Category : Project Highlights

New Avocor Interactive Touch Screen for Visitor Center

May 11th, 2017

The Lava Land Visitor Center needed an interactive display screen.  So, we recently installed Avocor’s 65” Ultra HD 4K interactive touch screen. And then, we followed up with a customer satisfaction interview with Cristina Peterson, Lead Ranger with Newberry National Volcanic Monument. 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 »

Part 2 – Featured Podcast – New AV for the Riverhouse on the Deschutes

December 9th, 2016

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Welcome to Part 2 of the Sound and Video Contractor featured podcast with Tony sharing more about the Riverhouse project.  The following is the transcription for your easy reference or you can click the link below to listen to the 10-minute interview.

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This is the SVC Podcast from Sound & Video Contractor Magazine with Tony Sprando of Audio Visual Bend. Show notes and equipment links for the podcast are on the web site of Sound & Video Contractor Magazine at svconline.com.

The Riverhouse on the Deschutes hotel in Bend, Oregon got a complete renovation for its meeting areas and for a quite different ambient environment in its bar, restaurant and lounge. That called for Symetrix DSPs and JBL speakers. Tony Sprando is back to finish the story on how Audio Visual Bend got the job done. That’s right here on the SVC Podcast. Read more »

Riverhouse Renovation and AV System Featured on SVC Podcast – Part 1

November 29th, 2016

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We are so pleased to share that the Audio Visual Bend team has been featured on another national media site – Sound and Video Contractor.  The following is the transcription from the SVC Podcast from Sound & Video Contractor Magazine with Tony Sprando of Audio Visual Bend.  This is the first part of a two part series.

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The fabulous Riverhouse on the Deschutes hotel in Bend, Oregon got a new owner and a complete renovation down to the concrete. An all-new AV system for meeting areas and the bar and lounge was needed and Audio Visual Bend was called in to design and install it. Tony Sprando is here to tell us all about it. That’s coming up on the SVC Podcast. 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 »

Holding 10,000 Lumens in Your Hands

October 5th, 2016
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Movie Night at Lave Ridge Elementary School

A Mix-up for Movie Night

This past Friday, the PTO of Lava Ridge Elementary decided to host an End-of-Summer Movie Night in the playground.  What a good idea to bring parents together with the kids to enjoy one more good community event before the cold sets in. Read more »

TV Placement for a Fitness Room in a Hotel Chain

July 20th, 2016

 

This week, I am working with a hotel chain and the placement of a TV in a Multi-Purpose Room/Fitness Room. The typical math behind TV placement is to place the center of the TV screen approximately 10-15 degrees above eye level.  Of course, we have to consider the distance of the TV from the viewer. And naturally, the furniture and exercise equipment layout determines this. 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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Audio Visual Design, the Oxford Hotel Group, and Hospitality

December 15th, 2015

Have you ever stayed at one of the hotels in the Oxford Hotel Group? If not, I encourage you to enjoy one of their locations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or California. If yes, then you have most likely experienced their commitment to hospitality in all areas – lodging, dining, and also, audio visual surroundings.

This 2015 Project Highlight was my professional dream come true. In 1994, I started in the Hotel Industry taping down cords for audio visual events in a Ritz Carlton. Fast forward a couple decades — I had the opportunity to work beside the Oxford Hotel Group as they built a hotel from the ground up in Bellingham, Washington. Personally and professionally, I felt a bit spoiled working on this project since they owned their own Cessna (which delivered me to the site within forty-five minutes from Bend!).

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Managing Restaurant Noise at Jackson’s Corner

December 9th, 2015

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Restaurant consumers were recently asked, “How do you feel about restaurant noise?” Of the 1,232 responses, nearly 80% said, “Loathe it.” (About 14% said they don’t notice noise, and about 7% love it.) Echoing numerous restaurant reviewers around the country, one participant commented, “The most consistent complaint I hear from friends and readers has to do with noisy restaurants.” It’s a common cry, one that has reached the pinnacle of customer dissatisfaction in the Zagat Dining Trends Survey. Diners around the country now rank noise in restaurants as their #1 complaint.

Today’s Project Highlight from 2015 is Jackson’s Corner Eastside location. I was asked to provide a proposal of cost to help this popular but noisy restaurant. “The customers are up and leaving, complaining they can’t carry on a conversation” described Palmer Noble, a Jackson’s Corner Manager. I was one of two people they asked to help them but I was chosen for one primary reason, which I am going to reveal at the end of the post. Keep reading…

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