Hardware as a Service – AV Is About Services and Not Things

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No industry is immune to change, and this is even more true for technology-based economies whose life cycles can be measured in time spans as short as three months. If you’ve worked in the audiovisual (AV) industry in the past decade, you’ve witnessed a hardware-centric community transform itself into one driven by software and innovation. […]

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No Freebies

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Unless your media consumption habit is restricted to non-ad supported content, you will probably find the following experiment somewhat intriguing, if not downright disturbing. The next time you want to kill an hour doing non-work (and don’t we all sometimes), turn on any commercial broadcast channel, preferably either in the afternoon or late night and […]

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Create Agreement When Selling to Churches

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When an audiovisual (AV) solution aligns perfectly with the needs of a potential client, the opportunity just about sells itself. In the house of worship market, local churches across the gamut of denominations have similar challenges and opportunities when it comes to AV technology. This should make selling a simple process for manufacturers and systems […]

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Almo ProAV Unveils NOBOX Ad Campaign, Will Do Live Demos with Biamp, NEC and Samsung, Sponsor InfoComm Opening Reception

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At InfoComm 18, Almo Professional A/V (Booth #C3484, Meeting Space #N240), North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor with global reach, is working with integrators and resellers to discuss new opportunities to partner for growth in the evolving AV industry. For the second year in a row, Almo is a VIP sponsor of the InfoComm […]

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AVAD Announces Changes to its Business Model and Expansion Plans in North America

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AVAD has announced it’s switching to a service model throughout North America. As part of these moves, AVAD is both expanding its field sales force to markets beyond its current footprint and blending national and regional call centers in order to reach more of its customers and provide local support to its dealer base. AVAD […]

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Are You Thinking Ahead? The Smartphone Is Killing the Large-Screen TV

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In case you haven’t been paying attention, your kids are watching nearly all their entertainment (TV, movies, sports, etc.) on their phones. Oh, and by the way, they’re also using their phones for Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, too. So? Well, that number is moving up — up in age. Five years ago, the average 25-year […]

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Almo Pro A/V Makes Final E4 AV Tour 2015 Stop in New York, Now Sells Bandwidth

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Almo Professional A/V is wrapping up its 2015 “Fully Charged” E4 AV Tour next week in its most popular location, the New York Metro area. The event, which takes place at the Teaneck Marriott New Jersey on October 8, is also the official launching platform for Almo’s third service program: Almo Bandwidth Services and subsequent […]

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The New Rep Line Card – Professional Services

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Kevin A. Busza ICD Systems Since when does a manufacturer representative provide a services component on its line card? Yes, I am referring to services such as system programming, system commissioning and professional design documentation. Symco, Inc. a Mid-Atlantic manufacturers’ rep sees the potential, and is making the offering to its network of dealers. If […]

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