AVAD Announces2012 Vend -O -Palooza Schedule

Custom electronics distributor kicks off exclusive traveling "trade show" January 26 in Irvine, Calif.

VAN NUYS, Calif. - January 10, 2012 - AVAD LLC, one of North America's leading distributors of custom electronics, has announced the first dates and locations for the 2012 schedule of its highly popular Vend -O -Palooza tour. AVAD's 2012 Vend -O -Palooza tour will kick off January 26th at the AVAD branch in Irvine, Calif. followed by stops at Scottsdale, Ariz. on February 22 and San Jose, Calif. on March 13.


Now in its third year, Vend -O -Palooza is a one -day "trade show" offering local dealers and integrators an exclusive opportunity to meet directly and interact with the industry's leading manufacturers and service providers. Attendees to Vend -O -Palooza have the unique benefit of demoing the latest products, participating in prize giveaways and raffles and purchasing products at special pricing. Throughout the event, AVAD also conducts special training session and workshops designed to help attendees manage and grow their businesses.

"Vend -O -Palooza has quickly grown into an event that AVAD dealers and vendors look forward to," said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. "The event is truly a win -win situation for everyone in attendance. AVAD dealers have the unique opportunity to speak face -to -face with manufacturers in a forum that allows them to ask questions and provide feedback on the products they use. AVAD vendors also use Vend -O -Palooza as an opportunity to learn more about the unique needs of the dealer which helps them make the products and services they provide even better."

AVAD will release more Vend -O -Palooza dates and locations throughout 2012. For an up -to -date tour schedule, visit http://www.vendopalooza.com or http://www.avad.com.

About AVAD LLC
AVAD is an industry -leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets. As part of the Specialty Solutions Division, AVAD, a wholly -owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, provides integrators access to the industry's top products and integrated solutions for residential and commercial video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole -home and business automation and control, as well as digital signage and commercial solutions and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics and home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools and technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses. With 24 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands -on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.

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