Almo Professional A/V to Host E4 Experience As Hybrid Event, Reschedules Future Events

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Almo Professional A/V has announced the first Hybrid E4 Experience, scheduled to take place in Dallas on Nov. 30, 2021. Almo will combine the in-person educational and product showcase format of an E4 Experience with its virtual E4 Evolution (E4v) for the first time. “The bottom line is that there will be something for everyone at […]

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An IT Degree in an AV World?

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V “A degree in computer science for AV support?” was a question posed in response to a LinkedIn job posting for an AV support engineer (I’m listing only the first five bullet points): Minimum Requirements. The candidate for the position of AV support engineer must meet the following qualifications: Bachelor’s […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1052: Interested in the State of AV-over-IP? Here’s Why You Should Join My Next Webinar With Almo and NETGEAR

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Get ready for my next webinar, “The State of the AV-over-IP Market,” presented by Almo Professional A/V on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, at 2 p.m. EDT. NETGEAR’s Cody Kleven sat down with me earlier to chat about the growing AV-over-IP market, the future of the technology in the ProAV space and the numerous opportunities AV integrators can […]

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A, E, I, V, R and Ohms (And P and W)

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V Alphabet Soup and Math. Not your favorites, I know. I didn’t get all this at once, but I’ll share some things that helped me immensely. First, let’s sort out these letters. Circuits have properties, and we use values to quantify those properties. There are different symbols used depending on […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1047: Here’s the Scoop on the Almo Pro A/V HoloPod From ARHT Media

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Gary was joined by Almo Pro A/V and ARHT Media today to talk about the new all-in-one HoloPod — a $55,000 3D HoloPresence Display solution for business. This is truly game-changing, and every AV integrator should sell this to corporate AV, any judicial branch of the government or any coworking space provider. Watch, and you’ll see why — then […]

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Sustainability — Sustaining the Humans

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By Tom Kehr Almo Pro A/V Sustainability. Sometimes it’s about sustaining the humans. When designing an audiovisual system, we often discover that our main challenge is the actual room. Crazy, isn’t it? We try and work around and implement, as best we can, a technology solution when maybe a better solution could involve a lot […]

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Almo Pro A/V Reveals “HoloPod,” Expands Hologram Technology

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Almo Pro A/V has announced the expansion of its hologram technology offering for businesses. Through its exclusive U.S. distribution partnership with ARHT Media, Almo now offers ARHT’s newest addition, HoloPod, a permanent version of the already available HoloPresence display. It is capable of delivering lifelike holograms that give a sense of presence in any room. […]

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Almo Corporation Celebrates 75 Years of Service

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Almo Corporation, the parent company to Almo Pro A/V, announced the 75th anniversary of its founding in 1946. The company will celebrate by serving 75 different charities and hosting in-person and virtual celebrations in conjunction with key company and industry events. They kicked it all off with the release of this video yesterday: Celebration: Honoring […]

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Nureva and Almo Pro A/V Announce US Distribution Agreement

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Nureva and Almo Pro A/V have announced a U.S. distribution agreement. Almo will work with its integrators, dealers and consultants to accelerate the adoption of Nureva’s audio conferencing product line throughout the United States. Many people across the United States are heading back into offices now that COVID-19 vaccines are being administered, while many others […]

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A Flexible Approach to a Hybrid Working Environment

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By Brian Rhatigan Almo Pro A/V Whether you have recently attended Almo’s E4v learning experience or have been keeping up on industry topic discussions — undoubtedly conversations about what the return to the physical office will look like have been in the forefront. If you are like me, you probably feel there are more questions […]

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Almo E4v Opens Flex Experience — A Month-Long Extension of Its Virtual Event!

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With well over 2,500 preregistered attendees tuning in live last week for the spring 2021 edition of the E4 Evolution (E4v), Almo Professional A/V extended the opportunity to learn and earn AVIXA CTS Renewal Units through the E4v Flex Experience. E4v Flex is a month-long, on-demand opportunity for integrators, end users and tech managers to access […]

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Almo Spring E4v: Digital Signage, Distance Learning and Decorating with Tech

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On Tuesday and Wednesday, we brought you live coverage of the Almo Pro A/V spring 2021 E4v virtual show experience (day one here; day two here). This time around, we were excited about some new additions and features, like a networking widget in the rAVe LAVNCH VTS platform that allowed attendees to connect together in […]

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Almo Spring E4v: The Way We Work

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On Tuesday, we brought you live coverage on day one of Almo Professional A/V’s spring 2021 E4v. Wednesday, we were back for what Almo promised would be a very exciting day two. Spring 2021 E4v Lineup (March 10): The Reimagined Workplace: The Role of Existing and Emerging Technology (Pete “TEC MAN” Coman, PTS — People […]

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Almo Pro A/V Partners With OfficePro to Offer Videoconference Training

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Everyone is using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex or BlueJeans — so Almo Professional A/V announced it is the first distributor to offer training services for these platforms thanks to a new partnership with OfficePro, Inc. As a result, these training packages can be incorporated into an AV project to add incremental revenue and ensure […]

