Earl Naegele

Earl Naegele

As Managing Director of Professional Sales, Earl Naegele is responsible for directly overseeing the Pro AV Sales division, including managing relationships with Peerless-AV’s largest Pro AV customers, collaborating on Business Development strategies, and creating vertical market programs. He has extensive award-winning experience in the audio-visual industry and is one of the five original founders of AVAD. Naegele brings a unique background to his position at Peerless-AV, having worked in every role across the AV supply chain, from retail/wholesale sales to principal distributor to strategy consultant. Previous to Peerless-AV, Naegele served as the National Sales Manager at Skywalker Communications, where he managed a sales team and created purchasing programs for domestic suppliers. Naegele has a BA from Oklahoma State University in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.

Is Your Digital Signage Susceptible to Hacking?

August 8, 2017

As I’m sure many of you are aware, there were quite a few instances of digital signage hacking this year. One of the most recent incidents, the hacking at Union Station, has stirred up some concern regarding safety for digital signage. Not to worry! Our team has put together four safety check steps to ensure […]

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Black Friday Spotlight: Retail Digital Signage

November 28, 2016

As Black Friday is one of the most intense shopping days of the year, we decided to take a look at the some of the coolest retail digital signage installations around the world. While the displays are established for different reasons, they all serve one unified purpose — to better the customer experience. Enhancing the […]

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Five of the Coolest Kiosks: From Entertainment to Instant Food to Car Charging

November 3, 2016

Though kiosks have been around since the late 1970s, the kiosks of today are a far cry from those of yesterday. From interactive voice and touch to offering food, tickets, and so much more, we’re nearing a Jetsons-like reality more than I ever thought possible. From providing necessary and pertinent information to plain old-fashioned fun, […]

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Very Scary AV Installs – Part 2

April 20, 2016

April Fool’s Day is behind us, and we have to admit, some gags had us fooled, some had us laughing, and some certainly had us shaking our heads. In the spirit of such tomfoolery, we’ve rounded up a second dose of some of the most cringe-worthy (and often laughable) AV installations out there. Check out […]

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The Big Game: Three Stadiums Decked-Out in Tech

March 3, 2016

To sports fanatics, the Super Bowl is the big finale to a long, fighting season. To some it may mean a big win or loss, while to others it’s simply a great excuse to eat mini-hotdogs. Here at Peerless-AV, the big game means one thing to us – an inside look at coolest stadium technology. […]

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Five Cool Gadgets We Want From CES 2016

January 25, 2016

The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas wrapped earlier this month and the Peerless-AV team had the pleasure of attending, exhibiting, and of course – the chance to look at all of the cool new tech! As we patrolled the floors, we kept an eye out for gadgets and devices that caught our attention. […]

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Winterizing Your Tech

December 29, 2015

Did you know that 92 percent of adults own a cell phone? And, 68 percent of adults own a smartphone?  What about that half of all Americans own a tablet? And, 73 percent own a laptop or desktop? I think it’s safe to say that this post will be of use to a large percentage […]

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How Retailers Can Get Digital Signage Right During the Holidays

December 18, 2015

Ready or not, here it comes! The holiday season! Every year, holiday commercials, displays and songs seem to hit us even earlier. Certainly, the holidays can evoke warm memories of family. Or, for you, it may evoke feelings of anxiety surrounding preparations and shopping. But, no matter how you feel or what you do, one […]

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Digital Signage and AV in Houses of Worship

November 23, 2015

I say this to myself every day – digital signage is everywhere!  It’s found in malls, schools, restaurants, and is continuing to become a part of our everyday lives. Digital signage is also becoming a large part of the worship experience. Regardless if your house of worship has 100 visitors or 5,000, every facility can […]

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Back to School AV

August 24, 2015

Audiovisual (AV) technologies are everywhere, utilized in almost every part of our lives.  We use AV technologies on a daily basis to communicate, interact, entertain and learn, so it would only make sense to utilize AV solutions in our education systems too. AV technologies are completely influencing the way educators teach and students learn.  From […]

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Four Reasons AV Pros Can’t Wait for Star Wars

May 4, 2015

There are few things that can compare with the technological advances that the entire Star Wars series accomplished with each movie. George Lucas’ Lucas film and Industrial Light and Magic have revolutionized the Sci-Fi genre by bringing fantasy worlds to the big screen and making them seem real, even possible. People of all ages get […]

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Jazz Appreciation Month: JAM On With High-Quality Sound!

