DDG New Tech Tour Visits N.J.

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South Plainfield, N.J. - DDG's 30-city New Technology Tour 2010 stopped at its local affiliate, Custom Audio Video Design (CAVD), last week.

DDG is a consortium of regional value-added CE specialty distributors, and it has now completed about a third of the 30 full-day presentations scheduled nationwide among DDG's 16 regions from April through July.

"The event was a huge success," said CAVD president, John Badovinac. "We had the heads of at least 64 different custom-installation firms sign in, and few more snuck in when we weren't looking. The exhibit room was packed most of the time. The dealers really appreciated Steve Firszt's business coaching because it was totally focused on the custom-installation business. Several participants commented that this was much more useful than generic business coaching because it was so specific to their business."

The technology exhibits included presentations from Mitsubishi on 3D television, plus guidance about how to integrate products from Nevo, Perfect Path, Leviton, Soundcast, TiVo, Russound, APC, Sanus, Chief, Raxxess, Cool Components, Madison Fielding and Stealth Acoustics.

Custom installers interested in attending should contact their local DDG regional member or reach out to For more information, visit


or call David Kaplan, DDG executive director, at (509) 995-1203.






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