|Archos reduce prices portable DVD Player & DVR |
Jennifer Pricet : April 16th 2006 - 22:16 CET
Archos reduce prices portable DVD Player & DVR : Archos, Inc., announced today new pricing across its line of award-winning portable video players and recorders. Effective today, the new prices include $200 off the 100GB AV 700 Mobile Digital Video Recorder (DVR). Archos also announces the relocation of its U.S. operations from Irvine, Calif. to Denver, Colo. and three new executives joining the U.S. team. As Archos nears the release of its 2006 products to include further innovations unseen in today's portable video player market - the company reduced prices on its popular AV 700 and AV 500 Mobile DVRs, and Gmini 402 Camcorder, the industry's first portable audio and video player with built-in digital camera and camcorder.|
Archos expanding USA team|
Archos is also pleased to announce its expanding U.S. team with Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ron Ferguson, Vice President of Finance Suzanne DeYoung, and Director of Marketing Frederic Balay. The new executives bring deep experience in their fields from top consumer brands and digital entertainment companies such as Mattel, PepsiCo, Vivendi Universal and On Command Corporation.
Archos USA new Vice President Sales
Mr. Ferguson is a results oriented sales executive with more than 20 years experience managing the sales teams for some of the country's top consumer brands. Most recently, he was the vice president of sales for Pinnacle Foods, where he achieved significant growth across the Albertsons team, and previously was a director of sales for Mattel, where he oversaw the successful growth across the company's top retail channels. Mr. Ferguson spent more than five years with PepsiCo, most recently as vice president customer team leader where he managed the national sales and marketing teams. He has a proven track record in cultivating successful senior level relationships and leading multi-functional sales and marketing teams, which he will continue to apply in his role with Archos.
Archos USA new Director Finance
Ms. DeYoung is a seasoned finance executive with nearly 10 years overseeing the financial management and analysis for both publicly traded and privately held enterprises. She is a catalyst in creating new business opportunities through strategic partnerships, managing complex contract negotiations and identifying financial opportunities across the business. Most recently, Ms. DeYoung managed the financial teams for FBO, parent company to several digital entertainment stores and services, and On Command Corporation, a global provider of interactive in-room entertainment. She will work closely with Archos COO Larry Smith to establish new strategic relationships in the digital entertainment industry and identify new financial opportunities for the company.
Archos USA new Director Marketing
Mr. Balay comes to Archos U.S. from the company's headquarters in France, where he was responsible for central marketing, global product management and sales support. Prior to Archos, Mr. Balay managed sales and marketing for various telecom and Internet properties for ACC Telecom in France. He previously was business development manager with Vivendi Universal in France and brand manager with Atari in the U.S. Mr. Balay will oversee Archos' aggressive marketing efforts across the Americas, including forging new business partnerships, expanding the advertising and public relations programs and implementing broad consumer promotions.
Archos prices portable DVD Player & DVR Prices
- Archos AV 700 - 40GB - $499.95 - previously $599.95
- Archos AV 700 - 100GB - $599.95 - previously $799.95
- Archos AV 500- 30GB - $449.95, previously $499.95
- Archos AV 500 - 100GB - $549.95, previously $699.95
- Archos Gmini 402 - 20GB - $299.95, previously $360.99
The above mentioned manufacturers suggested retail prices are in USD.
About Archos Consumer Electronics
Archos is a global consumer electronics hardware manufacturer and is technology leader in portable digital entertainment solutions. Committed to the most innovative technologies, Archos offers award-winning, pocket-sized digital products that feature audio and video recording, photo viewing and other multimedia applications, for the enjoyment of the most exciting entertainment anywhere, anytime. Archos has offices in the USA, Europe and Asia. For further information visit the website of Archos.