AVaaS is the framework for helping businesses keep up with their ever-changing technology and hardware needs. One of Starin’s Services provides AV integrators a simple way to offer their customers lease financing. This allows companies and organizations the financial tools to access the latest AV solutions, without significantly affecting their cash flow.
Joel answers a few questions about the AV industry and lets you know what his favorite color is.
On this Episode of Rebels and Flux we continue our talk with Cofounder & Chief Brand Strategist at Latin & Code Mr. Steven Picanza. Steven serves up some more great tips on Digital Marketing, What is an “Agency” and How to find and select the right one for your business. We then discuss the best fictional TV sitcom hangout, What is an Italian Hot Dog, ferocious animals and Puerto Rican Reggae.
On this episode of Rebels & Flux, we talk with Steven Picanza, Co-founder & Chief Brand Strategist at Latin & Code. Steven gives us his fresh take on Digital Marketing, Infocomm and Brand Activation. We then learn about Fried Spam before discussing who would win in a battle of the titans: Gary V. or Seth Godin. As we wrap up I may have instigated a fight between Steve and another company’s CEO.
This week we chat with Andrew Davis, Collaboration Solutions Programmer at Ignite CSG. Andrew is a Dual Certified AV professional who knows how to program, install and design complex AV systems. It also makes him the right person to sound off about Cybersecurity and how AV can better prepare itself. We hear the inspiration behind his articles. We get the scoop on his Alt Radio past, Which Canadian team he misses the most and where in the world is Kingsclear?
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This week we continue our conversation with Jarrod Hillman, Owner of Hillman AV in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. We quickly dive into an AV recruitment conversation and discuss how to recruit when there’s a shortage of experienced and/or trained AV technicians. We then debate Apprenticeship vs. College Degrees and how Hillman overcame recruitment and how they solved training. We wrap up the video by discussing where to find the Best Poutine, Schitt’s Creek and the best place to Unplug. Part 2 of 2
This week we take a trip north to Canada to meet Jarrod Hillman. Jarrod is the Owner of Hillman AV in Regina, Saskatchewan. We start off with Jarrod giving us the Hillman AV origin story. Followed by how he built an AV business centered around the Bars & Restaurant market. Not the easiest vertical to be successful in but he reveals his strategy on what it takes. Along the way, we chat all things Canada such as Degrassi, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion and Nickelback (of course). To be continued… Part 1 of 2.
Diversified has been named an Elite Partner for the distribution of the DTEN family of D7 products. The D7 family is a Zoom Certified all-in-one appliance that has been built from the ground up specifically for Zoom video conferencing.
Meet Monte Bennett Barco’s Director of Distribution. Monte knows “stuff” about Barco’s Clickshare that many don’t remember. Let’s take an “Excellent Adventure” (Pun intended) with Monte back through time to understand where Clickshare came from and where it is today. We also get a glimpse into Monte’s past life as we discuss his competition Car Audio background and his contributions to Burning Man.
Juan Chavez is back! DTEN’s energetic Channel Manager who has a passion for technology and fun. On this episode, we discover InfoComm through the eyes of a 1st timer. Discover the differences between Comic Cons and InfoComm. How do you develop a fan base? What are the value adds of an All-in-One device? What good audio means to a display manufacturer? Plus we dive into debate Pizza and bad Airports!
This is your opportunity to learn about what PTZ Optics is up to. Get the inside scoop on all things PTZ Optics and Huddlecam with Paul Richards of PTZ Optics and Starin's Chris Neto..
Meet Juan Chavez! DTEN’s energetic Channel Manager who has a passion for technology and life. Who is DTEN, What is D7 and What does “Cars” have to do with it?
This year at InfoComm 2019 DTEN received top honors for the D7. The D7 was honored with the Future Best Of Show Award, presented by Sound & Video Contractor. Starin nominated DTEN and the D7 for the award with good reason. Because the D7 provides a Zoom certified all-in-one solution for Zoom Rooms. The ease of use, return on investment and market relevance help the D7 standout. The Future Best Of Show Award specifically selects products demonstrating these criteria, and Starin knew it would be a winner.
As Zoom’s market increases across the globe, Starin enters the European market with a dedicated facility operated by an experienced AV tech services provider in the UK and has begun providing across the continent.
There are many wireless systems out on the market right now, so you may find yourself asking what to look for to make sure the system you choose is a good fit for you. In this article, I will give you some pointers as well as my personal experience with an outstanding wireless system.
Join Bobby, Malissa, and Chris for the InfoComm 19 wrap up. Learn about what was hot, what was not, and what is going to be. Get Starin's inside take on all things InfoComm 19.
