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Stronger Together! Results of the Donation Drive

We are sincerely grateful to our community members and local businesses who participated in our Donation Drive. We divided the items we collected and delivered to two local organizations that serve the emergency needs of the residents in Frederick, MD. Here’s the final tally: Two large bags of oatmeal Three cases of noodles 192 cans of tuna 54 boxes of mac & cheese 108 cups of applesauce 85 pairs of gloves 110 hats 44 scarves 52 blankets 14 pairs of long johns 19 pairs of socks 107 cases of water That’s a lot of impact! To give back to a…

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We Need Your Help – Donation Drive

Yesterday, Audio-Video Group donated 41 cases of “Cup-of-Noodles” and 1,250 utensil packets to The Religious Coalition after learning of their need on Twitter. However, I was shocked when they told me 41 cases of noodles would only last two or three days!  So, we’ve decided to coordinate a donation drive to gather some much-needed items, especially as the weather is getting colder. Our goal is to collect at least these items: 50 Cases of Water 25 Knit Hats 25 Pairs of Gloves 25 Scarves If we receive everything on the list, Audio-Video Group will match those donations items for items, meaning your…

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Client Success Story: Mount St. Mary’s

When considering a user-friendly audio-video experience for the new Campus Activity Center at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Maryland, the team wanted a flexible and functional solution. Jon Hager, the Director of Campus Activities, made sure the system design would accurately reflect the various events that would take place at the center. Since many of the students who attend The Mount live on campus, the Activity Center is an integral part of campus life. It might host a lecture by day and then transform to a concert venue by night.  John Brewer, the Director of Client Computing & Audio Visual…

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Client Success Story: Episcopal High School

Longtime client, Episcopal High School, located in Alexandria, VA, needed A/V updates for a new renovation project they were working on in a couple of their classrooms. Looking to invest in robotics technology and education, EHS was transforming an existing classroom into a new robotics laboratory. And AVG was up to the challenge. The renovation project took a large, 50-seat lecture classroom with stadium-style seating and turned it into a multi-use open lab. The new open classroom could have two classes at once with a center divider splitting up the room, or an open-concept study/design space, depending on the need. AVG…

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Client Success Story: Church of the Redeemer

Church of the Redeemer is a multicultural and multigenerational church with five campuses in Maryland—Clarksburg, Frederick, Rockville, and two in Gaithersburg. Their large services always include live contemporary worship music, lighting, and video elements. For quite some time, Church of the Redeemer has been looking to upgrade their video display system in their main Worship Center at their main campus in Gaithersburg. This worship space has over 2,000 seats, and our main task was to provide an innovative and cutting-edge video solution that would not only help the congregation engage in the service, but also provide the church with the best…

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AVoIP: The good, the bad, the ugly

AVoIP, or audiovisual over internet protocol, has been top of mind recently for those of us in A/V industry. Not to be confused with VoIP, or voice over internet protocol, AVoIP gives users the ability to transmit and switch A/V data over a standard ethernet network. It opens almost endless possibilities for users in terms of system control and flexibility. But there are a few things to consider before diving headfirst into the world of AVoIP. What is AVoIP? To break it down, AVoIP is all about sending audio and video data over traditional IP mediums, like your home or…

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Blue Crabs and Blue Prints Event Rental

Blue Crabs and Blue Prints is the largest annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County. Each year, community members gather to enjoy a relaxing evening of great music, unbelievable food tastings from local Frederick restaurants and caterers, refreshing beverages, and one of Maryland’s best traditions, an all-you-can-eat crab feast! During the event, announcements are made, videos are presented, and live music is played. Audio-Video Group sponsors the event each year, providing A/V equipment and technicians to run the event. Here’s what we supplied this year: Two (2) wireless microphones Four (4) speakers Two (2) 82” displays for equipment…

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Tech Industry Tariff Troubles

The tech industry—as well as many others—is feeling the impact of the most recent proposed expansion of tariffs on imports from China. Computers, batteries, smartphones, projectors, speakers, and televisions are just a few of the products that could be affected by these changes. That means that production and delivery could be majorly delayed. As industry professionals with years of experience, we’re used to policies creating ripple effects in production. We’re prepared to adjust production timelines and reduce major impact to the overall success of a project because of these delays. But companies that take on A/V projects themselves might have…

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Products We Love: Direct View LED

If you’ve been in the market for digital signage or a large venue video screen, you’ve probably heard the term “Direct View LED” being thrown around. You probably know what LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are. But what does “Direct View” mean, and do you need it? We’ll help break it down for you! Direct View LED Overview A Direct View LED display is a flat-panel display that uses hundreds of tiny LEDs mounted directly onto a panel with no glass overlay. Instead of the LEDs working as a backlight behind glass, like in a traditional LED display, the LEDs produce…

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Client Success Story: Trinity United Methodist Church Installation

We install sound, video, and lighting equipment in houses of worship of all denominations throughout the year. These projects are some of our favorites because we know the positive impact quality installations can have on the congregations and we know we’ll be part of the church’s community for years to come. Our most recent house of worship installation took place at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Germantown, Maryland. This project included the installation of professional-quality sound reinforcement and video projection systems in the sanctuary, so it was split into two phases. One thing we had to keep in mind…

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