Category : All About AV

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 »

Does Your Tech Translate into Increased Revenue?

February 8th, 2017

 

Every IT and Office Manager should be asking themselves, “Does our technology translate into increased revenue?”  And although it’s a compelling question, the answer is even more important for the bottom line of a business.  I believe that it is more common than not that technology is purchased and implemented with an optimistic point of view rather than an objective one.  If you might fall in line with this way of thinking, I challenge you to change the way you think. Read more »

The Internet of Things is Here – How Do You Feel About It?

January 20th, 2017

Do you remember the 2002 movie by Steven Spielberg, “Minority Report?”  This futuristic film featured Tom Cruise as the main character, PreCrime Captain John Anderton, who is the subject of a murder prediction based upon visions of the “Precogs.”  And since, in the movie, the PreCrime police department has the authority to imprison would-be murderers, John Anderton bolts and a manhunt begins.  And while the plot and storyline are thick and rich, many viewers wrestled with the technology involved during the man hunt.  Although intriguing, most of us felt uneasy and squeamish about the possibility of that much interaction with technology. And now we have “The Internet of Things.”  I believe author Jacob Morgan, Contributing Writer for Forbes, stated the explanation of IoT best: Read more »

Sell and Stay within Your Scope of Expertise

October 12th, 2016

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An article by guest blogger, Erik Beyer – Regional VP of Sales – CLAIR Solutions

How do we, as professionals in the AV industry, help small businesses recognize the opportunities that are better serving of their needs? Systems that will better serve them in the long run and, in some cases, improve the environment altogether? Read more »