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AVAD Gives Away Nearly $50,000 in Prizes at CEDIA EXPO 2007

Van Nuys, Calif. — September 17, 2007 — AVAD, LLC, America’s leading distributor of custom home electronics products, announced the winners of nearly $50,000 in prizes that the company gave out at CEDIA EXPO 2007. The sought after prizes came from the most well-known and respected brands in the AV industry and included flat-panel, high-definition televisions from Samsung and Sharp, a Motion52 motorized TV wall-mount from OmniMount, a variety of high-end universal remote controls from Remote Technologies, Inc., an RCC Six Hundred loudspeaker with amplifier from Artison and even component accessories such as CAT-5 Baluns from Niles Audio.

“This was definitely the best giveaway we have ever done,” said Bob Gartland, president of AVAD. “Our manufacturer partners benefited from the exposure, and the contest winners took home some of the most innovative and high-quality products on the market. It was a fantastic promotion for everyone involved.”

In order to enter the contest, participants had to visit the AVAD booth at CEDIA EXPO and complete a Vendor Visit Card where they had to also visit ten AVAD vendor booths to get their card stamped and return it to the AVAD booth before the end of the day to qualify for that day’s drawing. Prizes were given out each day during CEDIA EXPO, for a total of 47 prizes.

Day 1 — Prizes and Winners:
• Artison In-Wall Subwoofer with Amp — Terry M. Hopp, Hopp Sound and Electric (Marquette, KS)
• Chief Mount — Greg Wright, Wired4Media (Alpharetta, GA)
• Gefen 3×1 HDMI Switcher — David Sigel, Integrated Electronics (Hollywood, FL )
• Gefen 4×1 HDMI Switcher — Danny Shelton, All Safe and Sound (Festus, MO )
• Harman Kardon Bridge iPod Dock — Kevin Jones, Beyond Audio Video (La Jolla, CA)
• Harman Kardon DVD Player — James Cox, Securas Consulting Group (Collierville, TN)
• JVC Noise-Canceling Headphones — Kevin Smith, Automated Tech (Greenville, SC)
• Lutron Lighting Kit — Jack Thongsythauong, Maileservices, LLC (Tolland, CT )
• Niles CAT5 Baluns — Kerry Anderson, Audio Visions (Mission Viejo, CA )
• RTI T2+ — Greg Janes, Mid Ohio Prewire (Columbus, OH)
• Panasonic Video Door Phone — George Kimberlin, Audio Visions (Mission Viejo, CA)
• Samsung 52″ LCD – Daniel Clark, Frankentek (Medford, NJ)

Day 2 — Prizes and Winners:
• Artison In-Wall Subwoofer with Amp — Jake Kessler, All Systems Audio and Video (Quakertown, PA)
• Draper Phantom Projector Lift — Robin Manning, Premier Home Systems (Nantucket, MA)
• Gefen 3×1 HDMI Switcher — Bob Schoppe, Audio Visions (Lake Forest, CA)
• Gefen 4×1 HDMI Switcher — Sean Rezai, Quantum A/V Solutions (Miami, FL)
• Harman Kardon Bridge iPod Dock — Shawn Lemay, S & T Enterprises of WNY (Williamsville, NY)
• JVC Noise-Canceling Headphones — Jason Tynes, Safe and Sound Systems (North Haven, CT)
• Labor Saving Devices, Inc. Anniversary Kit — Wayne Emory, Emory Electronics and Installation (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
• Lutron Lighting Kit — Scott Whitney, Whitney Tech Solutions (Pebble Beach, CA)
• Midlite $200 Gift Certificate and a Master Pack of 1 Gang White Wireport Plates — Tim Stearns, S&T Enterprises (Williamsville, NY)
• OmniMount MWFS Mount — Hamid Raban, Quality Audio Video (Centennial, CO)
• OpenHouse DMC10 Kit — Randy Kalinski, Telesis Electronics (South Lyon, MI)
• Panamax M5100 Power Conditioner — Ellen Osterkamp, Whitney Technology Solutions (Pebble Beach, CA)
• Panasonic 52″ Plasma — Nick Jensen, Goodsports Audio (Las Vegas, NV)

Day 3 — Prizes and Winners
• Artison In-Wall Subwoofer with Amp — Colin Rudnick, Grand Ulean Electronics (Driggs, ID)
• Atlantic Technology FS-4000 — Scott Whitney, Whitney Tech (Pebble Beach, CA)
• Chief Motorized Plasma Mount — Allen Reed, Sound Concepts (Jonesboro, AR)
• Dirt Devil Central Vac System with Cleaning Kit — Carlos Silva, Starlight (Plano, TX)
• Harman Kardon Bridge iPod Dock — Yoram Benami, Yoram Benami Satellite and Home Theater (West Palm Beach, FL )
• Harman Kardon AVR 347 Receiver — Rick Bell, Graf Electric (Wichita, KS)
• iPort iPod Dock and Remote Control — Kerry Ragan, All Safe and Sound (St. Louis, MO)
• JVC Noise-Canceling Headphones — Tim McKinney, 5 Star Home Connections (Port Barrington, IL)
• Lutron Lighting Kit — Andrew Grandpre, Residential Systems, Inc. (Highlands Ranch, CO)
• NetStreams Panorama — Wade Bonilla, Converging Technologies (Valrico, FL)
• OmniMount RSF Mount — Crystal Clark (Northglenn, CO)
• RTI T2-C — Great Solutions (Winter Park, FL)
• Samsung 63″ Plasma — Ryan Kroeger, Total Automation (Irvine, CA)

Day 4 — Prizes and Winners:
• Gefen 3×1 HDMI Switcher — Scott Hensley, C and R Systems (Corona, CA)
• Gefen 4×1 HDMI Switcher — Ron Gold, Gold Sound (Englewood, CO)
• Chief Mount — Tracy Cooper, Integrated Digital Technologies, Inc. (Abita Springs, LA)
• JVC Noise-Canceling Headphones — Erik Johnson, Cutting Edge Electronics, LLC (Bailey, CO)
• OpenHouse DMC10 Kit — Lynn Dempsey, Clearview Home Theater (Yulee, FL)
• Panasonic Door Phone — Michael Ferguson, M.S.T. (San Diego, CA)
• RTI T3 Remote — Randy Stukenberg, Sound Ideas (Rockford, IL)
• OmniMount Motion52 — Leslie Johnson, Cutting Edge Electronics, LLC (Bailey, CO)
• Sharp 32″ LCD — Robin Natereli, Northern Neck Solutions, Inc. (Kilmarmock, VA)


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 37+ locations nationwide and in Canada. 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 10,000+ 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.

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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, Midlite, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., NetStreams, Niles Audio, Niveus Media, OmniMount, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Optoma, 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

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