Electrograph Systems
December 1, 2006

Electrograph Systems, Inc., is a leading, national value-added distributor of display technology solutions, including plasma and LCD displays, LCD and DLP projectors, and rear-screen projection TVs. The company is one of the largest distributors of plasma displays in the United States and specializes in display, audio, connectivity and other complementary technologies for the professional audio/video, high-end consumer and commercial industries. According to Electrograph President Sam Taylor, the company isn’t ready to rest on its laurels. “We’ve had a year of explosive growth and expanded our technical expertise and product lines for both consumer and professional applications,” said Taylor. “We’ve anticipated and responded to what

Electrograph Holds Largest DTE to Date
November 10, 2006

Electrograph Systems, Inc.’s latest Display Technology Experience posted a record turnout this year. 400 attendees and almost 40 manufacturing partners participated, an annual increase of 50 and 200 percent, respectively. This year’s DTE, held on October 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, featured live demonstrations, workshops and displays. Said Electrograph President Sam Tayler, “The biggest draws this year were the NSCA University classes and training on the newest products from our sponsors Pioneer, Samsung, Panasonic and NEC.” Kayye Consulting founder Gary Kayye delivered the keynote address on “The Future of AV in Everything.” In addition, Electrograph exhibited

Electrograph Starts a Revolution
October 18, 2006

A day before CE and IT distributor Electrograph kicked off Display Technology Experience expo at New York’s Madison Square Garden, the company announced the launch of its new exclusive flat panel display brand, RevolutionHD. Electrograph president Sam Taylor noted that the market is already crowded with flat panel brands, but he said, installers’ margins have been getting squeezed by the need to compete with mass marketers such as Costco. “Installers have been looking for a brand they can call their own, with good features and good margins,” explained Taylor. The new RevolutionHD products are positioned exclusively to installers and integrators, and are characterized

Electrograph Introduces Mount Finder Database
August 8, 2006

Electrograph Systems, Inc. has added a mount matching tool to its website. The Mount Finder, as it’s called, takes the LCD or plasma TV model provided by a reseller and matches it with the appropriate mount for the display. As part of a related Electrograph promotion, resellers can receive a free mount with the purchase of certain Mitsubishi LCD displays, including the MDT461S, the MDT402S and the MDT321S. Another promotion offers a free mount and a $100 freight rebate on Samsung’s PPM50M5H display, SyncmasterTM 400P black 40-inch analog/digital LCD display and the SP-H710AE DLPTM home theater projector. With the purchase

Electrograph Acquires ICG
June 21, 2006

Electrograph Systems Inc. announced its acquisition Monday of International Computer Graphics Inc. (ICG), ending 20 years of competition between the two companies. Electrograph’s revenues nearly double to $550 million per year with the closure of this deal. This is the third acquisition for Electrograph this year, after acquiring ActiveLight and CineLight in February. Electrograph CEO Alan Marc Smith termed the deal “a home run,” claiming that it moves the company “closer to our goal of being a billion-dollar distributor.” Smith feels that ICG’s customer base, product lines, infrastructure, warehouses and staff will become great assets for Electrograph. The ICG

Distributor Dynamics
October 1, 2005

Inventory snafus, falling prices and assessing the effects of Katrina Interviews by Nancy Klosek Dealerscope: In what areas do smaller dealers need the most help in handling supply-chain issues? What are today's biggest challenges for smaller dealers? David Lorsch, President & CEO, DBL Distributing, Scottsdale, Ariz.: They need just-in-time delivery. When you talk about product that is price-volatile today, it's not in somebody's best interest to buy a two- or three-month supply of LCD TVs, or plasma TVs, or digital cameras, because of the devaluation over a period of time. They need rapid shipment, and turnarounds of 12 to 24 hours. Larger, on-hand inventories

Caxton-Iseman Capital Acquires Manchester Technologies
April 27, 2005

Caxton-Iseman Capital is set to acquire Manchester Technologies and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Electrograph Systems, in a cash transaction valued at approximately $56 million. Under the terms of the agreement, which was unanimously approved by the Manchester board of directors, Manchester shareholders will receive $6.40 per share in cash for each share they each currently own. The new company, according to Manchester, will operate as a private enterprise under the name Electrograph Systems, Inc. Heading the new venture, Alan Marc Smith, former president and CEO of Westcon Group, will become CEO. In addition, Sam Taylor, current Electrograph president, will remain in his position. Robert A. Ferris,

Meet the March Issue Advertisers
March 1, 2003

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February 1, 2003

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Meet the Advertisers
October 1, 2002

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