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AVAD Inks Distribution Agreement with OmniMount Systems

Respected Mounting Manufacturer to Be Distributed via Nationwide Network

Van Nuys, Calif. — February 13, 2006 — AVAD, the preeminent U.S. distributor of custom home entertainment technology, announced that it has forged a distribution agreement with OmniMount Systems. The company is offering OmniMount’s award-winning audio/video mounting options in an effort to provide installers with a competitive advantage with regard to product offerings and ease of installation. Fresh off a year of significant achievements, that includes a recent acquisition by Ingram Micro, this deal marks the first of a series of monumental developments with a focus on offering the highest level of customer satisfaction.

“OmniMount’s reputation of top-tier products and personnel speaks for itself, and we could not be more proud in forging a strategic partnership with the OmniMount team,” said Bob Gartland, president of AVAD. “We are now able to offer our dealers a wide array of industry leading A/V mounts, stands and furniture aimed at making installations a snap. Our desire to put the customer first mirrors OmniMount’s approach to customer service and that is a huge reason why this new partnership will be a win-win for all involved.”

“OmniMount prides itself by providing products and services second-to-none in the industry, and our new relationship with AVAD further demonstrates our determination to stay at the forefront of the industry,” explained Alex Robertson, OmniMount V.P. of Sales. “We feel as though partnering with AVAD in order for them to distribute our vast array of product categories and lines, including the new 2006 CEA Innovations Award-winning Stellar Series G-3FP flat panel floor stand, is in the best interest of our existing dealer base. AVAD has an impressive track record and a well deserved reputation with regards to its unrivaled national distribution network. As OmniMount is the category’s leader, and AVAD is a level above its competition, it made sense to combine forces in order to create a partnership that will better serve our customers and one that the entire industry will envy.”

With a solid reputation for offering the most stylish and reliable mounting options, OmniMount offers custom installers a product lineup that favors versatility and convenience. OmniMount products are designed to accommodate generally any size speaker, as well as a wide array of video equipment. Their stylish applications are an excellent complement for AVAD’s highly sophisticated product lineup.

OmniMount is based in Phoenix, Ariz. For nearly 30 years, OmniMount products have been recognized for groundbreaking design, the highest quality, and long term reliability. Today, OmniMount offers hundreds of mounting solutions to meet the needs of nearly any application. From mounting the smallest to the largest of speakers, to any size or shape of CRT or LCD television, and an elegant line of stylish and functional furniture, OmniMount offers a wide variety of products to maximize the Home Theater experience. Visit or


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 28 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, Key Digital, Lutron, Marantz, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., NetStreams, Niles Audio, OmniMount, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RTI, Samsung, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, Terk, Universal Remote Control, and more.

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In July 2005, AVAD was acquired by Ingram Micro, Inc., making its parent company the leading distributor for solution providers and custom installers serving the fast-growing consumer electronics and home automation markets in the United States.

For more information about AVAD and its services, visit their website at

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