sony experienced this increased demand, they endeavored to find a better way to service the growing number of professional media users, and the very first authorized distributor of professional recording media, The Tape Company, was born. Starting from a small 1,500 sq. ft. location in Wood Dale, IL, a suburb of Chicago, Bob Daly and Mike Cullen put everything into their new business. They visited the customers personally, found out what their specific needs were and fashioned the business around those needs. As word spread about the superior service and the new and unique “media only” concept, other locations in other major cities soon opened.
Joining Forces to Serve You Better
In 2010, Media Distributors, the nation’s largest supplier of professional video and data media, hard drives, disc duplication/publishing systems and disc-based media and supplies, was acquired by Bob and Mike. Media Distributors has been a major force in the entertainment and enterprise segments. It was decided at first to continue to run both businesses separately, but then on October 15th, 2011, The Tape Company and Media Distributors joined forces, and now operate under the Media Distributors name. We’ve combined the best qualities of these two great suppliers together to become the absolute best in the business. We now provide next-day delivery of stocked product to most US cities, from any of our six office/warehouse locations nationwide. We offer highly customized and secure online ordering 24/7, and live, knowledgeable customer service reps who are available to answer the phone and take your order 12 hours a day, every business day of the year.
The Best Part of Who We Are... Is You
In the 25 years since we started, what we've been most proud of over the years has been our relationships with you, our customers. Most of our customers aren't really customers in the classic sense.. they're friends. In a world where emails and texts, cell phones and social media sites all dominate your communications, we've always maintained a personal connection with our customers, and we're proud of that. Our sales representatives, customer service reps, drivers and warehouse people, and accounting staff all share the honor of serving you better than anyone else in our industry. This type of relationship may be something that's becoming more rare in today's world, but will never change at Media Distributors. The equipment, production process and recording media you use may change. But we'll continue to be here for you and have the products, service and most importantly, the people you count on to succeed and prosper in your business.
Products to Capture the Imagination: From Acquisition to Archival
Media Distributors’ sales team is a finely trained group of professionals who understand your needs and the products you use most. From solid state acquisition products like SxS, P2, SDHC and CF Cards, to hard drives, SAN/RAID and other working storage solutions, to the finest Digital Asset Management and Content Archival Systems available today. We are the most preferred supplier in the nation of archival media such as LTO tapes. Lastly, our knowledge of disc based distribution media such as CD/DVD and Blu-ray, and disc publishing/printing systems is unmatched by anyone in the industry.
Excellent Manufacturer Relationships
Over the years, we’ve developed a reputation for offering products from the industry’s highest profile manufacturers of media products and equipment. We partner with the best to provide the best to you. Our list of manufacturer partners is truly vast, and includes Professional Media from Sony, Fuji, Maxell and Panasonic; Hard drives G-Tech, LaCie, Avastor and OWC; Disc Publishing Equipment from Primera, Rimage, Epson and Microboards; and much more.
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