Almo Professional A/V Co-Locates E4 AV Tour at ISA International Sign Expo in Orlando on April 23

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Digital Signage Keynote and Educational Sessions; More Than 35 AV Manufacturers Showcasing Digital Signage Products; Joint Reception

Fresh off its first successful stop in Dallas earlier this month, today Almo Professional A/V announced it will co-locate with ISA International Sign Expo for the next E4 AV Tour event on April 23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. E4 Orlando will be held in conjunction with ISA Sign Expo, taking place in the same location, April 23-26.
“This is the first time we have co-located our E4 event with a major tradeshow and we look forward to connecting with those in the sign industry to share the value, benefits and profitability opportunities in digital signage from an AV perspective,” according to Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing for Almo Professional A/V. “E4 Orlando will include a digital signage keynote address, a full day of courses focusing on digital signage and information about Almo’s new Content Creation Services, and more than 35 audiovisual manufacturers showcasing the newest digital signage products. We will also co-host a reception immediately after E4.”

Craigmyle added that the morning keynote address and afternoon panel discussion will also be available live via webstream so those who cannot attend in person can still tune in to ask questions and learn valuable information.

“We are so excited to have Almo’s E4 tour co-locating with ISA International Sign Expo,” said Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO. “Dynamic digital signage is a growth area for the sign industry. Partnering with Almo’s E4 tour will bring integrators and sign manufacturers together to help both serve their customers better.”

Now in its fifth year, the E4 tour continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of AV resellers, integrators and consultants. Credited as the industry’s most specialized one-day dealer event, E4 has traveled to countless cities to serve the product, technical and business training needs of thousands of resellers and installers while creating the ideal forum for professional networking.

ISA International Sign Expo is the on-premise sign industry’s largest event, drawing 19,500 attendees in 2013. Its exhibit floor exceeds 200,000 square feet of space and includes an area dedicated to this unique sector of the sign industry, ISA Dynamic Digital Park (DDP). In addition to education sessions within the DDP throughout the show, ISA will once again hold Dynamic Digital Day at ISA Sign Expo on Wednesday, April 23, a special day of education for sign companies dedicated to dynamic digital signage.

E4 Orlando will include a specialized keynote address delivered by Gary Kayye of Kayye Consulting called “Press the ‘ON’ Button: Digital Signage is Here to Stay,” which focuses on how to get in on the ground floor of this explosively growing market. Additionally, E4 Orlando will include the following courses, some worth valuable InfoComm Renewal Units:

  •     Content Creation for Digital Signage. Almo Content Creation Team            
  •     Power and Grounding Best Practices. InfoComm International                 
  •     Don’t Be a Commodity: Dealing with RFPs. Stimson Group, LLC
  •     Video Walls: A Start to Finish Guide for Success. NEC                
  •     Assessing Network Readiness for AV Systems. InfoComm International
  •     Demystifying Media Players for Digital Signage. Brawn Consulting
  •     New A/V Integration Model. Stimson Group
  •     The Art of “Techorating” with Displays for Commercial Applications. Brawn Consulting                 

Epson EIC Training and Event            
Epson’s traveling integrator certification (EIC) training is making a stop at E4 Orlando and will feature three customized sessions for attendees:

  •     Color Light Output - A New Industry Specification/Specifying Large Venue Projectors
  •     The Integrated Interactive System/Guide to Selecting Front Projection Screens
  •     5 A/V Technologies That Will Define the Next 5 Years

E4 Orlando Details
E4 Orlando is on April 23, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center and runs from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be an onsite networking reception sponsored by Almo, ISA and NEC Display Solutions of America immediately following from 4:00-5:00 p.m. It is an entirely free event, including parking, for Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go to The E4 AV program can be accessed on demand during and after each event for instructor videos, copies of the course presentations and live Twitter updates.

About ISA International Sign Expo
ISA International Sign Expo is the on-premise and visual communications industry’s largest event, bringing together local and national sign companies, suppliers and manufacturers. ISA International Sign Expo showcases the breadth of the industry, from digital printing to dynamic digital signage. It offers four days of education for the sign industry as well as a 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall. To learn more, visit

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About Almo Professional A/V
Almo Professional A/V provides the industry’s most advanced product distribution, training and education, and technical support options available for the Pro AV community. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, seven distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level. Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 888-420-2566 or go to Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at and on Facebook at

About ISA
The International Sign Association (ISA) is a 2,300-member trade association. Its members are manufacturers, suppliers, and users of on premise signs and sign products from the 50 United States and 60 countries around the world. ISA supports, promotes, and improves the worldwide sign industry, which employs or directly impacts over 250,000 American workers and more than $49 billion in annual shipments.

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