Six Models of Velodyne's Award-Winning Subwoofers Now Available at all AVAD 37 Locations
Morgan Hill, Calif. - May 16, 2007 - Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of powered subwoofers, and AVAD LLC, the leading distributor of custom home electronics, today announced that the two companies have signed an expanded distribution agreement covering six subwoofer models. The agreement, which expands the terms of an existing contract between the companies, will make it easier for AVAD's 9,000 dealers to purchase Velodyne subwoofers at each of AVAD's 37 locations across the United States.
The expanded relationship with AVAD is a key step for Velodyne to increase exposure to AVAD's dealers and the custom installation/systems integrator market. Previously, Velodyne subwoofers were sold through 13 of AVAD's locations. AVAD will now carry the Velodyne MiniVee, MiniVee 10 and DLS -R Series consisting of the DLS -3500R, DLS -3750R, DLS -4000R and DLS -5000R subwoofers nationally.
"We are thrilled to build on an already successful relationship with Velodyne, one of the most respected subwoofer companies in the world," said Bob Gartland, president of AVAD. "The high -performance, low -distortion bass, competitive price and reliability of Velodyne subs make them a versatile solution for our dealers."
AVAD has been distributing Velodyne products since AVAD's inception in 1998. In addition to product, AVAD will provide dealers with Velodyne product training, complete technical support and quick access to inventory.
"We are very pleased to expand our relationship with AVAD," said Bruce Hall, president of Velodyne. "AVAD's established reputation, dealer -focused support and training have made for a valuable partnership. This agreement helps Velodyne extend our reach into the custom installation market and provide more dealers with access to Velodyne's best -in -class subwoofers."
In Brief: Release Summary
• AVAD and Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., have signed an expanded distribution agreement.
• The agreement expands the terms of an existing contract between the companies, making it easier for AVAD's 9,000 dealers to purchase Velodyne subwoofers at all 37 AVAD locations across the U.S.
• Previously, Velodyne subwoofers were sold at 13 of AVAD's locations.
• AVAD will now nationally carry the Velodyne MiniVee, MiniVee 10 and DLS -R Series consisting of the DLS -3500R, DLS -3750R, DLS -4000R and DLS -5000R subwoofers.
About AVAD, LLC
AVAD, LLC, a wholly -owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, Inc., 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 37 locations nationwide. With complete technical training and certification for industry hallmarks like CEDIA's Installer Level I and Level II Certification, AVAD is unparalleled in its commitment to expanding dealers' bottom line.
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.
AVAD is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evident by AVAD University's over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year.
Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: Acme Brackets, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, H -P Products/Dirt Devil, Central Vacuum Systems, D -Link, Draper, Fujitsu, Gefen, Goo Systems, Harman Kardon, InFocus ScreenPlay, iPort, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Lutron, Marantz, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., NetStreams, Niles Audio, Niveus Media, OmniMount, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RTI, Samsung, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Electronics, Universal Remote Control, Velodyne and more.
In July 2005, AVAD was acquired by Ingram Micro, Inc., making its parent company the leading distributor for solution providers and custom integrators serving the fast -growing consumer electronics and home automation markets in the United States.
For more information about AVAD and its services, visit its website at www.avad.com.
Velodyne Acoustics, Inc., founded in 1983, is universally recognized as the leading manufacturer of high -performance, low distortion powered subwoofers at all price levels. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, the company's technically innovative audio products are available through a select group of authorized dealers, custom installers, and distributors worldwide.
For more information, visit www.velodyne.com.