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AVAD Expands Outdoor TV Product Offering Through Partnership with SunBriteTV

Van Nuys, Calif. – September 21, 2009 – AVAD LLC, America’s leading distributor of custom electronics, announced it has entered into a distribution agreement, effective immediately, with Southern California based SunBriteTV, the innovator and leader in all-weather outdoor TV technology. Attendees to CEDIA Expo 2009, held Sept. 9-13 in Atlanta, Ga., had the opportunity to demo SunBriteTV products as part of AVAD’s “One Call Does it All? presentation at the show.

AVAD’s partnership with SunBriteTV opens up home outdoor entertainment spaces as another arena for dealers to add value to installations and increase opportunities for additional custom projects. Through the partnership, SunBriteTV gains access to AVAD’s network of more than 10,000 certified dealers and installers, significantly expanding its reach within the custom installation market.

“The addition of SunBriteTV’s innovative product line gives our dealers an opportunity to enhance the patio, backyard, and poolside entertainment experience for their clients,? said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. “Our dealers now have greater flexibility and functionality when choosing and designing outdoor systems for their customers.?

SunBrite offers five TV models, ranging from 23 to 55 inches, including accessories to include wall/ceiling mounts, FM radio, dust covers, and water resistant remote controls. SunBriteTV’s all-weather design stands up to rain, dust, insects, and extreme temperature variations from -24 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it inherently suitable to both residential and commercial applications.

“SunBriteTV is excited to be in a partnership with one the most respected and prestigious distributors in the country,? said Lynn Stearn, SunBriteTV’s vice president of sales. “We look forward to introducing the SunBriteTV brand to AVAD’s vast network of installers, and to heighten awareness to the sales opportunities that await in backyards across the US and Canada.?

Installers now have the opportunity to demo SunBriteTV’s products at each of AVAD’s 28 North American facilities. For more information about AVAD and SunBriteTV offerings visit http://www.avad.com or http://www.sunbritetv.com, respectively.

Talking Points
• AVAD has announced it has entered into a distribution agreement, effective immediately, with SunBriteTV.
• AVAD’s partnership with SunBriteTV opens up home outdoor entertainment spaces as another arena for dealers to add value to installations and increase opportunities for additional custom projects.
• SunBriteTV will have access to AVAD’s network of more than 10,000 certified dealers and installers, significantly expanding its reach within the custom installation market.

About SunBriteTV LLC
SunBriteTV, the innovator of all-weather outdoor television technology, introduced the first outdoor TV in 2004. Since then, the company has populated backyards and outdoor commercial installations across the US and Canada with exponential growth. Today, SunBriteTV offers a full line of outdoor HD LCD TVs with screen sizes from 23 to 55 inches, and a full complement of all-weather mounts and accessories.

About AVAD LLC
AVAD LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc., is the most complete custom electronics provider in North America. Offering customers the most trusted brands, AVAD stocks complete systems solutions for home theater, home automation, pro AV, lighting controls, security, distributed A/V, central vacuum, HVAC and more. Further, the company 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. AVAD ensures just-in-time delivery from each of its 28 North American facilities.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: AKG, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, B&K Components, Bogen, Bose, Carlon ChannelPlus, Chief, COPS Monitoring, Crown International, Denon Pro, DSC, Dirt Devil, Draper, Dymo/RhinoPRO, Escient, Exceptional Innovation/Life|ware, Gefen, Global Cache, HAI, , iPort, ITC, JBL Pro, JDSU, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Labor Saving Devices, Lutron, Marantz, MartinLogan, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Midlite, MuxLab, NetStreams, Niles Audio, OmniMount, Onkyo, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Optoma, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Panasonic Professional, Peerless, Philips Pronto, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RepairMaster, RTI, Rockustics, Samsung, Samsung Professional, Satellite USA, Sharp, SharpVision, SunBriteTV, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Remote Control, Velodyne and more.

For more information about AVAD, visit http://www.avad.com.

Company Contact:
Wally Whinna, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
AVAD
Tel: 847-434-0888 x1101
Email: wally.whinna@avad.com
Web: http://www.avad.com

Media Contact:
Scott Moody, PR Account Supervisor
Marketing Matters
Tel: 954-925-1511
Email: scott@marketingmatters.net
Web: http://www.marketingmatters.net

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