Since Almo Pro A/V launched Almo CONNECT to allow integrators to sell Internet, TV and voice services to their customers, the program has continually expanded. It recently added security, surveillance and wireless phone options. The latest addition, announced in conjunction with its E4 AV Tour stop in Dallas, is the addition of Viasat high-speed Internet.
Almo Professional A/V announces its newest authorized partner, Viasat Internet, at Almo E4 AV Tour in Dallas today.
Expanding Almo CONNECT
One reason Almo Pro A/V continues to invest in Almo CONNECT is that the program seems to be catching on with dealers. The service is experiencing month-over-month growth, according to Sam Taylor, executive VP and COO for Almo Professional A/V.
“In the last year, Almo CONNECT went from 80 service providers to more than 155, including Comcast SmartOffice, DIRECTV, Megapath Hosted Voice and Internet Connectivity, Mettel Mobile and our newest addition, Viasat Internet.
“Some of Almo CONNECT’s biggest successes have been in the hospitality vertical where property managers are looking for new technology to improve the guest experience, as well as the bar/restaurant sector where DIRECTV’s exclusive sports programming is a must-have.
With the addition of Viasat, we are now able to provide a service comparable to cable at a very reasonable cost for any vertical market.”
How Does Viasat Benefit Integrators?
Rob Voorhees, business development manager for Almo CONNECT, adds that Viasat can add significant value to the program.
“The biggest benefit to Almo partners?” adds Voorhees. “With a single phone call to their account manager, they can order displays, media players, have digital signage content created by the Almo CONTENT team.
“Even though Viasat has been providing satellite internet services for several years, the 2017 launch of the Viasat-2 satellite system is game-changing.
“Beginning this month, customers are receiving download speeds of 35m, which is very competitive with cable internet – and this is expected to increase to 60m and 100m downloads, making it ideal for hotels, office complexes and everything in between.
“Almo CONNECT partners can also expect a lifetime recurring commission on all Viasat sales, so it is a very profitable opportunity.”
“The biggest benefit to Almo partners?” adds Voorhees. “With a single phone call to their account manager, they can order displays, media players, have digital signage content created by the Almo CONTENT team and then have it all connected by their local internet carrier.
“This saves our partners time and money while giving them recurring revenue streams long after the installation is complete.”
To view an OnDemand webinar on Viasat Internet, click here.