Almo Professional A/V and Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. recently announced a new distribution agreement that gives Almo partners access to Toshiba’s complete line of commercial digital displays, including the new TD-E EasySeries.
Toshiba is showcasing the new displays during the fall leg of Almo’s E4 AV Tour in Houston Sept. 11 and in New York Oct. 8.
“Everyone knows the Toshiba brand, which brings decades of display engineering expertise to the marketplace and a wide portfolio that includes everything from 24/7 large format displays, 4K Ultra HD displays, video walls and upcoming interactive solution products,” said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V, in the announcement.
Toshiba officials are excited about the partnership too.
“Almo Pro A/V pays attention to the specific needs of the pro AV customer with their value-added approach, focus on education and outbound sales team,” said Scott Ramirez, VP product marketing and development for Digital Display Solutions at Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. “Our new relationship allows a wide range of quality pro AV and commercial customers to have access to Toshiba’s new line-up of digital displays and solutions.”
Toshiba’s 2015 lineup of digital display solutions includes commercial and professional-grade large format displays, 4K Ultra HD displays, touchscreen displays, video wall displays, video wall servers, and accompanying control systems and accessories. These products are specifically designed for use in commercial environments and are backed by a three-year limited commercial warranty.
Almo launched its content creation service last fall.
“Truth is, most AV resellers and integrators selling digital signage have no problem specifying or installing hardware or software but struggle when it comes to content,” said Brian Rhatigan, director of business development for Almo Professional A/V. “We took that feedback a year ago and created a model that allows our partners to sell various content platforms as part of a complete digital signage system. At the same time, offering content creation enables our partners to stay in front of customers on a regular basis and provides the foundation for an ongoing revenue stream for years after a system is installed.”
The new Almo Content Creator option is ideal for small businesses that don’t have a large budget but require content that’s more attractive than a standard PowerPoint presentation, says Rhatigan.
Almo’s content creation services include: Almo Content Creator (a self-serve online system that allows users to create their own content); Almo On-Demand Custom Portal (a content management system web application that allows users to make basic changes to their signs from anywhere at any time); and Almo Content Creation Services (Almo creates the content, ranging from basic menu boards to digital signage, video walls or touchscreens).