Category : All About AV
In the AV industry, for as long as I can remember, the idea of being able to have an AV system of some kind and making it as invisible as possible has been a request of clients. At the end of the day, can you ever really hide all of the equipment in a system? Obviously, this depends entirely on the installation and equipment being used. Read more »
You bought a security system. Good idea. So, you go to recover that footage of the shop lifter or an employee stealing from the cash drawer… doh! You go back to recover the video but it’s not there. Or it is there, but you can’t seem to figure out how to find it. And just because there are cameras does not mean they are working. The recording device may not even be recording. You many not even have enough space to record. Even worse, the camera is recording, but the quality sucks and images are useless. Read more »
Just send it! It means, “Just Do It,” say yes to something, don’t think about it, have confidence and just Send It! I finished reading a book by Jonah Lehrer called, “How We Decide”, (spoiler alert!) and early on, Lehrer introduces his main theme: Read more »
Part 1 in our new “Lost in Translation” series
The end-user, for any and every AV project, is very important and their input is invaluable. From the inception, to design, during construction, and finally installation, they really do need to be involved. However, I am not sure many end-users have the time or really want to be consulted. They just want the job done, quickly and within budget. And this is how many AV professionals enter the “Lost in Translation” zone with their clients. For this next series of blogs, I want to promote clarity through the AV design process and promote best practices for end-user satisfaction. Let’s begin with microphones, a small AV tool with a big effect for the end-user. Read more »
Everyone knows about fiber optic cables. The term is one that most people are very familiar with. But unless you work within certain industries, chances are good that this same group of people really don’t understand what these cables are and how they work. This post will synthesize a few resources to share: Read more »
Electronic waste (e-waste) is a popular, informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their “useful life.” Computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers, and fax machines are common electronic products. (CalRecycle).
Harmful Effects of E-waste
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 »
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 »
“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 »
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 »