AQAV Names Bill Lawrence as Executive Director, Welcomes Kelly Perkins To Board of Directors as VP of Marketing

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AQAV announced the election of its new executive director, as well as an addition to its board for 2021-2022. Bill Lawrence, vice president of engineering at Kinly U.S. and current VP of programs at AQAV, assumed the role of AQAV executive director Nov. 1, 2021. Lawrence replaces Gina Sansivero, whose four-year term ended Oct. 31, […]

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Level 3 acquires Audio Visual Resources (AVR)

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Level 3 Audio Visual, LLC, a full-service AV integration and education organization located in Mesa, Arizona announces today the acquisition of Audio Visual Resources, Inc. (AVR) located in Mineola, NY. The acquisition combines one of the nation’s top integration firms with the industry leader in system testing and verification and the only firm ever to […]

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New Systems Rating Index from AQAV Gives Technology Managers the Ability to Gauge Longevity of AV Systems

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The Association for Quality in Audio Visual Technology, Inc. (AQAV) announced today its new Systems Rating Index (SRI) for Longevity is now available as a free download from its website, aqav.org. The SRI provides technology managers with a reliable reference baseline for gauging longevity of audio-visual system designs, and offers changes that can be made […]

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AQAV Again Providing Educational Programs at InfoComm

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AQAV today announced that they are providing training and certification for Certified Quality Designer – AV (“CQD” – 24 RUs!) and Certified Quality Technician – AV (“CQT” – 24 RUs!) at the Tuscany Suites and Casino, Las Vegas, NV. These programs are meeting the growing demand from AV Buyers everywhere who are insisting that their […]

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AV9000 Certified Quality Designer (CQD) Workshop to Be Offered in September

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Registration is open for a workshop AQAV is holding next month in Illinois. This three-day course for its CQD certification (AV9000 Certified Qualified Designer). It is much more difficult and expensive to fix a mistake in the design and/or installation of the audiovisual system if it is detected later in the project cycle. The design […]

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Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control

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This is the fifth in a multi-part series from the Association for Quality in Audio Visual Technology (AQAV) and its push for everyone in AV to adopt the AV9000 standard for quality management. Read the first article here, the second articlehere, the third article here and the fourth article here. Quality is compliance to customer requirements… no easy feat for those […]

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The Contract Review

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This is the fourth in a multi-part series from the Association for Quality in Audio Visual Technology (AQAV) and its push for everyone in AV to adopt the AV9000 standard for quality management. Read the first article here, the second articlehere and the third article here.  By Mario J. Maltese, CTS-D, CTS-I, CQT Contract review is a seriously neglected process in […]

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What Does AV9000 Compliant Mean?

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By Mario J. Maltese, CTS-D, CTS-I, CQT This is the third in a multi-part series from the Association for Quality in Audio Visual Technology (AQAV) and its push for everyone in AV to adopt the AV9000 standard for quality management. Read the first article here and the second article here. What is “AV9000 compliant” — and how can I […]

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