Regional Dealer-Only Consumer Electronics Showcase Previews Innovative New Products from Top Home and Mobile Manufacturers; Full House Expected
DALLAS, TX, Feb. 22, 2006 - Electronic Lane Distributing, a member of The EDGE Distributors Group, a nationwide association of consumer electronics distributors serving the custom installation and retail markets, has announced that the Consumer Electronics Expo 2006, a new and expanding regional trade -show and new product showcase for custom installation and electronics dealers, will be held March 18 -19 at the Marriott Quorum Hotel, here in Dallas.
Now in its second year, Consumer Electronics Expo 2006 is jointly sponsored by two other Dallas -area distributors, Sunbelt Associates & Distributing, and Southwest Electronix. The expo offers dealers an exclusive preview of the newest innovations and top brands from 70 leading manufacturers of home and mobile electronics products. The show also features information -critical technical seminars and training sessions, access to factory representatives, and special prices for many of the products on display. Last year's sold -out show drew nearly 1,300 attendees and about 300 dealers. A full house is expected again this year.
"We're excited to have a new opportunity to show dealers the terrific products and product lines available to them in their market, and to demonstrate the superior training and support we're able to provide," said Woody Taylor, Electronic Lane's Executive Vice President. "We know everyone will also benefit from the training seminars, and we're doing our best to make sure they do."
Consumer Electronics Expo evolved from a series of smaller dealer shows presented in earlier years by each of the individual sponsors. "We expect this year's show will be even bigger and better than last year's, drawing more manufacturers and more dealers," said Mr. Taylor. Electronic Lane, Sunbelt Distributing, and Southwest Electronix distributes to and supports dealers throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
A major highlight of the show will be the exhibition area featuring hundreds of product displays and offerings. In the Home Electronics area, manufacturers exhibiting products include Angstrom Loudspeakers, Atlas Sound, Audioplex Technology, AudioSource, AudioTech, Cascade Audio Engineering, CE Labs, Channel Vision, Colorado vNet, Dynamat, Earthquake, Ethereal, Falcon Fine Wire, Fusion Research, and Goo Systems.
Home electronics manufacturers also include Audiovox, Cascade Audio Engineering, Furman, ICM Corp., IXOS, Jamo, JVC, Knoll, Monster, NEC, NuVision, Omni Mount, Panamax, Parasound, Phoenix Gold, Rockustics, Russound, Zenith, Sanus Systems, Sonance, TEAC, Terk, Universal Remote Control, U -Wire, Vantage Point, ViewSonic, Vogel's, Vutec, Xantech, Yamaha, and Zon.
On the Mobile Electronics side, top exhibitors include Accelevision, Audiovox, Autotek, Boston Acoustics, Blackmore Mobile Electronics, Cerwin -Vega, Clarion, CompuSTAR, Crunch USA, DB Link, Delphi, Diamond Audio Technology, Directed Electronics, Dynamat, Earthquake, Eiger Vision, HiFonics, Hooker Audio, Infinity, JBL, Kenwood, Liteglow, MB Quart, Metra, MTX Audio, Phoenix Gold, Pioneer, Precision Interface Electronics, ProBox, Q Forms, Recoil, Scosche Industries, Sirius Satellite Radio, SVC Security Vision Concept, TomTom, Tsunami, Visteon, VST, XM Satellite Radio, and Zapco.
In addition to the exhibits, a variety of seminars and product training sessions will be available to participants, and dealers will be invited to informal evening gatherings in distributor -sponsored suites.
Diversions include a Casino Night on Saturday, March 18, with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The Foundation is a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through innovative research and community -based outreach programs.
Dealers and attendees may register for Consumer Electronics Expo 2006 by contacting Electronic Lane at 888 -584 -5678 or 214 -956 -0555. Sunbelt Distributing at 972 -661 -5004 or Southwest Electronix at 800 -442 -0820.
About The EDGE Distributors Group
Founded in 1999, The EDGE Distributors Group (www.edgegroup.org) consists of 14 independently -owned regional distributors that primarily serve the premium U.S. custom installation market and select retailers. EDGE partners sell and support products aimed at residential value -added installers and specialty retailers. They encourage growth by their members and customers alike by carefully evaluating, then bringing to market the finest installation products available - emphasizing those that are reliable, innovative and exciting. EDGE members also highly value personal attention, and no dealer is ever treated as just a number. Product lines EDGE distributes and supports include Channel Vision, Furman Sound, Fusion Research, ICM/F -Conn Industries, Isotec/Sheersound, NEC, NûVision, Peerless Industries, Proton, and ViewSonic.