Stampede Is Now Exertis ProAV in Australia and Asia

August 29, 2019

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

July 17, 2019

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

January 16, 2019

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

October 9, 2018

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

October 3, 2018

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

August 15, 2018

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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InfoComm 2018: The Rise of the Mega-Distributors

June 7, 2018

There is an enormous amount of great new technology here this year. And you can choose to get it from fewer and fewer companies all the time. One of the things that I have commented on in rAVe for several years is the difference between the way the AV market works in North America and […]

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

December 15, 2017

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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A Bag of Money Just Fell Out of the Sky and Hit AVI-SPL and SKC on the Head

July 31, 2017

Earlier this week, we broke the news that Plantronics was entering the ProAV market with a new product called Habitat Soundscaping. It wasn’t a complete surprise as Plantronics is one of the worst companies I’ve ever seen at keeping secrets. I found out about the product five months before they called me out of the blue to “tell […]

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ADI Pro AV Solutions – Best in Class Brands, First in Class Service

June 8, 2017

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST ADI Global Distribution wants you to think about them. They are now focused on introducing ProAV contractors to new technologies that will help them gain additional revenue streams by expanding into new markets. And, they just expanded their product line, over the past year, to include a new, comprehensive offering of […]

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Just Add Power to Debuts Third Generation 4K-over-IP Video Distribution Platform

May 18, 2017

Just Add Power (J+P) will launch its 3G Ultra HD over IP family of transmitters and receivers at InfoComm 2017. Designed for any size UHD distribution and matrixing application, the expanded 3G Ultra HD over IP family offers a variety of devices that enable integrators to mix and match models to better manage their hardware […]

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Should Distributors Sell To End Users?

January 24, 2017

Everybody likes to make money, and see their business grow. That’s hard to dispute. When business is slow, it’s entirely natural to seek new business partners, both inside your channel as well as out. But how far should one go, and how far is too far? When searching for growth opportunities, the guiding question should […]

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

January 24, 2017

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’s E4 AV Tour is Still Blowing Away Every Other Distributor Event

September 29, 2016

A disclaimer: I have been the keynote speaker for the Almo Pro A/V E4 events for the past six years. So, consider that. But also think about this: Of the 39 different vendors/manufacturers at the Almo E4 AV Tour in Boston and Atlanta, I spoke to 26 of them. And of the 26, 22 of […]

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Almo Pro A/V Acquires IAVI

April 6, 2016

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

August 10, 2015

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?

January 14, 2015

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

June 30, 2014

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

October 28, 2013

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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Epson Partners with Almo Pro A/V in Distribution Deal

October 18, 2013

This week Almo Pro A/V announced an agreement with Epson America to distribute the complete line of Epson commercial projection models, including the BrightLink Pro Interactive Meeting Room Solution. Epson has also joined the Almo E4 AV Fall 2013 Tour. “Epson is clearly a leader in projection technology with some of the most specialized high […]

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