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Almo Kicks Off Pro A/V Tour

Philadelphia –
Almo’s professional A/V division will kick off its two-city Fall E4 A/V
training and networking tour tomorrow in Chicago.

The first leg of
the road show will be held at Chicago’s Congress Plaza Hotel from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.

The tour, produced
in partnership with InfoComm International, will conclude Oct. 27 in New York
at the Millennium Broadway Hotel.

Both events are free
to Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners, who can still
register for the New York E4 at


The Chicago leg
will feature first-time exhibiters Armagard, Altinex, BrightSign, MusicLites,
Casio, Key Digital, Universal Remote Control, Panasonic Broadcast and Christie
MicroTiles. New products will include NEC’s interactive classroom tablet
software and latest 3-chip DLP projector; Sharp’s 80-inch Aquos flat panel; and
LG’s 47-inch direct LED with a super-narrow bezel for video walls and Supersign
Elite-S compatibility.

Both cities will
feature a new lineup of training sessions, including a just-added class from
Christie MicroTiles on designing for high impact signage. The session, “Fun
with Christie MicroTiles – The New Digital Canvas,” will be presented by Christie’s
Bob Christopher, who will demonstrate how the product can be configured into
any shape and size with no practical limit to the number of tiles in a display.

Other training
sessions include:

• Keynote: How to Design and Sell Green
A/V Systems, with Gary Kayye, chief visionary, Kayye Consulting;

• Power and Grounding Best Practices with Paul
Streffon, staff instructor, InfoComm International;

• On-The-Job AV Apps with Paul Streffon;

• Basic Acoustics and Quantifying
Background Noise with Paul Streffon;

• Content is King but Placement is
Crucial: Mount Solutions for Digital Signage with products technical specialist
Mike Moon and instructional designer for classrooms Douglas Bauernschmidt, both
with Chief;

• CAT5 Connectivity for HDMI & HDMI
Plug and Play with Mike Tsinberg, founder and president, Key Digital (Chicago
session only);

• Videoconferencing: The Business Case Why
Now is the Time with Alan Brawn, principal, Brawn Consulting; and

• The Art of “Techorating” with Displays
for Commercial Applications with Alan Brawn.

 The E4 AV program can be accessed


during and after each event for instructor videos, copies of the course
presentations and live Twitter updates.

Almo professional
A/V division serves professional audiovisual integrators, dealers and
consultants with a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, 10
distribution centers across the U.S., and displays and peripherals for the pro
A/V channel. The tour, launched in 2009, drew more than 3,000 partners last
year. For more information, call (410) 560-2890 or visit