Archive for September, 2010

2010 Web Exellency Award Winner!

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

We just found out that our website won the Theatre Seats 2010 Web Exellency Award! A note from the Theatre Seats website:

“Unless you are trained in all the latest audiovisual technologies, know it all from the boardroom to the home theater and everything in-between, it’s best to gain advice from the experts. Since this is likely to be the case, a sound piece of advice would be to read through some blogs for helpful information on true audiovisual specialists. Don’t waste your time with just any blog, though – Hold out for the award winners handpicked by our talented judging team.

The sites listed below will hook you up to the AV specialists that will truly connect you to whatever setup your heart desires. Sometimes it’s best to leave things to the specialists, especially when it comes to technical and altogether expensive equipment, so take the plunge and click your way to some free knowledge and power. You’ll be glad you did.”

Thank you for including us! And, thank you to Watermark Design for our awesome site!

Sneak Peek…

Monday, September 20th, 2010

We are in the middle of a super busy week- it seems like everyone needs some type of sound or lighting in Charlottesville! Here is a quick preview of some wedding lighting that we did at a private home in Madison, VA this weekend.  Congratulations to Zach & Katie and thank you for choosing The AV Company to provide lighting and sound (and a TV so you didn’t miss the Redskins game!) for your wedding weekend.

Skyline Tent Company’s beautiful clear tent looks great day & night!

Classroom Technology Trends

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

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Summer was a very busy time for us this year- we spent much of it getting local high schools & universities ready for this time of year- back to school!

We noticed an increase in the need for more classrooms in general & more technology locally but now that things have slowed down a bit and we are catching up on our reading we have realized that it seems to be a trend nationwide as well!

This article (link below) makes a great point- the recession seems to have encouraged many people to head back to school which means that the schools have to keep up when it comes to enough space and the classroom technology to keep up with new students.

Also, because graduating students are entering companies that so have the latest technology, it it now even more important that schools keep up.

Check out this article from Sound & Video Contractor on the Top Four Trends in Classroom Technology  They include:

  • Bigger Pictures and Sound
  • Enhanced Audio
  • Video Capture
  • I/T is more important than ever!