AVAD Partners with Warrantech to Offer Extended Warranty Services

AVAD dealers gain new profit center with Warrantech's easy-to-sell and implement RepairMaster Service Plans

AVAD LLC, America's leading distributor of custom home electronics, announced today it has entered into a strategic relationship to distribute Warrantech Corporation's extended warranty services, effectively immediately. This agreement equips AVAD dealers to sell Warrantech's RepairMaster extended service plans enabling them to boost potential profits per project.


Approximately 40 percent of end -users who purchase high -end consumer electronics also choose to protect their investment with some type of service plan. Now, with Warrantech's RepairMaster warranty and service plans, AVAD dealers can cash in on this market and create a new profit center for their business. The plans are easy -to -sell and implement, with service and warranty products available for one, three or even five years.

With 25 years experience, RepairMaster offers end -users greater peace of mind, giving dealers an effective marketing tool to secure more high -end projects. Consumer benefits include:

> Up to five years of coverage
> Fully insured for parts and labor
> Toll free number
> Nationwide service network
> Repair or replace promise
> No deductible or hidden costs

"The addition of RepairMaster to AVAD's lineup equips our dealers to make more money on each project, while offering their customers the best product protection available on the market," said John Soumbasakis, senior vice president of Ingram Micro and president of AVAD. "RepairMaster protects customers - and keeps them happy with our dealers."

RepairMaster products are flexible to fit just about any project, ranging from plans that cover individual audio/visual components (such as LCD flat panels, Plasma TVs, and projectors) to more comprehensive plans that protect an entire home theater setup or security system.

For more information, visit www.avad.com or www.warrantech.com.

About AVAD LLC
AVAD LLC, a wholly -owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc., is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the North America. Offering customers the most trusted brands, AVAD stocks complete systems solutions for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum and more. Further, the company is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evidenced by AVAD University's over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year. AVAD ensures just -in -time delivery from each of its 36 US and two Canadian facilities.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, Belden, Bose, Carlon ChannelPlus, Chief, H -P Products/Dirt Devil, Draper, Dymo/RhinoPRO, Escient, Exceptional Innovation/Life|ware, Gefen, Global Cache, Goo Systems -Visual Reality, Inc., Harman Kardon, InFocus ScreenPlay, iPort, ITC, JDSU, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Labor Saving Devices, Lutron, Marantz, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Midlite, MuxLab, NetStreams, Niles Audio, OmniMount, Onkyo, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Optoma, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Pantel, Peerless, Philips Pronto, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RepairMaster, RTI, Rockustics, Samsung, Satellite USA, Sharp, SharpVision, Terk, Toshiba, 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, visit www.avad.com.

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