Category : AV Tips and Tricks

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 »

Tips for Having a Great Video Conference

April 3rd, 2017

There is lot of confusion on proper use of the term, “Video Conferencing.” Words do matter, and so here is the proper terminology when requesting to do a video conference. 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 »

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 »

Be Effective – Buy the Correct Tech the First Time

February 15th, 2017

 

The market is flooded with online look-a-likes. Sadly, most people will just “rubber-neck” their way through it as the sales person talks right over their head in hopes that they’ll just get exhausted enough to press the “buy now” button and move on. Read more »

Service Recovery – Lessons Learned from Tony, the AV Guy

December 28th, 2016

How do you recover when you are guilty of poor service?  This a very viable topic even if you think you are perfect.  Yeah, I was wrong once last year… I think. Right.

Seriously though, great customer service is a cornerstone for any successful business.  I can be an expert in my industry, but if I am unable to make a connection with my customers, I misunderstand what they want and need. And then if I fail to exceed their expectations, I will lose those customers.  So, what happens when I falter in any of those key areas? Read more »

Landscape Music Systems and Sound – Outdoors vs. Indoors

November 22nd, 2016

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By Guest Writer: Isaac Imig, Owner of Integrated Audio/Video

There is a beautiful new memory care facility in Bend, Oregon called Mt. Bachelor Memory Care.  On their website, they state:

The mission of Mt. Bachelor Memory Care is to serve the special needs of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss. Equally impressive is our commitment to providing you and your loved one with impeccable service at every level. Every day at Mt. Bachelor Memory Care we make it a goal to go above and beyond to enrich the lives of our residents. We offer exceptional care, innovative wellness programs and life enriching activities in a family atmosphere to create a community that supports the needs of those who live here.

A few months ago, the AV Bend team was contracted to participate in the impeccable service the Memory Care staff are striving to provide their residents.  What did they do? Read more »

Best Uses for AV Equipment During a Trial if on a Shoestring Budget

November 16th, 2016

By Guest Writer:  Tim Williams of Dwyer, Williams, Potter Attorneys, LLP

Edited by:  Lauren Breslin, AV Bend Social Media Coordinator

This past week, Tony had the pleasure of connecting with Tim Williams who shared some of his writings regarding the use of technology in the courtroom. The following highlights areas he addressed that specifically refer to the use of audio visual technology and equipment.  We hope you find this as informative as we do! Read more »

The Similarities of Sound and Light

November 1st, 2016

 

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Written by Guest Blogger: Isaac Imig, Owner of Integrated Audio/Video

 

Light and sound are both waves. The propagation, or distribution of sound, is actually very similar to light, just a whole lot slower. The waves of sound or light both reflect, refract, and attenuate depending on their environment. Read more »