Van Nuys, Calif. — June 19, 2006 — AVAD, LLC, America’s leading distributor of custom home electronics products, today announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with Niveus Media, Inc., a rapidly expanding software and systems provider, specializing in media entertainment devices for the consumer electronics market.
The agreement is a result of Niveus Media’s desire to expand its reach within the fast-growing custom installation market, which AVAD can provide thanks to the distributor’s network of 9,000 custom integrators. No other national distributor carries Niveus Media’s leading-edge media server and storage devices.
“We’re very pleased to offer our dealers Niveus Media’s Storage and Media Center Solutions,” said Bob Gartland, president of AVAD. “As the digital revolution continues to expand and consumers look for one centralized device to manage all their multimedia needs, we’re equipped to supply our dealers with a viable solution for today’s networked home.”
“AVAD can deliver the diverse dealer base, training assets and the technical expertise to help us grow our business,” said Tim Cutting, CEO of Niveus Media. “AVAD’s extensive dealer network will allow us to expand our reach. Now we can truly and effectively promote our media entertainment devices, which represent quality, craftsmanship and performance.”
AVAD will serve as a distributor to Niveus Media, creating a marketing plan that focuses efforts locally to build brand presence among electronic system contractors across the United States. In addition, AVAD will provide Niveus Media dealers with product training, complete technical support and fast and easy inventory access for quicker customer service, improved turns and high profits. Niveus Media products fall into three categories: Complete Media Centers, Networked Storage Servers and Advanced Input Devices.
About Niveus Media, Inc.
Since 2002, Niveus Media, Inc. has engineered and manufactured high-performance media solutions that take whole-home digital entertainment to an entirely new level. Niveus is an award-winning manufacturer of high-end Media Centers, storage servers and advanced control software designed specifically for the consumer electronics market. Committed to providing innovative, integrated digital entertainment devices for the networked home, Niveus has simplified the management and enjoyment of digital media at home.
For more information on Niveus Media, Inc., please visit www.niveusmedia.com.
About AVAD, LLC
AVAD, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, Inc., is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. Its in-depth technology offering of the most trusted names and progressive continuing education programs provide all the support necessary to design and implement complete home solutions. AVAD stocks products for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, and more for just-in-time delivery from each of its 30 locations nationwide. With complete technical training and certification for industry hallmarks like CEDIA’s Installer Level I and Level II Certification, AVAD is unparalleled in its commitment to expanding dealers’ bottom line.
AVAD exemplifies this concept with the Dealer to Builder (D2B) program, which links members of its 8000+ dealer corps with homebuilders across the United States to outfit new homes with in-demand, cutting-edge electronic systems.
Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: Acme Brackets, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, Belden, Bose, Carlon, ChannelPlus, Coleman Cable, H-P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D-Link, Draper, Fujitsu, Gefen, Harman Kardon, InFocus ScreenPlay, iPort, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Lutron, Marantz, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., NetStreams, Niles Audio, Niveus Media, OmniMount, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RTI, Samsung, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Electronics, Universal Remote Control, and more.
In July 2005, AVAD was acquired by Ingram Micro, Inc., making its parent company the leading distributor for solution providers and custom integrators serving the fast-growing consumer electronics and home automation markets in the United States.
For more information about AVAD and its services, visit its website at www.avad.com.