Tony Sprando

Tony Sprando

Tony Sprando has worked in the AV industry since 1994. For the past 20 years, he has designed commercial AVL solutions, managed a design process team, on-site installations, and is well-known for his blogs and customer satisfaction reviews on Google and Reviewability. Connect with him on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonysprando and Instgram https://www.instagram.com/tonytheavguy/

Bidding Out Your AVL System – Part 4

Bidding Out Your AVL System – Part 4

Thank you for joining us for Part 4 in our series. So far, we’ve presented: Part 1 – The Key Players in AVL Design Part 2 – The Key Tools in AVL Design …

Tony’s Faves from InfoComm 2018

Tony’s Faves from InfoComm 2018

  InfoComm is the largest, most exciting event in North America focused on the pro-AV industry, with 1,000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 44,000 …

The Key Phases in AVL Design – Part 3

The Key Phases in AVL Design – Part 3

In Part 1 of our AVL Design series, we listed and summarized the key players in AVL design. Then in Part 2, we shared about the key tools that those key …

The Key Tools in AVL Design – Part 2

The Key Tools in AVL Design – Part 2

By Erik Byer Guest Blogger for Tony the AV Guy & AV Bend In part 1 of our AVL Design series, we listed and summarized The Key Players in AVL Design …

AV vs IT – Who Touched It Last?

AV vs IT – Who Touched It Last?

As we all know, the IT world is converging with the AV world more and more every day. For most of us, this is quite exciting. For others, this can be daunting. …

How to Help a Technophobe

How to Help a Technophobe

There are going to be moments when we all just feel dumb and clumsy…argh! And it feels so awful.  For me, this photo really brings those feelings to life. …

Buy AV Tech for the Best Experience

Buy AV Tech for the Best Experience

How do you navigate the barrage of tech available for purchase? When a problem arises with AV tech, most people simply Google a product or service then follow …

Dark Horse and Underrated Tech

Dark Horse and Underrated Tech

We live in society where newer equals better. Every month, if not every week, tech companies race to create and release newer, faster, sleeker, sexier gadgets. …

Techlash vs Technological Advancements

Techlash vs Technological Advancements

Recently, a friend came to visit and left “The Economist” magazine on my table.  He said he tried to give it to his sons. But as I opened them up, the …

Welcome to the Glass Age!

Welcome to the Glass Age!

In 2010, my dad bought each of my sons an iPad. This was also the same year the iPad first generation was shipping (my dad was always on top of the latest tech …

AV and Speech Technology

AV and Speech Technology

This past January, Las Vegas hosted the Consumer Electronics Show where Speech Technology was the bright shining star and a definite win in the consumer …

Mobile Learning = Learner Engagement

Mobile Learning = Learner Engagement

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.  Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” Henry Ford There was an era when a person could …

Is Digital Wayfinding Right for You?

Is Digital Wayfinding Right for You?

The Dilemma – You are Lost When you visit a large school campus, or a hospital, or a large corporate center for the first time you do your best to find the …

Should AV Be Seen?

Should AV Be Seen?

In the AV industry, for as long as I can remember, the idea of being able to have an AV system of some kind and making it as invisible as possible has been a …

Infrasound: The Noise You Feel

Infrasound: The Noise You Feel

Imagine that you have just moved into a new home and you continue to hear a disturbing, pulsating, low frequency rumbling noise.  You think it is coming from …

Buy a Superior Video Security System

Buy a Superior Video Security System

You bought a security system. Good idea. So, you go to recover that footage of the shop lifter or an employee stealing from the cash drawer… doh!  You go …

Choosing the Right Piano Mic

Choosing the Right Piano Mic

Over the years of designing AVL systems, I have had the pleasure of walking into many churches of all denominations, shapes and sizes.  It is always a treat …

Prevent a Projector Nightmare

Prevent a Projector Nightmare

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Everyone is familiar with this quote by Benjamin Franklin. But how does it apply to your digital projector? …

#Just Send It

#Just Send It

Just send it! It means, “Just Do It,” say yes to something, don’t think about it, have confidence and just Send It! I finished reading a book by …

Need More Fiber?

Need More Fiber?

Everyone knows about fiber optic cables. The term is one that most people are very familiar with.  But unless you work within certain industries, chances are …

Experience the Excitement of Video Walls

Experience the Excitement of Video Walls

Remember when Dave, our other AV guy, attended the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas just a few months ago?  Well, he brought back some amazing resources and …

Features and Benefits of Digital Signage

Features and Benefits of Digital Signage

“Sign, sign everywhere a sign.” In 1970, the “5 Man Electrical Band” recorded a song that knocked “signs” for their “do this, don’t do that” …

Tips for Having a Great Video Conference

Tips for Having a Great Video Conference

There is lot of confusion on proper use of the term, “Video Conferencing.” Words do matter, and so here is the proper terminology when requesting to do a …

Conference Room Greatness

Conference Room Greatness

I just love conference rooms. These rooms have such power in them and strengthen the attendees with a sense that “I am safe to share my ideas in private, …

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