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Advanced AV, LLC Welcomes Jason Stoltzfus as Central PA Account Executive

For Immediate Release
August 31, 2016

West Chester, PA – August 31, 2016 – Advanced AV, LLC welcomes Jason Stoltzfus as Central PA Account Executive. Jason brings with him over 15 years of technical and account management experience. In his new role, he will be responsible for growing the business in the Central Pennsylvania area, while continuing to provide excellent service to existing customers. Jason previously worked as a Systems Specialist for an AV integrator. He is a graduate of Messiah College.

“We have created this new role to meet the demands of our ever-growing presence in Central Pennsylvania,” said John Greene, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Advanced AV, LLC. “Jason will be an excellent addition to our team and we look forward to his success!”

About Advanced AV, LLC
Advanced AV, LLC has evolved with the advancement of technology into a specialized integrator of professional audiovisual systems for business, education, government, and worship facilities. Serving the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., Advanced AV has long proven track record of transforming clients’ technology objectives into reality. Advanced AV, LLC also offers Advanced Advantage, a fully customizable service solution. The range of offerings include; fully managed service operations with on-site staffing, remote monitoring via our state of the art Video Network Operations Center (VNOC), as well as maintenance and repairs. Today Advanced AV engineered systems and staffing can be found in boardrooms, conference centers, classrooms, auditoriums, and many other venues that have benefited from the company’s sound, video, and networking expertise.

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Marketing Director, Advanced AV, LLC
610.431.6157
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By |August 31st, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

Presenter-Tracking Cameras: Take Your Video Conferences Up a Notch

Businesses across many industries have already to connect with workers, partners, clients, and experts all over the globe in a format that is nearly as good as face-to-face interaction—and costs less in the long run.

While the most basic video conferencing systems use webcams for collaboration, some of the most advanced video conferencing systems use pan-tilt-zoom cameras, which focus on the room as a whole and provide some degree of flexibility regarding to the images displayed. You can view one side of the table or the other or a head-on view with a pan-tilt-zoom camera. You can even hone in on a presenter—but only if someone is controlling the camera.

But as technology has evolved, experts have found a way to enhance video collaboration through presenter-tracking cameras. As their name implies, these cameras “follow” the presenter’s movements across a room. The presenter-tracking cameras bring a new level of connection and realism to a full-room video conference; permitting the ability for those on the far side to view facial expressions more clearly, and making the connection between towns or across miles that much more tangible.

Presenter-Tracking Cameras: The Next Generation of Video Collaboration

Rudimentary AV systems rely on webcam technology to guide video collaboration. Unfortunately, webcams aren’t meant for full-room collaboration. Webcams are best used as a personal device and follow an “arm’s length” rule—if you get any further than arm’s length from the camera, the image will suffer, as will the entire video conferencing experience. At arm’s length, you can display facial expressions, gestures, and other nuances that make video collaboration preferable to phone or email, whether you’re using it for business or to connect with the grandchildren. Put a webcam in front of a large room of people, […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|News|3 Comments

Advanced AV, LLC Welcomes Annie Wiker as Enterprise Communications Specialist

Press Release
For Immediate Release
April 8th, 2016

West Chester, PA – Advanced AV, LLC welcomes Annie Wiker as Enterprise Communications Specialist. Ms. Wiker spent over ten years as a Market Development Manager at NewComm Technologies prior extending her experience to a New York based integration firm. Her knowledge of the AV industry coupled with her communication skills make Annie a valuable addition to the Advanced AV team. As a veteran relationship builder Ms. Wiker will be focusing her expertise on the central Pennsylvania market.

“I am thrilled to have Annie join our team. The experience she brings with her, not only in the industry but also the Central Pennsylvania Region, will prove to be an enormous asset to our clients and efforts moving forward.” stated Mike Morgan, Business Development Manager.

Headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Advanced AV has evolved with the advancement of technology into a specialized integrator of professional audiovisual systems for business, education, government, and worship facilities, serving the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.  Advanced AV has long proven its dedication to transforming clients’ technology objectives into reality. Today its engineered systems can be found in boardrooms, conference centers, classrooms, auditoriums, and many other venues that have benefited from the company’s sound, video, and networking expertise.

For more information, please contact Marina Gregory at marina.gregory@advancedav.com or visit our website: www.advancedav.com

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By |April 11th, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

Advanced AV, LLC Announces New Engineering Procedures

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Marina Gregory
Marketing Director, Advanced AV, LLC
610.491.0377
marina.gregory@advancedav.com 
Advanced AV, LLC Announces New Engineering Procedures
West Chester, PA – June 29, 2015 – Advanced AV, LLC announces the implementation of the TEAM approach in their engineering procedures. In an effort to streamline their process, an engineer and a drafter work continuously together to move from one project to another. This provides better time management and fluid movement between projects.

“The TEAM concept has proven to be a real success in engineering,” said Susan Lucci, engineer manager for Advanced AV, LLC. “The procedure establishes a better understanding of our clients likes and preferences, creates a stronger relationship between the client and engineering team and has allowed us to execute more efficiently.”

