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InfoComm 2010 in Review

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Another year has come and gone, and it is time to review InfoComm and reflect on what the future of technology brings. Overall, there was a general feeling of optimism on the show floor, which was a positive change from last year, with all its uncertainty. In fact, InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas was the second largest show in the history of InfoComm, with 32,000 attendees, 925 exhibitors, and 300+ educational seminars.

There were few “oh wow” products at the show, mostly incremental product and technology improvements. In addition, there were a number of technologies that were front and centre during the show that will likely impact AV rentals over the next couple of years. These technologies are 3D, HD, LED, Internet Protocol (IP), and Remote Conferencing.

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Customer Referral Program: Win an Apple iPad!

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You already know that Service Second to None is what we deliver on every event we produce and permanent AV system we install, so why not tell an industry colleague—and win an Apple iPad for your efforts?

*This is how our customers rated us this past fiscal…

►Overall Customer Service Satisfaction -96%
►Overall Performance of AVW-TELAV Employees -98%
►Overall Customer Service Experience – 94%
►Would these customers recommend AVW-TELAV to a Colleague? -98% said yes!

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AVW-TELAV wins 2010 Green AV Award

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Chantilly, VA… AVW-TELAV is proud and honoured to announce that we are one of three recipients of InfoComm International’s first ever Green AV Awards. InfoComm International is the global trade association of the professional audio, visual and information communications industries.

The Green AV Award recognizes individuals and companies who have implemented environmentally sustainable practices in a variety of ways, from the manufacturing of products or integration of AV systems to reducing waste in the workplace. Read more

Environmental Leadership

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AVW-TELAV committed to InfoComm’s Sustainable AV Rating System Task Force

AVW-TELAV is proud to announce its involvement in establishing the AV industry’s premier, authoritative sustainability rating system for audio visual and electronic systems. As part of InfoComm’s AV Sustainability Task Force, made up of AV manufacturing, integration, consulting, and software programming representatives, AVW-TELAV will help to guide the initiative.

InfoComm’s Sustainable Technology Environment Performance (STEP) rating system seeks to learn from and complement the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System, which focuses on the shell and core of a building, by adding a rating system for the electronic systems that work within that shell and core, InfoComm notes. The AV sustainability system invites participation throughout a project-from the AV program phase through to occupancy-and from the entire AV value chain.

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Technology Update

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Presentation Management – Cut the Insanity Out of Your Next Event

It’s rare when the main benefit of a product is what it takes away from your event, but Presentation Management (PM) does just that. Mismanagement of presenter information, font and video incompatibility, incorrect presentation versions, and lengthy delays between presenters are all eliminated by our PM service.

This service can remove so many of those frustrating deficiencies because it was designed and developed by AVW-TELAV specifically as a solution to assist meeting organizers manage the electronic presentation materials for events hosting multiple sessions and presenters. This comprehensive service starts weeks before the event and continues even after the last session ends.

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Johanne Bélanger appointed Chief Operating Officer

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Montreal, QC… AVW-TELAV is pleased to announce that Johanne Bélanger has been named Chief Operating Officer of Freeman’s Audio Visual divisions across North America, effective immediately. Freeman’s Audio Visual divisions include Freeman Audio Visual, AVT, and Alford Media in the U.S., as well as AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions and Videoscope in Canada.

Reporting to Ken Sanders, President of Freeman’s Audio Visual divisions across the U.S. and Canada, Ms. Bélanger will oversee these North American operating units and continue to expand their respective niche markets, which today represent a substantial portion of Freeman’s overall revenue.

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System Design and Integration

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Protecting the World’s Best Athletes

In the midst of the excitement at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, there was one Canadian gold-medal accomplishment that may have been less visible. Undertaking its very own medal-worthy performance, AVW-TELAV supplied and installed the majority of the necessary audio visual equipment and software for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)- led Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit (V2010 ISU), which provided security for the Winter Games.

The V2010 ISU required an AV integration solution that offered high definition video feeds and transferable systems control among the many venues, without compromising the V2010 ISU’s strict security measures. Crestron’s cutting-edge Digital Media (DM) technology, combined with its market-leading control solutions, was just the answer to appropriately facilitating the V2010 ISU’s audio visual challenges.

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Reality Check

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THE CARE AND COST OF IMMERSIVE 3D

3D AV TECHNOLOGY IS ALL THE RAGE THESE DAYS from single screen theatrical 3D movies and consumer 3DTVs, all the way up to immersive 3D systems, where the viewer is surrounded by integrated 3D full-length screens on all four sides, the ceiling, and floor.

Immersive 3D systems are now in use at leading universities, businesses, and government agencies, including the military. When combined with 3D viewer glasses—and tracking systems that tell the AV system computer(s) where the viewer is looking and what perspective they should be seeing—immersive 3D delivers a true “virtual reality” experience.”

It falls to AV technicians and managers to purchase, install, and maintain immersive 3D systems, plus provide training to users. This begs the question: Just how complicated is the care and feeding of immersive 3D AV systems?

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