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January 20th, 2016

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The use of the projector as a tool for visual communication and teaching has been restricted by performance limitations of the conventional lamp-lit projector including: 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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AV Design for 1001 Tech Center

December 7th, 2015

Tech centers are all the Rave! “Over the past decade, it just got to the point where it became cool to start a company here (Bend),” says Jim Boeddeker, Executive Director of Founderspad.  Hence, I introduce to you the 1001 Tech Center!


The 1001 Tech Center Building was the first of three tech center projects I have completed this year and the opportunities continue at comparable centers through word-of-mouth referrals. This is not your typical customer wanting a projector and screen. Every room is custom created and the resident interior designer is required to sign off on every step. No wall is the same as the next.

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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