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/

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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Providing On Demand AV for Generation Z

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The January/February 2017 CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY issue is fascinating, thought-provoking, intriguing, and overwhelming.  Do you realize that the current generation, Generation Z, is now entering their college-age years? Soon, this group of approximately 60 million young people will be future employees, home owners, entrepreneurs, and economic decision makers.  For those of us in the AV industry, […]

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The Internet of Things is Here – How Do You Feel About It?

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Do you remember the 2002 movie by Steven Spielberg, “Minority Report?”  This futuristic film featured Tom Cruise as the main character, PreCrime Captain John Anderton, who is the subject of a murder prediction based upon visions of the “Precogs.”  And since, in the movie, the PreCrime police department has the authority to imprison would-be murderers, […]

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Part 2 – Featured Podcast – New AV for the Riverhouse on the Deschutes

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Welcome to Part 2 of the Sound and Video Contractor featured podcast with Tony sharing more about the Riverhouse project.  The following is the transcription for your easy reference or you can click the link below to listen to the 10-minute interview. Click here to download and listen. This is the SVC Podcast from Sound […]

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