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Distributor Briefs

3/26/2012 12:01:00 AM Eastern

AVAD Begins
Vendopalooza Tour In
San Jose, Calif.

VAN NUYS, CALIF. – AVAD, a leading
distributor of custom electronics,
took dealers in San Jose, Calif., and
the surrounding areas to a special Vendopalooza
event at the city’s Club Auto
Sport venue on Wednesday, March
14. It took place at Club Auto Sport,
a facility featuring luxury car condos, a
vital business community and an event

Other Vendopalooza events scheduled
are April 12 in Houston and May
15 in Pine Brook, N.J. For more info on
AVAD and upcoming events, visit

Panasonic Session
Added To Capitol
Learning Institute

EAGAN, MINN. – A Panasonic training
session has been added to the
2012 Capitol Learning Institute (CLI)
Expo, scheduled for April 29-30 in
Bloomington, Minn., which is being run
by Capitol, a CE distributor for residential
systems and light commercial
contractors. The Panasonic training session — one of two being offered by
the manufacturer during the 2012 CLI
Expo — will feature sales and marketing
tips applicable across the company’s
entire CE line.

The 2012 CLI Expo will be held on
April 29-30 at the Doubletree by Hilton
in Bloomington, Minn., which is located
10 minutes from the St. Paul/Minneapolis

Ingram Micro CE Signs
Calrad Electronics

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. – Ingram Micro’s
consumer electronics division
(IMCE) has signed a distribution deal
with Calrad Electronics to supply more
than 100 custom-installation accessories,
including their best-selling RCA
Digital Audio Balun. The introduction of
Calrad Electronics product line provides
a strong partnership that significantly
strengthens the IMCE custom home automation
line, the distributor said.

Products are currently available
through IMCE’s website at or by contacting a sales associate
at (800) 733-6766. IMCE’s sales and
service professionals are available to
process orders from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m. MST, Monday through Friday.

Stampede Begins Big
Book of AV Tour In
Orlando, Philadelphia

AMHERST, N.Y. — Stampede, the
distributor of presentation equipment
including LCD/DLP projectors and flatpanel
displays, kicked off its 2012 Big
Book of AV Tour this month with a program
at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando,
Fla., and in Philadelphia.

The 2012 Tour, featuring products,
seminars and special events, will also
visit Las Vegas on April 16, Dallas on
May 9, and Chicago on May 22. For
more information, visit

Wave Adds Baton
Rouge Branch,
Giving It Seven

BATON ROUGE, LA. — Wave Electronics,
a member of the Powerhouse
Alliance distributor organization, has
opened its seventh branch, here, which
will feature video conferencing to sales
staff in New Orleans, who have served
many of these same customers.

The new Wave Baton Rouge is located
at 14141 Airline Rd. Bldg 3 Suite
J, Baton Rouge, LA, 70817. To launch
the Baton Rouge grand opening, Wave
Electronics will be hosting a grandopening
expo in Baton Rouge on May
3 at the Lod Cook Conference Center
and Cook Hotel on the LSU campus.
In excess of 35 brands will be represented
by booths/displays with prize
giveaways throughout the day. For
more information, call (713) 466-9283.