Amherst, N.Y. - Stampede, a value-added presentation/home-theater distributor, kicked off its Big Book of AV tour in Boston Tuesday at the House of Blues with support from top suppliers and dealers.
New England A/V dealers and manufacturers gathered for a day filled with product demonstrations, 3D education and new product announcements, the distributor said.
In a prepared statement, several suppliers commented on the event. Mike Williams, XpanD Cinema sales manager, said, "Our new partnership with Stampede came alive at the Boston Big Book of AV Tour stop. It was clear to me that pro A/V dealers were engaged and excited to learn about 3D applications for the commercial space. We are excited to partner with Stampede, the leading pro-A/V distributor and their industry leading 3D initiatives."
Jeff Blankensop from Magnetic 3D added, "We are confident that Stampede' s dealers are able to grasp new opportunities such as Magnetic 3D's displays which are perfect for digital signage applications as no glasses are needed. We are excited to partner with Stampede as they lead the way with their dealers in combining 3D opportunity with digital signage sales. This increases the revenue opportunity and ROI for dealers and advertisers."
Nancy Onffroy, regional sales manager with Samsung, added, "Samsung continues to be impressed with the quality of the dealers that Stampede was able to attract to the Big Book of AV Tour and the quality of the relationship that Stampede has with them. This is a tremendous benefit for Samsung as we work to leverage that relationship to sell more Samsung products."
Stampede's entire Northeast field sales team attended the event and had the opportunity to host pro A/V dealers as they learned from more than 40 manufacturer exhibitor attendees.
Dealers attended training sessions from Sharp, XpanD Cinema, Insight Media and Epson.
More than 40 manufacturer attendees exhibited throughout the House of Blues venue.
The Boston show was the first of five shows in five months for Stampede at House of Blues locations in each of Stampede's main U.S. sales territories. The next shows are in Chicago, (Sept. 14), Orlando, Dallas and Los Angeles. Complete details are available at