Philadelphia, PA — April 10, 2017 — Almo Professional A/V, North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor, is taking care of its expanding West Coast partnerships by bringing the E4 AV Tour, its traveling education/training, networking and tradeshow event, to San Jose on April 19 and Irvine on October 3. At the same time, Almo has opened a new, state-of-the-art distribution center in Reno, NV.
According to Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V, “Our West Coast dealer base has grown substantially so we look forward to bringing the E4 AV Tour to California twice this year to give our local area resellers and integrators multiple opportunities to earn InfoComm CTS Renewal Units, participate in hands-on workshops and spend time with 35 of the industry’s top manufacturers.”
Craigmyle added, “Our new 300,000 square foot distribution facility in Reno enables West Coast partners to place and receive even the largest product orders in an extremely proficient manner.” She explained that the new facility features high-efficiency, environmentally-friendly heating and lighting as well as a state-of-the-art conveyer system for quick and effective processing and shipping.
Spring E4 AV Tour – What Will Your Lightbulb Moment Be?
The spring E4 AV Tour kicked off last month in Chicago to a record attendance of more than 500 local area resellers, integrators and consultants. To listen to podcasts about the E4 AV Tour, click here and here.
Thanks to a partnership with InfoComm, one of the highlights of the tour is the InfoComm IoT Insights Conference at E4. Based on the IoT Insights events InfoComm held in 2016, the conference focuses on raising awareness of the role of secure, connected, Internet-enabled devices in AV solutions and strategies. Worth a total of three CTS RUs, the conference includes two sessions, a panel discussion and an exhibit hall tour.
Educational Courses and Workshops
By partnering with InfoComm, Almo Pro A/V is able to offer an entire day of these CTS-certified courses and hands-on workshops at E4 San Jose:
- Keynote by Gary Kayye: 4K: No Myths, No Exaggerations – Just the Facts (1.5 RUs)
- OLED The Curve of the Future (1 RU)
- Encouraging Interaction in the World of “Me”: Using Interactive LCDs for Productivity (1 RU)
- Content Creation for Digital Signage (1 RU)
- Designing Commercial Audio Systems for Maximum Performance & Profit (1 RU)
- HDBaseT Installer Expert Program with ATEN (1.5 RU)
- Creative Video Wall Designs (1 RU)
- Introduction to Interactive Digital Signage: Learn how to easily create interactive content for digital signs using BrightSign’s BrightAuthor software. (1 CTS RU)
- The Business Case and Technical Advantage for Collaboration: Learn to use and sell all the technical capabilities of the Barco ClickShare products. (1 CTS RU)
The exclusive interactive demo room features a creative mix of indoor SMART LED signage, semi-outdoor high ambient light displays for storefronts, outdoor displays certified to withstand the elements, as well as a videowall, a mirror display and 4K displays.
About the E4 AV Tour/San Jose Details
Named a 2017 Systems Contractor News Platinum Stellar Service Award winner and the best Training, Consulting/Business Service by Commercial Integrator Magazine for the third year in a row, the E4 program offers AV professionals a full day of educational sessions worth InfoComm Renewal Units (RUs) as well as exclusive access to the newest AV products and services.
E4 San Jose is on April 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton. It is an entirely free event for Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, click here.
About Almo Professional A/V
Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s largest professional audio visual distributor with forward-thinking product integration, training and education, managed services, and technical support capabilities. With highly skilled sales and business development manager teams, reseller education programs, distribution centers across the U.S. and carefully chosen 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 A/V, please call 888-420-2566 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.
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