AVAD to Introduce Dealer to Builder Program at CEDIA Expo 2003

New Initiative to Connect Custom Installation Dealers with Homebuilders Nationwide

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - September 5, 2003 - AVAD, LLC will introduce the new Dealer to Builder program, or "D2B," at CEDIA Expo 2003 in Indianapolis, Indiana. AVAD will gather Expo visitors for an introduction to AVAD, its mission, history, exclusive benefits and the concept behind this new program. The Dealer to Builder program is the latest effort by AVAD to connect homebuilders and electronic systems installers around the country in order to meet the growing demand for home technology in the builder channel.


AVAD has planned an interactive presentation at its CEDIA booth, called "Take The Next Step," to begin searching for qualified and interested participants in the initiative. Speakers will lead the audience through a questionnaire integrated into the presentation, eliciting answers that will be recorded via an Audience Response System that utilizes wireless keypads. Each seated attendee's responses will help form a database of parties interested in the new Builder Initiative and in any of AVAD's unique services. Based on these responses, AVAD can work with interested dealers for program certification and to get them connected with top builders in their markets.

"CEDIA EXPO is the best venue to introduce our Dealer to Builders program," said Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD. "Analyzing the custom installation and builder channels has revealed a ripe demand for a plan like our D2B program."

Dealer to Builder revolves around an experienced corps of CEDIA -certified installers specially trained to integrate state -of -the -art and easy -to -use electronic systems into new and existing homes. The Initiative aims to recruit, train and certify new installers who meet specified criteria to grow and reinforce the existing group. AVAD then joins builders throughout the country with the best -qualified installers in their regions to create reliable solutions for homeowners' evolving technology -based lifestyles.

The "Take The Next Step" exhibit is set to run at AVAD's CEDIA booth # 413 throughout each day of the Expo. As an added bonus to learning about the Dealers to Builder program, attendees will enter a prize drawing to be held at the end of each show day.


About AVAD

AVAD is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. What makes AVAD unique is its in -depth inventory of the most prestigious name brand products in nearly every discipline necessary to provide a complete home solution. From life safety and lighting controls to home theater and distributed audio/video, AVAD has it all in stock at each of their 21 locations nationally.

AVAD, LLC, founded in 1998 as a specialized network of distributors, provides the system integrator the opportunity to make more profit by providing complete design and integration assistance, technical training, the ability to enter into new types of businesses such as security and central vacuum. AVAD offers coast -to -coast delivery within 24 hours or pick -up at one of its convenient nationwide locations. Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include Augat, Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, Commscope, H -P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D -Link, Fujitsu, GE/Interlogix - ITI, Sentrol and Kalatel Security Systems, Harman Kardon, Leviton, Lutron, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Mitsubishi, NetStreams, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Audio/Video, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, ProConnect, ProFlex Connects, Replay TV, RTI, ScreenPlay by Infocus, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, and more.

For more information about AVAD and its services, visit their website at www.avad.com or contact Joe Piccirilli at (954) 484 -3221 or info@avad.com.

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