Electrograph Announces 2006 Display Technology Experience
Jan 26, 2006 10:15 AM
Electrograph Systems announced that its first Display Technology Experience (DTE) of 2006 will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, Calif. from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm. The event is free and includes drawings for prizes throughout the day.
Display technologies highlighted at the DTE include: plasma displays, LCD displays, rear projection TVs, mounts, audio, Cat-5 products, scalers and interfaces, input cards, touch overlays, tuners, and power conditioning.
Electrograph’s DTE attracts major manufacturers who will provide demos of the newest products and meet one-on-one with resellers to answer any questions they may have.
“If a reseller has a pressing technical issue, they can find the solution in just a few minutes at our DTE,” says Sam Taylor, president, Electrograph Systems. “It’s an invaluable opportunity that we’re thrilled to provide to resellers free of charge.”
Manufacturers exhibiting at the DTE include: NEC, Samsung, Panasonic, Pioneer, Sony, Philips, Sharp, LG, Mitsubishi, and Hitachi. An array of peripheral product vendors will also be exhibiting to provide an overview of the complete display solution.
The DTE also offers two educational tracks, Business Building and Technical Training, to give resellers insight to help them improve their business.
“We’ve carefully chosen the best instructors for our DTE who are industry leaders,” says Taylor. “Not only is there technical training for those who do hands-on work at the installation, we’re also providing business building sessions to help our resellers plan their growth strategies for 2006 and beyond.”
The Business Building track will feature two sessions taught by Gary Kayye and John Stiernberg. Kayye publishes the AV industry’s foremost e-newsletter, Gary Kayye’s rave. Stiernberg is a respected strategic marketing and business development consultant. Kayye’s session, The Future of AV in Everything, will journey through the evolution of AV and explore future trends of the industry so that resellers may learn how to profitably grow their business. Stiernberg’s session, Planning Your Way to Success, will present tips, techniques, and practical business planning tools to apply when making strategic decisions and how to adapt to changing market conditions and customer needs.
The Technical Training track will feature two sessions taught by Alan Brawn and Bill Whitlock. Brawn is a Pro AV Hall of Fame member and Whitlock has an extensive background in high-performance and wideband analog circuit designs. Brawn’s session, Installation Standards and Practices will help resellers develop a technical training roadmap so that they may stand out and increase their sales by having trained personnel. Whitlock’s session, Solving Ground Loop Problems in Video, will offer solutions on eliminating ground loops that cause hum bars in video systems, without compromising safety.
The DTE will conclude with a reception themed “Ask The Experts” where attendees will have access to a panel of technical and business gurus, including Chuck Wilson, executive director of the National System Contractors Association (NSCA), to ask questions in an informal setting.
“I’m excited to be a part of Electrograph’s DTE,” says Wilson. “It’s a great way for resellers to get answers and learn on a more intimate scale. The NSCA is proud to sponsor this educational event.”
Registration is online at www.electrographdte.com. Complete DTE information, including an agenda, faculty bios, and hotel details, may also be found at www.electrographdte.com. Space is limited and attendees must register by February 24th.
Boston, Atlanta, and San Francisco are the additional sites for Electrograph’s 2006 Display Technology Experience. Dates and locations will be announced when they become available.
For more information about Electrograph, visit www.electrograph.com.