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Universal Remote Control Hires AB&T Sales For Consumer Products Division

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Universal Remote Control Hires AB&T Sales For Consumer Products Division

Nationwide Manufacturer’s Rep Firm Brings Broad Sales and Marketing Expertise to Support Expansive Growth in Retail Channel

HARRISON, NY, Feb. 16, 2006 — Universal Remote Control, Inc., the leader in remote control design and manufacturing for home entertainment systems, announced the appointment of AB&T Sales Corp. as a Manufacturer’s Representative for their Consumer Products Division.

AB&T Sales is one of the country’s largest rep firms specializing in the Consumer Electronics industry, providing experienced sales and marketing team that manages and supports the high volume retail channel. Covering the entire United States, AB&T Sales has five fully staffed offices in the Philadelphia, Washington DC, Richmond, Plano, and Minneapolis areas.

“I am excited about the new relationship with AB&T Sales,” says Debra Sharker, national sales manager for the Consumer Products Division of URC. “They bring experience, retail knowledge, depth of staff, and some of the most qualified sales personnel in the industry. I have worked with this team before and know the pride they take in their account responsibility, and the total trust the accounts show in return.”

Each AB&T office has a team of outside sales staff with extensive in-house support offering a comprehensive system of sales coordination, order entry and data tracking. AB&T’s greatest strength is how they increase sales through daily hands on account supervision, while decreasing costs through strategic business planning and supply chain management.

“We are very enthusiastic about working with Universal Remote Control,” says Rick Tydings, President of AB&T Sales. “Their long standing reputation and superior products have made them a favorite in the world of custom installation. Now with the new bold and exciting consumer products, coupled with our expertise and strong relationships in the CE industry, we will bring the same level of success to the retail channel.”

About Universal Remote Control, Inc.

Headquartered in Harrison, NY, Universal Remote Control, Inc. is a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and distribution of high quality remote control devices. Since being established in 1991 the company has shown explosive growth and has won numerous industry awards. They supply millions of remote controls each year to consumers around the world through four primary distribution channels: consumer retail, custom professional, subscription broadcast and OEM.
Over the years clients have included many leading high-end audio and video manufacturers, consumer electronics and subscription broadcast companies, including Adcom, B&K, Cablevision Systems Corp., Charter Communications, Comcast, Crestron, Denon, Faroudja, Harman/Kardon, Klipsch, Krell, Lexicon, McIntosh, Motorola, Rotel, Parasound, Polk Audio, Time Warner, Toshiba, Xantech and Zenith.
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