Here’s All the Info About Exertis Almo’s E4 Chicago

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Newly rebranded Exertis Almo is hosting its first fully unified event for integrators, resellers and their end users — the E4 Experience Chicago — May 3. Building off the momentum from last month’s E4 Experience Anaheim, E4 Chicago features the largest exhibit hall in the program’s 13-year history. With 40 manufacturer and service exhibitors, two […]

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Almo Professional A/V Rebrands as Exertis Almo

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Almo Professional A/V announced it has rebranded to become Exertis Almo following Exertis’ acquisition of Almo Corporation last December. The rebranding process will continue through the beginning of May. Exertis Almo is being led by Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO, who brings 35 years of ProAV leadership to the newly unified division. Exertis Almo includes […]

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Here’s Everything You’ll See at Almo Pro A/V’s E4 in Anaheim

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Southern California AV integrators and resellers still have time to register for Almo Professional A/V’s E4 Experience taking place on March 22 at the Anaheim Marriott. According to Almo, “the E4 Experience is getting back to its “in-person” roots by giving attendees the opportunity to experience all the excitement of the AV industry packed into one day.” The […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1092: How Panasonic is Helping the K-20 Market

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Everyone pivoted during the pandemic — some more than others. Panasonic, however, was lucky — it was already armed with a host of hybrid-focused educational products, and it upgraded a bunch of others. Now, the company has a complete lineup of K-12 and higher-ed laser projectors, direct-view displays and PTZ cameras (and something called Moonshot) […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1091: Here’s Why Integrators Should Bring End Users to the E4 Experience

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Next week in Anaheim, California,  Almo Pro A/V will kick off the 2022 E4 Experience tour — an annual regional show with 50+ manufacturers of AV, UCC and Digital Signage gear. AV integrators in Southern California have always been big supporters of the E4 Experience (now in its 12th year). But don’t forget: The 2022 event also provides […]

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Almo Pro A/V Announces E4 Experience is Back On Tour, Will Start in Anaheim

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Almo Pro A/V announced its E4 Experience is back on tour with the first of four 2022 stops in Anaheim on March 22. The single-day experience features Almo’s signature four-pronged approach: Explore, Engage, Educate and Expo. This allows consultants, resellers and integrators to expand their business acumen and find new growth and success. Those interested […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1089: Samsung’s Digital Signage Is Much More Than Just Signage

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On this episode of Rants & rAVes, Gary’s guest was Samsung’s director, enterprise retail sales key accounts, Parish Chapman. The two talk about how Samsung has gone well beyond the physical sign to help its clients implement solutions. Examples include building an integrated social media display, some unique kiosk solutions and support for content generation, too. By the […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2022 Edition

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Welcome to my 22nd annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I can’t believe I have written this article 22 times. I am beyond humbled by how many of you read this; last year, it was viewed by over 90,000 #AVtweeps. #LOVE ❣️ The bottom line is I love writing this article. It keeps me curious and humble. […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1086: Have You Heard About LG’s New UCC and dvLED Products?

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Gary caught up with LG’s Adam Coleman and Dan Baker to talk about the company’s new collaboration boards/dvLED products: an all-in-one for meeting room applications and new direct-view LCDs. LG’s entry into the collaboration board market (with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Edition) means you can use this company for UCC and Education applications. Watch this videocast and consider signing […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1082: Here’s the First Video Interview With the Leadership of Exertis and Almo

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rAVe’s own Gary Kayye was the first reporter to have a chance to record a video interview with Exertis International’s managing director, Clive Fitzharris, and Almo Corporation’s president and CEO, Warren Chaiken less than 24 hours after the bombshell announcement of Exertis’ acquisition of Almo. This is a candid look into how it happened and what’s next — including organizational details and […]

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E4 Evolution — Hybrid, Holographic and Hopeful

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What is E4 Evolution? Welcome to E4 Evolution, the AV industry’s first true hybrid event! E4 Evolution is the hybrid form of AlmoPro A/V’s E4 Experience in Dallas. Truly hybrid, the event offered tour guides, hosts and curated content intended and optimized for the virtual viewer. The fun part? Virtual attendees were able to ask […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1076: The Almo E4 Experience: LIVE in Dallas Nov. 30 With a Hybrid Global Experience Using LAVNCH

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We’re excited to be partnering with Almo to bring the first (ever) truly hybrid AV event to the market. Using the LAVNCH HYBRID Platform, Almo Pro A/V will hold its live, in-person E4 Experience as it does annually, in Dallas, and — in an exclusive partnership with HB LIVE — Almo will deliver curated content to a global […]

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Almo and MuxLab Enter Product Distribution Partnership

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Almo Professional A/V has entered a distribution partnership with MuxLab to provide integrators and resellers with a range of equipment for production-centric use. “Live events are happening and livestreaming remains critical to effectively broadcast these events around the globe,” said Rob Ziv, Almo’s vice president of business development and strategy. “This distribution alignment expands Almo’s […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1062: Why You Should Attend Next Week’s UCC Webinar with Almo and Sharp

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The future of UCC is more than software and rooms; in fact, it’s well beyond rooms. So here’s a teaser of what you’re going to learn about in next week’s webinar — worth 1 AVIXA CTS RU, too! After watching, don’t forget to register at this link. See you there!  Podcast: Play in new […]

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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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