THE EDGE DISTRIBUTORS GROUP TO CARRY DIGITAL LIFESTYLE OUTFITTERS’ HOMEDOCK PRO IPOD INTERFACE
Provides Easy Integration of the iPod Into Any Home Entertainment System
Seattle, WA – April 16, 2007 – The EDGE Distributors Group -- a rapidly growing service-oriented group of 14 independently owned regional distributors catering primarily to custom install and residential systems integrators -- today announced a new relationship with Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO). As part of this association, The EDGE Group will be offering DLO’s HomeDock PRO to its nationwide network of over 9,000 custom integrators and specialty retailers.
The HomeDock PRO is an iPod interface that employs on-TV navigation with an easy-to-use graphical interface. According to DLO Director of Business Development Mike Woods, HomeDock PRO’s features, along with its RS-232 connectivity, make easy the integration of the iPod into any custom home entertainment system, benefiting both the custom integrator and the homeowner. HomeDock PRO carries an MSRP of $300.
Of the relationship with EDGE, Woods says, “The custom installation market is an important and burgeoning market for DLO and the HomeDock PRO was created specifically for integrators. With EDGE’s vast dealer network, it is a natural fit for us.”
Mike Hench, President of The EDGE Group says, “The iPod is rapidly becoming THE personal music content source within the home and DLO's HomeDock Pro is the perfect piece for our integrators. Its best-in-class connectivity, controllability and functionality give them the most capable and easy-to-use solution for their clients.
The EDGE Group differs from other distribution groups in that it offers products that are of both a basic need and a unique niche for its dealers, typically employing a complementary line philosophy. The EDGE Group strategically selects the lines it carries, enabling the group to offer a full-suite of solutions to partners and dealers alike.
About The EDGE Distributors Group
Founded in 1999, The EDGE Distributors Group™ consists of 14 independently owned regional distributors that primarily serve the premium U.S. custom installation market and select retailers. EDGE partners sell and support products aimed at residential value-added installers and specialty retailers. They encourage growth by their members and customers alike by carefully evaluating, then bringing to market the finest installation products available — emphasizing those that are reliable, innovative and exciting. EDGE members also highly value personal attention, and no dealer is ever treated as just a number.
Product lines EDGE distributes and supports include Channel Vision™, DLO, Furman Sound, Gefen, ICM/F-Conn Industries, NEC, NûVision™, Peerless Industries®, Pinnacle Speakers, Planar, Sanus Systems, Sheer Wire, Xantech, ViewSonic® and VizionWare.
The EDGE Distributors Group / 17837 1st Ave. S #7 / Normandy Park, WA 98148 / Phone: 866.396.6531 / Fax: 888.651.9941 / Internet: www.edgegroup.org
About Digital Lifestyle Outfitters
DLO produces a complete line of digital device accessories available worldwide. DLO products span from cases and cables to remotes and speaker systems. With the digital revolution at hand - DLO is leading the way outfitting your digital lifestyle. For more information on DLO’s HomeDock Pro, visit http://www.dlo.com/homedockpro.