Burlington, MA – October 24, 2014 –
Steve Presti, principal of Easy Access Distribution – the Northeast region member of the Catalyst AV distribution network – reports that his company’s 15th annual Emerging Technologies & Home Awareness Expo, held October 15th and 16th at the Billerica, Massachusetts Courtyard by Marriott, had an attendance of 185 integrators.
WIlson Electronics Eastern Regional Sales Mgr Eric Mercil brought attendees up to speed on the merits of selling cellular signal boostersTrainings conducted included The Internet of Things is Here (sponsored by Nest / Dropcam); It’s All About the Network (sponsored by Luxul); The Home Theater Experience (sponsored by Sonance) and Boosting a Better Signal (sponsored by Wilson Electronics). Vivitek projectors, Definitive Technology, Denon and DaLite came to together to demonstrate Dolby Atmos.
“Many of the trainings were 50+ attendees per session; proof-positive that integrators want to learn how to seize new opportunities,” says Presti. “We also had the 1st showing in New England of a deliverable Dolby Atmos system which created the anticipated response of a well-designed high-performance experience. All of these products are not the same – and we demonstrated this at the event.”
Milestone’s regional sales manager Carole Masuck talking with attendees“It is always productive for me to be part of the Easy Access Distribution / Catalyst AV Distribution Network team when they present their dealer shows,” said Carole Masuck, Regional Sales Manager of Milestone (Chief, Raxxess, Sanus and DaLite). “I’m able to work with many regional dealers and their sales teams, many of whom do not attend CES or CEDIA. They get a hands-on experience as well an opportunity for me to direct them on ‘what’s new / what’s not,’ ‘what’s hot / what’s not,’ ‘what the trends are,’ etc… I do not often have the luxury to touch so many dealers face-to-face in two short days!”
30 manufacturers had tables setup at the event to showcase their newest offerings. Participants included 2Gig, Alarm.com, APC, Atlona, Boston Acoustics, BrightSign, Catalyst AV Wire & Cable, Chief, ClearView CCTV, DaLite, Definitive Technology, Dropcam, Denon, Dynamat, enerG, EnGenius, Heos by Denon, IC Realtime, ICE Cable Systems, iPort, Launchport, Luxul, Marantz, Nest, Perfect Path, Pro Control, Raxxess by Chief, RTI, Russound, Sonance, TiVo, Vanco, Vivitek, and Wilson Electronics.
About Catalyst AV
Founded in 2012, Catalyst AV is a network of 12-independent consumer electronics distributors serving the residential and professional AV channels in the U.S. Catalyst AV grants manufacturers a consistent and cohesive nationwide distribution model to more than 15,000 professional integration specialists. Catalyst AV benefits integrators by delivering all the products and support necessary to execute the demands of job specifications with confidence. The Catalyst AV Board of Directors consists of Mike Hench (Electronics Source Distributors); Steve Presti (Easy Access Distribution) and Wally Whinna (Allnet Distributing).