this past weekend at the Fairmont Scottsdale.
The Expo featured
more than 100 different vendors, including Samsung, OmniMount, Bell’O, Philips,
Vizio, Peerless, Sherwood, and Sirius-XM. Ingram invited key dealers from around
the country to come and attend the Expo and meet with their sales and vendor
Generally I walk the Expo floor looking for the latest and
coolest tech, but with market factors as they are, I took a different approach
to this Expo. With the economy remaining sluggish and people are still keeping a
close watch on their discretionary spending, I wanted to find some lower cost
solutions that might make a compelling offering. Along with this trend, many
installers are looking for new ways to branch out and find new business
opportunities. So, I walked the show floor with an eye toward finding some
different solutions that could serve installation firms looking for something
beyond the traditional.
Ingram is the world’s largest technology distributor, and owns two companies that serve as major distribution partners to the custom installation industry, AVAD and DBL Distributing.
Click through the
slide show for items that caught my eye while walking the Expo
This story comes from TWICE’s sister publication Residential Systems.