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Almo Professional A/V and Biamp Systems Announce U.S. and Latin America Distribution Partnership for Devio® Collaboration Solution - February 13, 2018

Almo Business Development Manager and Audio Expert Steve Alexander to Provide Integration Support; Biamp Exhibiting on the 2018 E4 AV Tour

 Philadelphia, PA — Feb. 13, 2018 — Almo Professional A/V, North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor with global reach, and Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced a distribution partnership that spans throughout The Americas. The new relationship is being supported by Almo Business Development Manager and audio expert Steve Alexander. As part of the new relationship, Biamp has joined the 2018 Almo E4 AV Tour, which begins in Washington, D.C. on March 6.

Effective immediately, the following Biamp products are available through Almo in the corresponding regions:

·         U.S. and Mexico: Devio® conferencing solution for small collaboration spaces or huddle rooms, including the newest generation announced at ISE and available Q2 2018.

·         Latin America: Devio, Nexia® digital signal processors.

The trend toward open office environments and remote workspaces has increased the need for huddle spaces and other small conference areas that require unified communication (view Biamp’s blog post on Why Huddle Rooms Matter). As a result, the right audio support must be in place to ensure participants can hear and understand each other, reducing the potential for miscommunication.

 “So many of our partners are working on huddle room installations and need a cost-effective, easy-to-use audio solution so it is critical that we are able to offer these solutions both in the U.S. and Latin America,” said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “Steve Alexander, Almo’s newest Business Development Manager, brings a broad background in audio technology and is working directly with Biamp to ensure partners are able to smoothly integrate these products into their existing and forthcoming huddle and conference room projects.”

“For the integrator, Biamp offers a simple, all-in-one connectivity and collaboration solution for spaces that don’t require the complexity of larger rooms,” explained Steve Alexander, business development manager for Almo Professional A/V. “Biamp’s Devio line is a functional, elegant solution that requires minimal configuration while seamlessly interfacing with unified communications platforms such as Skype, Zoom, BlueJeans and GoToMeeting.”  

“Biamp products are known for delivering high quality results for both complex projects and simple installations,” said Jody Thomas, director of business development at Biamp Systems. “Through our collaboration with Almo Pro A/V, more integrators will now have access to products and solutions like Devio, enabling them to efficiently implement high-performance solutions in unified communications environments.”

 About the Biamp Products

Devio is a collaboration tool for modern workplaces, and is a natural extension of how people work every day. With a single USB connection, Devio connects your laptop instantly to the room’s displays (DisplayLink USB video requires driver installation and supports Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10), speakers, microphone, and web camera, allowing meetings to get up and running quickly. The Devio microphone tracks and intelligently mixes conversations, allowing far-end conference participants to experience the conversation as it unfolds, while providing a real-time, collaborative experience.

 Nexia digital signal processors support high quality distance conferencing, as well as the ability to distribute audio throughout multiple rooms. Nexia operates on regular Ethernet cabling using NexLink, a protocol created by Biamp to maximize clarity and speed over short distances. In addition, you can connect multiple Nexia units if an installation requires expansion at a future date.

 About the E4 AV Tour

Named the CI BEST Training, Consulting/Business Service for the fourth year in a row, and a recipient of the SCN 2017 Stellar Service Award, the E4 program offers AV professionals the experience of a full day of educational sessions worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs) as well as exclusive access to the industry’s newest AV products and services. For more information, go to www.e4avtour.com.

 About Almo Professional A/V

Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s largest professional audio visual distributor with forward-thinking product integration, training and education, managed services, and technical support capabilities. With highly skilled sales and business development manager teams, reseller education programs, distribution centers across the U.S. and carefully chosen 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 http://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.  

 About Biamp Systems Biamp Systems, LLC is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each one with a commitment to exceptional customer service. 

 Biamp is dedicated to creating products that drive the evolution of communication through sight and sound. The award-winning Biamp product suite includes: Tesira® media system for digital audio and video networking, Devio® collaboration tool for modern workplaces, Audia® digital audio platform, Nexia® digital signal processors, and Vocia® networked public address and voice evacuation system. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, huddle rooms, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses and multi-building facilities.

 Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia and Rochester, New York. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

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