Distributor Catalyst AV is taking its robust distribution network to provide APC by Schneider Electric’s full suite of surge protectors, power conditioners, and battery backup solutions. With 11 member companies totaling 15-regional locations, and a network reaching over 15,000 integrators nationwide, APC by Schneider Electric seeks to take advantage of the company’s scale.
”With multiple power and protection solutions for home AV, commercial, and industrial businesses, APC by Schneider Electric has been a perfect fit for us,” said Jason Potter, general manager of Easy Access Distribution, the New England chapter of the Catalyst AV network. “APC by Schneider Electric has always been the leader in networked power conditioners and battery backups that can be managed remotely from offsite locations; this capability will help reduce the amount of costly service calls. Their new product introductions are exciting and profitable for our customers.”
“As the convergence of AV and IT equipment continues, the home network becomes a critical element in assuring the availability, reliability and success of AV/IT installations,” commented Shannon Sbar, vice president of channels, North America, APC by Schneider Electric. “By working with Catalyst AV, APC by Schneider Electric is able to introduce our home and business networking protection solutions to a vast and established network of 15,000 custom integration specialists. Together we are able to further our commitment to providing customers with the end to end solutions they need.”
Catalyst AV is comprised of 11 privately-owned distribution companies across the Midwest, Metro New York area, Southwest, and Mid-Atlantic, including: Allnet Distributing, Audio Video Warehouse, Custom Partners, CustomPlus Distributing, Easy Access Distribution, Electronic Lane Distributors, Electronics Source, HCA Distributing, Pioneer Music Company, SPD, and Tech Source Distributors.