AVAD Forges Exclusive Relationship to Distribute Universal Electronics' NevoSL

AVAD, distributor of custom home technology products, today announced an exclusive distribution relationship under a new agreement with Universal Electronics Inc., a leader in wireless control technology. The new agreement is part of AVAD’s effort to offer its dealers better tools for designing complete and profitable home control systems.
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AVAD Forges Exclusive Relationship to Distribute Universal Electronics' NevoSL

Sep 2, 2005 11:36 AM

AVAD, distributor of custom home technology products, today announced an exclusive distribution relationship under a new agreement with Universal Electronics Inc., a leader in wireless control technology. The new agreement is part of AVAD’s effort to offer its dealers better tools for designing complete and profitable home control systems.

Only AVAD dealers will be able to offer Universal Electronics’ highly acclaimed NevoSL control system to homeowners for access digital A/V files kept on their home’s digital storage devices, as well as control their TV, stereo, lights, and even air conditioning. As with all of the products sold through AVAD, product-training courses for the NevoSL will be available at AVAD locations nationwide. In addition to gaining a new expertise through the training, dealers will have fast access to the product as well as the benefit of AVAD’s signature technical support and just-in-time delivery for improved inventory turns and higher profitability.

“We’re excited to be the only distributor offering custom installers across the country access to the top of the line control systems,” says Bob Gartland, president of AVAD. “AVAD’s goal is to support every aspect of a custom installer’s business so that they can achieve greater success. With the availability of Universal Electronics’ NevoSL, our dealers are armed to give their customers a fast and easy way to control every device in the home with a well designed product that is simply fun to use.”

“We chose AVAD as the sole distributor of our NevoSL controller because it is the only distributor focused on establishing high standards in the custom home integration channel,” says Victor Shu, senior manager of corporate marketing for Universal Electronics. “As more homeowners turn to electronic systems contractors for their home’s technologies, they need custom installers that are real authorities on each product they sell. With AVAD supporting us, there’s no question that Universal Electronics’ products will be installed and programmed with complete expertise. AVAD dealers are thoroughly trained experts who get the top performance from the products they sell and homeowners will get the best NevoSL experience possible.”

NevoSL is a universal controller that provides its users with intuitive delivers to every device in a networked home. The unit features built-in IR control for A/V products, and complete wireless control for digital media content and multi-room functions. In addition, the NevoSL controller provides custom installers with great flexibility through its simple drag-and-drop programming software—NevoStudio. With efficiency and scalability being major keys to an ESC’s success, Nevo’s quick configuration saves time and adds new profitability to projects.

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