Archives : 2016 : April

Building and Maintaining “Forever Customer” Relationships

April 27th, 2016

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The truth is, “You will always be remembered.” But, the question is, “How will you be remembered?”  As a business owner and service/product provider, I recommend the following principles to establish good customers because of your good reputations: Read more »

Tony’s Rants – Tone Down the Tech!

April 20th, 2016

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The stack of publications was piling up on the corner of my desk. I thought it was about time to read them.  There were so many articles about using tech in our schools; tech to collaborate, tech to teach, tech to produce content, on and on.  I had to stop and ask myself, “What did I do?”  I have three sons and they all watched their dad embrace technology, day after day and night after night, behind a glowing laptop screen in a trance-like state with a perpetual perm-a-grin.  As I looked at all the photos of the articles I was reading, I saw the same perm-a-grin.  The man has become the machine! Pressing buttons, turning knobs, data entry and compiling zeros and ones. The generation we enabled to use the technology for learning should consider using tech in moderation. Do not forget the human factor; find the balance.  The following is a short comparison of some related articles.  After you have a chance to read their summaries, I’d love to read your opinions regarding the use of technology. Read more »

Trending Now – Interactive Kiosks, Speech Mapping, and Projection Mapping

April 13th, 2016

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This week, we enjoyed researching AV trends and the cutting edge of AV technology and uses.  After we share each trend, you will see us ask a series of questions for our readers.  Please share your experiences with these trends, whether locally in Bend, regionally in a big city, or nationally and internationally.

Trending Now – Interactive Kiosks.  In the March 16th blog of Integrated Computer Solutions, the writer shares how well interactive kiosks perform in retail sales areas because of the opportunity to use a variety of specialized content strategies.  Specifically, six multimedia categories that greatly affect the user experiences are shared. Read more »

Light ’em Up… with Front of House Lighting!

April 6th, 2016

Final_Rigga-Tony_web_800pixIn all my years of doing audio visual rentals and designing installed systems, Stage Lighting seemed to be one of those requests that were few and far between. Like projection, it is a controlled beam of light, so I used to think this was pretty straight forward.  Well, I was wrong; it actually takes a bit more math than I left high school with.  Read more »