Philadelphia, PA — For the second time this spring, Almo Professional A/Vwelcomed a packed room of hundreds of resellers, integrators and consultants to its award-winning E4 AV Tour in Atlanta, GA on April 27. The event featured a combined Almo and IAVI staff presenting on a unified front as the acquisition details are finalized. E4 also included the world’s first 4K keynote address delivered entirely in 4K and an integrated “Solutions Corner” that has become so popular it will be presented as an “AV Snack” on May 17.
“Last month, the E4 Tour made its first stop ever in Atlanta — we were greeted by an event spaced filled with AV professionals eager to network and learn how to grow their businesses,” said Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V. “It was ideal to have the combined Almo/IAVI team on hand to interact with our attendees as we move into the final steps of the transition, which is expected to be completed this month.”
Stephen McKay, founder IAVI said, “The acquisition is working out tremendously well. There are so many positives going into this and we think it is a great fit. There isn’t a lot of crossover in terms of sales and we now have a nice integration mix that is going to work well for our combined partners across the country.”
To view a video interview with McKay during E4 Atlanta, click here.
E4 Atlanta featured the world’s first keynote focused specifically on 4K. Led by Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications and presented using the Barco HDX-4K20 projector, the session discussed the misinformation about 4K, such as exaggerated specs, compatibility and performance. Kayye discussed how to specify, sell and integrate these systems right the first time with just the facts and he shared the top four applications for 4K.
To view the E4 4K keynote, which was streamed live on Facebook and has already been watched by nearly 5,500 viewers, click here.
The Solutions Corner – Almo AV Snack Led by NEC
Shown on the exhibit hall floor during E4 Atlanta, The Solutions Corner represented Almo Pro A/V’s commitment to being the leading value-add distribution partner for AV integrators. It showcased video solutions starting from content design and installation assistance to hardware housing, connectivity, power, signal distribution, video processing, interactivity, displays and placement mounting for different digital signage applications in a wide range of environmental conditions. Products and services featured in the Solutions Corner included NEC, Peerless-AV, TrippLite, tvONE and Almo Content Creation and Installation Services.
Due to the positive feedback, Almo is hosting an AV Snack – a 15-minute mini webinar – on May 17. Led by NEC, the snack will discuss all the elements of the Solution Corner, including set-up, integration and how it works. To register, click here.
About the E4 AV Tour
The E4 AV tour has traveled to cities around the country to provide product, technical and business training needs to thousands of resellers and installers while creating the ideal forum for professional networking. Named the best Training, Consulting/Business Service, the E4 program offers AV professionals a full day of educational sessions worth InfoComm Renewal Units as well as exclusive access to the newest high energy AV products and services.
The tour visited Washington, D.C. in March and Atlanta in April. It will resume in the fall with stops in Boston in September and Dallas in October.
About Almo Professional A/V
Almo Professional A/V provides the industry’s most advanced product distribution, training and education, and technical support options available for the Pro AV community. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, seven distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level. Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional /V, please call 888-420-2566 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.