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Stampede ‘Big Book' Tour To Hit 13 Cities in '12

12/05/2011 10:43:40 AM Eastern

Amherst,
N.Y. - Stampede's 2012  Big Book of AV
Tour will hit 13 cities, and the distributor said it will double the length of
each day's exhibit hours and increase the number of on-site training programs.

"Our
2011 Big Book of AV Tour was the biggest, most successful tour in the three
year history of the program," Stampede president and COO Kevin Kelly said.
"Frankly, given the fact that we hit nine cities and educated several thousand
attendees during the 2011 tour, it's going to be a challenge to make the 2012
tour even bigger and better -- but we have the programs underway that will do
just that."

According
to Kelly, increasing the number of cities visited, doubling the length of each
day's exhibit hours, increasing the number and variety of on-site training
programs, opening up the tour to more end users, and making affordable video
conferencing a centerpiece of every tour stop will help strengthen the tour as
the largest event of its kind in North America.

 "We're
thrilled that the Big Book of AV Tour continues to grow and reach more dealers
each year," Kelly said. "This tour provides dealers across the country a chance
to experience the latest AV technologies and equipment and learn not only how
to use them, but also which ones to use for each unique job. When coupled with
our Stampede University live training
events on topics such as 3D technology, touch technology and digital signage,
The Big Book of AV Tour is a dealer's one-stop event for staying up-to-date on
everything AV."

 The
Big Book of AV Tour supports and extends the reach of the company's "The Big
Book of AV, The Ultimate Audio/Video Resource Book." The 2011 tour offered a
chance for dealers to see live
projector and display demonstrations and take part in Stampede University live
training events on topics such as 3D technology, touch technology and digital
signage. 

Published
each year by Stampede, The Big Book of AV contains more than 800 pages and
features thousands of
products that are ideal for home theaters, schools, houses of worship and just
about any venue, Stampede said. The book offers buyer tips for selecting the
right AV equipment and recommends products to enhance the performance of
displays and projectors. The book also includes a Manufacturer Resource Section
with contact info for every featured brand and a glossary of commonly used AV
industry terms to help dealers understand the latest technology language. The
Big Book of AV is also available for free online at www.bigbookofav.com and is now
compatible with iPhones,
iPads and Android mobile devices.

Attendees of the 2011 tour saw the latest solutions from a variety
of vendors, including Atlas Sound, Avteq, BenQ, Casio, Chief, Epson, Gefen,
Hall Research, Hitachi Solutions, Kramer, Lumens, Mitsubishi, Mustang, NEC,
Optoma, Peerless, Perfect Path, ProSales, TechGlobal, Samsung, Severtson
Screens, Sharp and Sony.

 For more information on Stampede, log onto www.stampedeglobal.com.