Custom applications offer integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools to make system design more convenient
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – October 7, 2013 – AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of custom electronics, announced today that it has launched two mobile applications, AVAD Mobile and AV Home Design. Both apps, available for free in the Apple® iTunes® app store and compatible with the new iOS® 7 mobile operating system, provide custom integrators with convenient, portable solutions for accessing the distributor’s vast portfolio of residential and commercial AV products.
“AVAD is excited to create new mobile resources with functionality that makes custom installation more accessible to integrators in today’s mobile world,” said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. “Our customers are making whole home systems and teaching end users how all of their electronic devices can work together, so it’s only right that we fulfill that vision by creating a way for their mobile devices to help. By removing barriers and helping those dealers specify and source products directly from the job site, AVAD lives up to its reputation of helping dealers to be even more productive and effective in the field.”
AVAD Mobile provides dealers throughout the U.S. with instant access to AVAD products, vendors, promotions and training opportunities. Customers can log into the app with their existing AVAD website login credentials to access account details as well as order history and featured product lines. The fully transactional app makes ordering easy by giving dealers the ability to search products by brand, product category or full text search.
AVAD Mobile also brings integrators real-time news updates, product availability, special events and the AVAD social media network, making it convenient for them to remain up to date on the job site or wherever their work takes them. The informative app menu also incorporates quick links to AVAD Rewards, AVAD System Design Group and the user’s account profile.
AV Home Design (AV-HD) lets iPad users create a customized view of how specified audio and video equipment would look in a customer’s home or office. Industry professionals as well as technology fans and enthusiasts can simply take a picture of their wall and utilize the app to drag and drop a variety of video panels and audio components to help dealers and their customers visualize their solution prior to installation.
AV-HD conveniently takes the guess work out of choosing the perfectly-sized flat panel TV or speaker system for any space. Easy to navigate tools allow each user to specify the dimensions of their room and position devices perfectly, taking into account wall mounting needs. AV-HD takes that vision a step further with move and scale functionality and optional custom installation support from AVAD to turn the picture into a reality.
AVAD Mobile and AV-HD are available now for free download from the Apple iTunes app store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/avad-mobile/id695918310?mt=8 and https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/av-home-design/id685146863?mt=8, respectively.
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About AVAD LLC
AVAD is an industry-leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets. As part of the Specialty Solutions Division, AVAD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, provides integrators access to the industry’s top products and integrated solutions for residential and commercial video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole-home and business automation and control, as well as digital signage and commercial solutions and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics and home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools and technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses. With 23 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands-on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.