Gary Kayye to Keynote the E4 Experience in Washington DC and Chicago — Earn 10 CTS RUs in 1 Day!

February 23, 2024

With only a couple of weeks to go until the 2024 E4 Experience, Exertis Almo is putting the finishing touches on the spring installments with an entirely new lineup of 10 business and technical AVIXA-certified sessions, three immersive demos focused on AI, XR headsets and drones, and 40+ exhibitors previewing the newest AV products and […]

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My 2024 E4 Keynote Includes 9 Cool New Products and 4 Cool New Technologies That Will Change AV Forever

February 16, 2024

I love opening up the Exertis Almo E4 Experience with a keynote presentation — and, I always give attendees the opportunity to see and hear the products and tech I talk about following my speech when they walk on to the E4 show floor. And this year, more than any other in the past, I […]

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Grow Your Business and Expand Your Reach: A Comprehensive Guide to Commissioning Services

February 5, 2024

By Sophie Gustafson Exertis Almo Over the past few years, interest in commissioning services has transitioned from desire to demand. As the final step in the system integration process, commissioning services serve as the last piece of effort before the project goes into live production — and therefore, the end user’s ownership. These finishing touches […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1287: How Design Thinking Innovated the New Chief Tempo Wall Mounts From Legrand AV

December 7, 2023

My latest episode of Rants & rAVes features Nathan Bohl, VP & GM and Dorian Haro, product manager at Chief | Legrand AV to talk about how the process of Design Thinking innovated the new Chief wall mount lineup, dubbed Tempo. It’s interesting how Legrand AV uses real-time relationships with integrators, design consultants and even […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1285: The Best Webinar of 2023 Will Be My ‘What Mattered in 2023’ Panel on December 13

November 28, 2023

In the most anticipated panel of 2023, a panel of AV, UCC and Digital Signage experts will join me to explore what of 2023 will affect 2024 and beyond. The panel of experts will review key trends, newly debuted technologies and discuss how to prepare for the upcoming year, as many of these experts have […]

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Why I Made My Kids Play Sports

November 15, 2023

By Todd Heberlein Exertis Almo When my friends and I were kids, there really wasn’t a question of IF you were going to play sports, but rather which sports your parents would allow you to play. Every kid in my neighborhood was involved in some sort of team sport, ranging from baseball to volleyball. As […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1283: Do You Do Digital Signage? If So, We Have a Webinar For You on Nov. 15

November 9, 2023

On Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. EST, I will deliver my annual “State of the Digital Signage Market” webinar. I will cover growth stats, future market trends, the impact of OLED and LED on signage, how DOOH (digital out-of-home) advertising impacts signage — and I’ll even show you a real-world case study of the power […]

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Exertis Almo Enters Exclusive US Distribution Partnership With Hisense

November 6, 2023

Exertis Almo has entered an exclusive US distribution partnership with Hisense for its entry-level 32- to 100-inch digital signage displays, touch screens and direct-view LED all-in-one 136- and 163-inch models. According to Exertis Almo Director of Business Development Brian Rhatigan, “Hisense was recently named a top global television manufacturer. As the official sponsor of the […]

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Exertis Almo Expands Drone System Offering — Now Includes Inspired Flight, Sony Airpeak

October 17, 2023

To address the growing need for products offering security and surveillance in public and regulated spaces, Exertis Almo, the largest and most specialized value-added North American AV distributor, has expanded its drone system offering to include products from Inspired Flight and Sony Airpeak. Exertis Almo has also partnered with Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI) to provide […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1277: If You’re in ProAV, You Need To Attend My All-About-Audio Webinar This Month!

October 5, 2023

On the latest episode of Rants & rAVes Exertis Almo’s Tom Kehr, CTS, CTS-D, CTS-I, LEED Green joined me to promote our join All-About-Audio webinar coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 1 p.m. EDT. It’s free, it includes AVIXA RUs for CTS, CTS-I and CTS-D holders (just for attending), and the mega-audio company, Sennheiser, […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1276: Samsung is Leading Digital Transformation in Healthcare — Here’s How

September 28, 2023

Today’s videocast features Samsung’s Lisa Bohnsack, James Rose and Lisa Gilmour as we talk about how the company has a suite of healthcare products that transform not only the patient experience but also that of the nurses and doctors. Using all sorts of display technologies, Samsung can help you make the overall healthcare experience better, […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1274: Who the Heck is Xilica? Let Me Introduce You to Your New Audio Distribution Best Friend

