The Difference Between an Audio Visual Installer and an AV Design Consultant

What’s in a name? Members of the audio visual industry have a number of names for ourselves, from audio visual dealers to systems integrators. In Sound & Communications’ Annual Audio Visual Integrators survey, published this summer, one survey question asked respondents what they call their business. While it’s true that different names reflect, to a…

What Kind of Audio Visual Professional Do You Need?

Are you ready to re-vamp, upgrade or install new professional audio visual systems in your New York tri-state area retail or corporate space? Are you confused by all the audio visual contractors advertising different services at widely varying prices? Do you think a bid process is the way to go, but you’re concerned about going…

3 Steps to Prepare Your Audio Video Systems for a Corporate Board Meeting

Are you preparing for a new product launch? Maybe it’s time for an annual board meeting. Or maybe you’re meeting with investors from California in a teleconference. (Make sure you have the right time zone for the meeting time, if you are!) Having the right audiovisual technology can make or break your corporate board meeting.…

IT and AV Integration Made Eas(ier)

Ask any audio visual contractor today, and we’ll all tell you there’s nothing “easy” about the convergence of IT and AV. For many AV contractors, it meant essentially learning an entirely new industry and trade or bringing in IT experts to help. For the “next generation” guys, those of us who’ve grown up on networking…