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SnapAV Acquires SunBriteTV

Custom-install supplier SnapAV acquired outdoor-TV maker SunBriteTV and plans to reduce SunBriteTV pricing by selling direct to dealers rather than through distributors.

SnapAV will also offer free shipping to all dealers.

SunBriteTV products will become available through SnapAV by the end of the year and will complement SnapAV’s Episode outdoor audio products.

 “Our dealers are doing more and more outdoor systems, and we want to help them grow revenue in those areas,” said SnapAV CEO John Heyman of his company’s first major acquisition. “This acquisition represents a commitment that we’re making to the outdoors.”

SnapAV sells audio, video and CCTV products for residential and commercial A/V integrators.

SnapAV’s business model “delivers value and service at significantly lower costs,” added SunBriteTV executive Cameron Hill.

At last week’s CEDIA Expo, SunBrite introduced its first two outdoor Ultra HD 4K TVs, one of which is one of the largest 4K outdoor TVs announced to date at 84 inches. The second 4K TV features 55-inch screen size.

The 84-inch model is the Pro series SB-8418UHD, and the 55-inch model is the SB-5574UHD in the Signature series. The 84-inch TV is also SunBrite’s largest TV to date, having topped out with 65-inch models that delivered 1080p resolution.

Pricing and ship dates were unavailable.

The weatherproof TVs, intended for year-round outdoor installation, feature weatherproofing technology to protect internal components from rain, snow, dust, salt corrosion, insects, and humidity. Built-in heating and cooling systems keep the TVs operating in extreme cold and hot temperatures.