September 27, 2023

If you haven’t heard of Xilica, you’re not alone. But there’s no time like the present to get acquainted — if you need a stand-alone PoE audio DSP, the company has one. (It’s also modular, so you pick the input port!) Need to distribute audio anywhere affordably and across the network? Xilica has that too. […]

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Exertis Almo Brings DEI Panel Back to Fall E4 Experience; Focus on Bringing AV Technology Into the DEI Discussion

September 19, 2023

Exertis Almo, the largest and most specialized value-added North American AV distributor, today announced its popular Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) panel, taking place at the award-winning E4 Experience, will focus on the importance of bringing AV technology into the DEI discussion. The E4 Experience is heading to New Jersey on September 20 and — […]

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Exertis Almo’s Gisela Ramirez Named One of Commercial Integrator’s 40 Under 40

September 18, 2023

Exertis Almo, the largest and most specialized value-added North American AV distributor, today announced Gisela Ramirez, Director of Global Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean, has been named one of Commercial Integrator’s 2023 class of 40 Influencers Under 40. Ramirez is one of four Exertis Almo female AV pros who have earned distinguished industry […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1271: Here’s Why You Should Attend the Fall E4 Experiences

September 12, 2023

I was joined by Exertis Almo’s vice president of marketing & communication, Melody Craigmyle, to talk about all the new opportunities for attendees during the fall E4 Experiences — coming to Teaneck, New Jersey, and Phoenix, Arizona (September and October), respectively. In addition to my all-new keynote — “8 COOL NEW PRODUCTS AND 5 NEW […]

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Exertis Almo Gears Up for the E4 Experience

September 8, 2023

Exertis Almo says it is firing up the E4 Experience engines for a customized day of learning, connecting and experiencing in NY Metro area on Sept. 20 and, for the first time, Phoenix, AZ on Oct. 18. Always free to integrators, resellers and their end users, the fall E4 Experiences will include everything from the […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1270: Where LG is Leading in ProAV and Why

September 6, 2023

It’s right about the time that LG became LG — from Lucky Goldstar — to differentiating itself from every other display company in the world. It all started with a curved LCD panel and exploded from there. Now LG leads in OLED, Transparent OLED, Touch OLED and all-in-one LED, impacting nearly every display technology globally. […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1267: The Highest Rated E4 Keynote — Ever — Is Finally Available as a CTS-Accredited Webinar

August 28, 2023

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Gary Kayye — thanks to Avocor — will bring his workplace keynote session to the Exertis Almo webinar series at 2 p.m. EDT. So, if you want AVIXA CTS credits or want to know how to integrate better tech into workspaces to make people want to come back to work, register […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1264: If You’re Not Selling Drones Yet, You Will Soon!

August 22, 2023

Autel Robotics’ director of business development, Joseph Scaperrotta, joined me on my latest Rants & rAVes episode to detail why now is the perfect time to sell drones. Every emergency services organization is buying and onboarding drones, and every division of the entire public safety market is too. You can sell them too via Autel’s […]

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Exertis Almo Announces Winners of 2023 Manufacturer Excellence Awards

August 18, 2023

Exertis Almo has officially unveiled the winners of its 2023 Manufacturer Excellence Awards. Presented on Aug. 10, 2023, at a Gala at the American Visionary Arts Museum, the awards topped off a week of learning, connecting, giving back and celebration as part of Exertis Almo’s “Onwards and Upwards” 2023 National Sales Meeting (NSM) in Baltimore, […]

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Exertis Almo Now Carries Yealink Lineup of UCC Solutions

July 19, 2023

Exertis Almo is now carrying Yealink‘s lineup of unified communication and collaboration solutions. Some of those tools include the new Yealink Meeting Board all-in-one interactive whiteboard, Intelligent audio and video solutions for large rooms, and the MVC S90 Microsoft Teams Rooms System for extra-large rooms. Yealink has also joined the fall 2023 leg of the […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1255: Sony = Esports; Here’s Why!

