AVAD Certified as Master Distributor for Digital Signage

Certified in Gefen’s Digital Signage Solutions, AVAD is Fully Prepared to Support All Aspects of Digital Signage, From Hardware Through to Content Development

Connectivity solutions provider Gefen today announced that AVAD is a master distributor for Gefen’s digital signage solutions. Successful completion of an intensive two-day training at Gefen’s LA-based headquarters provided AVAD with its master distributor status.

“This certification means AVAD sales and training professionals are able to guide their dealers and customers through all aspects of their digital signage installations, from simple video wall implementation to more complex, multi-layered content development,” explained Gefen’s Digital Signage Director, John Novak.

To demonstrate its ability to implement Gefen’s digital signage solutions and highlight key business partners, AVAD has created a five display digital signage install in its booth at CEDIA. Gefen’s plug and play Video Wall Controller will distribute high definition video content to all five displays. Pre-recorded content will highlight AVAD’s key offerings and promote key sponsors to attendees browsing through the booth. All content is stored on the Gefen Digital Signage Creator (DSC) and is in constant rotation throughout the show.

The DSC works with any Windows-based computer and gives users full control over their digital signage content. The intuitive layout program offers the ability to create content, inlay music, layer video images, write scripts to control content and pull RSS feeds off the Internet. It comes equipped with both HDMI and VGA with L/R audio outputs to support both digital and analog displays. RS-232 can be used to turn the displays on/off.

In line with AVAD’s “We Put it All Together” messaging, the interactive demo station will highlight the many products and services AVAD provides, from project inception through to completion. Dealers will learn how to better serve their customers through comprehensive training and workshops presented by AVAD, backed by Gefen’s extensive knowledge in audio/video connectivity as well as ongoing support.

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About Gefen:

Gefen supplies a wide selection of signal switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, KVM, digital signage and home theater accessories that enable audio/video and computer systems to be easily integrated, extended, distributed and optimized to maximize performance. Continual product innovations ensure the company maintains its reputation as a reliable resource for installers and integrators. The GefenTV line offers professional quality home theater accessories for plug and play operation. The Gefen ToolBox line delivers portable, wall-mounted solutions for the nuts and bolts of system integration. All products are supported by technical representatives and engineers available for consultation in Gefen’s Los Angeles area headquarters. Additional information may be found at www.gefen.com.

About AVAD LLC:

AVAD LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc., is the most complete custom electronics provider in North America. Offering customers the most trusted brands, AVAD stocks complete systems solutions for home theater, home automation, pro AV, lighting controls, security, distributed A/V, central vacuum, HVAC and more. Further, the company is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evidenced by AVAD University’s over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year. AVAD ensures just-in-time delivery from each of its 23 North American facilities.

For more information:

Linda Morgan
linda [at] gefen.com
1.818.745.0020

Source: Gefen