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Temperature Scanners & Your COVID A/V Technology Tool Kit

Developing an audio-video technology tool kit can help you now and far into the future. Institutions of all kinds are trying to safely remain open during this marked spike in COVID-19 cases, especially considering the upcoming holidays. At Audio-Video Group, we have several ways we can help, including temperature scanners. No-contact infrared temperature scanners are popping up all over the place this year, everywhere from airports to restaurants.  What are Temperature Scanners? They are a first layer of screening safer to use than methods requiring contact with another person or with a device that needs to be sanitized between every…

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Safely Bring Joy and Holiday Spirit with Audio-Video Technology

Set Up the Perfect Holiday Light Show with the Help of Audio-Video Group It’s no secret that this holiday season is going to be different than what we’re all used to, and there’s no reason to sacrifice the spirit of the season. Immersive holiday drive-through light shows can get everyone feeling festive while staying safe–and bring them to your business or church. Audio-Video Group is ready to help our clients set up an incredible display with the help of our manufacturing partner, Sharp NEC. More than creative stringing of lights–this can be a fully captivating experience for your community, allowing…

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MEEC Approved Vendor & What It Means For You

Audio-Video Group is a proud MEEC approved vendor. The educational sector is an important part of the work we do here at Audio-Video Group. We love being part of making the classroom experience exceptional for both teachers and students, and helping administrators do their jobs efficiently. As part of our work in improving the quality of education in Maryland, we proudly work with the Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium (MEEC). Any educational organization in Maryland, K-12, and higher education, public or private, along with libraries can join MEEC as a procurement vehicle for a wide variety of needs, including audio-video. MEEC…

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Should Your Next Virtual Event be Pre-Recorded or Live?

If you’re considering if you want to do it live or pre-recorded, check out the pros and cons for each. Virtual events have become the norm in 2020. They will likely continue to be popular in the coming years as organizations realize their benefits, including reaching a wider audience, increasing accessibility, reducing cost, and preventing COVID spread. Pre-recorded and live events each have their pros and cons. We can help you decide which model will work better for you, or if you should combine elements of both, and work with you every step of the way to ensure your event…

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What Does Unified Communications Mean and Why Does it Matter to my Organization?

If you’ve worked with us before, you’ve probably heard us talk about “unified communications.” To those outside the audio-video industry, the term might be unfamiliar. Unified communications (UC) means integrating communication services like instant messenger, phone, video conferencing, data sharing, and more. It’s not a single product, but a set of products that provide a streamlined interface between several modes of communication at once and allows for real-time and non-real-time delivery of information. In today’s post, we’ll walk through some of the basics of how it works and break down the potential applications for various organizations. Essentially, UC allows someone…

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How to Keep Your Team Safe & Productive at Work

We know you want to keep your team safe and productive at work. With Maryland and surrounding states in Stage Three reopening, many companies are bringing at least some employees back to the office. Employers have valid concerns about how to keep their staff healthy while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread. Governor Hogan’s office has excellent guidelines on safely reopening personal and professional services offices. The CDC also has great advice on how to get employees back into an office setting. Your goals for your office will be individual to you. Whether you want everyone back working in person…

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Helping Your Parishioners Meet Their Spiritual Needs During the Pandemic

Churches haven’t stopped serving their parishioners during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet those services tend to look different now than they did at the start of the year. As houses of worship work to accommodate their community, Audio-Video Group is developing more and more ideas to make church accessible. Hybrid Service Model & How It Works In-person capacity is likely to continue to be limited through the winter, including the winter holiday season. Many churches use a hybrid model for services, much like classroom teachers are doing throughout the country. In this setup, the churches have some parishioners in person (with…

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Plan Now for Great Holiday Gatherings

This holiday season is looking like it will be very different from those in our recent memory. From winter holiday services to company parties, we want to help make this a fun and festive season for your house of worship or organization.

Audio-Video Group is Staying Busy Helping Our Community

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our normal ways of life, many businesses, houses of worship, schools, and other institutions are working hard to find new ways to serve their communities. Audio-Video Group is proud to be part of those efforts by working strategically with clients to help them adjust to new realities. Houses of worship continue to hold virtual services or work with a hybrid model to accommodate reduced capacity seating. Audio-Video Group has been helping them with live streaming and recording. “It is important that the churches have great audio, video, and lighting capabilities to make the…

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Resthaven Funeral Services and Mourning in a Pandemic

Funerals can be emotionally challenging at any time, and particularly during a pandemic. People are concerned about losing their loved ones to COVID-19, and the bereaved now have to be worried about the spread of COVID-19 at a funeral service. In Frederick, MD, Resthaven Funeral Services is working with Audio-Video Group to update their A/V systems and live stream capabilities to help families celebrate their lives and grieve the deaths of their loved ones. “Audio-Video Group built a state-of-the-art system that integrated monitors in the funeral home chapel, community room, and children’s playroom. And a closed-circuit camera in the sanctuary,…

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