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Almo Professional A/V Expands Hologram Technology Offering to Include ARHT Media HoloPod™ for Workspaces - June 15, 2021

Philadelphia, PA — June 15, 2021 — With more professionals returning to the workplace in some capacity, Almo Professional A/V, the Pro A/V industry’s most dynamic distributor, has announced the expansion of its hologram technology offering for businesses. Through its exclusive U.S. distribution partnership with ARHT Media, the global leader in hologram and digital content, Almo now offers ARHT’s newest addition, HoloPod™, a permanent version of the already available HoloPresence™ display, which is capable of delivering lifelike holograms that give a sense of presence in any room.

HoloPod delivers the real-life, two-way communication of the HoloPresence display but uses a plug-and-play cabinet that wheels into place within a room and is operational in minutes. The HoloPod comes equipped with an HD webcam, a two-way audio system, a built-in HD projector and the proprietary ARHT Engine™ software.

Last year, Almo and ARHT Media announced an exclusive distribution partnership, which gave integrators and resellers direct access to ARHT’s holographic telepresence technology. Holographic technology reduces business travel time and expenses while allowing for more impactful interactions than traditional streaming and videoconferencing. From employee meetings and sales trainings to trade shows and regional events, ARHT’s product family enhances digital interactions via hologram presentations with no noticeable latency.

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According to Almo Professional A/V’s Executive Vice President/COO Sam Taylor, “Our integrators are busy reconfiguring workspaces as professionals return part-time and full-time to their offices.” He continued, “The challenge is that many still aren’t traveling and some have decided to permanently reduce their travel schedules. This is where holographic telepresence is a great addition to the redefined space as it allows businesses to reduce those expenses while enabling executives, sales trainers and public speakers to instantly be anywhere in the world in lifelike form via ARHT’s hologram technology.” 

Taylor added that one of the advantages of accessing the ARHT Media products through Almo is that integrators also have the opportunity to utilize Almo’s Contract Labor and Project Support Services to design and engineer the workspaces with holographic telepresence, then deliver and install the products. The result is a smooth and coordinated project from start-to-finish.

In May 2021, ARHT announced a partnership with flexible workspace provider WeWork to allow WeWork members and non-members alike the ability to leverage holographic telepresence technology.

CEO of ARHT Media Larry O’Reilly explained, “There has never been a more ideal time to invest in holographic technology and with all that Almo offers integrators, they can easily set up their end users to experience the benefits of reduced travel costs while effectively expanding their customer reach.” He added, “Regarding WeWork, the major benefit for Almo integrators is that they can access the technology at up to 100 locations around the world, giving them a network of active locations to use as they start building out their own network.”  

ARHT Media Options

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.

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 info@arhtmedia.com.  ARHT Media trades under the symbol "ART" on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange.