AVAD Metro East Grabs New York Limelight at Home Entertainment Show

Four Day Event Attracts Industry Professionals and Enthusiasts with Product Demos, Workshops, Exhibits and Live Concerts

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - April 25, 2005 - AVAD Metro East will be spending a lot of New York minutes come end of April. Plans are underway for America's leading distributor of custom electronic home systems to make a joint appearance with Polk Audio at the 2005 Home Entertainment Show in New York (April 28 - May 1, 2005). This year, the AVAD Metro East/Polk Audio exhibit will carry the theme "Home Entertainment Lifestyles", and it will feature several of AVAD's most popular brands which include Marantz, InFocus, Draper, NetStreams and of course, Polk Audio. Attendees, who wish to experience the ultimate in home entertainment, should visit AVAD Metro East/Polk Audio at the East Room of the New York Hilton Hotel. A number of highly qualified AVAD Metro East dealers will be on hand to assist any visitors who wish to learn more about how to easily integrate all of the latest technologies into their homes.

"We are very excited to team up with one of our partners, Polk Audio, and bring the ultimate in home entertainment technologies to the Home Entertainment Show," said Wayne Ortner, Executive VP of AVAD Metro East. "This venue allows us to showcase AVAD's top -quality products, as well as educate attendees on the lifestyle -enhancing benefits of existing home entertainment technologies. The HE Show is a great place to experience how the best in high -end audio and video connect with the latest in convergence technologies for the home."

On display will be a home theater system consisting of an InFocus 7210 projector with a Draper 106" screen. The sound system is made up of Polk LCi Series in -wall speakers, Polk in -wall subwoofers, and a Marantz surround receiver. Complementing the system is a Marantz DVD player & digital VHS machine. Separately on display AVAD Metro East will showcase a Marantz 50" plasma display with accompanying DVD Player and digital VHS machine; and a NetStreams display, featuring the first its IP -addressable music distribution system -DigiLinX.

About Home Entertainment Show 2005
An estimated 2,000 manufacturers, distributors, and dealers will be joining more than 10,000 enthusiasts in this year's Home Entertainment Show inside the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City (April 28 - May 1, 2005.) All the major brands in consumer electronics will be present exhibiting their latest award -winning innovations. The event is also an excellent venue for industry professionals to brush up on their product knowledge. Numerous in -depth seminars are available for conference attendees, covering a wide range of home entertainment topics such as Convergence, HDTV and Big Screen Technologies. For additional information, please visit http://www.homeentertainment -expo.com .

About AVAD, LLC.
AVAD, LLC is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. Its in -depth technology offering of the most trusted names and progressive continuing education programs provide all the support necessary to design and implement complete home solutions. AVAD stocks products for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, and more for just -in -time delivery from each of its 26 locations nationwide. With complete technical training and certification for industry hallmarks like CEDIA's Installer Level I and Installer Level II Certification, AVAD is unparalleled in its commitment to expanding dealers' businesses and profits.

AVAD exemplifies this concept with the Dealer to Builder (D2B) program, which links members of its 9000+ dealer corps with homebuilders across the United States to outfit new homes with in -demand, cutting -edge electronic systems.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include Aprilaire, Atlantic Technology, Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, H -P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D -Link, Draper, Fujitsu, Harman Kardon, Lutron, Marantz, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., NetStreams, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Audio/Video, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, ProConnect, ProFlex, RTI, Samsung, ScreenPlay by InFocus, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, Universal Remote Control, and more.

For more information about AVAD and its services, visit their website at www.avad.com or contact Joe Piccirilli at (954) 922 -AVAD or joep@avad.com.

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