Meet the Newest Member of Our Team!

August 20, 2014 by AVTEQ No Comments

We are excited to introduce you to our newest addition to the AVTEQ sales team.  Please meet  DeeDee DeVoe. To help you get to know DeeDee just a little, we asked her to share a few fun facts: I have three very LARGE crazy dogs. Totally consider myself the crazy dog lady! I say I have been in the AV industry my whole life, because I would answer the phones at my dad’s office when I could barely speak.  I LOVE to travel. I have been all over the world including, Italy, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Mexico. Plan on Spain next!  I enjoy cooking, even working on becoming a girl who grills. (Got a new gas grill)  I have danced all my life, jazz, tap, ballet, clogging, African dance. You name it, I have done it! Welcome DeeDee!

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VIDEO: “Parks & Recreation” Parody by ScanSource

July 11, 2014 by Marjie No Comments

Some people may think the A/V industry is dull and boring. But we know better! ScanSource, one of our premier partners, has shown that its staff has a sense of humor as well as exceedingly good taste in A/V products!

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AVTEQ Continues Winning Streak at InfoComm

June 30, 2014 by Marjie No Comments

ELT-1500 Slimline AV Stand Awarded Most Innovative Videoconferencing Furniture Product For the third consecutive year, AVTEQ has received the SCN InfoComm Installation Product Award.  This year, our ELT-1500 Slimline AV Stand was awarded the 2014 Most Innovative Videoconferencing Furniture Product.  Previously, our Communications Pedestal (2012) and Slimline Pedestal (2013) won Most Innovative Equipment Rack/AV Furniture Product. Leading up to InfoComm, we were anxiously awaiting the news on whether we won the category this year.  We were thrilled to hear the announcement at the award ceremony, and proudly displayed our award at our booth during the show. You may wonder how the product finalists are selected.  The SCN judging is comprised of high-level contractors and consultants who select the top three finalists in each of the 14 product categories. SCN’s readers then vote on the products in each category to determine the winner. “We are honored to receive the SNC InfoComm Product […]

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Telehealth Case Study: The Rise of Cartzilla

June 10, 2014 by Marjie No Comments

Customizing our carts is one of the best things we are asked to do.  We love the challenge of meeting the customer’s needs and the innovation required to create something new.  Here’s a great example of our carts in a telehealth environment. CHALLENGE Atlantic Video Corporation was approached for a custom solution for its customer, Spring Hill Memorial Hospital in Mobile, Alabama.  The hospital was looking for a videoconferencing solution that allowed surgeons in the Catheterization Surgical Suite to communicate with others in a conference room on another floor within the hospital.  They wanted the option of selecting four different views of the surgery from the conference.  In addition, they wanted the option to move the displays to other locations within the hospital. SOLUTION After reviewing the requirements, the first step was to select the best mobile cart to support four large LCD displays.  The AVTEQ GMP-350L was the best option […]

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Videoconferencing Hits the Bar

May 8, 2014 by AVTEQ No Comments

In the world of billable hours, it comes as no surprise that the legal industry discovered the power of technology early on to increase productivity, client connections and competitiveness. While the use of videoconferencing is helping businesses everywhere, those in the professional services industry are leveraging its ability to keep them in front of clients across town and around the world without leaving the office. Productivity Smart comes in all shapes and sizes. Video technology has opened up precious new efficiencies for attorneys and their clients by reducing or eliminating travel time while increasing visual collaboration between attorneys, their clients’ and specialists. Videoconferencing has a way of keeping valuable resources in-house and on-schedule.  When you are out the office, mobile phone apps now provide capabilities that give you the flexibility and opportunity to conference wherever you are. Legal Procedures Law firms now commonly use the videoconferencing to increase face-to-face client […]

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Tips on Preparing for Videoconferencing

