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Electrosonic Announces Promotion of Rob Smith to Sales Manager of Cultural Entertainment and Leisure

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

Electrosonic has announced the promotion of Rob Smith to Sales Manager of the Cultural Entertainment and Leisure (CEL) business for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Smith joined Electrosonic in 2010 as Client Account Manager for the CEL team, acting as the single point of contact for clients. His ability to continuously exceed expectations has led to his current promotion from Account Manager to Sales Manager.

Electrosonic’s Cultural Entertainment and Leisure business provides a complete set of audio-visual services, including custom designed audio, video and control systems and on-site service solutions. Custom solutions are provided for museums, theme parks, hotels and visitor centres. Entertainment clients include designers, curators, producers, fit-out contractors and end clients themselves.

“Rob brings new ideas and fresh thinking to Electrosonic. His management roles throughout his career made him a perfect choice for this newly developed position at Electrosonic. I admire his keen business skills as well as his strong relationships with our clients, suppliers and associates.” commented Chris Conte, Vice President of Entertainment. “He will now use his experience to lead our team of sales and design consultants to develop further relationships and business with key clients across Europe”.

Smith has spent twenty years in the AV industry, initially as an installation and service technician, then performing the roles of service manager, project engineer and project manager, responsible for delivering projects and ensuring customer satisfaction. Prior to joining the AV industry, Smith served in the Royal Air Force as an avionics engineer.

About Electrosonic
Electrosonic is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, video conferencing and control rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.
Learn more about Electrosonic.

Visit http://www.electrosonic.com

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Almo Professional A/V Opens Registration

Almo Professional A/V Opens Registration
For First Two E4 2012 Events

E4 AV 2012 Tour Coming to Irvine and DC; 10 Training Sessions, Most Worth CTS Renewal Units; 30 Exhibitors Including NanoLumens and Planar

Philadelphia, PA — February 24, 2012 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, in partnership with InfoComm International, today announced that registration has officially opened for the first two E4 AV training and networking events of the year, which will take place in Irvine, Calif. on Wed. April 3 and Washington D.C. on May 18. Each of the one-day programs packs in 10 educational sessions, most of which are worth valuable CTS Renewal Units (RUs), along with an exhibit hall featuring 30 of the top industry manufacturers, some of which are showing brand new products only available through Almo Pro A/V.

An overview of the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV tour can be viewed on this new highlight video.

“Since our E4 tour began in December 2009, we’ve hosted more than 4,000 attendees who have earned close to 3,000 InfoComm renewal units,” said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “Our partners continue to tell us that this program has become a critical part of their professional development and business growth plan.” Taylor continued, “We have kept some of most popular training sessions in the agenda, like those on green AV, techorating and social media marketing, while adding new training on topics such as flexible digital signage, which will be presented by NanoLumens, our newest exclusive national partner.”
“InfoComm applauds Almo Professional A/V’s dedication to delivering industry education locally and is pleased to be a partner on the E4 AV tour,” said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., executive director and CEO, InfoComm International. “The E4 AV Tour is fulfilling an important mission of creating a better educated AV industry that customers can have confidence in.”

The complete E4 2012 training line-up is below. More details about each session can be found here:

• Keynote: How to Design and Sell Green AV Systems (1 CTS RU)
Gary Kayye, rAVe Publications

• 25 Ways to Immediately Boost Your Digital Signage Business (1 CTS RU)
Brawn Consulting
Sponsored by Samsung

• Basic Acoustics and Quantifying Background Noise (1 CTS RU)
Tom Kehr, InfoComm International

• Analog Sunset, Digital Sunrise – How to Handle Digital Signal Routing (1 CTS RU)
Malissa Dillman, Kramer Electronic USA

• On-the-Job AV Apps (1 CTS RU)
Tom Kehr, InfoComm International

• The Art of “Techorating” with Displays for Commercial Applications (1 CTS RU)
Brawn Consulting

• Broaden Your Creative Horizons using Flexible Digital Signage
Richard Cope, NanoLumens

• Social Media Marketing for ProAV Dealers (1 CTS RU)
Gary Kayye, rAVe Publications

• Video Walls: A Start to Finish Guide for Success
Eric Fatovic, NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.

• Power and Grounding Best Practices (1 CTS RU)
Tom Kehr, InfoComm International

The E4 exhibitor show floor will be filled with the industry’s top manufacturers, many of which are showing brand new products, including NanoLumens, Inc., maker of the world’s first line of ultra-slim and lightweight flexible and rigid LED displays for use in spaces previously impossible with traditional displays. Planar Systems, Inc. is also a new E4 exhibitor and will show large-scale video walls and digital display systems, all of which are available from Almo.
The E4 Irvine event will take place on Tuesday, April 3 at the Irvine Hyatt Regency while the E4 D.C. event is on Friday, May 18 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Both events run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are entirely free, including parking, to Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go to www.e4avtour.com. 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
Launched in December 2009, The E4 AV tour is a free, full-day program with an intense educational focus that allows partners to earn valuable InfoComm International CTS RUs while networking with the industry’s top manufacturers. Close to 4,000 attendees have experienced the benefits of the E4 events and, in the process, have earned nearly 2,750 InfoComm CTS RUs. For more information, go to www.e4avtour.com.

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About InfoComm International
InfoComm International® is the international trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for AV standards, market research and news. Its training, certification and education programs set a standard of excellence for AV professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and China. Additional information is available at www.infocomm.org.

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 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 and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.

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

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OPTICIS HDMI Distributor, OHD14(18)

Opticis new HDMI Distributor, OHD 14 or OHD 18 makes one(1) HDMI video source split into four(4) or eight(8) DVI displays, simultaneously without any signal loss or digital noise. It guarantees to support full channels .HDMI 1.3/HDCP1.1 compliant

Opticis new HDMI Distributor, OHD14(18) is ready to ship on Dec.



Offers one (1) HDMI video source split into four (4) displays
Supports many types of option for EDID (only OHD14)
Supports CEC function
Supports DDC/HDCP
Supports graphic computer resolution up to WUXGA (1920×1200) at 60Hz and HD 1080p (1920×1080)

Compatible with HDMI-DVI cable
Input power: +5V 2.6A / +5V 6.0A
Dimension (WDH): 200 x 104 x 25mm / 436 x 120 x 44mm
Weight: 0.28Kg / 0.68Kg

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312 North Ave East, Cranford, NJ 07016 Tel: +1 908-276-0021 | mko@vitextech.com

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OPTICIS SDI Converter, HDMS-200

Opticis new mini converter, HDMS-200converts all HDMI1.3 signals up to 1080p to the corresponding SD, HD and 3G-SDI formats complied with SMPTE standard with embedded audio in application for broadcasting or a professional video producing.

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**** Photo: Altinex’ Wayne Childs (left) and Almo Professional A/V’s Brian Rhatigan (right) ****

Brea, CA – February 2012… Altinex, a leading manufacturer of Signal Management Solutions®, and Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, have reached an agreement that grants Almo Professional A/V distribution rights to the entire Altinex product portfolio. This new distribution arrangement brings the Altinex suite of computer video interfaces, distribution amplifiers, switchers, matrix switchers, software, and a large variety of furniture connectivity products together to complement Almo Professional A/V’s display and audio equipment offerings. more

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