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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New Panasonic KAIROS Is 100 Gbps AV-over-IP Platform Aimed at Esports and Live TV

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Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America has announced KAIROS. This live production platform provides an AV-over-IP processing platform with an open architecture system for live video switching. Also, it includes complete input and output flexibility, resolution and format independence, maximum CPU/GPU processor utilization and virtually unlimited ME scalability; oh, and it’s uncompressed. As a […]

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Ecler Pro Audio Celebrates First Anniversary of Exclusive U.S. Distribution With Almo Pro A/V

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Ecler has over 50 products now available through Almo and offers the ECLER Try & Buy program. Orders are invoiced at dealer cost, net 30-day terms. At 30-days, the integrator can either pay the invoice or request an RMA from Almo. All Ecler products sold by Almo are certified to TAA compliance. The US mix […]

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How Sports (Mostly Esports) Have Capitalized on the Quarantine

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By Morgan Alley Almo Pro A/V With most of our industry cooped up at home in quarantine, it feels like we hear about video games every single day. If you’re working from home with kids, you’ve probably heard them talk about a sweet new Minecraft build, the new League of Legends meta (still hoping for […]

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Almo Pro A/V Adds Work-From-Home Hardware Bundle

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In a great example of pivoting, Almo Professional A/V is helping ensure integrators are able to keep business professionals, educators and learners alike more connected with its newest “Work-From-Home” hardware bundle. The new bundle features a Yamaha portable USB and Bluetooth speakerphone and a Huddly Go conferencing camera. The new Work-From-Home kit (GO-BLK/YVC-200-WHT/BLK-KIT) is lightweight […]

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ATEN Technology Intros ATEN VE8950/VE8900 Control App

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ATEN Technology today introduced the ATEN VE8950/VE8900 Control App, an iOS and Android compatible mobile app that enables mobile control of ATEN’s VE8950 and VE8900 4K HDMI over IP Extenders. The app was designed to help users switch sources/displays and apply and reschedule profiles for their over IP video extenders. ATEN’s Control App provides direct […]

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Almo Professional A/V Introduces Three New Service Development Managers

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Almo Professional A/V announced the addition of three service development managers (SDMs) to provide support and expertise to partners using the Almo toolbox of AV Services for Integrators. A newly created position at Almo Professional A/V, the SDMs are subject matter experts on Almo’s complete line of services, which include Almo AVaaS financial solutions, business […]

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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 Details 2020 E4 Experience

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Almo Pro A/V detailed the 2020 E4 Experience today and thanks to its longstanding education partnership with AVIXA, the E4 Experience continues to be loaded with valuable, career-changing certifications and courses worth CTS Renewal Units (RUs) that are free to attending AV resellers, integrators, consultants and their end users. Highlights for the spring 2020 E4 […]

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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 Professional A/V Acquires NewComm Distributing

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Almo Professional A/V detailed its acquisition of NewComm Distributing (also known as NewComm Technologies). As a result of the acquisition, Almo Pro A/V is now sourcing all of NewComm’s ClearOne inventory. The company is also giving former NewComm customers access to Almo Pro A/V’s more than 60 AV brands, nine warehouse locations, Sound Options dedicated […]

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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 Pro A/V Adds ClearOne, Yamaha UC and MXL to Sound Options Audio Group

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Almo Pro A/V today announced ClearOne, Yamaha Unified Communications and MXL as the newest brand additions to its Sound Options dedicated audio sourcing and technical engineering group. All three are showcasing the latest audio products in the “Sound Options Experience” live demo room during the Almo Fall 2019 E4 Experiences, coming to the New York Metro […]

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Almo ProAV to Distribute WolfVision Cynap

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Almo ProAV today announced a new distribution partnership with WolfVision, a company that specializes in presentation and collaboration solutions. As part of the distribution agreement, Almo is the first and only distributor of WolfVision’s Cynap Pure high-performance BYOD presentation system. WolfVision is showcasing Cynap Pure at the Almo Fall 2019 E4 Experiences, coming to the […]

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Almo Pro A/V Intros Zoom Rooms-Certified Bundles

