Almo Professional A/V Announces New Distribution Agreement With HARMAN Professional

Almo Offers Leading HARMAN Brands; Almo Hosting HARMAN Webinar 9/20; HARMAN to Show JBL Pro Control 10 Speakers at E4 Southern California 10/18

Philadelphia, PA - September 18, 2013 - Almo Professional A/V today announced a new distribution partnership with HARMAN Professional by which several HARMAN Professional brands are now available through Almo Professional A/V. Almo is hosting a HARMAN webinar on Sept. 20 so partners can become acclimated with the complete HARMAN offering. HARMAN has also joined the Almo E4 AV Fall 2013 Tour and will feature the newly shipping the JBL Professional Control 10 Speakers during the next event in Southern California on Oct. 18.

As part of the agreement with HARMAN Professional, Almo now carries five of HARMAN Professional's brands, including JBL Professional speakers, Crown Audio amplifiers, AKG wireless microphones, dbx Professional digital signal processors and Soundcraft audio mixers for live sound.

"By carrying multiple HARMAN Professional brands, we are able to provide our partners with streamlined consistency and support for their audio sales and integration needs," said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. "Apryl Griswold, one of our Business Development Managers with audio expertise, will work in concert with our seasoned sales professionals to incorporate HARMAN products into audio installations. Together our Almo team will ensure complete integration, training, service and technical support for all the HARMAN brands."

Almo is hosting a new webinar, "An Introduction to HARMAN Professional Audio through Almo Pro AV" to provide an overview of the product offering available from the five HARMAN brands it now carries. The session will take place on Sept. 20 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register.

"Almo's commitment to reseller education programs and industry-leading dealer events fits well with HARMAN Professional's approach of partnering with distributors who offer AV integrators this depth of value-added services," said Bill Raimondi, senior manager, U.S. Distribution & Strategic Accounts for HARMAN Professional. "As a result, integrators who are exposed to HARMAN Professional products through Almo will receive the information and support they need to sell and install our products in the most productive way possible." He added, "We are eager to participate in Almo's upcoming E4 event where we will be showcasing JBL Professional's new line of Control 10 Series ceiling speakers. Available in white or black, these blind-mount speakers are quick and easy to install and are perfect for cost-effective applications requiring high fidelity sound."

Introduced during InfoComm 2013, the JBL Professional Control 10 Series is three new in-ceiling loudspeakers that combine installation-friendly features with superior sound quality and value. The Control 16C/T, Control 14C/T and Control 12C/T are designed for applications where lower- to medium-volume music playback and paging is appropriate, including retail stores, restaurants, music/paging systems, airports, waiting rooms and many other areas.

E4 Southern California Details E4 Southern California is on October 18 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, Calif. and runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. P.T. It is an entirely free event, including parking, for Almo Pro A/V's reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go to The E4 AV program can be accessed on demand during and after each event for instructor videos, copies of the course presentations and live Twitter updates. On November 13, E4 will continue on to Metropolitan New York for a stop at the Meadowlands Expo Center.

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