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By |June 19th, 2012|News|0 Comments

A/V Integration Makes Government Meetings Interactive

by D. Craig MacCormack

Other than being forced to kick the project manager out early in the process, installers at Advanced AV say the work they did in February and March 2011 at the Chester County government building in Pennsylvania was fairly straightforward.

Perhaps that’s selling the job a bit short, considering systems design engineer Kevin McGinnis had to get up to speed on the fly as the project was moving along, but “we planned out a lot in advance,” he says, so the learning curve wasn’t quite as steep as it might have otherwise been.

Advanced AV oversaw the A/V integration of two meeting rooms, which were each outfitted with a videoconferencing system, audioconferencing capabilities, DVD/VCR, a cable TV tuner, two analog laptops, one digital laptop and eight wireless microphones for use during meetings.

Photos: Inside Chester County’s Government Building

The company also outfitted the HR training room with a media recorder and installed a center projector, two 47-inch displays, microphones for each of the county commissioners, 10-inch monitors for each member to watch as the presentations continue behind them, and a podium for public presentations.

In the commissioners’ room, a second camera records the entire meeting as it’s streamed live on the panel’s website, giving those who miss the live broadcast the ability to search the posted agenda and find the section of the meeting in which they’re most interested quickly.

Challenged Faced, Overcome
Among the challenges were integrating wireless touch panels, but the issue was eventually resolved and done to the client’s satisfaction.

“The biggest issue we had to deal with was getting the right signatures,” McGinnis says. With as many as eight meetings per month, “We had to get the system set up the way the user wanted it […]

By |June 5th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Event: Manufacturer Meet and Greet

By |April 3rd, 2012|News|0 Comments

Event: Industry Wide Bake Sale For Charity

By |March 29th, 2012|News|0 Comments

SCN Magazine Highlights Advanced AV’s Win of the Be Well Philly Office Challenge

By |March 8th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Advanced AV Featured in SCN’s Article: Training Day – interview with Eric Bixler

By |March 8th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Advanced Audio Visual Sales, Inc. Welcomes Stefan Schade as Director of Engineering

WEST CHESTER, PA – January 23, 2011 – Advanced Audio Visual Sales, Inc., the area’s leading audiovisual integrator, has announced the addition of Stefan Schade as Director of Engineering.
Stefan Schade brings a career of experience in unified communications, global videoconference operations, technology, telepresence, AV and VC system design, project management and global systems deployment. As the new Director of Engineering, Stefan will have overall responsibility for engineering, drafting, programming, and sales support. “I have the responsibility to coordinate the activities of the various parts of the engineering team and to foster communications providing improved end-results and increased profitability. I am focused on increasing communications between the engineering team and the other departments,” states Schade.

Stefan most recently, and over the past five years, worked in the Unified Communications organization at Merck. Prior to that he worked in the Audio-Visual/Video-Conferencing groups at Merck and at Wyeth(Pfizer). The relationship between Advanced Audio Visual Sales, Inc. (AAV) and Stefan has a long history that evolved over the last 10 years as he was developing the AV and VC standards for Merck. AAV was the integrator on several large projects that Stefan managed at Merck including the expansion of the Upper Gwynedd facility and the opening of the Cokesbury campus.

Stefan’s approach to his new position as Director of Engineering is enhanced by the relationship that developed over the past 10 years with AAV. “I’m extremely excited to be able to share my knowledge and experience with the exceptional team at AAV. The exciting changes in our industry including new, more robust networks supporting HD video, remote access and control system improvements, and ever-increasing device resolution demands are a challenge just waiting for a great team like Advanced Audio Visual to […]

By |January 24th, 2012|News|0 Comments

CI Profile: Michael Boettcher, Advanced AV

By |January 13th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Travis A. Lisk, CTS-I, Promoted to Vice-President of Technical Operations at Advanced Audio Visual Sales, Inc.

Multi-Faceted Engineer, Technology Specialist and Certified Trainer Travis A. Lisk to Manage Technical Operations

WEST CHESTER, PA – January 3, 2012 – Advanced Audio Visual Sales, Inc., the area’s leading AV systems integrator, has announced the promotion of Travis A. Lisk, CTS-I to Vice-President of Technical Operations.
Travis A. Lisk, CTS-I will assume operations management of multiple departments at Advanced Audio Visual Sales, Inc. As Vice President of Technical Operations, Travis will be heavily involved in the day-to-day operations leading the Engineering and Production teams in completing projects on time and under budget. In addition to these leadership roles, Lisk will also have oversight in the maintenance of technology systems within Advanced AV’s facilities, headquartered in West Chester, PA.

Beginning as a Field Installer with the company in 1998, Lisk has served as Service Coordinator, Technical and Quality Assurance Manager and Director of Engineering for Advanced AV while working his way up within the company’s ranks. Lisk will continue to contribute to the enhancement of Advanced AV employees’ expertise as an InfoComm educator.

Lisk holds InfoComm’s CTS-I certification and teaches CTS Prep for InfoComm. As Academy Faculty, Lisk was bestowed a Certificate of Honor and a complete listing posted on the InfoComm website.

By |January 4th, 2012|News|0 Comments

A New Era in Digital Signage for AstraZeneca

By |December 2nd, 2011|News|0 Comments
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