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Almo Adds Jabra

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The Unified Communications Collaboration (UCC) market is the hot market now and Almo ProAV today announced a new distribution partnership adding Jabra’s full line of PanaCast Video Conferencing Cameras and Speak Series of Conferencing Speakerphones. Additionally, Jabra has joined Almo’s spring 2021 E4 Evolution (E4v), a live, digital education event for the design and specification […]

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Almo Pro A/V’s Spring E4v Event Is Set for March 9-11

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Almo Professional A/V revealed its next live, digital education event — the E4 Evolution (E4v) — is taking place March 9-11, 2021. Part of the E4 Experience platform, the E4v features the ability to access six customized subject matter “halls” — digital signage, education, emerging technologies, corporate AV, pro audio and UCC — for a […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1035: The Spring Almo Pro A/V E4v Opens Registration — and Adds LAVNCH NETWORKING!

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Gary caught up with Almo’s VP of marketing, Melody Craigmyle, today to talk E4v — the E4 Evolution show, a virtual version of the E4 Experience. If you attended either of the 2020 E4vs, you know that it wasn’t like any other virtual event as it exclusively used the LAVNCH VTS platform. Now with the 2021 event, Almo […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1031: Get Ready for Kayye’s Krystal Ball Webinar Presented by Almo Pro A/V — With Some Help from LG!

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Get ready for Gary’s annual Krystal Ball webinar presented by Almo Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at 2 p.m. EST. LG’s Adam Coleman and Dan Baker joined Gary in the latest Rants & rAVes videocast and gave a sneak peek of what to expect in 2021 from LG, related explicitly to microLED and webOS technologies. Register […]

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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 Pro A/V Focuses on Giving Back During 2020

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Despite the many pandemic-related challenges faced in 2020, employees at Almo Corporation (#AlmoGivesBack), the nation’s leading independent distributor of appliances, consumer electronics, ProAV equipment and housewares, continue to move forward with a focus on being grateful and giving back through participation in numerous local and national outreach efforts. Blood donations, food and toy drives, and participation […]

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SpinetiX and Almo Pro A/V Announce Distribution Partnership for US Market

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SpinetiX and Almo Professional A/V announced a new distribution partnership in the USA effective immediately. As part of the agreement, Almo is offering SpinetiX’s complete solution, ranging from award-winning HMP media players, DSOS operating system, SpinetiX ARYA cloud, Elementi digital signage software with its 250+ widgets to a series of professional services. “The appointment of […]

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Can Hologram Technology Help Us Be More Present? Almo and ARHT Think So

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  The infamous 2020 is the year of social distancing. Limited travel. Working from home. Dogs barking at the mailperson. Videoconferencing fatigue. No doubt, today, there’s a certain “art” to being present. How do you stay engaged in our current climate of 2D meetings and, er, less-than virtual meetings and events? […]

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Almo Professional A/V Announces New Distribution Partnership

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Almo Professional A/V today announced a new distribution partnership with professional amplifier and audio technology company, LEA Professional. In stock and ready for order today, Almo now carries LEA Professional’s complete line of NETWORK CONNECTSERIES IoT-enabled amplifiers with cloud connectivity. LEA Professional is also the latest manufacturer to join Almo’s Sound Options dedicated audio sourcing […]

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Almo Pro A/V Releases (CTS Certified) Fall E4v Sessions for E4v Bonus Week

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Last week, well over 2,000 AV industry professionals tuned in live to learn, interact and earn free AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs) during the Almo Professional A/V, fall E4 Evolution (E4v) three-day virtual event that is part of the award-winning E4 Experience. Almo announced the addition of an exclusive “Bonus Week” whereby all full-length educational […]

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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 E4v Roundup Part 4: Pro Audio Matters

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Ever since UCC technology became commoditized — thanks to Zoom issuing more than 100,000 free licenses to K-12 schools, then expanding to accommodate more than 300 million daily meeting participants since early 2020 — audio-quality issues have become front and center. You can still have a remote or virtual meeting without video, but not without […]

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Almo E4v Roundup Part 3: What Next-Gen Workspaces Look Like

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On Tuesday, we brought you live coverage on day one of Almo Professional A/V’s fall E4v (gut check: here and here). Wednesday, we were back for what Almo promised would be a very exciting day two. Looking at the day’s lineup, we had to agree. E4v Oct. 28 Lineup – Live Sessions: Workplace Design in […]

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Almo E4v Roundup Part 2: Digital Signage, Public Health and COVID-19

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Earlier this year, Almo Professional A/V pioneered something amazing on behalf of the AV and IT distributor markets: a top-rate, digital version of its award-winning regional experience, E4. Yes, as was the case with pretty much all shows this year — with the exception of the last great live event of 2020, ISE Show — […]

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Almo E4v Roundup Part 1: UCC Gets Personal

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I love an industry trade show as much as the next person. But COVID-19 had other plans for us this year. “No trade shows for you!” it said. “No fun for you!” it said. No way, the AV, UCC and digital signage industries responded. Instead, we got creative in a collective effort to meet virtually […]

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