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Access Networks Expands into Canada, Naming the Watershed Group as Exclusive Rep and Distributor

Access Networks to deliver failsafe Wi-Fi networking options to dealers throughout Canada via new partnership with top luxury AV rep/distributor

Access Networks to deliver failsafe Wi-Fi networking options to dealers throughout Canada via new partnership with top luxury AV rep/distributor

Los Angeles, CA and Brantford, ON, Canada (October 1, 2019) – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home, proudly announced today that it is expanding into Canada and has entered into a partnership with hybrid rep/distribution firm The Watershed Group, which will represent the brand throughout the country. 

“When we decided we are going fully into the AV control category, we quickly learned from manufacturers like Savant and others that networking is crucial, and it was suggested that we get in touch with Access Networks,” says Mike Gatapoulos, VP of the Watershed Group. “The integration community needs access to the right products and education to take advantage of the opportunities that exist. The products and services that Access Networks provides allow integrators to get into the space without having to be networking engineers themselves. The alternative, until now, has been to cobble networking systems together. Access Networks offers a complete solution and we are excited to spread the word throughout Canada.” 

The Watershed Group puts an emphasis on representing luxury lines, and the products available via its manufacturers complement Access Networks’ offerings. The firm has deep experience and technical knowledge in the AV space that, in conjunction with Access Networks’ ACE Training program and Access Networks traveling with Watershed for sales meetings, will help Canadian dealers map out how to build the best and most appropriate network for high-end jobs without needing high-level networking expertise. 

The Watershed Group will work closely with Access Network’s North American Sales Director Ben Jurow to roll out the launch of Access Networks in Canada. 

“There are a lot of differences between the Canadian and US markets, but ultimately, everyone needs bulletproof wireless. And that’s what Access Networks delivers,” says Jurow. “Some dealers don’t know that there are better options and the pain points they are experiencing don’t necessarily need to exist. We are really excited that the Watershed Group is going to help us to understand the Canadian market and give these dealers the wireless networking options they’ve been waiting for.” 

For those interested in Access Networks sales opportunities in Canada, contact the Watershed Group


About The Watershed Group

The Watershed Group has evolved from its original predecessor, The Rep Company, which was established in 1995 as a regional rep-firm by Mark Lefler and Steve Davidson, both still at the helm today. As The Rep Company grew, so did their approach to the AV channel. Lead by outstanding technical knowledge, The Rep Company evolved from being a conventional rep firm into a new Canadian hybrid rep distribution firm. The Rep Company established a reputation for outstanding technical support for all the brands they represented. Over time, The Rep Company diversified their operations and approach to the marketplace and rebranded as the Watershed Group in 2011. Since then, T.W.G. has evolved into both a national and international distribution and design company. Learn more here:


About Access Networks
Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit and follow Access Networks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to learn more.


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