April 29, 2015

The National Museum of American History labeled April as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). It’s a time to celebrate and draw public attention to all the wonders of jazz, the amazing heritage and history, and to recognize iconic artists. It’s important to take the time to appreciate the joys, powers, and glories of such magical music. […]

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Redefining the Wedding Registry

April 10, 2015

                      Spring 2015 is here, wedding bells will be ringing, and your wallet may be in for a surprise. If you’re invited to a wedding that is. If you’re the one getting married, you are one lucky person to be getting hitched in the era […]

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Love is in the air with Peerless-AV

February 15, 2015

Love is in the air in February and I want to tell you why I love AV. To me, each and every installation is like a puzzle – it’s fun for me to work with a team and figure out how all of the different pieces go together. I wanted to find out what others […]

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National TV Safety Day

January 27, 2015

Did you know every three weeks in the United States, a child dies from a television tipping over? Did you know that every 45 minutes, a child is injured because of a television tipping over? Unfortunately, this is a reality, but one that is completely preventable. Peerless-AV is proud to support National TV Safety Day […]

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The 10 Greatest Holiday Light Displays of All Time

December 18, 2014

The life of an integrator can appear to be ‘all business,’ as there’s so much that goes into getting it right. But at the end of the day, we can all relate to the joyful feeling of seeing a completed project that we have worked on come to life. In the spirit of the most […]

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Digital Signage on the High Seas

December 5, 2014

Do you like to cruise the high seas? You may not know that some of the newer cruise ships to hit the water can hold nearly 4,000 passengers and weigh close to 150,000 tons.  These new ships have water slides, host Broadway-style shows, and can offer up to 30 dining options or more. The new […]

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Six of the Coolest AV Installations of All Time

November 11, 2014

In the audio-visual field, the latest and greatest uses of technology and installations are most often those that create an immersive, true-to-life experience. The ones we’ll never forget are those that create a reality beyond our wildest imagination. From sharks – so true-to-life that we fear we’ll be eaten – to stadium-size fantastical light displays; […]

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Ten Very Scary DIY AV Installations

October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! For most folks, ghosts, goblins, and zombies tend to give us a fright during this time of year. But, if you’re an integrator, DIY installs that you’ve resurrected probably still haunt your dreams. In the spirit of the scariest time of year, we’ve rounded up some of the most cringe-worthy (and often just […]

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What to Consider When Choosing an Outdoor Digital Signage Display

October 10, 2014

Folks in commercial AV integration certainly know: you can’t just take any old display, put it outside and call it a day. So, how exactly do you select a display for commercial outdoor use? Here’s some features you should be looking for in an outdoor display: Polarization One of the features that has been recently […]

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But First… Let Me Take an #AVSelfie

August 18, 2014

The ‘AV selfie’ was the talk of town at InfoComm 2014. And, in general, people sure do love selfies. Why are we so fascinated with them? One reason is that we all love to see personalized accounts of other folk’s adventures! So how do you get ’em right? Check out our team’s tips below. #AVSelfie […]

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Highlights of InfoComm 2014: Exploring the Latest & Greatest in AV

July 14, 2014

We’re always excited to see the latest and greatest advances in the commercial audiovisual industry at InfoComm. Once we packed our things in Vegas and were back home in Illinois, we sat down as a group and reflected on our experience at the show – what wow-ed, what we personally enjoyed and how we can make […]

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Five Ways To Avoid an AV Installation Horror Story

June 6, 2014

Imagine this: As you walk away to take a break from an AV installation where you installed 20 cables, an HVAC tech takes a chainsaw to the bottom of the stud bay, cutting all the cables in one swift hack. From brand new to retrofits, I’ve (nearly) seen it all in the past 18 years […]

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As Demand for HDBaseT Grows, Education Becomes Priority

May 14, 2014

We’ve all heard the jaw-dropping stats about HDBaseT and how consumers won’t be able to get their hands on it fast enough, with experts such as Futuresource Consulting expecting the demand to quadruple in 2016. But our role in the AV industry is to educate consumers along the way on what their transition to HDBaseT […]

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