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Almo Pro A/V Opens Registration for Fall 2011 E4 AV Tour

Almo Professional A/V Opens
Registration for Fall 2011 E4 AV Tour

Coming to Chicago and New York City in October; Eight New Exhibiting Manufacturers; Entirely New Training Sessions Worth InfoComm RUs

Philadelphia, PA — August 29, 2011 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, in partnership with InfoComm International, has opened registration for the Fall 2011 portion of its E4 AV training and networking tour, which will take place in Chicago on October 6 and New York City on October 27. The tour includes new exhibiting manufacturers with audiovisual products ranging from affordable flat panel enclosures and premium HDMI cables to broadcast equipment and universal remotes. Almo’s E4 will also feature a full-day schedule of entirely new training sessions worth CTS Renewal Units (RUs).

“Based on partner demand, this is the second time our tour will come to Chicago and the third time we’ll visit New York City,? explained Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “We are bringing a new and expanded curriculum to our reseller partners. The education program will include pertinent topics such as designing and selling environmentally-friendly AV systems and using AV Apps. Also, at the request of our partners, we have added several new exhibitors with valuable products and services our attendees will want to get acquainted with during the event.?

The following training sessions will take place at the fall 2011 E4 events. More details about each session can be found here.

• Keynote: How to Design and Sell Green AV Systems (1 CTS RU)
Gary Kayye, chief visionary, Kayye Consulting

• Power and Grounding Best Practices (1 CTS RU)
Paul Streffon, staff instructor, InfoComm International

• On-The-Job AV Apps (1 CTS RU)
Paul Streffon, staff instructor, InfoComm International

• Basic Acoustics and Quantifying Background Noise (1 CTS RU)
Paul Streffon, staff instructor, InfoComm International

• Content is King but Placement is Crucial: Mount Solutions for Digital Signage (1 CTS RU)
Mike Moon, CTS-certified Pro AV installer and products technical specialist, Chief (Chicago)
Douglas Bauernschmidt, M.S., PMP®, CTS, Instructional Designer for Classrooms, Chief (NYC)

• CAT5 Connectivity for HDMI & HDMI Plug and Play (1 CTS RU)
Mike Tsinberg, founder and president, Key Digital (Chicago session only)

• Videoconferencing: The Business Case Why NOW is the Time (1 CTS RU)
Alan Brawn, principal, Brawn Consulting

• The Art of “Techorating? with Displays for Commercial Applications (1 CTS RU)
Alan Brawn, principal, Brawn Consulting

New manufacturing partners that have joined the E4 Fall 2011 portion of the tour include Armagard, Altinex, Casio, Key Digital, Vu Telepresence, Universal Remote Control, Panasonic Broadcast and Christie MicroTiles.

Almo’s E4 Chicago event will take place at the Congress Plaza Hotel while the E4 NYC event will take place at the Millennium Broadway Hotel. Both events will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are free to Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go to www.e4avtour.com.

Video comments from previous E4 vendors, presenters and attendees can be viewed here. The E4 AV program can be accessed on demand during and after each event for instructor videos, copies of the course presentations and live Twitter updates.

About the E4 AV Tour
Since its launch in December 2009, the tour has stopped in New York City twice, as well as Anaheim, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. The free full-day program offers an intense educational focus that allows partners to earn valuable InfoComm International CTS RUs while networking with the industry’s top manufacturers. Over the last year, more than 3,000 partners have experienced the benefits of the E4 events and, in the process, have earned nearly 2,500 InfoComm CTS RUs.

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About Almo Professional A/V
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, 10 distribution centers across the U.S. and 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.

The Almo Professional A/V sales team is InfoComm-trained and the majority is CTS-certified. Almo Professional A/V has aligned with InfoComm International to offer courses worth CTS renewal units 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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