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Almo Pro A/V Strengthens E4 D.C. Event With Added Classes, Product Debuts and Education Ambassador Award

Almo Professional A/V, the nation’s fastest growing audiovisual distributor, in partnership with InfoComm International, today announced additions to its next E4 AV training and networking event, which will take place in Washington, D.C., on May 18. Additions include the involvement of Women in AV (WAVE) as a new presenter; new courses from Planar, Cables To Go, Samsung and Brawn Consulting; and product debuts from NanoLumens and Chief. During this event, Almo will also present the first E4 Education Ambassador award to Dr. Randy Lemke, executive director and CEO of InfoComm.

An overview of the Almo Pro A/V E4 tour can be viewed here.

“With our E4 D.C. event taking place only a few weeks before InfoComm, many of our exhibiting manufacturers are taking advantage of this time to preview new products and topics that will be formally launched in June,” explained Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “Also, we welcome the WAVE group as our newest E4 presenter. Founder Jennifer Willard will lead a class about the new Women in AV mentoring program, which focuses on opportunities for the development and empowerment of women in AV.”

Taylor noted that the “E4 Education Ambassador” award recognizes an individual who has worked to help fulfill the E4 AV Tour’s mission of providing high-quality CTS-accredited education to the AV industry. The award will be presented to Lemke at 2:30 p.m. E.D.T. in the main E4 exhibit hall.

A complete list of sessions can be found here, with the newest ones listed below:

Displays on Display: An Integrator’s Guide to Specifying Displays for Digital Signage
First session to address Americans With Disabilities Act requirements
Chris Lookenott, Planar Systems

Introduction to Master Antenna TV and RF Distribution (1 CTS RU)
Joe Cornwall, Cables To Go

Interactive Display Tables with Natural Interfaces – The Future Is Here
Don Hickey, Samsung Electronics

Word to the Wise! Best Practices for Installing Large-Format Displays (1 CTS RU)
Alan Brawn, Brawn Consulting

Women in AV: Mentoring Techniques
Jennifer Willard, WAVE

E4 D.C. will also include a behind-the-scenes look at the new NanoLumens 114″ NanoSlim in a 5mm pixel pitch and an example of Chief’s program for custom, preloaded AV racks based on the newly renovated RackBuilder application.

Other new products include the ultra-slim and lightweight flexible and rigid LED displays from NanoLumens; Clarity Matrix ADA-compliant video wall systems from Planar Systems; the SUR40 Surface Table from Samsung; Christie MicroTiles large displays with JumpStart content management; the Aquos Board 70-inch LED interactive display with touch screen from Sharp; and a 47″ All-weather Digital Signage Display from SunBrite’s Marquee Series. For a full list of E4 exhibitors, click here.

The E4 D.C. event will take place on Friday, May 18 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is 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 Almo Professional A/V’s 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 4,300 attendees have experienced the benefits of the E4 events and, in the process, have earned nearly 3,000 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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