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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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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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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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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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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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Conferencing Mics: To use or not to use? That is the question.

Conferencing microphones can be used for any number of events, but their most popular use today is for political meetings. That’s because they give you the option of turning the mic on and off depending on who’s speaking, they have the option of adding a voting feature directly on the mic stand, and the features can be scaled up or down depending on your specific needs. Additionally, most microphones of this nature, like Brahler’s line of conference technology, are very high quality, with crystal clear audio. So, the big question most clients have is whether or not they need conferencing…

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Biamp Systems Takes Cost-Effective, Easy-To-Install Conference Rooms To The Next Level

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, announced the expansion of its Tesira® audio and video platform. During ISE 2018, Feb. 6-9 in Amsterdam, Biamp (booth 3-B120) will demonstrate its latest innovations, which include new power over Ethernet (PoE+) amplifier technology and a series of Beamtracking™ ceiling microphones that raise the bar for an exceptional conferencing experience. Biamp’s whole-room, all-digital solutions are designed to reduce programming time for integrators and provide cost-effective, crystal-clear audio quality to end users. “Adding these new components to our industry-leading Tesira platform allows our customers to utilize Biamp products with a total room solution…

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Out With the Old and In With the New: Outdated Tech and Its Replacement

Technology moves quickly, so keeping your business ahead of the curve can be a challenge. Here are some upgrades that we recommend in 2018 to keep your organization running smoothly and efficiently. Dry Erase Whiteboards VS Interactive Displays If your company has any type of conference room, classroom, or meeting space, we bet you have a whiteboard hanging on the wall. Whiteboards are good for brainstorming and teaching, but once the information is erased, it’s gone for good. They also require upkeep and never quite look clean, no matter how many times you erase them. Now, dry-erase boards are a…

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Products We Love: LED Wall Panels

We’re sure you’ve seen them. Hanging in retail stores displaying the latest sales and deals, on stage at a concert behind Lady Gaga or Luke Bryan, or even at church on Sunday morning. We’re talking about LED wall panels—the ultra thin, ultra light solution to video reproduction. AVG recently installed 50 LED panels in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Rockville (FBCR) to make up two large video walls, and they’re already seeing the benefits. The project started when the church wanted to update their old 4:3 rear projection screens. AVG could have just installed a new projection…

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