Category : All About AV

How to Calculate TV Size and Viewing Distance

June 20th, 2017

How close should you be to your TV for the best viewing?

Note: The post is adapted from Cedric Demers and Mehdi Azzabi’s article, “TV Size to Distance Calculator and Science” from May 26, 2017.

Bigger and closer is usually better when it comes to choosing the perfect television for your room. Not only is it the biggest factor affecting the price of a television, but it also has a huge impact on the perceived picture quality. Read more »

Experience the Excitement of Video Walls

June 13th, 2017

Video Walls are an exciting medium to share about your products and services!

Remember when Dave, our other AV guy, attended the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas just a few months ago?  Well, he brought back some amazing resources and publications.  And we’ve had a lot of fun reading through them to generate some new blog content. Read more »

How Acoustics Help Fulfill HIPAA and Privacy Laws

May 30th, 2017
Quiet Please. How Accoustics Help Fulfill HIPAA and Privacy Laws

Quiet, please. Other people can hear us.

 

“Notice:  To Preserve Confidentiality Please Wait Here for Service”

I am certain that every one of our readers has seen this type of sign.  It is called a “Confidentiality Compliance Sign.”  And most likely, you have read a similar sign while in line at the pharmacy, the doctor’s office, the hospital waiting area, etc.  And even though you may be standing five feet behind the person in front of you, chances are that the sounds of a conversation have traveled and you actually are able to hear their private dialogue.  Did you know that this is potentially considered a breach of privacy law? Read more »

Four Tips to Create Digital Signage Content that Rocks

April 25th, 2017

At AV Bend, we like things that ROCK! Our Team rocks! Our goal is to treat each of our clients like Rock Stars! We only ask for one autograph on paper too!

So, when it comes to Digital Signage, we ask, “What is the purpose of the sign?”  Screens are nothing but a communication medium. However, content has the power to shape experiences and inspire action.

In other words, digital signage is only as effective as the content it displays.  Read more »

Features and Benefits of Digital Signage

April 21st, 2017

“Sign, sign everywhere a sign.” In 1970, the “5 Man Electrical Band” recorded a song that knocked “signs” for their “do this, don’t do that” tone. The song made The Billboard Top 100 charts (rating every song in popularity of times played by radio stations and singles purchased at record stores). That awesome rock song made it to Number 3 on the National Charts! It was also re-recorded by Tesla in 1990. Maybe you heard that version instead? (still awesome). Alright Dave aka Casey Kasem…enough about music trivia.

Today, more than ever, signs are used for good…that’s if they are designed right. Read more »

The Future of Digital Signage for Your Business

April 13th, 2017

Question:

Why did Dave, from AVBend.com,visit nearly 200 digital signage companies?

Answer:

To give our clients options on products and services in creating digital signage for their business, of course! Read more »

Conference Room Greatness

March 17th, 2017

Conference Room Greatness

I just love conference rooms. These rooms have such power in them and strengthen the attendees with a sense that “I am safe to share my ideas in private, with people who want to be here.” Then there are times I enter one, and I see all the possibilities of a space that could host greatness.

To transform your room into conference room greatness, ask yourself these questions: Read more »

Must-Have AV Business Trends – Augmented Reality, Touch Screens, and Live Streaming

March 7th, 2017

We had a lot of fun last week researching the AV demands of Generation Z, especially as those demands related to higher education.  Now we are going to address the overlap of three of those demands as they relate to business success.  Read more »

Providing On Demand AV for Generation Z

February 28th, 2017

Gen Z College Students

The January/February 2017 CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY issue is fascinating, thought-provoking, intriguing, and overwhelming.  Do you realize that the current generation, Generation Z, is now entering their college-age years? Soon, this group of approximately 60 million young people will be future employees, home owners, entrepreneurs, and economic decision makers.  For those of us in the AV industry, we are wise to analyze the current AV trends in higher education in order to forecast the business needs in the coming decade.  But first, we must take a moment to understand the characteristics of a stereotypical Generation Z member. Read more »

The Terms “Home Theater” and “Stereo” are Long Gone!

February 24th, 2017

 

It’s about time we got what we asked for. Residents in Central Oregon are tired of hearing the words, “home theater” and “stereo.”  One local home owner stated, “I will go to the theater if I want to see a blockbuster on a 20-foot screen.  And if I want a stereo, those are at Goodwill. But I come home to an Integrated Audio Visual System.”

 

Integrated Audio Visual System – What does this mean for the new home owner? Read more »