Extron Launches PowerCage 411 Series

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  Extron just launched the PowerCage 411, a compact 1U rack-mountable, 4-slot enclosure that supports the FOX3 T 201 PC, FOX3 T 301 PC and FOX3 T 311 PC fiber optic transmitters. The compact PowerCage enclosure provides an efficient way to power, manage and mount up to four extender modules to meet system needs, making […]

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Almo Corporation Goes Green; Adds Solar Panels to Warehouse Facility

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Almo Corporation just added 529 roof-mounted solar panels to its Wisconsin-based warehouse facility. The move allows Almo to lower energy costs by operating through the use of sun-produced energy to fulfill 80 percent of the facility’s electricity needs. Installed by SunVest Solar, the addition of the WI warehouse solar panels are expected to produce 254,565 […]

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Resources for Becoming Your Best AV Self

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V During the spring E4v, I was asked about my resources. For me, that’s an almost overwhelming question. Yes, I’m a bit of a bookhound, but there are also people, organizations, websites and papers that I’ve found invaluable over the years. Like many of you, I tripped into this whole […]

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E4v in the Rearview Mirror — The Future of Events and Meetings

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V The Almo Pro A/V Fall E4v was my first E4 as an Almo employee. I had the privilege of co-presenting with Donald Guzauckas of HB Live on “The Future of Events.” We touched on everything from corporate meetings to larger live events. We all know things are and will […]

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Almo E4v Roundup Part 5: Kehr and Guzauckas Just Provided the Keys to AV Bringing Back Live Events and In-Person Meetings in 2021

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The live events and the in-person meetings markets were, well, decimated in mid-March due to the COVID pandemic. And no one seemed to know what to do — well, almost no one. Don Guzauckas, of HB Live, joined Tom Kehr today at the Almo ProAV E4v virtual show, during his “The Future of Meetings and Events” session and explained […]

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Almo Announces ProAV Fall E4 Evolution Dates — 3-Day Program Filled with AVIXA CTS RUs

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Almo Professional A/V announced dates and advancements to the fall 2020 E4 Evolution (E4v), its highly successful virtual program that provides exclusive online education related to the design and specification of AV systems. Part of the award-winning E4 Experience, E4v features fully curated, live and interactive AVIXA-certified sessions led by all-star educators on relevant topics […]

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Almo Pro A/V Virtual E4 Brought Together 1,400 AV Pros

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Last week, Almo Professional A/V unveiled the first E4 Evolution (E4v), a predominantly live, regionally-focused virtual learning event — part of the E4 Experience. Attended virtually by more than 1,400 participants, the three E4vs (West Coast, Central, East Coast) included live sessions worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs) delivered by presenters who tackled topics such […]

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I Attended Almo’s E4v — Here’s What I Learned

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As with many events in the world right now, Almo Professional A/V canceled its E4 Experience(s) that was supposed to happen this spring. Instead, the distributor held an totally online version — calling it the E4 Evolution or E4v. I wrote a sneak preview about it a couple of weeks ago. But in case you […]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Almo’s E4v — Beginning May 18!

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For three days next week, Almo Professional A/V is providing the opportunity for resellers and integrators to connect virtually at Almo’s first E4 Evolution. E4 Evolution, or E4v, is a set of regional, virtual events expanding the E4 Experience. Officially announced last week, the E4v is designed to help integrators and resellers evolve and thrive. […]

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Here’s a Breakdown of My Top 10 From ISE 2020

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Every year, I like to release a top 10 list of my favorite things that I have seen at Integrated Systems Europe. Last Wednesday, in collaboration with Almo Pro A/V and Barco — I hosted a webinar in which I expanded on just that. But I understand that not everyone can attend every single webinar, […]

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Almo Pro A/V Now Distributing Sony Imaging Products, Solutions

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Almo Professional A/V announced an expansion of its partnership with Sony Electronics last week to distribute Sony Imaging Products & Solutions in the United States. Previously only available in Latin America, Almo is now providing its partners with access to Sony’s Professional BRAVIA displays, full line of 3LCD professional projectors and PTZ cameras in the […]