Located in suburban Akron, Ohio, Grace Church is a contemporary Christian church with eight locations. They sought a more musically coherent sound system to replace the aging point-source system in their main Bath Campus location. Integrator Kevin Root of Rootaudio saw the 620-seat sanctuary as an excellent candidate for a line-array system, and suggested Electro-Voice as a solution.
Have you ever found yourself wondering how to generate a compelling customer impact with your AV project designs? Do you ever wonder if there is some other useful addition that could give the client the idea you went the extra mile in their facility communications, but you just don’t have the time to figure out that missing piece? You are not alone. Many designers like you have been looking for ways to differentiate and be more meaningful. Some of them have come to realize ways to think broader.
Just one-quarter of a UHD screen contains the same amount of pixels as an entire Full HD 1080p screen. Customers will immediately recognize the 4K difference when they view your branding, product representations, and promotions, or watch movies and sports. 4K UHD’s higher pixel density makes the image appear flawless, even on the largest display screens.
We have all been there, and visit that feeling regularly. “I have two hours, do I complete the church audio quote, the new restaurant/bar job, or the corporate paging? Which is the biggest? Which has the highest close? I have found myself in this very situation over and over. Deadlines, meetings, and expectations piled up, and all the while you have a steady stream of projects which you need to design fast.
Using Datapath Fx4 Miami Beach’s The Temple House & United Projection event hall creates immersive experiences for guests by projection mapping the bare bones white walls. Transforming everything from corporate events to weddings into a rose-bedecked forest, or an endless columned temple, or, whatever else their wrap-around AV system can project on the tall walls and high ceiling.
The latest Fx4 video wall controllers are driving two new video walls located at Le Rendez-Vous Toyota, the car giant’s European brand flagship showroom on the illustrious Champs-Élysées in Paris. Offering 4k resolution at 60 fps, the FX4 controllers were chosen in order to optimize the solution and attain the best possible image quality.
Being in the know is one thing. Being in the know on the right things is the real trick. Those of you who I have worked with, know that I am a bit of a gear skeptic and that I don’t beat around the bush. Those who I haven’t had the pleasure of working with yet can put me to the test with these selections and news. With the constant noise of new product releases, it can be hard to filter what is important and what is not.
You, your boss, or your clients have invested in the experience of Zoom Rooms. Providing a standardized platform to make communications better every day was the goal. The logistics of choosing, installing and servicing your Zoom Rooms Hardware is not always as simple though. Delays, deployments and design planning can rob you of time to immediately realize the benefits of the investment.
As the modern office evolves, companies all over the world are moving from closed offices to open spaces and remote workforces. The need for affordable, easy-to-use video conferencing solutions that aren’t limited to the boardroom has never been higher.
PeopleGuru, a cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) software company, is using Logitech MeetUp, Connect, and BRIO for multiple use cases—all with business-enhancing results. Logitech MeetUp delivers unprecedented versatility to PeopleGuru all-hands meetings with its exceptional audio/video quality and a super-wide 120° eld of view.
Paging, Clocks, Bells and now Mass Notification are all standard pieces of equipment for any School. With that said, the last few decades have seen little innovation in this sector it would seem. With legacy product still dominating these categories, most schools tend to be frustrated with the type of existing systems. So why is it that there isn’t something better?
East Race Muscle in South Bend, Indiana, started as a dream between partners Michael Baxter and Heath Lashmit. They formed a community around strength training which had outgrown their warehouse location. So they made the move to open a public gym, allowing them to expand their community and family. The mission statement was simple…
The new CS-700 features a best in class audio, video and screen sharing solution designed specifically with huddle spaces in mind. This new system addresses all your communication and collaboration needs via one USB cable. The CS-700 is a compact all in one unit that allows the room designer to remove all visible conferencing technology from the table.
The Alarm bell goes off, three short bursts and the strobes start flashing. This is the real deal, are you confident your students and staff remember precisely what to do? It wasn’t so long ago that you only had to juggle two alerts – evacuate for fire, or move to a shelter for the weather. If students got mixed up, it only took a minute or so to redirect them and get everyone to safety. Intruders, active shooter, lockdown, all clear, fire or weather. Each has its own set of needs and instructions all focused on “where do I go?” The wrong move or a minute’s delay can mean life or death.
PTZ Cameras are essential gear for everything from huddle spaces to large venue houses of worship, but not every PTZ camera meets you and your customer’s needs. Well, we are here to help you sort through the confusion by showing you precisely which models have huge demand, where that demand is, and why. Make sure you have the right PTZ camera for the right job.
You know the situation. If you are putting in a USB appliance such as a camera in a room, and you find out that the cable run from the camera to its destination is just a hair longer than the spec, what do you do? With USB 2.0 standards you had fifteen meters, which was a decent run, but with so many USB 3.0 appliances coming out with a tiny three-meter maximum distance, this has become a common occurrence.
