PSA Announces USAV Rebrand to EDGE
Westminster, Colo. (June 28, 2022) – USAV, a division of PSA, today announced its rebrand to EDGE effective immediately. Since 2001, USAV has supported audio/visual systems integrators throughout the world by connecting them with industry-leading manufacturers, distributors and service providers creating unparalleled partnerships. As integrators have grown and changed over time, a necessity for the USAV brand to evolve became evident.
“Over the past two years we have made tremendous strides to grow internationally,” said Patrick Whipkey, vice president of EDGE. “We conducted interviews with both our U.S. and international audiences and discovered integrators and the markets they serve have evolved. From this, we determined it was time to find a name and look that serves who we are now and want to be in the future.”
With over six months of development, the EDGE team conducted research, creatively brainstormed and developed four distinct brands to consider as final contenders. When PSA acquired USAV in 2017, it also acquired the brand CI Edge. The inspiration for the ultimate choice, EDGE, was derived from this.
“With its sharp angles and bold appearance, the new logo speaks to a strategic advantage, commanding perspective and comprehensive view; whereas the edges of the logo are slightly rounded to emphasize the modern and inviting look,” said Candice Aragon, PSA vice president of marketing and events. “A section cuts out from the center of the symbol and becomes an arrow pointing forward, synonymous with the best in the business standing out and moving forward. The design symbolizes progress and forward-thinking and supports our mission to elevate the industries we serve. Finally, if turned sideways, an A and V are noticeable for a subtle homage to our industry roots.”
While EDGE has a new look and feel, the essence of the organization has not changed. EDGE’s purpose is to support its integrator members in becoming and sustaining their positions as leading technology solutions providers in the markets they serve by providing:
- An international network of 100 integrators in 40 countries with over 300 office locations who collectively generate over $2 billion in annual gross revenue
- Unparalleled partnerships with live meetings and events focused on collaboration, growth and industry insights
- Expert training and education resources and special interest groups to address industry challenges and trends
- Access to over 250 technology solutions providers globally and professional service providers
“Our new name and look give us the opportunity to continue to recruit the best low voltage systems integrators,” said Matt Barnette, CEO of PSA. “I’m extremely proud of the team’s hard work on the rebrand and eager for our continued success in 2023 and beyond.”
For more information on how to join or to learn more about the new brand, visit: www.edge.technology.
PSA is the world’s largest systems integrator consortium made up of the most progressive security and audio-visual systems integrators in North America. Combined, PSA members boasts over 500 branch locations, employ over 13,500 industry professionals and are responsible for over $4.5 billion annually in security, fire, life safety and pro audio-visual installations.
PSA’s mission is to elevate the industries we serve by providing owners and members exceptional education, networking, services and connections with technology partners. PSA brings this mission to life by partnering with industry-leading product and solution providers, delivering unparalleled education and training programs and by offering a variety of distinctive services that can enhance any company’s operations. Learn more at psasecurity.com.
EDGE, owned by PSA, bonds low voltage systems integrators together as an elite industry team. With integrator members throughout the world, partnerships with top AV manufacturers, distributors and service providers, and alignment with leading industry associations, the advantage EDGE provides is unparalleled by any other industry association. EDGE integrators provide clients with the benefit of an international network of low voltage specialists and personal relationships with other local experts. For more information, visit edge.technology.
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