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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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Client Success Story: AOPA

AOPA, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, exists to protect and grow the skill and hobby of general aviation. They operate out of offices in Frederick and Washington, D.C., and have more than 100,000 members across 75 countries. Their Frederick headquarters was having issues with previously installed ceiling microphones in one of their meeting spaces, so they approached AVG for an upgrade. The main issue was that the ceiling microphones weren’t getting enough coverage for every person in the room. Because of the placement and the style of the microphone, some people would be loud and clear, and others were…

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Reflections from InfoComm 2019

By John Pierce Each year, nearly 50,000 attendees come from around the world to see the latest and greatest A/V products from 1,000 exhibitors at InfoComm. This year in Orlando, as I perused the exhibits and spoke with the exhibitors, I solidified my longtime fear that our industry has become commoditized. There were times where I spoke to several vendors who all had basically the same product at different price points, and I thought about how confusing that would be for someone without our experience buying directly from a manufacturer. The point is, there’s always going to be someone out…

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Products We Love: Contemporary Research Venue Vizion

These days, video is everywhere. It is undoubtedly the most engaging form of content, which is why bars, medical offices, houses of worship, stadiums, and convention centers are investing in HD video distribution. Integrating these AV assets can be extremely expensive, which was a roadblock for many smaller facilities trying to implement video distribution. But, Contemporary Research’s new Venue Vizion uses technology that already exists in most venues to deliver HDTV distribution and control for a fraction of the price. Venue Vizion gives users control over multiple TVs, including the channel, volume, and power. Think about a bar with multiple…

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Client Success Story: Mount Calvary Baptist Church

For many churches and houses of worship, taking the leap to a new A/V system can be a huge step. But for Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Rockville, it was a huge step that had an even bigger payoff. We worked with them for more than a year to design an upgraded audio, video, and lighting system to bring them better products and more control. Church Audio System The first step in this project was the church’s audio system. Their system was last upgraded about a decade ago, so we helped them enhance that existing system and added a few…

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Client Success Story: Mount St. Mary’s University

Mount St. Mary’s University is a private, liberal arts, Catholic university in Emmitsburg, Maryland. We’ve worked with the University for nearly twenty years, updating the sound and video in multiple classrooms, auditoriums, athletic venues, and their arena, as well as helping with various events on campus. Most recently, we updated the sound and video equipment in Laughlin Auditorium and O’Donnell Lecture Hall. Laughlin Auditorium Laughlin Auditorium is located in the Coad Science Building and is used for classes, movies, and other school functions. Because of the diversity of uses for the auditorium, it was important that it had the appropriate…

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The MEEC Shall Inherit

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been awarded a MEEC contract and are a MEEC vendor for 2019. The Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium (MEEC) is a membership-based organization made up of public and private K-20 educational institutions, federal institutions, and public libraries in the state of Maryland. MEEC provides these members with contracts to more efficiently purchase IT hardware, software, and technology-related services at a better value.  This is a great opportunity for us to expand our project portfolio and client list, as well as support the public and private education organizations in Maryland. If you’re a MEEC member, let…

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To itemize, or not to itemize: that is the question.

We get asked all the time if we can itemize our proposals to include a list of each product’s individual price. We’ve collectively been in business for more than 26 years now, and have never found a situation where an itemized list of equipment and pricing has provided useful information. When comparing our proposal against a competitors’, an itemized list is only helpful if every single item in each proposal is the exact same make and model. And even then, the overall price would still be the determining factor, not how each vendor breaks up that price per line item….

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Client Success Story: Young Marines

Young Marines is an organization that strives to positively impact the lives of America’s youth through programs that nurture and develop its members. The organization teaches the importance of self-confidence, academic achievement, honoring our veterans, good citizenship, community service, and living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. They have chapters and membership all over the continental United States, as well as U.S. Territories. With their headquarters located in Dumfries, VA, their leadership wanted an A/V system that would connect them to their staff across the globe with simplicity and consistency. AVG was happy to step up to their challenge. Before we stepped…

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Client Success Story: The Town of Dumfries, Virginia

Like most towns, Dumfries, VA, holds regularly scheduled meetings for their city council and mayor. The council, made up of eight or nine men and women, discusses and votes on local issues and legislation, as well as holds public hearings for residents to discuss important town issues. The town’s offices and Council meeting spaces were outdated and in need of updated technology to help meet the needs of this growing and busy northern Virginia town. The town changed facilities to a new building across the street, and asked Audio-Video Group to help update their new digs. We started by introducing…

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