Philadelphia, PA — June 24, 2020 — Almo Professional A/V, the Pro A/V industry’s most dynamic distributor, and creator of the award-winning E4 Experience, is taking virtual business and events to a new level through an exclusive partnership with ARHT Media. The global leader in the development, production and transmission of high-quality, low latency hologram and digital content. Almo will offer ARHT’s HoloPresence technology, which is capable of delivering lifelike holograms, as well as ARHT’s premium online presentation platform known as the Virtual Global Stage™(VGSTM).
View a video of Almo Professional A/V Executive Vice President and COO Sam Taylor beamed on to the Virtual Global StageTM to talk about the availability and benefits of ARHT Media’s technology - available through Almo.
HoloPresence enables presenters to appear remotely in front of an audience to speak and interact with people in real-time using ARHT’s proprietary HoloPresence Displays that have been specially created to deliver lifelike holograms that give a sense of presence when in the room with you. The technology allows for both live and pre-recorded holograms and offers a range of possible applications from being used to beam in speakers, for meetings, conferences and events as well as for lectures, tradeshows, advertising, marketing campaigns and more.
The Virtual Global Stage TM leverages the proprietary transmission software that powers ARHT’s HoloPresence platform to beam multiple presenters in real-time into a virtual environment online to appear in lifesize proportions with the capacity to interact with each other virtually. The technology helps amplify online presentations, with a much more engaging experience and the ability for presenters to utilize key aspects of natural communication like body language.
The two products can be used together to create hybrid events that take place both online and offline at the same time helping companies reach the largest possible audience and delivering a truly unique and highly engaging experience like never before.
Both are now available through Almo Professional A/V and are ideal for panel discussions, fireside chats, training events, town halls, product launches, concerts and much more – both online and in person.
According to Sam Taylor, “COVID-19 has taught us that even though we all miss that in-person interaction, it is no longer the only way to do business – and it has, in fact, given our industry the opportunity to tap into new technologies that increase the quality of the virtual experience and augment live events while improving productivity throughout the day.” He continued, “We have partnered with ARHT Media to bring this technology to our partners, specifically those focused on rental and staging as we know that ‘live events’ is currently one of the hardest hit segments in the market. The technology is ready for prime-time and is poised to truly enhance the way we interact, both now and into the future.”
Taylor noted that while there are many benefits to beaming in using HoloPresence, one of the biggest advantages is the cost-effectiveness. “Approximately 90 percent of the ARHT Media system consists of off-the-shelf products. While, ARHT Media provides a preconfigured server, proprietary software and the proprietary holographic projection screen that makes the magic happen. Almo also works with partners to build out the space where the technology is being used.”
“We are thrilled to launch our US Reseller business with the market leader Almo Pro AV,” said ARHT CEO Larry O’Reilly, “Almo’s focus on building a significant services business over the past few years is a key factor to position the company for success with our products and services. Almo’s extensive reach into every major market in America, with technical teams trained by ARHT, will scale our business dramatically in a very short period of time.”
About Virtual Global Stage
Virtual Global Stage is a premium digital on-stage experience online that eliminates the need for a venue, travel or the gathering of presenters and attendees. With ARHT Media’s patented multi-point broadcast solution, multiple 3D presenters in lifesized proportions can be brought to a virtual stage, side-by-side as if all parties were physically next to each other while actually being in completely different locations around the globe. With Virtual Global Stage, panel discussions, fireside chats, training events, town halls, product launches and more can all be executed in a virtual environment like never before. Virtual Global Stage benefits allow users to:
- Gather presenters and audiences from across the globe without any travel
- Stream online securely with no visible latency
- Integrate 3D graphics for premium engagement and storytelling
- Incorporate PowerPoint and other dynamic visual aids
- Eliminate video conferencing fatigue and have your presenters appear online in full form
- Securely integrate into many popular online conferencing services.
- Collect audience questions through your video conferencing service and send them to the presenters in real-time.
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 www.linkedin.com/company/almoprov, Twitter at www.twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.
About ARHT Media
ARHT Media’s patented HoloPresence technology is a complete end-to-end solution that creates a sense of presence for audiences – as though the holographic presenter was actually live in the room. With no noticeable latency, ARHT Media makes two-way live communication with a 3D holographic presenter anywhere in the world possible. ARHT can also playback pre-recorded content and 3D animations on its displays to deliver rich, holographic experiences. For more information, please visit https://www.arhtmedia.com or contact the investor relations group at firstname.lastname@example.org. ARHT Media trades under the symbol "ART" on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange.