Distribution Agreement to Penetrate Custom Installation Market In Effect
VAN NUYS, CA–May 3, 2006– AVAD LLC, America’s leading distributor of custom home technology products, today announced its partnership with JVC Professional Products Company. This enhanced partnership links JVC Professional Products Company’s D-ILA product line to AVAD’s nationwide network of custom installers allowing the manufacturer to expand its reach within the custom installation market.
This agreement gives AVAD national distribution rights to JVC Professional Products Company’s D-ILA projector product line, including the recently introduced DLA-HD10K and HD-ILA widescreen rear projection pro model TVs such as the HD-P70R1U. AVAD’s distributor network currently sells and services over 9,000 dealers enabling JVC to broaden its reach to the custom installation market nationwide.
“JVC is a distinguished brand in the high-end projector market. We’re excited to strengthen our existing relationship with them and be able to offer our dealers this high quality product,” said Bob Gartland, president of AVAD. “Our extensive resources will put JVC Professional Products in front of the custom installers they are interested in reaching. Our goal is to provide the most innovative and reliable home theater products to our dealers and partnering with JVC allows us to continue that mission.”
“We’re pleased to further our relationship with AVAD and be able to expand our product reach through their extensive dealer network,” said Paul Kasparian, vice president, digital video division, JVC Professional Products Company. “Our combined companies’ strengths will enable us to create unique incentive programs that will help us effectively reach the custom integrator market. Our D-ILA product line is sure to complement AVAD’s existing product line to offer customers the ultimate home theater experience.”
Acting as a comprehensive supply chain partner, AVAD will create a nationally consistent marketing plan that builds brand presence among electronic system contractors nationwide. AVAD will also provide tech training and support at their facilities as well as a comprehensive online training course. Additionally, AVAD’s Dealer to Builder (D2B) program links members of its 9,000+ dealer corps with homebuilders across the United States, to outfit new homes with in-demand, cutting-edge electronic systems.
ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
JVC Professional Products Company, located in Wayne, New Jersey, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a complete line of broadcast and professional equipment. For more information about this, or any other JVC product, contact JVC at (800) 582-5825; or Candace Vadnais at PFS Marketwyse 973-812-8883, ext. 430 or visit JVC Web site at http://pro.JVC.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 31 + 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 9000+ dealer corps with homebuilders across the United States to outfit new homes with in-demand, cutting-edge electronic systems.
AVAD is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evident by AVAD University’s over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year.
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, Goo Systems, 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.