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Almo Professional A/V Distributes Universal Remote Control Products

Almo Professional A/V Distributes Universal Remote Control Products

Offers URC’s Full Commercial Line; URC to Exhibit at Almo’s E4 Events in Chicago and NYC Next Month

Philadelphia, PA — September 28, 2011 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing Pro A/V distributor today, announced it now offers Universal Remote Control’s (URC) remotes, base stations, lighting, network amplifiers and IP cameras for small-to-medium-sized commercial applications. URC will debut as an exhibitor on Almo’s Fall 2011 E4 AV training and networking tour, coming to Chicago on October 6 and New York City on October 27.

According to Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V, “A universal remote control system is what pulls an entire installation together and makes it functional. Our partners need remote control products that are cost-effective and easy to configure into a range of standard and custom installs and that’s exactly what the URC commercial line allows.? He continued, “Having URC on our E4 AV tour next month gives attendees the chance to see the URC products in use and learn immediately how they can incorporate them into their current and future installs.? Taylor added that Almo Pro A/V’s business development manager Brian Rhatigan will work with partners to help customize applications that involve the URC commercial products.

“A distribution partnership with Almo Professional A/V is about so much more than just supplying products,? said Jamie Finnegan, national sales manager for commercial products at URC. “Almo’s E4 AV tour lets us spend quality time with integrators and resellers in a relaxed and productive environment. Without a doubt, E4 is the place to be for the best product displays, training and relationship-building in the industry.?

Almo Pro A/V now carries URC’s two-way in-wall color RS-232 network keypads, wireless IR/RF PC programmable keypad/remote controls, tablet-style color LCD touch screen IR/RF remote controls and two-way RF remote controls with text feedback. Additionally, Almo Pro A/V partners now have access to URC’s RF-to-IR base stations, IP base stations, lamp and wall dimmers, and single- and multi-zone amplifiers and even IP security cameras.

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 Universal Remote Control
URC is The Pioneer in Control Technology. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Harrison, N.Y., URC has sold more than 90 million user interfaces in the last 10 years alone. A world leader in high-quality control design, engineering, manufacture and distribution, URC is widely regarded as a category innovator by consumers, subscription broadcast providers, retailers, residential and commercial custom installers, and OEM partners. URC has built its reputation by delivering exceptional levels of quality, training, reliability and support to its customers. Visit URC at www.UniversalRemote.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Installers can keep up to date with the latest URC news, training and support, as well as communicate directly with the company and their peers, at www.URCControlRoom.com.

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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