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Almo Pro A/V E4 Experience Stops in Atlanta October 15th

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Almo Pro A/V will make its final 2019 E4 Experience stop in Atlanta on October 15th. E4 Atlanta features high quality courses worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs), including a special session focused on the “next-generation workplace.” Other highlights include Almo’s new Zoom Room Bundles, an Almo Sound Options Audio Pavilion and an autograph signing […]

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Top Five Things to Make Your Digital Signage Content Memorable

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By Jim Nista Almo Pro A/V For digital signage, everything about your content, including design, motion and messaging all go into making a memorable experience for your viewers. There’s no one right set of rules, since digital signage is used for everything from interactive wayfinding to menu boards, design guidelines vary. Creating memorable content for […]

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What Education and Professional Development Should AV Integrators Be Pursuing to Survive and Thrive in a Post-Convergence World?

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By Brian Rhatigan Director of Business Development, Almo Pro A/V One thing I can say with certainty about the industry we work in is that change is constant. While basic foundations like flat panel displays, projectors and amplifiers, for example, remain stable, the way in which they are used and the way in which we […]

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Almo ProAV Just Added Yamaha UCC Lineup

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Yamaha just announced the addition of Almo Professional A/V to its North American distribution partners. Almo is the first to be added since the transition to the Yamaha Unified Communications’ brand last year and will expand access to the company’s broad portfolio of UC, audio and video solutions, as well as to enhanced customer service […]

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Registration Opens for Fall Almo Pro AV E4 Experiences

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Almo Pro AV today officially announced that registration is open for the Fall 2019 E4 Experiences, coming to the New York Metro Area on September 25 and Atlanta on October 15. Almo to offer AV courses and certifications worth CTS Renewal Units (RUs) to E4 Experience attendees thanks to their longstanding partnership with AVIXA. This […]

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Almo ProAV to Celebrate 10th Birthday at InfoComm

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Almo Professional A/V (InfoComm Booth #1111) the Pro AV industry’s favorite distributor, is celebrating its decade-long milestone of providing value-added distribution services to the AV industry at the AVIXA 2019 InfoComm Show, taking place June 12-14, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. As part of the celebration, Almo is the exclusive sponsor for the InfoComm opening reception […]

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Warren Chaiken Receives Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2019 Top Leadership Award for Almo

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Almo Corporation, the nation’s leading independent distributor of appliances, consumer electronics, Pro A/V equipment and housewares, today revealed that its president and CEO, Warren Chaiken has received a Philadelphia Inquirer 2019 Top Leadership Award for Mid-Sized Companies. This follows a previous announcement about Almo earning a 2019 Philadelphia Inquirer Top Workplace award, marking the sixth […]

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The All-NEW E4 Experience was a GIANT Hit

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Over 600 People traveled through the doors of the all-new Almo ProAV E4 Experience (formerly E4 AV Tour). And, they didn’t just come for the 45+ exhibitors who all showed new products, they didn’t just come for my AV-over-IP Keynote, they didn’t just come for the SDVoE Alliance or DSF (Digital Signage Federation) Certification Courses, […]

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Chief Expands TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System

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Chief has expanded its TiLED LED Video Wall Mounting System to include the Samsung IFH Series, the Absen Acclaim Series and the Unilumin UpanelS Series. The mounts will officially debut at DSE Booth 1312. Chief’s latest design for digital signage solutions, the TiLED Series, is a modular, LED mounting system to support creative video wall […]

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Barco Extends Video Wall Portfolio with OverView LVD5521B

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Barco is introducing a new addition to its OverView LCD video-wall series. The OverView LVD5521B is a 55” 500-nit LCD solution that features a 1.8-mm seam, modular structure and the option of operating the (redundant) power supply remotely. It’s designed for control rooms, broadcast studios, corporate lobbies, experience centers, meeting rooms and signage applications. Other […]

