Luminex Partners with A.C. Lighting to Strengthen U.S. & Canadian Sales Force

Monday, June 5th, 2017
(L-R): Hugo Larin, Luminex; Bart Swinnen, Luminex; Jean-Francois Canuel, A.C. Lighting; Philippe Coudyser, Luminex.

(L-R): Hugo Larin, Luminex; Bart Swinnen, Luminex; Jean-Francois Canuel, A.C. Lighting; Philippe Coudyser, Luminex.

Belgium-based Luminex Network Intelligence has further strengthened its American sales force by adding A.C. Lighting Inc. in Toronto as a primary distributor in lighting. LS Media remains the distributor for AV markets in Canada.  This news closely follows the recent announcement that Rik Kirby, owner of Allied SMD in Mission Viejo, CA, has been named to sales director for the U.S. operations of Luminex.

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AV Stumpfl NamesTheatrixx as its Canadian distributor

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
L-R: Gabriel Duschinsky (Theatrixx), Philippe Laframboise (Theatrixx), Horst Damoser (AV Stumpfl), Jacques Tessier (Theatrixx) & Helmut Protte (AV Stumpfl)

L-R: Gabriel Duschinsky (Theatrixx), Philippe Laframboise (Theatrixx), Horst Damoser (AV Stumpfl), Jacques Tessier (Theatrixx) & Helmut Protte (AV Stumpfl)

Austrian AV manufacturer AV Stumpfl has announced that Theatrixx Technologies is now its exclusive media server and show control distributor for Canada.

The Montreal based company distributes and manufactures technical equipment for the performing arts industry. Theatrixx also designs custom equipment that offers solutions for video, lighting, audio, power, and cabling challenges.

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SFM Now Distributing Atlona AV Products in Canada

Monday, May 1st, 2017
SFM's HQ in Dorval, QC

SFM’s HQ in Dorval, QC

Atlona has announced a new distribution partnership with SFM. Based in Dorval, QC, SFM will act as an extension of Atlona’s sales and support network across Canada, joining a growing roster of global partners specializing in Atlona AV solutions and products.

SFM says it aims to work with suppliers that share similar business and technology philosophies. In partnering with Atlona, the SFM team believes it has found a company focused on interoperable solutions that also address the pertinent industry trends. Mike Calo, brand manager for SFM, points to Atlona’s recent innovations for AV over IP (OmniStream) and cloud-based control (Velocity) as particularly appealing.

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AVL Media Group Now Distributing Avolites in Canada

Monday, April 24th, 2017
Claude Viens

Claude Viens

British manufacturer Avolites has appointed of Montreal-based AVL Media Group as its sole Canadian distributor of its full range of lighting control and video products.

“Avolites is an iconic brand offering an exceptional portfolio of lighting and video products, unique in the Canadian market,” says Andrew Hope, managing director of AVL. “We are excited to expand our vertical offering with this partnership as Avolites continues to innovate. The newest Titan 10.1 and Ai 10.0 releases allow our clients even more creative freedom whilst significantly streamlining preproduction and programming time.”

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Harry Boyce & Associates Now Representing Roland Pro AV in Western Canada

Monday, April 24th, 2017
Harry Boyce

Harry Boyce

Roland Pro AV Canada has announced the appointment of Harry Boyce, CTS – Harry Boyce & Associates – to represent Roland Pro AV in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. This announcement is now in effect.

As the Roland Pro AV product lines continue to expand in this region; this appointment answers the growing need for expanded sales support, according to Roland. Harry Boyce is a 30-year veteran of the professional AV industry, has worked as a manufacturer’s representative, system designer, production engineer, and technician. Specializing in the design of integrated AV and control systems, his technical expertise will provide dealers with most any level of technical sales support that they may require.

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The CETEC Group Announces Vivitek Canadian Manufacturers Rep Agreement

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Wayne Korhonen

CETEC Group Owner Wayne Korhonen

Wayne Korhonen, principal and owner of The CETEC Group, has announced a manufacturers representative agreement for Vivitek products. Vivitek, a brand of Delta, is a manufacturer of visual display and presentation products and will be represented across Canada by the CETEC Group.

“The CETEC Group’s expansion to represent Vivitek visual displays and presentation products fully integrates our customer focused technical, design and support capabilities, delivering class leading value to integrators, specifiers and resellers,” says Korhonen.

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William F. White Announces Exclusive Representation Agreement Drone Company Aerial MOB

Monday, February 6th, 2017

WFW AerialPaul Bronfman, chairman and CEO of Comweb Corp. and equipment provider William F. White International Inc. (Whites), has announced that the company has entered into a first-in-Canada exclusive partnership/representation agreement with California-based drone company, Aerial MOB.

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PureLink Names Erikson Commercial as its Exclusive Canadian Distributor

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

PureLink, a provider of HD and UHD/4K video connectivity solutions, has signed an distribution agreement with Erikson Commercial, will now be selling PureLink’s catalog of audio and video matrix routing, signal distribution, extension, and conversion systems.

“Erikson Commercial is very excited to partner with PureLink,” says Erikson VP, Christian Bouchard. “They are an innovative and established company that was first to market with several now standard technologies that shaped the nature of our industry,” he added. “We feel privileged to be introducing to the Canadian marketplace the many solutions PureLink offers, they are indeed a rare commodity, a high quality manufacturer that can offer both affordable and competitive solutions. Consultants and dealers alike will come to realize the high levels of integrity and professionalism that PureLink brings to the table. And all that both on-time and within budget; that’s the edge that makes the difference,” concludes Mr. Bouchard.

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AVL Media Group Takes on Distribution of GLP in Canada

Friday, January 13th, 2017
AVL's Steve Kosters

AVL’s Steve Kosters

GLP Inc has increased its North American presence with the appointment of a new Canadian distributor. GLP Inc President Mark Ravenhill has confirmed that Montreal-based AVL Media Group will take on distribution with immediate effect.

AVL Media Group company was founded by Steve Kosters, and is headed by experienced MD Andrew Hope, who has 30 years’ experience in the world of live entertainment.

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AVL Media Group Now Distributing Pliant Technology’s Wireless Intercoms in Canada

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
AVL Managing Director Andrew Hope

AVL Managing Director Andrew Hope

Pliant Technologies, the new professional products division of CoachComm, has appointed AVL Media Group as the exclusive distributor of its wireless intercoms in Canada.

“The superior performance and scalable nature of the CrewCom system makes it a future proof investment for our customers and will help ensure excellent long-term ROI for them,” says Andrew Hope, managing director for AVL Media Group. “In addition to the exciting new CrewCom products, Pliant’s exemplary customer service and deep understanding of wireless communications technology create an obvious opportunity for a successful partnership.”

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