April 29, 2014 by AVTEQ No Comments

As common as videoconferencing is, we often overlook how valuable a bit of preparation can be to our effectiveness on camera. Whether chatting with friends and family or on a videoconference for work, it is always a good idea to know how to present yourself in the best light. Set Design Getting your videoconferencing “set” organized in advance of your next videoconference goes a long way to your professionalism and the audience’s ability to focus on what you have to say. Spend a few minutes sizing up exactly what your audience will see. Keeping the area simple and clutter-free allows your audience to focus on you without distraction.  If you have doors or windows behind you, consider closing them to reduce interruptions or unexpected noise. If you have posters, artwork or a white board behind you, consider whether they compliment or distract from the audience’s view. Lighting To make videoconferencing […]

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“Show Us Your AVTEQ” Photo Contest Winners

April 24, 2014 by AVTEQ No Comments

We received some awesome photos of our AV furniture during the “Show Us Your AVTEQ” photo contest.  It was difficult for our judges to select the top three entries with so many photos from which to select. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for consideration, and a special congratulations to the top three winners. First Prize Reseller:  Solutionz Conferencing – Roseanne Cohen Customer:  School-Based Healthcare Project Product:  TMP-600 Telemedicine applications continue to grow, and Solutionz created a custom TMP-600 for this state-of-the-art nurse’s office.  They equipped the AVTEQ cart with custom mounts and peripherals to deliver primary care services in school clinics.  Our judges loved this photo of the school-based healthcare project.   Second Prize Reseller:  VSGi – Mark Hirst Customer:  Texas Health Resources Product: Mark Hirst from VSGi won kudos for the most creative photo submissions.  Our judges loved the fact that AVTEQ’s RPS-800 was featured alongside some […]

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ModulIT and AVTEQ at ISE 2014

February 11, 2014 by AVTEQ No Comments

Over the last 12 months, we have seen our international sales grow.  This is due, in part, to our amazing European distributor, ModulIT.  In February, ModulIT exhibited at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2014 show in Amsterdam showcased several of our AV carts and collaboration solutions. Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) combines CEDIA and InfoComm under one conference, which drew 47,000 attendees.  The European market is somewhat different than here in the states where we differentiate commercial versus residential.  ISE is all about AV and doesn’t differentiate between markets.  This is good for AVTEQ since many of our products can cross the lines between office and home. ModulIT has definitely seen a pick of business in recent months.  They have recruited new distributors in France, Denmark, Germany, UK and Finland.  As these new partners come up to speed on the AVTEQ product line, we have seen an increase in interest. At […]

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Videoconferencing Opens New Doors to Learning

December 10, 2013 by AVTEQ No Comments

Harnessing children’s energy and attention, given the traditional classroom structure and curriculum, has challenged educators for years. But today, videoconferencing is enabling savvy educators to open their classroom doors and transport their students across the time and space continuum to exciting interconnected, technology-filled worlds. In fact, videoconferencing has eclipsed the physical limitations of the classroom, inviting and encouraging teachers and children to imagine, engage and think with amazing results. Videoconferencing provides live learning, which allows students to ”‘walk” through the Amazon rain forest with a Naturalist, talk with Scientists and compare life with other kids in far off places. The moment children “step into” a hospital laboratory, stroll through an art gallery or talk with an athlete in the locker room , the real-time conversations spark imagination and intellectual development. Referred to as “virtual field trips”, students learn and interact dynamically and multi-dimensionally with presenters, each being able to see […]

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Welcome to the Huddle Room

November 5, 2013 by AVTEQ No Comments

The office landscape has really been changing over the last few years. Open spaces, cubicles and huddle rooms are now the norm in many companies.  Where once there were large conference rooms to accommodate 20 people, we are now seeing smaller rooms where three or four people can have impromptu huddles to work collaboratively. A few months ago, we had one of our largest customers in for a planning meeting to discuss our TeamSpace furniture. They were converting a number of their offices into huddle rooms.  Their vision was to provide small collaborative workspaces throughout their office where teams could meet.  Each huddle room would be equipped with a table, chairs and A/V equipment to support virtual meetings. Because our client’s huddle rooms were relatively small, they were excited about the compact size of our TeamSpace furniture. TeamSpace combines a worktable, screen mounting system, equipment storage and videoconferencing camera shelf […]

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