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Almo Professional A/V Showcases “Digital Signage Your Way” at DSE 2012

Almo Professional A/V Showcases
“Digital Signage Your Way” at DSE 2012

Almo Rolls Out the Red Carpet Inviting Attendees to Build Signage Projects in Booth; Seven Video Walls, Two Test Drive Centers; Multiple Training Sessions

Philadelphia, PA — February 29, 2012 — Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, is rolling out a red carpet for attendees at next week’s DSE Expo 2012, March 6-9 in Las Vegas, NV. The Almo Pro A/V booth (#631) will showcase seven video walls in different configurations for visitors to peruse, as well as two Test Drive centers that give attendees the opportunity to try out content creation/management options. Almo will showcase the latest digital signage products resulting from new and exclusive relationships with manufacturers including NanoLumens, Planar, Christie MicroTiles and BrightSign. Almo Pro A/V is also sponsoring and participating in several educational sessions throughout the show.

“Our booth theme is ‘Digital Signage Your Way.’ We have made our booth a red carpet experience for attendees by allowing them to come in and explore in a hands-on environment with their very own Digital Signage Concierge to guide the way,” explained Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V. “The Almo booth experience is different because it’s not about one specific manufacturer. We work with our integrators to help them build one-of-a-kind systems for a specific project using displays, content management, signal distribution and everything else necessary for a full digital signage installation.”

View a recent Skype interview with Melody Craigmyle about Almo’s presence at DSE here.

The Almo Pro A/V booth will include the some of the industry’s newest products, including:

• NanoLumens, Inc.’s line of ultra-slim and lightweight flexible and rigid LED displays for use in spaces previously impossible with traditional displays. Almo Pro A/V is the exclusive national distributor of NanoLumens products.

• Planar Systems, Inc.’s large-scale video wall and digital display systems, including the new Silhouette™ Display and Stand, a 10-foot tall sculptural implementation of video for architectural applications. It includes four LCD screens configured on a free-standing base, the required display and processing electronics, and all required installation services.

• The Christie MicroTiles JumpStart content management package, which allows content to be easily arranged in various shapes and resolutions on a large video wall.
The two Test Drive stations in the Almo booth are being driven with content management systems using AMX’s Inspired XPress and BrightSign’s Digital Sign Controller. Attendees can use these systems and publish projects live and on the fly in the Almo booth.

Almo Pro A/V is also participating in the following educational sessions:

• Broaden Your Creative Horizons Using Flexible Digital Signage
Richard Cope, CEO, NanoLumens
Wednesday, March 7, 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Theater B
Workshop shows how to apply flexible LED technology to engage audiences in ways never before imaginable.

• The Art of “Techorating” – the Next Generation of Digital Signage
Apryl Griswold, Business Development Manager, Almo Professional A/V
Wednesday, March 7, 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Theater B
Learn about the blending of modern display technologies with the art of decorating a space to ensure that the design and electronics suit the style and function of the space.

• Introduction to the Samsung SUR40 – The Next Generation in Interactivity
Jonathon Brawn, Principal, Brawn Consulting
Thursday, March 8, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Samsung booth #810
This session shows how using this new display technology makes it possible for people to share, collaborate and explore together using a large, thin display that recognizes fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen. Participants will be entered to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

Almo’s E4 AV Tour – Coming to Irvine and D.C. This Spring
Registration is now open for Almo Pro A/V’s next two E4 AV events, which will take place in Irvine, Calif. on Tuesday, April 3 and Washington D.C. on Friday, May 18. Both events include multiple training sessions on digital signage topics along with an exhibit hall full of the latest digital signage products. They 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 or register in the Almo booth during DSE.

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.

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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 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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