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/

Why the Wow Factor Is Overrated

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Upon researching definitions for the “wow factor,” I came across the following descriptions: A set of properties belonging to an object or service that pleasantly surprises a consumer. From commercials to cool electronics, the wow factor is an important aspect to consider. A striking or impressive feature We create entertaining and interactive experiences that result […]

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Tony’s Faves from InfoComm 2018

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  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 attendees from 110 countries. I had the pleasure of attending this year, and it was a blast! The following is a list (not in any particular order) of my favorite booths, […]

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How to Help a Technophobe

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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. Whether it’s an ice cream cone or the latest technology, many people feel inept, gawky, and awkward when handling something potentially fragile and easy to drop. […]

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AV and Speech Technology

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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 market. With examples like Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant, speech technology is sure to be a major player in the audiovisual industry soon. What is speech technology? According to […]

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Choosing the Right Piano Mic

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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 because I get to see the wide variety of equipment used, both new and especially old.  Because digital pianos are quite good these days, I don’t get […]

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#Just Send It

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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 Jonah Lehrer called, “How We Decide”, (spoiler alert!) and early on, Lehrer introduces his main theme: “Sometimes we need to reason through our options and carefully analyze the […]

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Need More Fiber?

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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 good that this same group of people really don’t understand what these cables are and how they work. This post will synthesize a few resources to share: What fiber […]

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New Avocor Interactive Touch Screen for Visitor Center

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The Lava Land Visitor Center needed an interactive display screen. So, we recently installed Avocor’s 65” Ultra HD 4K interactive touch screen. And then, we followed up with a customer satisfaction interview with Cristina Peterson, lead ranger with Newberry National Volcanic Monument. As one of the most popular stops for Central Oregon locals and tourists […]

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