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What Almo Gains by Acquiring IAVI
Almo Corporation’s Warren Chaiken and Almo Pro A/V’s Sam Taylor talked to CI about how acquiring IAVI will impact the distributor organizationally and how it will affect its dealers.

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Newcomers Excited to Be on Almo E4 AV Tour
Comprehensive Cable, Tascam and Tightrope Media join distributor, part of Boston stop.
Herman Integrated Services Seeks Consistency in Subcontracting
Distributor Herman ProAV’s IS staff of 50-plus is well training and willing to...
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Startup website Invenshare.com lets A/V installers sell excess product directly to one...


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BTX Celebrates 50th Year
Distributor and manufacturer BTX is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2017 including at NAB 2017 and InfoComm 2017.

Why Almo Pro A/V Listens to These Guys (And Maybe You Should Too)
New Almo Pro A/V business managers Bill Woodard and Jerry Eshleman came over after the acquisition of IAVI. They discuss with Commercial Integrator their new thought-leadership roles.

Here’s How SYNNEX Is Inspiring Integrators to Do More with IT (and IoT)
During its annual Inspire Conference, the distributor not only touted more cloud and IT/AV opportunities for growth, but how the company itself can provide valuable partner services.

Integration of IAVI on Full Display at Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour
Just a few months after Almo Pro A/V acquired fellow distributor IAVI, the integration appears seamless with E4 AV Tour stops in Boston and Dallas.

Turn Your Lack of Automation Programming Expertise into a Multitude of Expertise
With its fourth manages service program aimed at integration firm dealers, Almo Professional A/V launches third-party Crestron, AMX and ClearOne programming through its CONTROL Systems Services.

Here’s a Quick Way to Peek Inside IT Directors’ Heads
As VP of VAR sales for IT solutions distributor D&H, Peter DiMarco gets a clear view of what IT integrators want to sell and what IT directors want to buy. He shares his insight.

Virtual Reality is Coming to AV
Stampede signs distribution agreement with VR Studios, adds futuristic technology to stable that also includes drones. Will integrators and end users capitalize?

Herman Provides One-Two Punch for Companies Targeting Service Contracts
New partnership with AV monitoring software provider AVNOC combined with Herman’s nationwide labor force offers integration firms a new level of support and three new service contract options.

Almo Becomes $1.2B Corporation with IAVI Acquisition Complete
Almo Corporation’s acquisition of IAVI is a done deal, creating the largest privately-held pro AV distributor and expanding global footprint with IAVI’s Latin American business.

Almo Pro A/V Execs Talk Programming, Differentiation, Economy and E4 AV Tour Tweaks
Sam Taylor and Melody Craigmyle of Almo Professional A/V take some time to chat about that state of the AV integration market, their views on what it means to be a distributor and its E4 AV Tour.



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