Lode Audio Announces UK Distribution Partnership with CAVD
Lode Audio partners with CAVD (Custom AV Distribution) to facilitate and build its reach throughout the UK CI industry.
London – Lode Audio, the UK-based audio company that creates products dedicated to the Custom Installation market, has announced that it has partnered with CAVD(Custom AV Distribution) to act on its behalf for all sales activities throughout the UK CI market. In response to the incredible growth of the brand and its products over the last two years, CAVD was seen as the perfect partner for Lode Audio, as it offers the high-level of professionalism and technical sales support the brand was looking for. The appointment of CAVD frees up valuable time for the Lode Audio team to continue its product and software development, whilst providing the on-going industry-leading direct technical support and consultancy services to both its domestic and international customers.
Commenting on CAVD’s appointment, Ed Stark, co-founder of Lode Audio, said, “We have witnessed unprecedented growth in the last two years and had reached breaking point, in a good way! So that we can continue to develop our products and services yet continue to offer the high-levels of service we are known for, the appointment of a distributor for the UK market was essential and CAVD was the obvious choice. Not only are they totally professional, they also offer the high-levels of sales support our customers require. I am sure it will be a fruitful partnership and support the continued growth of Lode Audio in the UK.”
“We’re thrilled to be representing Lode Audio as their distribution partner in the UK”, said Jamie Pullen, Managing Director of CAVD. Jamie continued, “Lode’s streaming solutions offer countless benefits to any CI integrator and ultimately the end user. It’s a product that deserves to be in every rack. They have great plans moving forward which we are very excited to be part of.”
Quickly becoming the multi-zone audio source of choice for both commercial and residential CI integrators in the UK and Europe, Lode Audio’s product range, which includes the four-zone LA4 and single-zone LA1 audio players, all feature high-end DACs capable of high-resolution audio playback. With music streaming becoming the go-to source for CI, all of the company’s products are compatible with the leading music streaming services (including TIDAL and Deezer) along with network-stored content and Airplay, whilst full integration with the major automation control platforms, such as Creston, AMX, Control4, RTI and Command Fusion, offers seamless integration into any automation system.
Custom AV Distribution Ltd
Unit G, Rose Business Estate
Tel: 01628 563344
Lode Audio Opens U.S. Subsidiary
UK-based Lode Audio invests in a U.S. presence, making a serious commitment to the CI Channel
London – Lode Audio, the UK-based audio company that creates products dedicated to the Custom Installation market, has finalized the creation of a U.S. subsidiary, Lode Audio Inc., located in New Hampshire.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, Lode Audio’s goal is to ‘own’ High Resolution audio content delivery in the Custom Installation Industry. The United States market represents one of the largest opportunities in the world, especially considering how compelling the Lode Audio platform is across the Residential, Commercial, Hospitality and Marine segments.
“I have been a successful Custom Installer in the UK for the last 20 years, and the idea for Lode Audio came to me as a solution for my best clients,” says Alex Miller, co-founder, Lode Audio. “And, I just knew there were other companies like mine around the world dealing with the same issues I was with other products. But I also knew that for Lode Audio to be successfully embraced in the U.S., we had to step up and make two commitments to the top CI guys in that market. We recently announced that Todd Sutherland joined us as Head of Sales, U.S. He is well respected by the CI channel and the top integrators know that when he brings them a product line, they should pay attention.”
Alex continues, “This second commitment is the opening of our U.S. office. I know from my own experience that a superb product is not enough to earn my confidence in presenting it to my best clients. If I were a U.S. integrator, I’d also want to know that I had timely access to product, and most importantly, local market access to world-class technical support for pre- and post-installation questions and troubleshooting. I have been friends with the senior management at Future Automation for many years, and they have very graciously opened the doors to their amazing facility in Dover, New Hampshire. There is no ownership structure between our companies, but we both see the obvious benefits and efficiencies in having our inventory and shipment logistics combined in the one location. Lode Audio inventory is arriving in NH in the coming weeks. Todd, myself and the entire team at Lode Audio are ready to earn the trust of the best integrators in the U.S. and prove to them every day that we understand the business they’re in. We plan to walk the walk and help them with everything from expedited orders, to world class support, even if our products are behaving perfectly, but they need assistance with their network or control system integration. It all has to work, and seamlessly, and we won’t rest until it does.”
Contacts for publication:
|Lode Audio Ltd
||Lode Audio Inc.
|Unit 6 Drakes Courtyard
|291 Kilburn High Rd
||127 Venture Drive
|London, NW6 7JR
||Dover, NH 03820
|Tel: +44 203 327 2990
||Tel: (310) 362-0205
For further information about the entire Lode Audio product range, visit http://www.lodeaudio.com or follow us at https://twitter.com/lodeaudio / https://www.facebook.com/LodeAudio / https://www.linkedin.com/company/lode-audio
About Lode Audio
Lode Audio is a UK-based audio company that creates class-leading music streaming products for the Custom Install industry. Designed and manufactured in the UK, Lode Audio’s goal is to ‘own’ High Resolution audio content delivery in the Custom Installation Industry.
Lode Audio brings together real-world high-end custom installation knowhow with IT hardware and programming design expertise not normally associated with Custom Installation. All products sit on the company’s LodeNet control platform, making them easy to use as stand-alone music sources or integrate perfectly into complex automation systems.
All Lode Audio products are designed and built in the UK to medical-grade specification. Each products chassis a honed from a single billet of aluminium for perfect heat distribution, making them exceptionally reliable when housed in extreme conditions, such as hard-working equipment racks.
From residential multi-room music delivery through to complex commercial installations, Lode Audio products can be integrated simply into third-party control platforms and are used widely within the luxury hotel market as well as Marine.
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