What is the best church line array system? That question can be answered in a number of ways. Anyone who tells you that “This is the best” without knowing the absolute needs of the facility does not understand audio. However, there is a way to cut through the options and take a great system, and know where it works best. Here we will look at the Electro-Voice EVA system so you can quickly know when this powerhouse system may truly be “Your best church line array.”
Not so long ago, a project I was working on was moving perfectly. Design, labor, pricing, and profit were all spot on. I crossed my T’s and dotted my I’s and then it happened. A shipping mistake from a vendor snowballed out of control. It wasn’t the first time, and I thought there was no way it could happen a second time but of course, it did.
When Barco teamed up with Monnier to equip the quarry in Provence, they agreed to help work with him for the Paris venue as well. “Fortunately, our experience in Les Baux-de- Provence was very positive. Barco proved to be a real expert and the team is motivated and always ready to help.
Technology plays a critical role in modern-day collaboration within the classroom. And, it’s even more important for the Georgia Academy for the Blind. Recognized for providing quality education services to Georgia’s students with visual impairments, the Georgia Academy for the Blind aims to prepare students to achieve their highest level of independence. For Georgia Academy for the Blind, finding a product that enhances WiFi and browsing, collaboration, voting and polling, and general presentations, while simultaneously being student-friendly, can be difficult.
Houston’s Museum of Natural Science strives to fulfill a singular mission: to “enhance in individuals the knowledge and delight in natural science and related subjects.” This pursuit underlies every project, program, and exhibition associated with the museum and is exemplified in the institution’s Wiess Energy Hall. Recently enlarged from 8,500 square feet to 30,000 square feet, the Wiess Energy Hall is a testament to Houston’s key role in the United States energy sector, with exhibits dedicated to conservation, renewable energy, hydrogen power, and natural gas.
The way we consume video has changed over the last ten years. A decade ago no one would have thought that more than half of the video we consume would be on a phone or tablet. How it will the way video is being created and consumed impact the ProAV industry moving forward? Here are some video facts to think about.
s AV over IP becomes more and more prevalent in our industry, the one constant roadblock to success is communication with Enterprise IT professionals. It all stems from the fact that our answers don’t always mesh with their questions. Some of it is the terminology. Most of it, however, is understanding what they need to know and how to express it.
Do you install sound systems in Houses of Worship? Perhaps you configure sound systems into sports bars and restaurants? Do you ever tackle large projects like stadium and arena sound systems? Maybe you put sound systems in banquet halls and event centers? Moreover, you might install sound into larger classrooms and lecture halls. If you work in any of these kinds of venues, then it is imperative that you understand the principles of constant-voltage distributed sound systems.
The VB342 is an affordable, professional-grade USB soundbar optimized to deliver a next-generation camera and audio experience. It is compatible with all of your favorite applications connecting to virtually any desktop or laptop, via a single USB cable.
The Tech Museum, an interactive science and technology center located in Silicon Valley, installed Logitech GROUP, MeetUp and PTZ Pro 2 to support video collaboration for external meetings and global sales/donation interactions. Based on overwhelmingly positive user experiences, use cases are expanding throughout the organization.
Bishop Hartley High School Increases Student Safety and Lowers Costs Using IP Devices “How do you communicate in an emergency?” This is a defining question that many schools have started asking themselves in the wake of a series of tragedies over the last decade. In response, we have created better plans to account for a host of potential situations. Fire, weather, intruder, shooter, the list goes on. One large problem always remains, however. More plans introduce more levels of potential human error. With these detailed plans, how do you make sure that in any given event the correct information and procedure is followed, without any margin for mistakes?
Want to see how you can benefit from choosing Barco UDX projectors? Check out this infographic to see five ways Barco UDX projectors can help save you money and improve image quality.
Electro-Voice (Telex) has long been an innovator and leader in the wireless world, and the new RE3 lives up to that pedigree. This much-anticipated launch includes so many new features that simply changing the model number from RE2 to RE3 hardly does it justice.
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Safety in schools is always about communications and planning. A School Paging system is critical, but a boring system that is always present. Along with that are the clocks, and in most cases a “want or need” for true mass or visual notification, though there isn’t always the budget.
Recently I was asked to evaluate PTZ cameras for a medium-sized project. The requirements were pretty straight forward. The space was a large house of worship that would need 4 to 6 PTZ cameras. The cameras needed to have solid low light performance, shoot and record in HD, connect to a control unit and offer a decent amount of optical and digital zoom.
Imagine what the leading wireless sharing company could do to take their world-famous product and make it even more relevant, 5 years on since its inception. While observing users in action, drawing up sketches in conference rooms, surveying what new requirements people are seeking and probing around in the engineering lab, Barco has done something to leapfrog themselves.