AVAD to Carry Russound Products throughout U.S.

Custom electronics distributor will offer Russound's award winning distributed AV and multiroom entertainment products

AVAD LLC, a leading North American custom electronics distributor, has announced it is now offering Russound throughout the U.S. AVAD dealers will have access to Russound's award winning distributed AV and multiroom entertainment products renowned throughout the custom electronics industry for their performance and reliability.


AVAD's distribution partnership with Russound offers dealers yet another set of leading custom installation solutions including audio and video distribution products, intercom systems, loudspeakers, amplifiers, accessories and more. Products available to AVAD dealers include Russound's Collage Powerline Media and Intercom System which distributes networked music and intercom communications over a home's electrical system. Perfect for retrofit projects, the expandable systems provide access to audio, video and Internet media with metadata without the need to run new zone -to -zone wiring.

"We've had tremendous success with Russound products in targeted regions and dealer demand has increased, which is why we are pleased to expand distribution nation -wide," said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. "Russound offers our dealers a vast assortment of distributed AV and multiroom entertainment products, and paired with our existing partners, gives installers an extensive array of installation solutions for residential, commercial and security applications."

Through the partnership, Russound will gain access to AVAD's extensive network of certified dealers, significantly expanding its reach within the custom installation market.

"AVAD is an extremely strong, focused audio video integration company and Russound is delighted to be working with them," said Charlie Porritt, CEO of Russound. "We have always admired their commitment to the custom install space and the strength of their training and support and we welcome the opportunity to grow our businesses together."

Dealers can learn more about Russound products and demo live products at an AVAD Experience Center and AVAD Showroom at any of AVAD's 26 U.S. branches. For more information on AVAD and Russound, please visit www.avad.com and www.russound.com, respectively.

Talking Points
• AVAD has announced it is now offering Russound throughout the U.S.
• AVAD dealers will now have access to Russound's award winning distributed AV and multiroom entertainment products.
• Products available to AVAD dealers include Russound's Collage Powerline Media and Intercom System which distributes networked music and intercom communications over a home's electrical system.

About AVAD LLC
AVAD LLC, a wholly -owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc., is the most complete custom electronics provider in North America. Offering customers the most trusted brands, AVAD stocks complete systems solutions for home theater, home automation, pro AV, lighting controls, security, distributed A/V, central vacuum, HVAC 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 28 North American facilities.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: APC, Artison, Aton, Atlantic Technology, B&K Components, Bogen, Bose, Calrad, C.O.P.S. Monitoring, Crestron, Crown International, dbx Professional, Denon Pro, DirtDevil, DSC, Dymo/RhinoPRO, Draper, Gefen, HAI, iPort, JBL Pro, JDSU, JVC Professional Products, Key Digital, Lutron, Luxul Wireless, Marantz, MartinLogan, Middle Atlantic, NetStreams, Niles Audio, OmniMount, Onkyo, OnQ, Optoma, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Parasound, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, Pro -Connect, Pro -Flex, Rockustics, RTI, Russound, Samsung, Screen Innovations, Sharp, SIRIUS|XM, Speco Technologies, Sunbrite, TiVo, TZ, URC, Velodyne, ZeeVee and more.

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About Russound
Since 1967, innovation, quality and reliability have been the pillars of the Russound product
tradition. Located in Newmarket, N.H., USA, Russound, the #1 brand in multiroom audio, offers
the products and expertise customers need to enjoy multiroom audio and video systems in the
home. For more than 40 years, Russound has continued to cater to installation professionals and their customers by pairing powerful systems using the latest technologies with intuitive controls to give customers high -performance, easy -to -use solutions. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.russound.com.

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AVAD Contact:
Steve Honig, Senior Manger of Marketing and Training
AVAD
Tel: 818 -742 -4775 x1101
Email: steve.honig@avad.com
Web: http://www.avad.com

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