New Distribution Partnership with Huddly Results in Availability of Zoom Room-Approved Camera; Shown at Almo E4 Experience in NY Sept. 25, Atlanta Oct. 15
Philadelphia, PA — September 10, 2019 — Almo Professional A/V the industry’s Favorite Distributor, today announced it has joined forces with video communications leader Zoom to offer fully-kitted Zoom Room Hardware Bundles, all of which will be stocked and ready for shipping in the U.S. and Latin America, and designed to transform any area into a modern, easy-to-use power collaboration workspace.
Almo has also entered a new distribution partnership with Huddly, and now offers Huddly Cameras, which are Zoom Room-approved with the Huddly IQ featured in the “Huddle Room” bundle. This bundle is being shown in a dedicated Zoom Room demo area during the Almo E4 Experience, coming to New York Metro on September 25 and Atlanta on October 15.
In addition to the E4 Experience, the Huddle Room bundle is being shown in the Avocor booth at Zoomtopia in San Jose, October 15-16, and in the Almo Professional A/V booth at InfoComm Colombia, October 23-25.
“Being able to work with Zoom to provide these readily available hardware bundles is a true advantage for our partners and their end user customers,” explained Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “At Almo, we evaluated collaboration software options for several years and found Zoom to have the best features and intuitive user options available. In fact, Zoom has become a key communication tool that is prevalent in the day-to-day business life of more than 350 Almo employees.”
“We worked with Zoom to design specific bundles based on their ease-of-installation for our integrators and to help them create the most seamless customer experience,” explained Brian Rhatigan, CTS, director of business development for Almo Professional A/V. “Our new partnership with Huddly allows us to bundle the automated Huddly IQ camera, which is Zoom Room-approved.” He added, “Through these carefully selected Zoom Room Hardware Bundles, Almo is making it easy for integrators to get all of the necessary components in a single box, with a single SKU, from a single supplier. All of the hardware included in these bundles has been approved by Zoom for use on the platform, which takes out all the guesswork and ensures compatibility.” Rhatigan added, “And the best part is that that our Zoom Room Bundles will be stocked and ready to ship.”
"We have been looking for an opportunity to partner with Almo Professional A/V so the creation of the Zoom Room bundles has been an ideal way to bring our Zoom Room-approved conference cameras to Almo integrators in a package that is both efficient and readily available for collaboration spaces," said Nicolas Domeyko, VP Americas at Huddly. "We couldn't have picked a more exciting time to join the E4 Experience and look forward to showcasing our AI-powered cameras in the Zoom Room demonstrations this fall."
Zoom Room Bundles
The following Zoom Room Bundles are available now through Almo:
Small Huddle Space (1-2 people)
Create a flexible workspace for small teams to meet and collaborate in-person and virtually with a specified room and minimal equipment.
- MXL AC-404-Z Low Profile Conference Microphone
- Logitech BRIO 4K Ultra High-Definition Camera
Huddle Room (2-7 people)
The ideal mix of video conferencing equipment to create a collaborative huddle room experience.
- Huddly IQ Camera Videoconferencing Camera
- MXL USB Conferencing Microphone Kit
- Lenovo ThinkCentre M920x Tiny PC
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5-inch
- JBL PSB-1 2.0 Channel Active Soundbar
Zoom Room Bundles with Almo Managed Services for Digital Signage
When the Zoom Room Bundles are combined with Almo’s Managed Services for Digital Signage, integrators can also provide content for Zoom Room signage mode so when the screens are not in use they can serve as digital options or corporate communications boards, and at the same time, provide recurring revenue options for integrators.
According to Jim Nista, senior director of content creation services for Almo Professional A/V, “We have found that many of Zoom’s digital signage users are running employee-facing content. Almo Digital Signage services include content templates, such as widgets with easy-to-deploy information, like news, weather, custom calendars, waiting lists and tickets. Almo also offers standard content templates for Digital Menus and Lobby Directories. These templates can be added to the Zoom Room bundle like a product, with the added benefit of allowing integrators to earn recurring revenue for the life of the installation
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, major appliances, furniture and housewares. 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 LinkedIn at to www.linkedin.com/company/almoprov, Twitter at to www.twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.
Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Zoom’s easy, reliable cloud platform for video, voice, content sharing, and chat runs across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Zoom is publicly traded on Nasdaq (ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Visit zoom.com and follow @zoom_us.
Huddly is a vision technology company that combines hardware, software and AI to create enhanced and intelligent conference cameras for an outstanding meeting and collaboration experience. Based in Norway, Huddly incorporates Scandinavian design principals with a global outlook to achieve advanced, innovative technology that is revolutionizing video conferencing. Huddly cameras are USB-powered and compatible with any platform, just plug it in and it’s ready to go. For more information, go to www.huddly.com.