AVAD Inks Deal With VisionArt™

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - November 14, 2003 - AVAD LLC, the nationwide custom installation electronics distributor of complete home solutions, announced the addition of Solar Shading Systems' VisionArt™ to its product offering. This agreement is AVAD's latest measure to provide custom home technology installers the ability to strengthen and expand their businesses with the best names in every product category.


Joe Piccirilli, managing director of AVAD stated: "AVAD carefully selects the lines it carries in order to provide its dealers with huge benefits and a level of quality they can't find anywhere else. Adding VisionArt to our catalog will allow them to tastefully camouflage plasma and LCD displays in any style décor, providing that versatile solution they were seeking for."

"Solar Shading Systems' recent partnership with AVAD provides instant national exposure for our new VisionArt™ Décor Gallerie, launched at CEDIA EXPO 2003," said Terry Sheward, CEO of Solar Shading Systems. "Seeing our company name among AVAD's 'A' list solidifies our desire to combine AVAD's distribution expertise with our unique new product line. We are very excited about this partnership and the exposure that VisionArt will now enjoy with plasma buyers nationwide."

VisionArt™, the newest Solar Shading Systems' product, allows home theater into any room by concealing wall -mounted or recess -mounted plasma monitors behind elegantly framed, original fine art prints, on motorized retracting canvases. VisionArt is a unique design solution that allows style -conscious homeowners to place plasma screens or other flat panel monitors anywhere in the house without compromising its interior décor. When integrated into the plasma's on/off function, the VisionArt canvas quietly rolls up when the monitor is turned on and back down again when the monitor is turned off.

VisionArt's new Décor Gallerie is a collection of 32 original contemporary artworks and 6 frames designed to appeal to first -time buyers, as well as discerning, long -time collectors. Sourced through some the most respected galleries from coast to coast, VisionArt has contracted directly with many of today's most acclaimed artists and photographers to offer an exclusive collection that features the very latest in contemporary trends.

About Solar Shading Systems
Solar Shading Systems®, recognized nationally for its innovative motorized window fashion technology, leads the window covering industry with new products that set contemporary design standards. The Newport Beach, CA company manufactures and installs state -of -the -art motorized window coverings that automatically regulate the amount of light coming through any window at any time of the day or night.

For the last ten years, Solar Shading Systems has worked hand -in -hand with CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) dealers and installers to make motorized window covering systems an integral part of automated homes and office buildings across the country.

Succeeding the same path, VisionArt™ allows home theater into any room by concealing wall -mounted or recess -mounted plasma monitors behind elegantly framed, original fine art prints, on motorized retracting canvases.

For more information about Solar Shading Systems and the exclusive VisionArt™ product line, please visit its website at http://www.visionartgalleries.com.

About AVAD
AVAD LLC 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 home theater and lighting controls to distributed audio/video and central vacuum, AVAD has it all in stock at each of its 21 locations nationwide.

AVAD LLC, founded in 1998 as a specialized network of distributors, provides the system integrator with a great opportunity to make more profit by providing complete design and integration assistance, technical training, education and certification programs such as CEDIA's Level I Installer Certification, plus the ability to enter into new types of businesses like central vacuum. AVAD offers coast -to -coast delivery within 24 hours or pick -up at one of its convenient nationwide locations.

Building around installer's needs, AVAD continually expands its service offerings. The Dealer to Builder Program, D2B is a clear example of AVAD's dealer commitment. This initiative creates a common channel to link dealers and builders in bringing homeowners across the nation the best in home technology. With D2B, AVAD reinforces individual businesses and the entire custom installation channel by putting highly qualified technicians at the forefront of industry expansion.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, H -P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D -Link, Fujitsu, Harman Kardon, Lutron, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Mitsubishi, NetStreams, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Audio/Video, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, ProConnect, ProFlex, 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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