Almo Pro A/V Focuses on West Coast with E4 AV Tour and Opening of Reno Distribution Center

Almo Pro A/V is taking care of its expanding West Coast partnerships by bringing the E4 AV Tour, its traveling education/training, networking and tradeshow event, to San Jose on April 19 and Irvine on Oct. 3. At the same time, Almo has opened a new, state-of-the-art distribution center in Reno, Nev.

According to Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V, “Our West Coast dealer base has grown substantially so we look forward to bringing the E4 AV Tour to California twice this year to give our local area resellers and integrators multiple opportunities to earn InfoComm CTS Renewal Units, participate in hands-on workshops and spend time with 35 of the industry’s top manufacturers.”

Craigmyle added, “Our new 300,000 square foot distribution facility in Reno enables West Coast partners to place and receive even the largest product orders in an extremely proficient manner.” She explained that the new facility features high-efficiency, environmentally-friendly heating and lighting as well as a state-of-the-art conveyer system for quick and effective processing and shipping.

The spring E4 AV Tour kicked off last month in Chicago to a record attendance of more than 500 local area resellers, integrators and consultants. To listen to a podcast about the E4 AV Tour, click here.

Thanks to a partnership with InfoComm, one of the highlights of the tour is the InfoComm IoT Insights Conference at E4. Based on the IoT Insights events InfoComm held in 2016, the conference focuses on raising awareness of the role of secure, connected, Internet-enabled devices in AV solutions and strategies. Worth a total of three CTS RUs, the conference includes two sessions, a panel discussion and an exhibit hall tour.


Courses and workshops include:

  • Keynote by Gary Kayye: 4K: No Myths, No Exaggerations – Just the Facts (1.5 RUs)
  • OLED The Curve of the Future (1 RU)
  • Encouraging Interaction in the World of “Me”: Using Interactive LCDs for Productivity (1 RU)
  • Content Creation for Digital Signage (1 RU)
  • Designing Commercial Audio Systems for Maximum Performance & Profit (1 RU)
  • HDBaseT Installer Expert Program with ATEN (1.5 RU)
  • Creative Video Wall Designs (1 RU)
  • Introduction to Interactive Digital Signage: Learn how to easily create interactive content for digital signs using BrightSign’s BrightAuthor software. (1 CTS RU)
  • The Business Case and Technical Advantage for Collaboration: Learn to use and sell all the technical capabilities of the Barco ClickShare products. (1 CTS RU)

E4 San Jose is on April 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton. It is an entirely free event for Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, click here.