Stampede Is Now Exertis ProAV in Australia and Asia

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Stampede introduced a new name and new management for Australia and Asia on August 29th at a pre-Integrate 2019 Vendor Breakfast in Melbourne, Australia. President and CEO Kevin Kelly formally ushered in the name Exertis ProAV and introduced Nick Cocks, the new general manager of Australia, to attending manufacturers, resellers and other invited guests. Kelly […]

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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 Be the Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Ecler Audio Products

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Almo Professional A/V will now be the exclusive U.S. distributor for Ecler Audio Products. Almo partners now have access to the complete line of Ecler speakers, audio players, matrixes, amplifiers and audio accessories.   The Ecler line of audio products rolls up into Almo’s Sound Options dedicated audio sourcing and technical engineering group. Ecler is […]

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Almo ProAV Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor for iMAGsystems AV-Over-IP Products

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Almo ProAV has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor for iMAGsystems, a Melbourne, Australia-based manufacturer of AV over IP delivery products. iMAGsystems is showcasing its complete product line of AIR wireless, LIGHTNING (SDVoE), RAIN H.264 and THUNDER (JPEG2000) during the exhibit portion of the next E4 AV Tour, coming to Nashville on October 26. “Thanks to our partnership with iMAGsystems, we are […]

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Kingswood, Owner of AVAD, Buys WAVE Electronics and Will Enter ProAV Distribution Market Too

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Kingswood Capital Management (a private equity firm) announced today that it has acquired Houston, Tex.-based WAVE Electronics and will merge WAVE with its portfolio company, AVAD — you may recall that Kingswood purchased AVAD from Ingram Micro back in July 2016. Kingswood says that this will create the largest distributor of AV, security and home […]

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Partnering With A Buying Group

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Owners, general managers and inventory managers of AV companies routinely need to consider the pros and cons of buying products either from the manufacturer or a distributor. In addition to those options, there are also buying groups: an organizing of dealers who negotiate terms with their suppliers collectively. The primary rationale for buying groups is […]

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Could Harman’s Distribution Shift in the APAC Region Foreshadow the Company’s Future?

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Harman Professional has long been either a direct-to-dealer set of brands or has distributed each of its 14 lines through market appropriate distributors — pro audio through pro audio distributors, pro video through high-end video distributors, and so on. But, last week, in the APAC (Asia-Pacific) region, Harman seemed to consolidate distribution from nearly a dozen […]

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Crestron Goes Distribution With DM Product Line — Picks Almo Pro A/V

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Almo Professional A/V today announced it has become a U.S. distributor for Crestron’s Simple DigitalMedia (DM) product line. As part of the new agreement, Almo now provides Crestron’s latest line up of Simple DigitalMedia (DM) technology products designed for low-cost huddle spaces and classroom breakout rooms. Also also announced that Crestron will also participate in […]

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Almo Pro A/V Acquires IAVI

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Almo Pro A/V today announced it is acquiring certain assets and assuming certain liabilities of International Audio Visual Inc. (IAVI), a global distributor. This will make Almo Corporation, celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the largest privately-held professional audio video distributor in the industry and a $1.2B corporation. It also makes Almo a global company […]

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SnapAV to Distribute Atlona Residential Products

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SnapAV today announced a distribution partnership with Atlona. Atlona is an AV connectivity solutions provider recognized for designing and engineering a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT products. Through the new distribution partnership, SnapAV will offer an array of Atlona’s 4K/UHD solutions including HDMI to HDBaseT matrix switchers, HDMI to HDMI matrix […]

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What Are The Advantages Of Buying From Distributors?

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Regardless of whether you’re a residential or commercial AV company your clients needs products, and you need to get them from somewhere. Broadly speaking, your two most common options are to deal directly with the manufacturer, or a distributor. Since nothing in this business is ever simple, some manufacturers only sell to dealers directly, others […]

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Almo ProAV Becomes a U.S. Distributor for Listen Technologies

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Almo Pro A/V is now the first U.S. AV distributor to offer Listen Technologies’ full line of core Assistive Listening Systems, including RF and IR technologies. These products were created specifically to provide an enhanced personal audio experience due to hearing loss or the ambient acoustic environment. As part of the new distribution relationship, Almo […]

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A Brief History of Broadcasting

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By Aldo Cugnini DisplayDaily Broadcast & Distribution – It is sad that we must relay the news that a longtime friend will be leaving the publishing scene: Broadcast Engineering magazine. In all sincerity, I write on this here not for personal reasons (I’ve been a contributing columnist to the publication for seven of the magazine’s 54 years, and […]

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