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Almo Professional A/V and the HDBaseT Alliance Join to Offer Installer Expert Program - March 16, 2015

HDBaseT Installer Expert Training Program Added to E4 AV Tour; E4 Coming to Chicago March 26 and Southern California April 21

Philadelphia, PA — Almo Professional A/V and the HDBaseT Alliance have announced that the HDBaseT Installer Expert Program will be available for the first time outside a major industry tradeshow during Almo’s award-winning E4 AV Tour. The program provides attendees with an HDBaseT Expert Certificate and InfoComm CTS Renewal Units and is available on the spring leg of the E4 tour, taking place in Chicago on March 26 and Southern California on April 21.

“We formed a relationship with HDBaseT Alliance to give our partners and E4 attendee base access to a training program that helps them understand this connectivity standard,” said Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V. “Many AV applications require long distance transmission of audio, video and control signals so it’s important for our partners to realize the full capabilities and limitations of HDBaseT as they design new projects. As the first distributor to offer this type of program, we expect this session to be one of the most popular on the tour.”

“Educating our users and creating a community of HDBaseT installers and integrators is one of the HDBaseT Alliance’s priorities,” said Micha Risling, chair of the marketing committee of the HDBaseT Alliance. “We chose to work with Almo Pro A/V because of the company’s reach and expertise as a leading AV distributor. The E4 tour offers an ideal forum to conduct the Installer Expert Training Program outside of major tradeshows. Those who become certified will join the hundreds of HDBaseT Experts who already understand the technology and are better able to apply it to the benefit of their customers.”

The HDBaseT Installer Expert Training Program is targeted at installers and integrators who would like to learn more about HDBaseT technology, with relevant content to both the beginner and the expert installer. It includes modules pertaining to technology principles, installation tips and best practices, product certification and interoperability, and a hands-on tutorial and demonstration. At the conclusion of the course, attendees receive an "HDBaseT Expert Certificate" along with 1.5 InfoComm Renewal Units.

E4 Chicago and Southern California Details E4 Chicago is taking place on March 26 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook, IL. E4 Southern California will be on April 21 at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. Both will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and are complimentary events, including parking, for Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go to www.e4avtour.com.

About the E4 AV Tour Now in its sixth year, the E4 tour has traveled to cities around the country to provide product, technical and business training needs to thousands of resellers and installers while creating the ideal forum for professional networking. Named the industry’s best one-day distributor event, the E4 program fuels up AV professionals by offering a full day of educational sessions worth InfoComm Renewal Units as well as exclusive access to the newest high energy AV products and services.

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About Almo Professional A/V Almo Professional A/V provides the industry’s most advanced product distribution, training and education, and technical support options available for the Pro AV community. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, seven 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. 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 888-420-2566 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.

About the HDBaseT Alliance The HDBaseT™ Alliance advances and promotes the adoption of HDBaseT technology as the global standard for ultra-high definition, digital connectivity. Since its founding in 2010 by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Valens, the Alliance has brought together the leading names in the consumer electronics and professional AV market. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is the 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed Ultra-HD digital video & audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable, various control signals, and USB through a single LAN cable. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit www.HDBaseT.org.

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