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Seven “Bring Your Own Device” Considerations

January 28th, 2016


Are you thinking about installing a new audio visual system?  Jonathan Blackwood, with Corporate Tech Decisions, explains seven aspects of “Bring Your Own Device” you need to think about before moving forward.  He shares the following in his original article: Read more »

HDMI Problems!

January 27th, 2016

HDMI_CoverWe are pleased to share and promote Corporate Tech Decision’s free download of “The Challenges of Interfacing HDMI in the World of Professional AV.”  At first glance, using HDMI as a professional AV display interface would appear to be ill-advised, as its copy protection overlay was never designed with multi-point video and audio signal distribution in mind. Read more »


January 20th, 2016

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The use of the projector as a tool for visual communication and teaching has been restricted by performance limitations of the conventional lamp-lit projector including: Read more »

The Evolution of the Super Car and Top Projectors

January 18th, 2016

The Evolution of the Super Cars

A supercar is a very expensive and high-performance sports car or grand tourer. The term is used in marketing by automakers for unusual, high-end vehicles, and has been used to refer to at least four different sorts of cars:

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Use Video Conferencing to Keep Your Company Connected

January 14th, 2016



How we communicate in the business world is changing. Businesses increasingly have more remote workers. Whether working remote full-time, part-time or just traveling for business, these workers rely heavily on their own mobile devices to stay connected to their teams, as well as to participate in meetings. Now more than ever, remote workers want (and expect) face-to-face interaction—and they want a seat at the meeting. There’s a strong demand for a video conferencing solution that can provide a simple and instant connected experience from the office to the home and on the go.

For companies that prefer not to invest in infrastructure, cloud-based video conferencing solutions make cost-effective and scalable meetings possible. There are tremendous benefits to companies when deploying video conferencing in conjunction with a cloud-based service. Starting or moving your company’s video conferencing solution to the cloud is quick and easy, with minimal investments of time and money.

The following lists cloud-based video conferencing benefits: Read more »

Your Business Needs Visual Content!

January 12th, 2016

Your Business Needs Visual Content

Adapted from Rachel Gillett’s FastCompany online article, “Why We’re More Likely To Remember Content With Images And Video”

Most communications experts agree that our brains are far more engaged when listening to a story than a list of facts —it’s easier for us to remember stories because our brains make little distinction between an experience we are reading about and one that is actually happening. And while storytelling is definitely important in promoting your business’ message, there is another element that can drive your point home even more—images. That’s because visuals add a component to storytelling that text cannot: speed. According to researched complied by 3M, the corporation behind Post-it Notes, visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text, which means you can paint a picture for your audience much faster with an actual picture.

Here are three visual tools you can use to connect with your audience even faster: Read more »

What is an Audio Visual Designer? Why Do You Need To Hire One?

January 6th, 2016

Skills on Screen

Our loyal readers and customers may remember that I joined Audio Visual Bend several months ago to coordinate the team’s social media efforts. Since I have a background in higher education and corporate training, I am very familiar with the many uses and applications of audio visual equipment. However, I am still learning how to properly use AV industry terminology and how to best communicate the many uses of AV technology to AV Bend’s customers.

This week, I am diving into the phrase, “Audio Visual Design.” Audio Visual Bend offers design services including Acoustics, Audio-Visual Systems, Security and CC/TV Systems, Access Control Systems, and Project Management. So, the question I am asking myself to answer is this: what are each of these offerings and why do you need them? Read more »