Almo CONNECT Program Opportunities Showcased During E4 AV Tour in Dallas April 24
Almo Professional A/V, North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor, has further enhanced its Almo CONNECT services to include the newest authorized partner Viasat Internet, the nation’s premier high speed satellite internet provider. As a result, Almo CONNECT can provide resellers and integrators faster internet packages with long-term recurring revenue as part of a complete AV installation. Viasat and other new Almo CONNECT offerings are being unveiled this week during the Almo E4 AV Tour in Dallas on April 24.
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The Almo CONNECT service continues to experience month-over-month growth, according to Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “In the last year, Almo CONNECT went from 80 service providers to more than 155, including Comcast SmartOffice, DIRECTV, Megapath Hosted Voice and Internet Connectivity, Mettel Mobile and our newest addition, Viasat Internet.” He continued, “Some of Almo CONNECT’s biggest successes have been in the hospitality vertical where property managers are looking for new technology to improve the guest experience, as well as the bar/restaurant sector where DIRECTV’s exclusive sports programming is a must-have. With the addition of Viasat, we are now able to provide a service comparable to cable at a very reasonable cost for any vertical market.”
“Viasat is one of our most exciting new product offerings today,” explained Rob Voorhees, business development manager for Almo CONNECT at Almo Professional A/V. “Even though Viasat has been providing satellite internet services for several years, the 2017 launch of the Viasat-2 satellite system is game-changing. Beginning this month, customers are receiving download speeds of 35m, which is very competitive with cable internet – and this is expected to increase to 60m and 100m downloads, making it ideal for hotels, office complexes and everything in between. Almo CONNECT partners can also expect a lifetime recurring commission on all Viasat sales, so it is a very profitable opportunity.”
“The biggest benefit to Almo partners?” added Voorhees. “With a single phone call to their account manager, they can order displays, media players, have digital signage content created by the Almo CONTENT team and then have it all connected by their local internet carrier. This saves our partners time and money while giving them recurring revenue streams long after the installation is complete.”
About Almo Managed Services
Almo is the first distributor in the industry to create a path for resellers to expand their reach through managed services. Through Almo CONTENT, digital content creation can be offered as part of the initial installation and ongoing maintenance package to build revenue, margins and customer relationships. Partners can heighten earning potential with Almo INSTALLATION by “white labeling” Almo’s well-vetted, highly trained installation services staff as their own. Almo CONNECT was introduced to give resellers reliable, scalable and robust bandwidth for internet, live TV and advanced voice. And Almo CONTROL provides partners support with control system and DSP programming for AMX, ClearOne and Crestron.
About Almo Business Development Managers
Almo offers a highly specialized fleet of BDMs. Each BDM brings a multitude of expert skills, such as technical knowledge, system design assistance, in-depth brand/product knowledge, and bid and project registration capability as well as a direct line to all of the top manufacturers in the AV industry. No other distributor in the AV industry provides this level of expertise to its partner community.
About the E4 AV Tour
Since 2009, the E4 program has offered AV professionals a full day of educational sessions worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs) as well as exclusive access to the industry’s newest AV products and services. The next E4 event is taking place in Dallas on April 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. To register, go to http://shows.e4avtour.com/dallas18/.
About Almo Professional A/V
Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s largest professional audio visual distributor with forward-thinking product integration, training and education, managed services, and technical support capabilities. With highly skilled sales and business development manager teams, reseller education programs, distribution centers across the U.S. and carefully chosen 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. 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 888-420-2566 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter and on Facebook.