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AVAD Inks Distribution Agreement with ATON

America‘s Leading Distributor of Custom Home Electronics Adds Multi-Room Audio/Video Signal Routing Manufacturer to Roster of Best Brands

Van Nuys, Calif. – February 27, 2008 – AVAD LLC, America‘s leading distributor of custom home electronics, announced today that the company has entered into a distribution agreement with ATON, a Lexington, Ky. based premier provider of home audio and video signal routing and distribution products.

By partnering with AVAD, ATON will have access to AVAD‘s extensive network of over 14,000 dealers, enabling the company to broaden its reach within the custom installation market. AVAD will also provide ATON dealers with the best and most frequent training, technical and application support, as well as next day delivery for more responsive customer service, improved turns and higher profits.

“ATON‘s signal routing technologies provide AVAD dealers with a comprehensive line of intuitive products that they need on a daily basis,” said Bob Gartland, AVAD president. “We are confident our dealers will appreciate the addition of ATON‘s innovative products to our roster of best brands, which will provide greater flexibility and functionality when choosing and designing systems for their customers.”

Effective immediately, AVAD will distribute ATON‘s Dynamic Level Adjustment (DLA) Speaker Level Audio Routers at each of its 37 US locations and new Toronto facility. ATON‘s DLA technology features a logic circuit that actively monitors how many rooms are on, along with their respective volume levels, to deliver maximum available power to each room while protecting the speakers and amplifier from damage. The four DLA Speaker Level Audio Router models also include both RF and IR control selectors, an industry first.

“AVAD‘s choice to bring ATON products to its reseller base validates our solutions to the market place,” said Bob Williams, ATON general manager. “We could not ask for a better partner.”

AVAD is expected to add ATON‘s new Digital & Analog Line Level Audio Routers and Hi-Def Video Level Routers beginning summer 2008.

In Brief: Release Summary
• AVAD LLC, America‘s leading distributor of custom home electronics, has entered into a distribution agreement with ATON, a premier provider of home audio and video signal routing and distribution products.
• By partnering with AVAD, ATON will have access to AVAD‘s extensive network of over 14,000 dealers, enabling the company to broaden its reach within the custom installation market.
• Effective immediately, AVAD will distribute ATON‘s Dynamic Level Adjustment (DLA) Speaker Level Audio Routers at each of its 37 US locations and new Toronto facility.
• AVAD is expected to add ATON‘s new Digital & Analog Line Level Audio Routers and Hi-Def Video Level Routers beginning summer 2008.

About ATON

ATON’s system technologies are built on years of expertise in Audio and Video Routing, Control Systems and Loudspeaker Design. This combined knowledge has led to a comprehensive new line of Digital Signal Routing Products, Radio Frequency and Infrared Control Systems and Architectural Speakers that provide affordable and innovative house-wide entertainment for consumers. The DLA multi-room speaker level audio routers with RF & IR remote control options are an industry first. The ATON Storm Series Speakers are designed with waveguide pivoting tweeters and custom components to create a dynamic listening experience. ATON’s products are changing the way consumers and installers put technology in reach.

For more information about ATON, visit www.atonhome.com.

About AVAD, LLC

AVAD, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, Inc., is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. Its in-depth technology offering of the most trusted brands and progressive continuing education programs provide all the support necessary to design and implement complete home electronic systems solutions. AVAD stocks products for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum and more. AVAD also provides just-in-time delivery from each of its 37 locations nationwide, as well as its new Toronto facility.

AVAD is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evidenced by AVAD University‘s over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year.

By partnering with CEDIA for key industry training courses such as Installer Level I and II Certification, Designer Boot Camps and Home Theater Workshops, AVAD is unparalleled in its commitment to the betterment of the industry and the dealer‘s bottom line.

AVAD exemplifies this concept with the Dealer to Builder (D2B) program, which links highly-trained and qualified members of its 14,000+ dealer corps with homebuilders across the United States to outfit new homes with in-demand, cutting-edge electronic systems.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: Acme Brackets, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, ATON, Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Chief, Coleman Cable, H-P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D-Link, Draper, Dymo/RhinoPRO, Encore!, Escient, Fujitsu, Gefen, Goo Systems-Visual Reality, Inc., Harman Kardon, InFocus ScreenPlay, iPort, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Labor Saving Devices, Lutron, Marantz, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Midlite, MuxLab, NetStreams, Niles Audio, OmniMount, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Optoma, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RTI, Rockustics, Samsung, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Remote Control, Velodyne and more.

In July 2005, AVAD was acquired by Ingram Micro, Inc., making its parent company the leading distributor for solution providers and custom integrators serving the fast-growing consumer electronics and home automation markets in the United States.

For more information about AVAD, visit www.avad.com.

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