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Vaddio Intros Next Generation of Professional PTZ Cameras

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Vaddio recently launched the RoboSHOT Elite Series of professional PTZ cameras, designed for university lecture halls, houses of worship, government chambers, corporate meeting rooms and UCC environments. RoboSHOT Elite Series cameras use a 1/2.5 Type Exmor R generation CMOS image sensor to deliver 8.5 megapixels of 1080p/60 video and more powerful image signal processing. This […]

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Peerless-AV Named a 2019 Brand Official of Forbes Travel Guide

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AURORA, Ill. – March 12, 2019 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is excited to announce that it has been named the Official TV Wall Mount & Outdoor TV Provider of Forbes Travel Guide. Each year, Forbes Travel Guide selects brand officials to represent the finest products and services […]

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Almo ProAV’s E4 Experience Will Show Only New Products & Offer Autograph and Photo Session with Quarterback Jim McMahon

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Next week in Chicago, Almo Professional A/V will open the doors to its first 2019 E4 Experience, a rebranded, expanded version of the award-winning E4 AV Tour, which is set to incorporate an exhibit hall filled with new commercial AV products. E4 Experience Chicago is also featuring a special autograph and photo opportunity with former […]

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Almo Launches Cape Soleil Contract Collection of Outdoor Hospitality Furniture

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Almo Hospitality has launched the Cape Soleil Contract Collection, a new brand of commercial outdoor furniture designed exclusively for the hospitality market and available only through Almo. All of the products in the Cape Soleil line are currently ready for quick ship delivery or can be custom-made in a variety of fabric and finish options […]

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Almo ProAV’s E4 Experience To Focus On Education

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On March 12, a team of industry educators and AV/IT experts will gather in Chicago to share their knowledge at the Almo Professional A/V, 2019 E4 Experience, a rebranded, expanded version of the award-winning E4 AV Tour. These leaders in AV education will deliver thought-provoking business and technical sessions worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units, as […]

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An Unbiased An Unbiased Explanation of AV-over-IP | Keynote

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**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. Nearly everyone out there is misleading you about AV-over-IP. It’s not easy, it’s not lossless compression and it’s not going to happen overnight. But, it IS the future of AV signal distribution. There is no standard that everyone has adopted for sending AV […]

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Almo ProAV Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor for iMAGsystems AV-Over-IP Products

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Almo ProAV has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor for iMAGsystems, a Melbourne, Australia-based manufacturer of AV over IP delivery products. iMAGsystems is showcasing its complete product line of AIR wireless, LIGHTNING (SDVoE), RAIN H.264 and THUNDER (JPEG2000) during the exhibit portion of the next E4 AV Tour, coming to Nashville on October 26. “Thanks to our partnership with iMAGsystems, we are […]

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Almo ProAV Launches New Sound Options Audio Sourcing & Engineering Group

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Almo ProAV today launched Sound Options, a dedicated audio sourcing and technical engineering group. From mics, speakers, DSPs, mixers and specialty applications, Sound Options offers favorite brands while providing the audio-specific sales, technical and engineering expertise needed to complete a successful AV installation. Sound Options is making its debut at the Almo E4 AV Tour in Dallas on April 24. “We […]

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Almo’s E4 Heads to Dallas

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On Tuesday, April 24, at the Hyatt Regency Dallas the second stop of the Almo E4 AV Tour makes a stop in Dallas. The E4 is the AV industry’s favorite distributor show for five years running and has more AVIXA CTS RU’s than any US-based event, annually, besides the InfoComm Show. And, this year’s E4 […]

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Here’s What You Missed from the DC Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour

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We just returned form the first stop on the 2018 ALMO E4 AV Tour in Washington DC and it’s safe to say that Almo ProAV still has THE BEST regional trade shows of ANY AV distributor in North America. Not only do they blow away the competition in sheer numbers — 500+ attendees, 45 exhibitors and two […]

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