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Almo Professional A/V Gives Partners the Gift of Hitachi’s High Margin Professional Displays

Almo Professional A/V Gives Partners the Gift of Hitachi’s High Margin Professional Displays

Authorized Distributor of Full Hitachi Projector Line; Hitachi Part of Almo’s E4 AV Tour

Philadelphia, PA — December 15, 2009 — With the holiday season under way, Almo Professional A/V, a leading value-added distributor serving the needs of professional audiovisual integrators, dealers and consultants, is giving partners the gift of high-margin projectors and whiteboards from Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Group, Business Solutions Group.

As part of the distribution agreement, Almo Professional A/V partners can now purchase Hitachi’s full line of 3LCD projectors for corporate, worship, K-12, higher education, government, SOHO, networking, wireless and short throw applications. In addition, the company’s interactive touch and pen-driven StarBoard® whiteboards for educational environments will be available through Almo Professional A/V beginning January 1, 2010. Many of the newest projector and whiteboard models are being shown on Almo’s E4 AV Tour, a new reseller event that kicked off on Dec. 8 in New York City and will continue in Anaheim on February 16 and Chicago on April 7.

“Since Almo Professional A/V opened for business, Hitachi has been at the top of a very exclusive list of manufacturers we sought to partner with us,? said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “As a newly authorized distributor of Hitachi projectors and whiteboards, we are now able to give our partners access to some of the most effective display technology available that also provides high margin returns for our resellers.?

“Our main objective at Hitachi is to provide end-users with top-of-the-line presentation technology coupled with a level of customer service that is unmatched in the industry,? said Ray Soltys, director of sales, Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., Business Group. “Our strategic partnership with Almo Professional A/V is consistent with that commitment.?

The E4 AV Tour
The complimentary E4 AV event combines four key benefits in one show, allowing integrators, dealers and consultants to become Educated and earn InfoComm CTS RUs, Explore new products and solutions for the AV industry, Exchange ideas with colleagues and instructors through networking, and attend an Expo for one-on-one time with top manufacturers exhibiting the latest industry products. Course topics will focus on business growth for dealers, AV-IT convergence, digital signage for sales professionals, using performance standards as a business strategy, and more.

Video clips and presentation materials from the Dec. 8 event are available now at rAVe On Demand. For more information or to register for the Anaheim E4 event, go to www.e4avtour.com.

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About Hitachi
Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., Business Group, subsidiary of Hitachi America, Ltd., markets LCD projectors, interactive panels and whiteboards and security and observation system products through value added resellers, system integrators, distributors and OEM.

Hitachi has a unique position in the marketplace by manufacturing and developing its own core technologies to provide consumers and businesses with optimal product performance in each of Hitachi’s product categories. For consumer and business products, visit hitachi-homeelectronics.us

About Almo Professional A/V
Founded in 2009, Almo Professional A/V is a leading value-added distributor that specializes in serving professional audiovisual integrators, dealers and consultants. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, 12 distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines specifically for the Pro A/V channel, customers can expect the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level.

The entire Almo Professional A/V sales team is Infocomm-trained, and the vast majority is CTS-certified. The team is also the first to complete the Digital Signage Certified Expert program. Almo Professional A/V teams with InfoComm International to offer certified courses that enable partners to stay ahead. At the same time, the division works with industry vendors to bring live and online product training opportunities directly to channel partners.

Almo Professional A/V distributes all the leading displays and peripherals, with new manufacturers and products being added each day. Markets served include bar and restaurant, corporate, digital signage, education, government, healthcare, home theater, hospitality, house of worship, and rental & staging.
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 410-560-2890 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/almoproav.

*All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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