Global Caché Teams with AVAD to Distribute IP-Enabling Products
Leading Distributor of Custom Home Electronics to Demonstrate and Sell Global Caché Products at 37 Locations
Jacksonville, OR USA – November 5, 2008 - Global Caché, the award winning provider of network connectivity products for homes and businesses, announced today it has partnered with AVAD LLC, America's leading distributor of custom home electronics, to offer Global Caché products to AVAD’s 11,000+ certified custom installers and dealers. According to the agreement, AVAD will immediately offer Global Caché's family of products online and at its 37 locations.
Global Caché's GC-100 Network Adapter, engineered to easily integrate with other systems, physically connects IR, serial, and contact closure devices to a network so they can be controlled, automated, and maintained by network-based software and hardware systems. Additionally, Global Caché provides IR learners, sensors, IR receivers, IR blasters, and other IP-enabling products. All Global Caché's products are manufactured in the United States. AVAD is committed to providing dealers with the best brands in the industry and offers demonstration facilities, next-day nationwide delivery, as well as local dealer training and support services in regional offices throughout the United States.
“We're delighted that a distributor of AVAD's stature has chosen to distribute our products,” said Robin Ford, Global Caché VP of Business Development. “Global Caché is well known for reliable, cost-effective products that integrate easily with other vendors offerings. That makes us a perfect fit for AVAD's Integration Partner Program which is dedicated to promoting seamless interoperability between its brands. Their recent announcement that they are representing Life|ware products by Exceptional Innovation, a close partner of Global Caché, is icing on the cake.”
John Soumbasakis, senior vice president and general manager of AVAD, agreed saying, “The emergence of open systems and the availability of powerful, cost-effective products in the custom installation market paves the way for a very successful partnership with AVAD and Global Caché. Our dealers will value the ability to expand their installations and widen their opportunities with products that enhance the systems they are already using. The addition of Global Caché is part of AVAD's on-going commitment to provide dealers with new solutions and profit centers.”
About Global Caché, Inc.
Global Caché is dedicated to producing state-of-the-art products made in the USA that enable technology in homes and businesses. Our award-winning GC-100 Network Adapter provides the means for network-based automation and management software to access, control, and deliver services in a networked environment to diverse and previously unconnected devices and appliances. In addition, Global Caché provides an IR learner, winner of the prestigious CEPro Product of the Year award for IP-enabling, an IR blaster, sensors, receivers, and conversion cabling to connect previously unconnected systems to a network. Global Caché sells through distributors, VARs, and OEMs. For more information on Global Caché and our products and services or to place an order, visit online at www.globalcache.com or call us at 541-899-4800.
About AVAD, LLC
AVAD, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro, Inc., is the most complete home integration solutions provider in the United States. Offering customers the most trusted brands, AVAD stocks complete systems solutions for home theater, lighting controls, distributed audio/video, central vacuum and more. Further, the company is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evidenced by AVAD University's over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year. AVAD ensures just-in-time delivery from each of its 37 US locations and new Toronto and Calgary facilities.
Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: Acme Brackets, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, Belden, Bose, Carlon ChannelPlus, Chief, Coleman Cable, H-P Products/Dirt Devil Central Vacuum Systems, D-Link, Draper, Dymo/RhinoPRO, Escient, Exceptional Innovation, Fujitsu, Gefen, Goo Systems-Visual Reality, Inc., InFocus ScreenPlay, iPort, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Labor Saving Devices, Lutron, Marantz, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Midlite, MuxLab, NetStreams, Niles Audio, OmniMount, OnQ Technologies, Onkyo, OpenHouse, Optoma, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Pantel, Peerless, Philips, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RTI, Rockustics, Samsung, Sharp, SharpVision, Spaun USA, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Remote Control, Velodyne and more.
In July 2005, AVAD was acquired by Ingram Micro, Inc., making its parent company the leading distributor for solution providers and custom integrators serving the fast-growing consumer electronics and home automation markets in the United States. For more information about AVAD, visit http://us.avad.com.
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