July 7, 2023

It’s unlikely that any esports venue has ever existed without a little bit (or a lot) of Sony gear. From cameras to LEDs and everything in between, Sony has it and has likely raised an entire generation of players via its PlayStation console gaming systems. Sony’s Rich Ventura joins me to talk about esports and […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1253: Did You Know That Panasonic Has a Complete UCC Ecosystem of Products?

June 29, 2023

Panasonic Connect’s director of ProAV Solutions & connected ecosystems, Petro Shimonishi, joins me on my latest episode of Rants & rAVes to take an in-depth look at its new UCC ecosystem, including mic arrays, auto- and AI-tracking PTZ cameras, DSPs, wireless presenting, facial recognition and new displays designed for UCC applications. In fact, the company […]

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Exertis Almo Responds to Sam Taylor’s Induction to rAVe AV Hall of Fame

June 22, 2023

Newly retired Pro AV distribution icon Sam Taylor, who is the outgoing executive vice president and chief operating officer (EVP/COO) of Exertis Almo, the largest and most specialized value-added North American distributor, has been named a 2023 rAVe Hall of Fame Inductee. An avid swimmer/swim coach with a desire to give back, Taylor has formed […]

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Exertis Almo to ‘Make Extraordinary Happen’ at InfoComm 2023

June 12, 2023

With a continued focus on “Making Extraordinary Happen,” Exertis Almo (Booth #1315) is ready to engage with new leadership, contributions to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) in AV, thought leadership on the speaker circuit, and a host of all-in-one product and service options for attendees to explore at AVIXA’s InfoComm 2023, taking place at the Orange County Convention […]

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Xilica and Exertis Almo Sign Strategic Distribution Agreement for US

June 7, 2023

Xilica and Exertis Almo have today announced the signing of a strategic distribution agreement for the United States. As part of this agreement, Exertis Almo will take over the Xilica direct-to-system integrator sales channel in the U.S. and serve as the exclusive distribution partner of Xilica for all U.S.-based resellers. Together, Exertis Almo and Xilica […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1224: Samsung Will Show the New WAC Interactive Display Series at InfoComm. Here’s Why This Matters

May 22, 2023

Last month, Samsung quietly launched a new WAC series of interactive displays — aimed primarily at K-12 but can be used in all sorts of other applications. Why? Well, it not only includes embedded Android OS on board but also simple USB-C connectivity. The new WAC series will be available in 65-, 75- and 86-inch […]

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Exertis Almo 2023 Spring E4 Experience Program Will Offer InfoComm Technology Sneak Peeks and More

April 24, 2023

This week, Exertis Almo is headed to Santa Clara, California, for its next stop on the spring 2023 E4 Experience tour. The E4 Experience Santa Clara builds off last month’s visit to Dallas with more InfoComm “sneak peek” products, new exhibitors and a deeper dive into the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Register […]

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Exertis Almo Enters Distribution Agreement With MicroTouch

April 18, 2023

Exertis Almo has entered a distribution agreement with MicroTouch, a capacitive touch solutions company, due to the growing need for interactive touch displays. As part of the agreement, Exertis Almo now provides MicroTouch’s full range of products, including its brand new 27-inch open frame touch monitors for retail and hospitality use, and new Mach series […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1213: I Want YOU to Register for ‘Moving AV Outside: The Webinar’

April 13, 2023

Next week, I will host AV’s first look a the future of outdoor systems in “Moving AV Outside,” hosted by Exertis Almo — you can register here. Obviously we have digital signage and scoreboards that have been outside forever, but we have a lot more coming. Just watch this teaser with LG’s Clinton Roudenbush, then […]

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Why Attend Exertis Almo’s E4 Experience in Santa Clara?

April 5, 2023

By Tom Kehr, CTS-D, CTS-I, Network+, LEED Green Associate, ISF-C, ATD Master Trainer Exertis Almo Not long ago, I did a little promo video on LinkedIn poking fun at the travel expenses and hassles associated with going to a “big” trade show and extolling the virtues of the E4 regional trade shows presented by Exertis […]

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Exertis Pro AV and Xilica Enter Distribution Partnership for DACH, Poland

March 17, 2023

Xilica, a provider of collaboration products that help unlock the power of human connection, has announced a distribution agreement with Exertis Pro AV for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, and select CEE (Central & Eastern Europe) markets. With significant growth in its enterprise, education and government business, this new partnership with Exertis ProAV DACH is a […]

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