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Almo Professional A/V and Canvys Collaborate To Provide Customized Interactive Digital Signage Systems

Canvys’ Digital Signage Displays Allow Almo Partners to be Competitive and Creative; Canvys to Show Systems in Almo DSE Booth and During Almo’s E4 AV Tour

Philadelphia, PA and LaFox, IL — February 17, 2010 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, and Canvys – Visual Technology Solutions, global manufacturer and integrator of visual technology solutions, are working together to provide channel partners with customized displays for digital signage applications in the retail, hospitality and education markets.

Based on the distribution agreement, Almo Professional A/V will now carry Canvys’ customized displays for digital signage systems. Canvys products available through Almo Professional A/V include small- and large-format NEC and Samsung LCDs with a variety of integrated touch screen options, privacy films and protective enclosures.

“Almo offers flat panels and other components for a digital signage installation, but through our relationship with Canvys we can now provide customized displays that are designed and engineered for a particular environment, audience or application,? said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO of Almo Professional A/V. “Working with Canvys allows our partners to be more competitive and creative with their installations.?

According to Harley Firth, vice president of Global Sales for Canvys, “Almo Professional A/V gives us the ability to reach customers in the channel where they are either implementing or soon will be implementing a digital signage installation.? He continued, “Like Canvys, Almo’s sales force is DSCE-certified, so they are trained on how to create and set up digital signage systems. Our combined strengths will help customers save time and receive the expert guidance they need throughout the life of their projects.?

Both companies are exhibiting at DSE 2010, Feb. 23-25, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nev. Canvys (#2230) will showcase NEC and Samsung displays with 3M and NextWindow touch systems in the Almo Professional A/V booth (#1413) during this month’s event. Additionally, Canvys will highlight its digital signage systems on the Chicago leg of Almo Professional A/V’s E4 AV Tour, a traveling education and networking event, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place on April 7, 2010.

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About Almo Professional A/V
Founded in 2009, Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s fastest growing distributor serving the needs of 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.

About Canvys, a Division of Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL)
Canvys, a global value-added integrator and manufacturer, specializes in creating comprehensive visual technology solutions for healthcare, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and digital signage applications. Our collaborative approach allows us to evaluate each customer’s unique needs and craft the right solution—whether custom-engineered, value-added outsourced, or modified off-the-shelf. In addition, we provide complete post-sale service and support, including installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration and conformance. For more information, visit us at www.canvys.com.

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

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