Startup XTEN-AV Will Debut Cloud-Based AV Design System at InfoComm 2019

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Built for AV system integrators, XTEN-AV today announced the launch of its cloud-based platform to transform how AV system integrators design and execute their projects. The platform follows AVIXA’s published standards and guidelines to enable users to design for different spaces more accurately and efficiently. XTEN-AV offers an extensive library of audio-visual brands and products […]

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Are You Really Listening to Your Clients?

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DILBERT © Scott Adams. Used By permission of ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION. All rights reserved. The wild, wonderfully sarcastic and incisive mind of Scott Adams as represented in his legendary Dilbert comic strips perfectly illustrates the core point of this column. It seems, based on the less-than-stellar outcomes of project after project thrashed out on industry […]

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D-Tools Introduces Mobile Quote 2.0 iPad App

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D-Tools today announced the release of Mobile Quote 2.0, a native iPad companion app for the D-Tools System Integrator (SI) platform. Mobile Quote 2.0 says it can make it easy for industry salespeople to seamlessly generate a project scope and pricing estimate for client review and approval during the initial client meeting. The data collected is then instantaneously transferred into D-Tools SI […]

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Corporate Culture and The AVL Industry

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There’s a pattern of overworked teams in the audio, video and lighting industry. From the manufacturers to systems integrators, the lunch conversations at industry trade shows is almost universally the same: too many projects, not enough time, too many quotas, not enough qualified leads. Some of this is certainly due to a business-as-usual approach that […]

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Creating Visual Experiences Through Sightlines — Part 1: The Need for Collaboration

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In a recent article in Church Designer Magazine, author and design leader Chuck Hultstrand provides an excellent overview of the key elements required to create visual experiences through the use of integrated sightlines. With this article as our inspiration, we will use his writings as a launch pad for a series of upcoming blogs. The […]

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Jetbuilt Announces Request for Proposals and Project Sharing

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Jetbuilt is streamlining and enhancing the Request for Proposals and Project Sharing process with its newest online tool. The Jetbuilt RFP Project Sharing tool eliminates the need for antiquated spreadsheets while providing increased ease of collaboration with clients and vendors. Jetbuilt’s newly released functionality allows consultants, facility managers and technical directors to utilize the intuitive […]

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Remote Cubed: A Remote Chance of Remote Support for Remote Events

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Over the last few years, a revolution in teamwork and technical support has taken place in the installation portion of our industry. Once network ports began appearing on the equipment that we sold, remote administration, remote monitoring and remote support all became possible, but it really has taken a couple of years to convince clients […]

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New Company EventCollab CEO Tommy Melancon Talks Product Launch

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EventCollab officially launched their company and project management software this week at InfoComm 2015 – as part of the InfoComm Innovations Showcase. Their focus is on rental staging companies; however, this product has applications across the industry for project and event management. Check out this link for a demo video of the product: Watch this […]

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EventCollab Launches at InfoComm – Aims to Help Rental/Stagers

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EventCollab today announced it has launched the follow-up to its first released product, ShowBook. Providing a full event project management suite all in one online interface was the ultimate goal for the company, and that has been achieved today. The much-needed cloud-based solution will enable live event professionals to seamlessly collaborate with all event stakeholders […]

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The AV-Team

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“In 1982 a crack commando unit was sent to Japan by IBM to install a Video Conferencing system that did not yet exist. These men promptly saw the potential and left IT, escaping to the Audio Video underground. Today, still wanted by an array of clients, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have […]

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