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 of E4v. Looking at the day’s lineup, we had to agree. E4v Oct. 28 Lineup – Live Sessions: Workplace […]

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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 sir/ma’am, the AV industry responded. Instead, it got creative in a collective effort to meet virtually and connect the world’s […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1016: Why Haven’t You Registered for the Almo E4v Yet?

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Gary caught up with the leaders of one session of next week’s Almo Pro A/V E4v. If you’ve ever wanted to know anything about “The Future of Events: Hybrid, In-Person, VR & More” — check out this interview with Tom Kehr and Don Guzauckas. Then, tune into their E4v session Thursday, Oct. 29. You absolutely need to be there […]

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Almo Pro A/V Hires Tom Kehr as In-House System Designer and Trainer

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In a move to elevate the availability of exceptional education and design assistance resources, Almo Professional A/V, has hired former AVIXA Senior Staff Instructor Tom Kehr, CTS-D, CTS-I, Network+, ISF-C, LEED green associate, ATD master trainer as an in-house system designer and trainer. In this newly created role, Tom serves as Almo’s full-time system design […]

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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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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1004: Meet Jake Sanders — Almo Pro A/V’s Newest BDM

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People are the lifeblood of AV, and any time we have a chance to meet someone new, we do. Here’s an introduction to Jacob Sanders, Almo Pro A/V‘s newest business development manager focusing on LED and projection, among other specialties, for the distributor. Jake spent the last two years selling and specifying LED for CreateLED and Lighthouse Technologies. However, his […]

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InfoComm 2020 Connected: Sam Taylor Answers Your Questions Part 2

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Earlier this summer, Almo Pro A/V EVP/COO Sam Taylor participated in the InfoComm 2020 Connected LIVE Q&A with AVIXA President Dave Labuskes, following the keynote address, “A Better Normal: Reducing Friction and Finding Our Way in a Hybrid World.” During the 15-minute live Q&A, there were more questions asked than time allotted — so, Sam […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 997: Here’s a LIVE Demo of the VDO360 2SEE USB Camera Integrated with a Far-Field Mic Array

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Almo Pro A/V’s Stephen McKay joined Gary on his videocast to do a LIVE demo of the VDO360 2SEE USB Camera — designed to be a work-from-anywhere personal conferencing device. Using a native 1080p (30fps) camera and four integrated mics, the 2SEE includes echo cancellation and automatic gain control; you’ll see (and hear) it demonstrated […]

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Here Is the Latest Info on Almo’s “Distance Learning Preparedness” Webinar

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In the face of a global pandemic, Almo Professional A/V offers its partners with a distance learning plan comprised of Revenue Generating Connectivity Solutions, products and the preparation needed to be a valuable asset to educational institutions for the 2020-21 school year and beyond. Today’s educators face the start of a school year unlike any […]

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Making Virtual and Distance Learning an Easier Reality

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By Rob Voorhees, Business Development Manager Almo Professional A/V We find ourselves smack in the middle of July — when days are getting hotter — and, in years past, we might find ourselves looking forward to August vacations or days by the pool. However, 2020 has continuously thrown curveball after curveball, and we continue to […]

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Now Is the Right Time for AV-over-IP

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By Eric Olson Almo Professional A/V AV-over-IP continues to pick up traction among integrators in the ProAV industry, but there are still quite a few that find themselves questioning if they should start implementing this technology. In fact, 45% of respondents in a 2019 industry survey revealed that they either do not embrace, or are […]

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Almo Professional A/V Announced Availability of New Screening, Messaging and Sanitizing Products. Here’s the List.

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Almo Professional A/V announced the availability Wednesday of new screening, messaging and sanitizing products designed to help keep people informed and protected while ensuring their environment is safely sanitized. The Mimo Monitor Temperature Taking Bundle, Hanover Disinfectant Fogger Kit and RCSTARS Digital Signage and Hand Sanitizer Kiosk help provide protection, awareness and trust in public […]

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InfoComm 2020 Connected: Sam Taylor Answers Your Questions

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Recently, Almo Pro A/V EVP/COO Sam Taylor participated in the InfoComm 2020 Connected LIVE Q&A with AVIXA President Dave Labuskes, following the keynote address, “A Better Normal: Reducing Friction and Finding Our Way in a Hybrid World.” During the 15-minute live Q&A, there were more questions than time allotted — so, Sam answered some of […]

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New Tech LAVNCH Day: Temperature Checks, Holographic Tech and a Whole Lot of UCC

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Today’s LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 theme was New Tech LAVNCH Day: a day dedicated entirely to something we’re all desperately missing by not being able to attend conferences this year — new product launches, like those you typically see on the trade show floor. This day looked a little different from all our other LAVNCH WEEK […]

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Almo Has a New Partnership With ARHT Media

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Almo Professional A/V is taking virtual business and events to a new level through an exclusive partnership with ARHT Media. Almo will offer ARHT’s HoloPresence technology, which is capable of delivering lifelike holograms, as well as ARHT’s premium online presentation platform known as the Virtual Global Stage (VGS). In a video to demo the platform, Almo […]

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Five Reasons Why Outsourcing AV is Critical Now More Than Ever

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By Cory Allen Almo Professional A/V As the powerful Joe Rogan says, “we are living in strange times.” Who could have anticipated a virus would shake up our world to the degree it has? We have all been forced to adapt to a new way of living in such a short period. Through that adaption, […]

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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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Rants and rAVes — Episode 985: You Are About to Make a Fortune Selling Audio, Again

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COVID-19 made us all keenly aware of the value of collaboration. And, collaboration without video is just like watching a silent movie. Not only is audio a heck of a lot more profitable than video but, the post-COVID-19 world is going to bring us a plethora of opportunities to sell  “personalized professional audio gear. Oh, […]

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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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Almo Pro A/V’s Contract Labor and Project Support Now Includes Engineering and Drafting Services

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Almo Professional A/V has expanded its Contract Labor and Project Support offering to now include Engineering and Drafting Services. The expansion comes as Almo partners are looking for ways to keep projects moving forward while providing a smooth and coordinated installation from start-to-finish. “We are all acclimating to an inevitably changed world,” explained Cory Allen, […]

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Almo Takes E4 Experience Virtual with Unique Regional Format: Three Days, Three Regions

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The E4v allows resellers and integrators to evolve and thrive while earning up to eight AVIXA CTS Renewal Units while interacting online with industry experts and local-area representatives from “virtually” anywhere. Hosted by Rob Ziv, AVIXA CTS Holder of the Year and vice president of business development and strategy for Almo Professional A/V, the E4v is debuting regionally […]

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