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/

Heard But Not Seen

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  What AV systems can be hidden away? Written By: Kate Couch and Tony Sprando   Design over function is often an argued topic amongst the design community. We think that these things are in lieu of the other, but that isn’t always the case. In many circumstances, the ability to get maximum function and […]

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Making Room for AV

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Picking an AV rack that’s right for your setup.   Written By: Kate Couch and Tony Sprando   In past articles, we’ve mentioned how AV can be an eyesore or a design statement. This flows into lots of areas AV. Something that’s become more popular in recent years is cable design or cable management. With […]

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The Internet of Things (IOT)

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What is the IOT and how will it affect AV?   Written By: Kate Couch   Earlier this month we mentioned how we would be going into depth about the Internet of Things. What is the Internet of Things? Simply put the Internet of Things is: device, connection, and data collection. It also is the […]

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Zoom Setups

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Written By: Kate Couch and Tony Sprando   Finding the right equipment for your virtual meetings.   Many companies are now using the application Zoom for virtual meetings. This solves a lot of problems and even post-pandemic will probably be used on a regular basis. Virtual meetings are extremely efficient and helpful for traveling or […]

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The touch screen behind the touchdown 

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Photo By: Robert H. Pexels.com  Solving problems of outdoor electronic screens and touch screens.  Written By: Kate Couch with collaboration with Tony Sprando  Outdoor TVs, touch screens, and monitors are nothing new. They’ve been used for decades to display things like game scores, travel plans, city maps, advertisements, bus and train routes, and general outdoor […]

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Double Agent

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By: Kate Couch Solving audio problems in commercial buildings with multiple uses. In last week’s article, we focused on solving audio problems in a residential home. However, AV Bend works primarily with commercial buildings. Though there are a lot of the same principles, working and solving commercial problems looks drastically different than solving problems in […]

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All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter

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Things to keep in mind when establishing the reputation of your company. By: Tony Sprando and Kate Couch Most people fall under the assumption that reputation can only be built over time. The mom-and-pop shop that’s been around since the ‘50s doing things the good old-fashioned way. Or the tried-and-true Google ratings. Though these things […]

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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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