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Corporate AV Blog

Friday, February 22, 2013

Interesting article by NPL on seeing sound

Interesting article by NPL on seeing sound

Hemi-anechoic chamber

Friday, February 22, 2013

Interesting article by NPL on seeing sound

Interesting article by NPL on seeing sound

Hemi-anechoic chamber

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Planner Tip: Negotiate the AV Clauses Before You Sign The Hotel Contract

As a customer you have the power to negotiate rates and rules before you sign the contract. Most times the AV is an overlooked expense and with most in houses giving 50% commission to the property, they have to raise their rates 200% of the fair market rate. This means you as a consumer will be paying big bucks for something our company can provide at half the cost.

Sometimes the hotel will require in house technicians to be on standby or penalties based upon the requirements of your events. It’s easy to be intimidated but as a consumer you have the final say in the contract with a hotel. Make sure the in house AV doesn’t empty your pockets.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Liferay 2012

Here are some photos from our recent Liferay show

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How to figure out how many wireless microphones you will need

I often find myself or my team in situations where client’s try to cut the budget by shaving off a few mics of their show.   This usually ends up with the entire audience waiting and watching as we take the mics off one group and put them on the next.  It’s an awkward weird moment that stops the show.  Truth be told, there should be enough mics to transition between one group and the next at the highest used incidence.

So if your agenda looks something like this:

7am Opening (Emcee)

7:10am 2 presenters

8am 5 presenters

9am 3 presenters

10am break

10:15am 6 presenters

10:30am 1 presenter

You would need 8 wireless lavs, maybe an additional for Q+A and maybe one for the moderator or emcee.  CEO’s always want their own for a show.  Simple addition from the transition of 8am to 9am shows 8 wireless mics.  But the transition from 9am to 10:15 is interrupted by a break and therefore has a fluid opportunity to switch mics.

You can get away on a panel with wireless handheld to be passed around or use a podium mic to share to save on cost.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

It’s Corporate AV’s 10 year anniversary!

Corporate AV, LLC was started in 2002 on a major downturn in the economy with the intention of bridging the gap between tech jargon and event planners. Corporate AV, LLC felt the AV world had a need for better customer service. CAV, LLC was put together as the brain child of Daniel Wisholek whom started the company with the very basics needed to put on a small show. In 2010, Corporate AV, LLC has a multimillion dollar state of the art inventory and a staff of 60+ employees.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New QSC K12′s and QSC 181 Subs are in

Our new QSC K 12 speakers are now in stock for $80 per day and our new 181 subs are in stock for $150 each per day!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Check us out on Yelp

Check us out on Yelp!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Luke Loves Llamas

Ok they are actually alpacas.  Anyway, every year we do the Alpaca show in Pleasanton at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.  This is a shot of our technician Luke with Chocolate and Vanilla beauties.

Friday, March 9, 2012

New DLP HD Projector in Inventory

Not many people own an affordable HD DLP projector in inventory, we do