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Eric Johnson: Sharing Voice and Vision for 20 Years

Eric Johnson founded Audio-Video Group in 2000 because he wanted to build relationships with clients in his community and ensure they could spread their message effectively. Now, 20 years into the life of Audio-Video Group, he’s reflecting on the journey and what he has accomplished. Eric discovered his love of electronics while in high school and graduated from college with an Associates Degree in Electronics Technology. He worked in nurse call and school intercom systems until his father, a church pastor, introduced him to a contractor who specialized in church sound. Eric got a job with that company. As his…

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Wondering How to Reopen? We Have Tips.

As more organizations are reopening, business owners and church leaders are rightly wondering how they can serve their communities and keep everyone safe at the same time. This is an unprecedented moment, so it’s okay to not have all the answers. That’s why we’re here–to help you set up seamless, easy to use technological solutions. In this week’s post, we will walk you through some considerations and ideas for different kinds of institutions. Houses of Worship Whether they are looking to hold regular weekly services or special events like weddings, worship leaders will have to be concerned with keeping parishioners…

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Milestone Events & Family Gatherings: Possible with the Right Technology

With Maryland and Virginia schools closed for the rest of the year, many families are wondering how they will celebrate their children’s high school graduations. Upcoming weddings, dance recitals, and even funerals. They all present challenges during the pandemic. We want to be there for each other in good times and bad while still complying with the appropriate social distancing and safety measures that are working to flatten the curve. Everyone wants to know when things will be back to normal, but “normal” isn’t going to be the old way of doing things. Audio-Video Group can help you prepare for…

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You Can Bring Virtual Visitation to Senior Centers, Hospice

Senior citizens in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and hospice centers are at high risk for contracting COVID-19, and thus many of them have not been able to have direct contact with their loved ones for a month or more. For people who might already feel disconnected from their life and afraid of what the pandemic will mean for them and their loved ones, waving at their friends and family through the window doesn’t fulfill the social connection they need.  AVG wants to help senior living centers and hospices implement virtual visitations. Our clients, like the Hospice of Washington County,…

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Live Streaming and Virtual Meetings: What’s the Difference?

As teleworking becomes increasingly common, people have to learn to work with technologies that are new to them. That can be a struggle, mainly because these teleworking solutions come with new technologies. One frequently asked question involves the differences between live streaming and virtual meetings (or as industry professionals call it, unified communication). Without an understanding of the distinctions, people might become concerned that their virtual meetings are being live-streamed. Not to worry–these are different functions, and we’re here to explain how each works. Live Streaming Live streaming refers to media that is being simultaneously recorded and broadcast. Instagram and…

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COVID-19 & Our Commitment to You

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic closely, Audio-Video Group is dedicated to the health and safety of our team members, clients, and partners.

The Benefits of Video Conferencing Technology

Video conferencing capabilities are growing rapidly, and not just in the C-suites. Companies and organizations–including educational institutions and houses of worship–are turning to video capabilities to increase employee morale, productivity, accessibility, and environmental welfare. From live streams to screen sharing to video meetings, video conferencing is ensuring that you and your colleagues are doing your best work. Employee and Student Morale Employees who can work from home, whether entirely remote or just when their child is sick, appreciate the flexibility to balance the many demands on their lives. This improves work/life balance and can help with employee retention. Parents and…

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What is an Audio/Video Integrator?

If you run a business, university, house of worship, or nonprofit, you’ll likely be faced with the need to incorporate audio/video elements into your organization’s functions. When faced with a complex or unreliable system, this can be a frustrating element of the job for many people. The good news is, audio/video integrators exist to take that stress away.  What you do is important: you have a message to spread, people to connect with each other, and communities to engage. High quality and reliable audio/video system is key to your success. We work with you to ensure that we understand how…

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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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