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Wave Debuts Two Websites

HOUSTON — Wave Electronics has launched mobile-friendly and dedicated security websites, so approved dealers can now view products and information in a way that caters to a mobile device. In lieu of simply “recanning” the current website into a mobile site or app, the team worked to create the site from the ground up, the distributor said.

The features retained in the mobile site are wish lists, account history, rewards activity and events sections; however, the layout has been simplified to load more quickly, making it easier to find products but still show all of the pricing and product information that dealers have requested, Wave said.

The dedicated security website will feature product category headers, suggested products, news or events, and marketing customized to this channel.

Stampede Begins Big Book Tours

AMHERST, N.Y. – Stampede Presentation Products kicked off its Spring 2014 Stampede Big Book of AV Tour in Scottsdale, Ariz., last week, bringing local dealers new opportunities for hands-on demos, presentations and training. According to Stampede Presentation Products president and COO Kevin Kelly, attendees will also learn how they can immediately begin profiting from the new era of The Internet of Things (IOT).

The Tour continues to Montreal, Feb. 20; Cincinnati, March 6; Irvine, Calif. (with InfoComm), March 13; Boston (with InfoComm), April 17; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (with InfoComm), May 15. For more information visit BigBookOfAVTour.com.

Stampede also reports that Cenique, a local shopper insight technology solutions provider based in Mount Airy, N.C., has appointed it to serve as a North American distributor of the company’s IntelliSense product family.

Almo Sets 2014 Expo Slate

PHILADELPHIA – Almo’s 2014 dealer expo schedule will feature four large regional shows in a newly extended two-day format. Almo said the new format will allow it to offer additional sessions and training opportunities, and to extend expo hours to accommodate dealers’ schedules. The four events include West Coast Expo, May 21- 22, Sheraton Gateway LAX, Los Angeles; Central States Expo, June 18-19, St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Mo.; Eastern Mid-West Expo, July 31-Aug. 1, Seagate Convention Center, Toledo, Ohio; and Upper Mid-West Expo, Aug. 5-6, Renaissance Depot, Minneapolis.

Details will be posted at Almo.com/Expo.

In addition, Almo’s professional A/V division, in partnership with InfoComm International, is inviting A/V resellers, integrators and consultants to “Navigate to New Horizons” at the first E4 AV Tour event of 2014 in Dallas on March 11. Visit E4AVTour.com to register.


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