Engineering works together as teams for ninety percent of current Advanced AV, LLC’s projects. If a project is delayed, rather than abruptly shifting an engineer or drafter to other projects, the TEAM concept allows for a more organic shift to and from projects. This enables the teams to have the flexibility to manage difficult timelines. This small efficiency of time is beneficial when scheduling projects.

“We currently have three established teams using the TEAM concept and will continue to implement this approach with additional teams. The collaboration and mix of knowledge has brought strength and confidence to our engineering team,” said Lucci.

About Advanced AV, LLC

Advanced AV, LLC has evolved with the advancement of technology into a specialized integrator of professional audiovisual systems for business, education, government, and worship facilities. Serving the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., Advanced AV has long proven track record of transforming clients’ technology objectives into reality. Advanced AV, LLC also offers Advanced Advantage, a fully customizable service solution. The range of offerings include; fully managed service operations with […]

By |June 29th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Advanced AV, LLC Achieves InfoComm International AV Provider of Excellence Distinction

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Marina Gregory
Marketing Director, Advanced AV, LLC
610.491.0377
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Advanced AV, LLC Achieves InfoComm International AV Provider of Excellence Distinction 
West Chester, PA – June 15, 2015 – Advanced AV, LLC has qualified as an InfoComm International AV Provider of Excellence, or APEx. The InfoComm APEx program is a marketing recognition program for integration companies and AV design consulting firms dedicated to upholding industry excellence by providing quality service to customers.

The InfoComm APEx program recognizes companies based on the number of employees holding key industry certifications, including InfoComm’s CTS credential, completion of continuing education classes, and positive customer survey responses. APEx providers must also prove that they meet or exceed the requirements within 2 ANSI/INFOCOMM standards, the Standard Guide for Audiovisual Systems Design and Coordination Processes and the AV System Performance Verification Standard, to foster better communication between the AV provider and the client.

“The APEx designation gives AV companies a mark of distinction in the marketplace,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, InfoComm International’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. “Customers of APEx companies can be confident of the AV provider’s professionalism and commitment to ongoing training, customer service and dedication to excellence.”

“With our customer’s best interest always at the forefront of our focus, Advanced AV is dedicated to achieving excellence, together with our commitment to training and advancing our employee’s knowledge.” noted Advanced AV’s Travis Lisk, CTS-I, Vice President of Technical Operations “We are extremely pleased to obtain the InfoComm APEx designation.”

For more information on the APEx Program, visit infocomm.org/APEx.

About Advanced AV, LLC

Advanced AV, LLC has evolved with the advancement of technology into a specialized integrator of professional audiovisual systems for business, education, government, and worship facilities. Serving the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., Advanced AV has long proven track record […]

By |June 15th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Advanced AV Achieves Cisco Express Collaboration Specialization

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Marina Gregory
Marketing Director, Advanced AV, LLC
610.491.0377
Marina.gregory@advancedav.com

 
Advanced AV, LLC Achieves Cisco Express Collaboration Specialization in USA
 West Chester, PA– December 8, 2014 – Advanced AV, LLC announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Express Collaboration Specialization. This specialization recognizes Advanced AV, LLC as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support integrated Cisco network solutions. The Express Collaboration Specialization brings together key solutions for Cisco routing, switching and wireless products.

“Advanced AV, LLC is pleased to achieve Express Collaboration Specialization status. As part of our commitment to our employees, Advanced AV has always made the investment of time and training necessary to achieve Cisco Certifications. We consider this achievement part of our responsibility to better serve our clients and professionally address their needs in the Unified Communication Technology Space” stated Advanced AV’s John Green, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Designed to focus on a customer’s collaboration infrastructure and to support new application capabilities, the Cisco Express Collaboration Specialization is a prerequisite for Cisco Premier Certification.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for partners to build the sales, technical and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to deliver Cisco solutions to end customers. Through the program’s specializations and certifications, Cisco recognizes a partner’s expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services.

About Advanced AV, LLC

            Advanced AV, LLC has evolved with the advancement of technology into a specialized integrator of professional audiovisual systems for business, education, government, and worship facilities. Serving the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., Advanced AV has long proven track record of transforming clients’ technology objectives into reality. Advanced AV, LLC also offers Advanced Advantage, a fully customizable service solution. The range of offerings include; fully managed […]

By |January 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments

3 Advantages of Cloud for Small to Midsize Businesses

In today’s rapidly-changing business landscape there are a multitude of challenges for small and mid-size businesses. As a small business owner, some of the most critical challenges you are likely wrestling with are your ability to reach and stay connected to your customers and prospects via mobile devices, flexibility in the handling of data, and a seamless exchange of information. Moreover, you likely also have to compete against bigger enterprises that are better equipped with workforce and technology. This is where the going gets tough and the tough get smart. And it’s also where cloud technology can make all the difference in the world.

What is Cloud Technology, Anyway?

Cloud Technology or Cloud Computing is an internet-based computing process. While in the past, people used applications and programs through their computers or servers, cloud technology has made it possible to perform the same kind of activities using the Internet.

Cloud hosting supports all sorts of information-sharing. Things like  email services, application hosting, web-based phone systems, video conferencing, data storage, and a lot more. The reason this matters is that cloud technology is  faster, smarter and less expensive than the old school technology we’ve been accustomed to.

