AV Week

AV Week 2013: Celebrating our Technical Support Teams

By | AV Week, Freeman Audio Visual Employees, InfoComm International

In the rental and staging sector of the AV industry, it’s not the men and women with fancy titles and expensive suits that make the magic happen at your events. AVW-TELAV’s technical support teams are not only our frontline folks; they’re the backbone of our business. Of AVW-TELAV’s 700+ employees, more than half are Technical Services Representatives, Technical Services Coordinators, Technical Services Directors, Technical Services Managers, Warehouse and Repairs staff. For this reason, our company is observing AV Week 2013 as a celebration of our Technical Support Teams!

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AV Week 2013 is right around the corner! How will you celebrate?

By | AV Week, Education, Freeman Audio Visual Employees, Industry News, InfoComm International, Upcoming Events

Each year during October, the audiovisual community unites to celebrate, promote and share the AV industry with the world. A natural extension of InfoComm’s AV outreach program, AV Week gives you tangible ways to become advocates for the industry by reaching out to end users, potential customers and employees.

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Technology Satire: AV Appreciation

By | AV Week, Freeman Audio Visual Products & Services, Fun & Facts

The audio visual industry is a $78 billion dollar industry worldwide. It is an integral part of information communications technology that includes new media, projectors, high definition TVs, digital signage and remote video; video and collaborative conferencing; interactive displays, systems integration and security systems. The industry’s scope also includes presentation professionals and lighting and staging for corporate events, entertainment, sports and concerts.

Here, AVW-TELAV’s resident cartoonist, John Palmer, uses humour to illustrate just a few of the countless scenarios in which audio visual products and services can enhance people’s lives.

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Careers in AV: AVW-TELAV Career Opportunities

By | AV Week, Career Opportunity, Freeman Audio Visual Employees

AVW-TELAV is very proud to report that over 13% of our employees have been with the company for 20 years or more; over 26% of our employees have been with AVW-TELAV for 10-19 years; and over 21% of our employees have been with us for five to nine years. This is because, at AVW-TELAV, a job is not just a job. We believe in growing our talent and empowering each employee to make valuable contributions to reach his or her fullest potential.

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AV Innovation: Our Commitment to You

By | AV Week, Freeman Audio Visual Products & Services, Hot Technology, Live Social Media Wall

In light of AV Week, AVW-TELAV would like to solidify its commitment to technological advancement and industry leadership by officially announcing the inception of its Product Innovation Committee. Formed in November 2011,
AVW-TELAV’s Product Innovation Committee was created to ensure the steady development of new presentation solution offerings to anticipate, meet and exceed our customers’ evolving needs.

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Technology Update: InfoComm 2012 Report

By | AV Week, Hot Technology, InfoComm International, Technology Update

Designed for professionals in the audio visual, information communications and systems integration industries, the InfoComm Trade Show showcases the latest technologies for audio, video, display, projection, lighting and staging, digital signage, conferencing, digital content creation, Networking, signal distribution and much more. The show gives attendees the opportunity to explore tens of thousands of audio visual products and services from the industry’s leading manufacturers.

This year, approximately 34,000 attendees and more than 925 exhibitors from over 90 countries went to Las Vegas to attend the event. AVW-TELAV was also there cruising the show floor for revolutionary new products…

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AV Week Contest: Show, Tell and Win!

By | AV Week, Contest, Fun & Facts

Has AV been used to enhance your business, change your outlook on life, teach you an important lesson or even unite you with the one you love? All AV Week long, AVW-TELAV invites you share with us an experience in which AV made a profound impact on your life.

The five submissions that make the biggest impact on the editors of Meetings in Progress will be entered into a draw to win a $200 Future Shop gift certificate! Use your words, photos and videos to describe the experience via social media.

Please note: contest not open to employees of AVW-TELAV, Freeman or any of its subsidiaries.

Happy AV Week!

By | AV Week, Fun & Facts

Each year, audio visual professionals across the globe celebrate the AV industry for one week in October, known as AV Week. This year, we celebrate AV Week from October 14th to 20th.The theme of AV Week is “Embrace the Power of AV” and its purpose is:

•To call attention to the AV industry
•To raise awareness of the breadth of AV applications at home, in business, government, education, entertainment, healthcare and more
•To see AV recognized as a high-technology industry with exciting growth prospects
•To address the issues the AV industry faces, such as hiring qualified workers, maintaining its own high standards through ongoing training and certification and competing in today’s environment with tighter profit margins

As a leading representative of the meetings and events industry, we at AVW-TELAV feel it is our social responsibility to raise awareness of the audio visual and presentation solutions business in Canada. As such, in honour of last year’s fifth annual celebration of AV, AVW-TELAV had October 16th to 22nd, 2011, officially recognized by many of the mayors of major Canadian cities that host an AVW-TELAV branch and honour a proclamation-signing policy.

This year, we decided to reach out to our customers and partners through our e-newsletter in the hopes of promoting acknowledgement of the prevalence of AV in our lives; increasing awareness of the exciting career opportunities available in the audio visual industry; and educating about the value of AV to inform, inspire, and even save lives.

In this issue, you’ll find our National Director of Technical Inventory’s annual InfoComm Tradeshow update, which will give you a glimpse into some of the new and improved presentation technology that was introduced this year and predict its potential impact on the world of live events. You’ll also learn more about AVW-TELAV’s commitment to industry innovation and get details on our exciting new web-based social media conversation platform. In addition, we have included information on career opportunities at our organization, as well as a special AV-appreciation series of comics that illustrates just a few of the many ways AV has made our lives a little easier…and a lot more amusing.

And finally, all AV Week long, we will be asking you via social media to share with us an experience in your life that was positively impacted by AV technology. A prize will be awarded for one of the entries that leave a lasting impression on us. We hope you enjoy this AV Week Special Edition of Meetings in Progress.

Happy AV Week, everyone!