HARMAN Professional Solutions Simplifies and Strengthens Pro Audio Distribution in Australia

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Longtime HARMAN partner's avt and CMI take over distribution of JBL Professional, AKG, BSS, Crown, dbx, Lexicon and Soundcraft solutions in Australia
Friday, December 8th, 2017

SYDNEY, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/KOREA IT TIMES -- HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today announced it has consolidated distribution of AKG, BSS, Crown, dbx, Lexicon, JBL and Soundcraft solutions in Australia by strengthening ties with longtime distribution partners AV Technology Pty Ltd (avt) and CMI Music & Audio Pty Ltd (CMI).

Building on 25 years of experience representing AMX audio video control systems, avt will expand its portfolio to include the complete HARMAN integration and installation audio product suite. Strengthening its 35-year relation with HARMAN, CMI will represent the retail, recording and prosumer audio in addition to current HARMAN portfolio including Digitech and Axys Tunnel Solutions. All other HARMAN distribution in Australia and New Zealand remains unchanged.

"At the conclusion of an extensive review process, we identified reducing complexity and taking a solutions-driven approach as fundamental processes for improving customer experience," said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP and GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "The new distribution model leverages over 60 years of collective experience between avt and CMI in the Australian market, and will provide customers greater clarity through simplified sales and support structures. Delivering on this strategy also creates the opportunity for further investment and expansion by HARMAN Professional Solutions in the Australian market, as avt and CMI extend their capabilities and support across the entire Harman Professional audio range."

Support, warranty and repair of HARMAN Professional products in Australia will transition to avt and CMI on February 1, 2018. Warranty terms and inclusions will not be affected.

For information on sales or support of HARMAN Professional Solutions products in Australia, contact HARMAN at HPro.APAC@harman.com, harmanpro@avt.tech or harmanpro@cmi.com.au

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Global
David Glaubke
Director, Public Relations
HARMAN Professional Solutions
O: +1 (818) 895-3464  
M: +1 (818) 470-7322

APAC
RV Ramachandran
Marketing Director - Asia Pacific
HARMAN Professional Solutions
O: Office
M: Mobile
RV.Ramachandran@harman.com

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