Almo Professional A/V, a professional audio visual distributor, announced the E4 AV Tour, its training and networking event for resellers, integrators and consultants, will be making stops this fall in Boston and Dallas.
Continuing the theme “Experience Your Future Now,” E4 features a day of training sessions worth InfoComm Renewal Units, workshops, product and service launches, and new manufacturing partners, according to a company press release. The E4 AV tour has traveled to cities around the country to provide product, technical and business training needs to resellers and installers while creating a forum for professional networking.
E4 Boston will be held Sept. 23 at the Boston Marriott Newton. E4 Dallas will be held Oct. 18 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. Both events run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are free to attend for Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go to www.e4avtour.com.
“We expect the fall E4 tour to be highly attended as it is our first time visiting Boston and Dallas since the completion of our acquisition with IAVI,” said Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V. “We will have our full staff on hand, including all 12 of our specialized Business Development Managers, and we look forward to bringing our newest vendors — Optoma, InFocus and ViewSonic — on the tour. In addition, Samsung will be hosting an exclusive showcase room demonstrating its newest products, such as the mirror display and indoor LED.”
Technical, technology and business-oriented E4 sessions include:
•Encouraging Interaction in the World of “Me”: Using Interactive LCDs for Productivity
•Installation Issues for Converged AV/IT Systems
•OLED: The Curve of the Future
•Designing Commercial Audio Systems for Maximum Performance & Profit
•The Great Outdoors: High Bright, Outdoor and Weatherized Displays Defined (Dallas only)
•Cables, Terminations and Rack-Building
•Dante Audio Networking Fundamentals
•The Planar LED, LCD and 4K Image Experience
The E4 Experience workshops allow attendees to participate in two practical application sessions, the release said. Both workshops are worth InfoComm RUs and available multiple times throughout the E4 events:
•Design a Huddle Space — Put the finishing touches on the design for an interactive huddle space. Use tools such as Barco’s ClickShare to experience how to share, collaborate and inspire.
•Behind the Scenes: Creating the E4 Digital Signage software — Learn how digital signage is created behind the scenes for the E4 AV Tour using BrightSign’s BrightAuthor software. Participants will have the opportunity to create and publish their own digital signage solutions.
Additionally, Samsung’s showcase room will feature a mix of indoor SMART LED signage, semi-outdoor high ambient light displays for storefronts, outdoor displays certified to withstand the elements, a videowall made with seamless tiling and embedded System-on-Chip (SoC) technology, an interactive 82-inch E-Board display solution, a mirror display and products from the new Samsung 4K display series, the release said.
The Samsung Showcase will also include an outdoor display course that highlights research pertaining to outdoor commercial display marketing conditions, what end users look for in outdoor displays, the ROI end users gain for leveraging outdoor technology and ways to bring bright, brilliant messages outside, according to the release.
The E4 exhibit hall will feature Almo’s newest manufacturing partners: InFocus, Optoma and ViewSonic. Other fall E4 exhibitors include ADTI Media, AKG, Almo Connect Services, Almo Content Creation Services, Almo Installation Services, AMX, ATEN, Barco, Bose Professional, BrightSign, BWG, C2G, Canon, Chief, ClearOne, Comprehensive Connectivity, Da-Lite, dbx, Draper, ELO, Epson, Hitachi, InfoComm, JBL,LG, Listen, NEC, Panasonic, Peerless-AV, Planar, Premier Mounts, QSC, Samsung, SecurityTronix, Sharp, Soundcraft, SunBrite, Tightrope Media, TouchSystems, Tripplite, tvONE and ZeeVee.