So, why are businesses moving to cloud?

Why is cloud so attractive? Well, that’s easy. Cloud tech offers SMBs the chance to streamline operations and fine-tune processes by not having to reinvent the wheel or buy expensive solutions. SMBs can use cloud for a myriad of things, including inventory management, invoicing, project management and collaboration, access to data, analysis, and data storage – you name it, cloud can deliver. Small and mid-sized businesses are the biggest adopters of cloud-based systems at 38% and 48% respectively, while large enterprises account for just 26% of total […]

By |October 21st, 2014|News|0 Comments

Cisco TelePresence Partner

Advanced AV, LLC Recognized as Cisco TelePresence Video Advanced Authorized Technology Provider Partner

West Chester, PA – 9/25/2014 – Advanced AV, LLC announced today that it has achieved TelePresence Video Advanced Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes Advanced AV, LLC as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support Cisco TelePresence Video products and solutions at the Advanced level.

The Cisco TelePresence Video Advanced ATP Program is focused on providing a new way of working in which everyone, everywhere can be more productive through face-to-face collaboration with TelePresence Video solutions. The Advanced-level program’s goal is to enable partners to market TelePresence Video endpoints with a full breadth of infrastructure solutions in addition to managed videoconferencing services.

“Advanced AV, LLC is pleased to achieve ATP Status. As part of our commitment to our employees, Advanced AV has always made the investment of time and training necessary to achieve Cisco Certifications. We consider the ATP Status as part of our responsibility to better serve our clients and professionally address their needs in the Unified Communication Technology Space” stated Advanced AV’s John Greene, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of the Cisco go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy and support an emerging technology. As the market changes, an ATP designation may be discontinued or may evolve into a Cisco specialization.

About Cisco TelePresence and Video Collaboration Solutions

Cisco TelePresence® and Video collaboration solutions provide life-like, high-definition, conferencing facilities with superior audio and video, allowing participants to meet their colleagues, customers and business partners across a virtual table. Participants can enjoy a […]

By |October 1st, 2014|News|0 Comments

AV Network Announces Industry Game Changers

Below is a new article from AVNetwork that announces 9 of the great minds that are changing the AV Industry. Click here to see the original article. 
The New Work: The Nine Who Are Changing the AV Industry
By Kirsten Nelson On August 04, 2014
You know that person who is always just having a little bit too much fun to really be running a successful business? They never really gave up playing a musical instrument, or maybe they surf every morning before showing up to the office. They probably make a habit of cycling 100 miles at sunrise, race dirt bikes on the weekends, or indulge in some random act of sailing, golfing, mountain biking, hiking, or just walking the streets with an eye open toward the art and sound all around us.

 

 The Nine (l-r): (top row) Kelly Perkins, Kari Rae Seekins, Chance Turner; (center row) Morteza Ghazi-Tehrani, Anne Guthrie, Alex Mayo; (bottom row) Greg Rushton, Tory Holmwood, Elizabeth Kelson.

How on earth does that person, with all their “hobbies,” ever get any work done?

I’ll tell you how. Successful, innovative, visionary people do not have hobbies. They just live, every single day, with the utmost gusto. Nothing is saved for later, everything is an opportunity to inform, change, move. Right now.

The audio and video technology industry and its various application segments were built by people who not only took their work home with them, they made work have real purpose in their lives. The cast of founding characters includes the small-town radio and PA operator who insisted that “moving pictures” could be shown outdoors in his hometown after he came home from the war. The powerful, fashionable politician who decided that she could build AV hardware in America, […]

By |August 4th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Michael Boettcher joins NSCA Board of Directors

Press Release
For Immediate Release
July 22, 2014

West Chester, PA – Mr. Michael Boettcher, Chief Executive Officer of Advanced AV, LLC, joins NSCA Board of Directors. Mr. Boettcher has been a longtime supporter of the organization and was recognized by the NSCA in 2012 as an “Industry Mover and Shaker.” The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is a leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry. NSCA is a powerful advocate for all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors, integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers, and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving its contractor members and all channel stakeholders through advocacy, education, member services, and networking designed to improve business performance.

“I am extremely excited to be working with the NSCA, and joining a great cast of dedicated individuals.  The NSCA has provided tremendous industry support through the years and has been an important partner to Advanced AV, LLC; I am looking forward to helping continue that endeavor.” Stated Boettcher of the natural move to the NSCA Board of Directors.

Headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Advanced AV has evolved with the advancement of technology into a specialized integrator of professional audiovisual systems for business, education, government, and worship facilities. Serving the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., Advanced AV has long proven track record of transforming clients’ technology objectives into reality. Advanced AV, LLC also offers Advanced Advantage, a fully customizable service solution. The range of offerings include; fully managed service operations with on-site staffing, remote monitoring via our state of the art Video Network Operations Center (VNOC), as well as maintenance and repairs. Today Advanced AV engineered systems and staffing can be found in boardrooms, conference centers, classrooms, auditoriums, […]

By |July 24th, 2014|News|0 Comments
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