San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Clifton, N.J. — Custom-install distributor Ultimate Integration has joined the PowerHouse Alliance, the national network of CE wholesalers.
Ultimate, which services the New York and New Jersey markets, is PowerHouse’s 13th member and brings to 37 the number of fully stocked, strategically located warehouses within the distributor group, which serves custom-install dealers nationwide with CE, IT, automation and security products.
Green Bay, Wis. — Seura has been named an official vendor partner for ProSource, offering such high-end video technologies as vanishing television mirrors.
Founded in 2003, Seura product lines include Premier-series vanishing TV mirrors, Enhanced-series vanishing TV mirrors for bathrooms, Deco-series TV mirrors for bathrooms, Hydra indoor waterproof televisions, and Storm high-performance outdoor televisions.
LAS VEGAS — CE, IT and gaming distributor New Age Electronics has added Kindle and Beats by Dr. Dre to its lineup for this year.
New Age, a division of Synnex, has been authorized by Amazon.com to distribute its complete family of Kindle products and accessories including Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD.
New Age is the second distributor tapped by Amazon to dispense its best-selling tablet and e-reader line.
RowOne manufactures high-quality, cost-effective home theater furniture, notably home theater seating, AVAD said.
Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro’s consumer electronics division (IMCE) has announced a domestic distribution relationship with Magellan, a maker of portable handheld GPS receivers.
The Magellan product line offered to IMCE customers will feature popular handheld, waterproof eXplorist Outdoor GPS units, including the eXplorist 110, 310, 510, 610 and 710 models, plus the eXplorist GC geo-caching device and accessories.
Edmond, Okla. – Petra Industries has named Mark Conley as e-commerce regional sales manager, west coast for the CE distributor.
He most recently served as a director of e-commerce sales for Lock&Lock, a global housewares vendor.
Conley will be responsible for building “profitable growth and aggressive sales results” and for building and maintaining key account relationships and major mainstream partnerships in the region, Petra said.
Eleven independent distributors have formed Catalyst AV, a new nationwide distribution network serving the residential and professional AV channels in the U.S.
Operating from 16 locations across the U.S., the Catalyst AV network serves more than 10,000 professional integration companies. According to board member Mike Hench, the group is committed to maintaining sustained inventory levels to assure next-day (and where applicable, same-day) delivery in the continental U.S.
Eagan, Minn. — Capitol, CE distributor of residential systems integrators, retailers and premium incentive resellers, reported that its tech-support team is now officially Wilson Electronics certified for its cellphone signal boosters.
In order to qualify for Wilson Electronics certification, Capitol’s technology specialists had to complete a rigorous training session that culminated in a formidable test on the advanced technologies behind Wilson’s extensive selection of signal-boosting solutions for a variety of cellphones and cellular devices, Capitol said.
Los Angeles – AVAD, the custom electronics and CE distributor, will have a special on-site demo of JVC Professional's new ProVérité 84-inch 4K LCD monitor during its final Vendopalooza event of the year in Van Nuys, Calif. this Wednesday.
Los Angeles – AVAD has released its 172-page full-color 2013 product catalog featuring residential and commercial electronics items carried by the distributor.
The catalog provides product details and specifications and will be available in printed and digital formats, includes information on everything from audio and video, to mounts and racks, cables and accessories, video distribution, home and business automation and more, AVAD said.