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Category: AV Event Solutions

Don’t Want Those Dorky Glasses to See in 3D? No Problem! Hi Res, Glasses-Free Displays are Here!
Sep 09, 2013 by
As an event organizer, one of your goals is to provide better visuals to "wow" your attendees. While 3D can definitely do the trick, you have probably been reticent to use this technology because of the need to put on annoying, dorky glasses to realize the total effect. Thanks to technological advances, that isn't the case any longer! Research also backs up the power of 3D. According to a 2011 Tilburg University study, attendees had a 45% higher retention rate of the materials being shown on...
Labor Day Celebration | AV Event Solutions
Sep 02, 2013 by
H a p p y L a b o r D a y B e f o r e t h e r e w a r d t h e r e m u s t b e l a b o r . Y o u p l a n t b e f o r e y o u r h a r v e s t . Y o u s o w i n t e a r s b e f o r e y o u r e a p . R a l p h R a n s o m E n j o y L a b o r D a y ! Y o u r f r i e n d s a t & n b s p ;
A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing the Right AV for Your Next Meeting
Aug 12, 2013 by
If you are new to the meeting and event industry and need to rent audio visual equipment for the first time, it can be a little scary -- especially if you are being told what to do by everyone from the speaker to the hotel sales staff. Now is the time to take a deep breath and take control of your event, especially since you are paying the bill! Whether your meeting is 10 or 10,000 attendees, it is important that everyone in your audience see, hear and use their tactical senses to digest t...
How to Pick a Partner When Renting Audio Visual Equipment
Jul 29, 2013 by
Today's meeting budgets often contain audio visual equipment as one of the top expense items. Yet, as I talk to most meeting planners about AV, it is still the least understood budget item. And the truth of the matter is, now more than ever, it is important to forge a long-term relationship with an AV partner as interactive technology tool rentals change and become more integral to a meeting's success.  Here are the four questions to focus on when choosing an AV partner. It isn&...
Tricks of the Meetings Trade: The Ultimate Audio Checklist
Jul 12, 2013 by
In Monday's post, I focused on the up and coming audio equipment trends to be on the look out for within the industry. While it is important to continue to look to the future for smaller, smarter and more budget-friendly audio equipment, it is key to make certain whatever equipment you use, it works properly. Recently in BizBash Magazine,  Midori Connolly, an AudioVisual Speaker, Writer and Consultant, shared some great tips and tricks that every meeting planner can use. Her...
Current Trends in Audio that Will Make Your Event Really Sound
Jul 08, 2013 by
It seems that most meeting planners are so heavily focused on the visual "wow" factor of a meeting --  which includes video and 3-D effects -- that they often miss the importance of a quality sound system. But the truth of the matter is, if your presenter loses sound or it cuts in and out, your audience will be so frustrated with the lack of sound all that "wow" will be for not.  The good news is audio equipment is getting smaller and smarter. BizBash Magazin...
4 Rules to Make Your AV Meeting Experience Pain-Free
Jun 07, 2013 by
Many times when I speak to planners about their AV and IT meeting needs, their eyes glaze over because the technological options and rate of change can be overwhelming and daunting to them. However, AV and IT (due to increasing bandwidth demands) are what make most meetings, events and trade shows tick. Admit it: without them, your meeting would be dead in the water.  Here is the overarching question... How can meeting planners understand what they are doing when renting audio visu...
Memorial Day Remembrance
May 27, 2013 by
A h e r o i s s o m e o n e w h o h a s g i v e n h i s o r h e r l i f e t o s o m e t h i n g b i g g e r t h a n o n e s e l f . - J o s e p h C a m p b e l l T h a n k y o u t o t h e b r a v e m e n a n d w o m e n , p a s t a n d p r e s e n t . & n b s p ;
A Must-Have AV Checklist for Evaluating Your Next Meeting Space
Oct 12, 2012 by
AV is such a big part of most meetings and events and getting the equipment right for the room setting is paramount to its success. In addition, the right AV will keep your attendees happy and focused on the meeting materials. Here are the 7 things you want to take a closer look at when evaluating a room for your next conference or meeting: Ceilings. How high are the ceilings? Low ceilings or low hanging lights can interfere with the LCD projector and screen rental set-up.  One way to determ...
The Projection Revolution: Everything You Want to Know about Digital Projection but Were Afraid to Ask
Mar 09, 2012 by
Digital scenery. Projection mapping. Large scale projection. What do these terms mean and doesn't this type of technology cost a lot of money? Lets focus on creative uses for digital projection and ways to keep your budget in tact as well. Digital projection used to be massive projectors beaming static images onto giant screen rentals. Now, 2D and 3D mapping software programs along with LCD projectors that are 4 times brighter than the previous technology have made it possible for event meeting...
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