Stampede's Big Book of AV Tour Visits NYC
Pro A/V distributor Stampede Presentation Products met its Eastern regional dealers this week at New York City’s Hotel Pennsylvania during a daylong stop on its Big Book of AV North American Dealer Tour.
The event, anchored by over 30 vendors and attended by around 300 dealers and manufacturers reps, showcased product demos while offering pro A/V dealers the chance to attend CTS-certified training sessions, said Stampede president and COO Kevin Kelly.
He remarked that the hottest pro A/V categories were represented there. Making a difference in dealers’ bottom lines in 2012, he noted, are categories including large-format digital signage multi-touch flat panels and video conferencing gear. “For dealers moving from residential into commercial, there are products now that can give custom retailers an opportunity to do full-fledged digital signage projects with minimal training and investment,” he noted. Kelly remarked that, even in legacy categories where innovations are by nature incremental, manufacturers have been hitting the refresh button by responding to dealers’ desire for streamlined software and app development – a trend that benefits new-to-commercial dealers.