Almo ProAV Boosts Almo CONNECT Services With the Addition of Viasat High Speed Internet

Almo Professional A/V 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.

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.”

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.

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