Philadelphia, PA — April 16, 2018 — Almo Professional A/V, North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor, today launched Sound Options, a dedicated audio sourcing and technical engineering group. From mics, speakers, DSPs, mixers and specialty applications, Sound Options offers all the favorite product brands while providing the audio-specific sales, technical and engineering expertise needed to complete a smart and successful AV installation. Sound Options is making its debut at the Almo E4 AV Tour in Dallas on April 24.
“We understand that audio is a very personal choice for integrators and that most have a preferred brand, which is why Sound Options stocks and sources the industry’s favorite pro audio lines,” said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “Sound Options is the experienced and trusted resource for everything pro audio. With more than 70 combined years of real-world audio expertise, this group is dedicated to helping incorporate an audio system that works flawlessly as part of a complete AV installation for everything from a collaboration room to a mega church. Streamlining through Almo rather than setting up a new account with every supplier ultimately saves time and money with the added benefit of superior service and technical support.”
“Our customers know us for purchasing display products but the most important part of the install is the sound – if the audio is not operational, the whole installation is in trouble,” explained Rob Ziv, director of business development for Almo Professional A/V. He said that with 20-plus featured brands and access to dozens more, “if an Almo partner doesn’t see their favorite brand listed, all they have to do is ask and we can source it for them. In fact, sourcing those obscure, uncommon products is a service we offer. In addition, we can answer technical questions in-house and we have a direct line to all the audio manufacturers.”
Sound Options audio categories include:
· Assistive Listening
· Recording, Playback and Streaming
· Simultaneous Interpretation
· Unified Collaboration
Some of the featured brands available through Sound Options include Revolution Acoustics, Tascam, BSS, Kramer, AMX, Atlas, Phoenix, Taiden, DBX, JBL, Crown, Ashly Audio, Beyerdynamic, Biamp and more.
The Sound Options technical team is led by the following audio experts:
Rob Ziv, Director of Business Development, CTS-I, CTS-D, ISF-C, DSCE Rob is responsible for leading a team of Business Development Managers in the areas of audio, AV camera, capture devices and emerging technologies. Rob has almost three decades of experience in sales, management and training in the professional AV and recording industries. He started as a recording engineer and studio designer, forming his own company that specialized in format conversion for professional and consumer markets. He holds a B.B.A., Business Administration & Computer Information Systems from CUNY, Baruch College and is currently working on his Masters of Business Administration at the Jack Welch Management Institute.
Steve Alexander, Business Development Manager, PCVE, CCNA Steve specializes in installed audio, professional audio/video production, broadcast video conferencing, projection, audio recording, IP signal distribution, and networks. He taps into his expertise to educate the reseller and integrator, in turn allowing them to meet the needs of their clients and deliver and implement smart, functional audio solutions. Like many audio engineers, Steve’s background began in Nashville working in a Music Row recording studio making tape copies for songwriters and publishers. He eventually made his way to Annapolis, MD where he renovated his basement into a recording studio and produced music with various local artists. Steve has also worked as Product Specialist at Media Vision and as Video Conferencing Team Lead at the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University.
About the E4 AV Tour
Since 2009, the E4 program has offered AV professionals a full day of educational sessions worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs) as well as exclusive access to the industry’s newest AV products and services. The next E4 event is taking place in Dallas on April 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. To register, go to http://shows.e4avtour.com/dallas18/.