Almo starts 2012 strong with the first AV webinar to focus on edge blending

This new projector technique that visually combines several projected images to make a seamless, single image.

Philadelphia, PA - January 10, 2012 - Almo Professional A/V, the nation's fastest growing audiovisual distributor, is starting 2012 strong with the first AV webinar to focus on edge blending, a new projector technique that visually combines several projected images to make a seamless, single image. Registration is now open for the "The Fundamentals of Edge Blending," scheduled for Wednesday, January 18 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST. An encore session will also be available on February 16 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST and the presentation will be available live on the Spring 2012 leg of Almo Pro A/V's E4 AV training and networking tour.


"We are starting our webinar series with a fresh round of sessions developed to help our partners differentiate from the competition with techniques that add significance and creativity to an install," said Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V. "Edge blending is a topic that has not been widely addressed, yet it can have so much impact on the overall effectiveness of an application."

"Edge blending is part art, part science and definitely a craft to be learned," explained Alan Brawn, principal of Brawn Consulting and presenter for the webinar. "It addresses two growing markets: digital signage and rental & staging. Edge blending allows integrators in these markets to create incredible images that are otherwise not possible. In simple terms, this gives the creative side of the AV world another tool to leave a lasting impression on viewers."
Edge blending is done by increasing the size of a projected image to make it very wide or by combining a number of lower resolution devices together to increase the total resolution of a display. In both cases, a number of projectors are needed, which are overlapped and then visually joined together using edge blending processing. "The Fundamentals of Edge Blending" webinar examines how edge blending actually works by focusing on the projector layout, installation and pixel overlap. The session also looks at brightness and color matching to create a contiguous image from a single projector. Applications discussed will include image magnification, curved screens, simulation, unconventional screen sizes and shapes, high resolution imaging, continuous screens and techorating.

About Almo Professional A/V's Webinar Program
In addition to edge blending, over the next month Almo's webinar program includes these sessions: "Introducing MusicLites by Artison" on January 19 and "URC Commercial Control - Take A Look Inside" on February 2. For more information, go to www. http://www.almoproav.com/events/.

About Almo Professional A/V's E4 AV Tour
Launched in December 2009, The E4 AV tour is a free, full-day program with an intense educational focus that allows partners to earn valuable InfoComm International CTS RUs while networking with the industry's top manufacturers. Close to 4,000 attendees have experienced the benefits of the E4 events and, in the process, have earned nearly 2,750 InfoComm CTS RUs. For more information, go to www.e4avtour.com.

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About Almo Professional A/V
Almo Professional A/V is the nation's fastest growing distributor serving the needs of professional audiovisual integrators, dealers and consultants. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, 10 distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level.

The Almo Professional A/V sales team is InfoComm-trained and the majority is CTS-certified. Almo Professional A/V has aligned with InfoComm International to offer courses worth CTS renewal units that enable partners to stay ahead. At the same time, the division works with industry vendors to bring live and online product training opportunities directly to channel partners.

Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation's leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 410-560-2890 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.

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