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Almo Professional A/V today announced it has joined forces with video communications leader Zoom to offer fully-kitted Zoom Rooms Hardware Bundles, all of which will be stocked and ready for shipping in the U.S. and Latin America, and designed to transform any area into a modern, easy-to-use power collaboration workspace. Almo has also entered a […]

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Almo Corporation Names Gary Bannett Chief Financial Officer

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Philadelphia, PA — August 28, 2019 —Almo Corporation, the nation’s leading independent distributor of appliances, consumer electronics, Pro A/V equipment and housewares, has named Gary Bannett Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective September 1, 2019. Bannett will succeed Matt Elkes, who is retiring after serving as CFO at Almo Corporation for 25 years. “Gary brings experience […]

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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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ClearOne Back at Almo ProAV

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ClearOne today announced a new distribution agreement with Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s largest professional audio visual distributor. Under the terms of the new distribution agreement, the companies will work together to sell ClearOne’s complete line of audio conferencing, visual collaboration and AV networking products to professional audio/visual integrators, dealers and consultants throughout the U.S. […]

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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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Got Christie? Almo ProAV Does — And It’s the Entire Lineup

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Almo Professional A/V and Christie have expanded their Latin American distribution partnership into the U.S. As a result, Christie’s high lumen and laser projectors, LCD panels and Christie MicroTiles LED are now available to Almo resellers and integrators nationwide. Christie has also joined the fall 2019 Almo E4 Experience, which takes place in the New […]

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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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Sharp Debuts the Future of All Displays with New SoC- and Cloud-Based 4K Monitors

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Sharp today launched two new lines of 4K UHD (3840 × 2160) resolution commercial displays. Sharp’s PN-HM Series includes the PN-HM651 65” Class (64 ½” diagonal), PN-HM751 75” Class (74 9/16″ diagonal) and PN-HM851 85” Class (85 9/16” diagonal) displays. They each provide a brightness of 500 nits, are designed for 24/7 environments and are […]

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Four New Native 4K Projectors Debut from Barco and Cinionic for the Theater Exhibition Market

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Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, will launch a native (4096×2160) 4K resolution projector with higher contrast (2300:1) and wider color gamut and uniformity this month. Barco says that more than half of the world’s movie theaters are driven by Cinionic and there are over 85,000 Barco projectors installed globally. Now the Barco Series 4 […]

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Avocor Expands How It Makes Collaboration And Enterprise Integration Seamless Through New Alliance With Lenovo

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Enterprise Connect, Orlando, March 18, 2019 — At Enterprise Connect, Avocor, the world’s fastest-growing collaboration display solution company, announced an alliance with global technology leader Lenovo that will not only enable seamless integration of Avocor interactive displays across Lenovo Enterprise clients but also expand Avocor’s market presence. As part of the alliance, Lenovo will include […]

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NEC Display Debuts Replaceable Laser Module for Digital Cinema Lineup

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NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the world’s first digital cinema projector that offers exhibitors the ability to replace the laser module in the projector head. The NEC NC2402ML is a 3-chip DLP projector that features RB laser technology delivering richer colors, brighter images and a sealed optical engine and laser module for unsurpassed […]

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Chief Intros FCS1U Cable Floor-to-Ceiling Flat Panel Mount and Two Column Adapters at DSE 2019

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Chief debuted new mounting solutions at DSE 2019 in Las Vegas. The FCS1U Cable Floor-to-Ceiling Flat Panel Mount provides QSRs and retail with a new low-profile option for digital signage. The mount supports both portrait and landscape orientations in a single SKU, with the option to retrofit a second, back-to-back display with the PACFCB accessory. The mount supports large displays […]

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Signagelive and NEC Display Solutions Partner to Deliver Real-Time Digital Signage Content and Analytics with NEC Analytics Learning Platform (ALP)

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Signagelive’s deep integration with NEC Display Solutions ALP enables real-time digital signage content playback decisions and analytics, providing network owners with business intelligence. The NEC Analytics Learning Platform (ALP) Pro optimizes message delivery with automated content creation and recommendations for targeted customers using AI-based analytics, enabling retailers to customize their content based on age, gender, events and weather. For retailers, NEC ALP […]

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