Stampede addresses challenged pro AV industry
Friday, 15 May 2020
stampedeSafeXSound Care Packages are now available to Stampede resellers and manufacturer partners
USA - Extending the spirit of the CARES Act enacted last month by Congress, Stampede has announced the pro AV industry-specific Stampede XtraCare Programme to “provide employees with much-needed extra protection and resellers with business relief and facilitation tools, as well as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to enable them to complete projects in a safe and secure way”.
Complete information about the programme can be found at
“Commercial AV is an essential infrastructure industry, as defined by the federal government, but the industry is being challenged on every front to remain viable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Stampede president and CEO Kevin Kelly. “Supported by the strength of our corporate resources, Stampede is making available to employees, resellers and manufacturer partners a comprehensive lifeline that includes SafeXSound Care Packages, a PROAVXchange online marketplace that can turn product into cash and FleXFinancing.
“Taken as a whole, we believe that XtraCare is the most comprehensive health assurance, business relief and facilitation program ever developed for the ProAV industry - and it can’t come at a more critical time,” Kelly said.
According to Kelly, free SafeXSound Care Packages are now being shipped directly to every Stampede employee. Designed to provide employees with the peace of mind they deserve when returning to work, each package contains three-ply surgical masks, hand sanitizer, powder-free gloves and the gift of audio, which will include a Bluetooth speaker or headphones. The kits are for personal use only and are not meant to be sold in any other form.
SafeXSound Care Packages are now also being made available to Stampede resellers and manufacturer partners, at cost.
For every kit purchased by a partner, Stampede will ship an equal number of care packages to the healthcare community.
“In addition, by leveraging our superior global supply-chain we were able to source N95 masks that we are donating to New York State healthcare professionals,” Kelly said. “We are proud to be able to support these front-line professionals and will continue sourcing additional N95 masks for their use.
“We are also working very closely with our resellers to restage product orders in order take advantage of immediate sales opportunities being created by the Covid-19 virus in verticals such as K12 education, higher education, healthcare and restaurant hospitality, where many end-users are deploying customer facing digital signage systems to communicate updates to their take-out customers,” he explained.
“We are all in this fight together, and together we will prevail against the challenges this pandemic poses to every part of our industry,” Kelly concluded. “Stampede has never been positioned better to serve the needs of the entire industry. The financial might of our parent, DCC plc, reinforces and strengthens our position as a partner you can count on to navigate through these challenging times.”

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