Category : All About AV

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 »

The Many Uses of Audio Visual

December 16th, 2015

What is meant by the term “audio visual”? In a nutshell, it is the use of both sight and sound, typically in the form of slides or video and recorded speech or music.


This is the essence of what I do every day to help people use audio visual in business, church or educational applications. One area that will never cease is the need to rent a system for a day. No matter what the state of the economy, people want to use audio visual for selling a product or for entertainment. The most common uses are the types of events that are a part of people’s lives. Weddings and memorial services need microphones and a sound system. Celebrations of all kinds need a sound system for attendees to enjoy music. Video projectors and screens are commonly rented to add a visual element to all of these types of events. The more advanced requests may be Video Conferencing, Live Streaming or recording.


This post is to visually highlight a few daily rental events we did in 2015 such as:

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Are you ready for our new Aerial Video services?

November 18th, 2015


Using world renowned DJI technology, our Aerial Video professional is able to capture images that were once out of reach to traditional videographers.  DJI flying and camera stabilization systems redefine camera placement and motion. Amazing photos and video, treasured personal memories, and high-end professional imagery are captured every day, in every corner of the world using DJI products.

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Work Better Together with Mondopad

November 16th, 2015

Mondo Pad

Work better together with Mondopad, the smart and easy touchscreen system for video conferencing, whiteboarding, data sharing and more.

This innovative product will enable you and your team to collaborate more quickly and effectively with the following benefits and uses:

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Creating a Unique Customer Experience with Digital Signage

November 5th, 2015


The best way to describe “digital signage” is the use of a digital display to inform or persuade your audience, and in order to communicate with people in this present day, you have to demand their attention.


The digital signage software company, Visix, has a fantastic FAQ page regarding digital signage. They state that watching TV and using computers has trained us to look at screens for information, so digital signage is a natural choice for reaching large audiences. It’s also better than email, printed posters, and bulletin boards because:

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Offering Church Services? Seven Reasons to Plug into Projection

November 3rd, 2015

Hitachi Projectors - AV Equipment

Keeping in mind that needs differ between small and large church venues, here are seven reasons your church will benefit from using projectors:

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Projector Companies Come and Go… but we are always here – [Post by Tony Sprando, AV Design Specialist]

February 24th, 2015

Expert is ready to help herMy first projector was a Nec Data/Video projector – it came in a large box and weighed a ton. I remember how cool I thought it was, I was working for an event and staging company and they purchased one for my territory.

It was the first model out which actually had a computer connection right on the unit. Soon after that, several manufacturers started competing in the same market (Sanyo, Panasonic, Jvc, Sony, Epson, Canon, Mitsubishi, etc…)

It’s been 20 years and now some of these companies have left the market or sold out to the competition. It’s sad to see such strong players move on but like anything hi-tech that can be made cheaper by someone else or market saturation it is inevitable.

But not all is lost!

The AVPres Sales Team is here to help you with any tech transition and we hope that our assistance will help you find alternate machines! Feel free to contact us at 541-388-1732 for any assistance.



Tony Sprando