Welcome Kate Heis, AVTEQ’s New Inside Sales Rep!

August 26, 2015 by AVTEQ No Comments
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  We have a new addition to our sales team – Kate Heis! As an introduction, we asked her to share a few things about herself. I was born in Anchorage, Alaska (but came to Texas as soon as she could!) and raised in Denton, Texas. I definitely consider myself a Texan! I have been in the Audio/Visual industry for almost a year, and have learned more than I could have ever imagined! I am thoroughly enjoying learning more every day. I love spending time with my parents, and I am blessed to call them my best friends. I am one of five children, so rarely when we are all together, there is rarely a dull moment when we are all together! Some of my favorite things include Texas country music concerts, laying out, collecting Koozies, sushi and Starbucks! Please welcome Kate to AVTEQ!

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10 Tips to Avoid Common Videoconferencing Mistakes

August 14, 2015 by AVTEQ No Comments
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  Videoconferencing is becoming increasingly popular with cloud-based videoconferencing apps that have expanded availability to more individuals and businesses. If you are new to videoconferencing, here are some tips to help you avoid common rookie mistakes. When sharing your desktop, turn off all messaging services. Remember, whatever shows up on your screen, your viewers can see as well. Wear proper business attire and maintain good posture during the meeting. Be on time. Log in a few minutes early and check your video and audio so you are prepared and ready to go when other attendees join the meeting. Be aware of your surroundings, especially ambient noise that may disrupt the meeting or distract participants. Check the lighting. Back lighting can cause your face to appear too dark, bright overhead lights can cast a glow, and if the room is too dark, you might appear more ghost-like than human. Aim for natural […]

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7 Benefits of Videoconferencing in Prisons

August 5, 2015 by Marjie No Comments
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In some states, prisons and correctional facilities have been utilizing videoconferencing and IT for more than a decade. For most facilities, the benefits far outweigh the costs of these systems. Lowering costs. Video visitations can play a major role in cutting costs when the prison system is continually looking for ways to reduce spending. A staff member must supervise every face-to-face visitation, but video visitations reduce the number of staff needed to monitor visits. Enhancing safety and security. Video visitations help reduce the exchange of contraband that often occurs during traditional visits in meeting rooms. Videoconferencing can also help reduce the traffic of visitors in and out of the facility. Improving the trial process. Videoconferencing allows correctional facilities to reduce time and costs spent on transporting inmates to and from court. Videoconferencing technology allows correctional facilities to hold parole, misconduct, and administrative hearings, and hear witness testimony without the time […]

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Benefits of Height Adjustable Furniture in the Workplace

July 28, 2015 by AVTEQ No Comments
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The desk chair is the silent killer of the American worker. Sitting for prolonged periods of time (a.k.a. the 8-hour work day) can be so detrimental to one’s health that scientists have actually coined the term “sitting disease.” Sitting too long negatively impacts muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. It also increases risk for obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and depression, among other health concerns. Someone who spends the majority of his/her day sitting has about the same risk of heart attack as a smoker. While a treadmill desk may be a bit extreme, a standing desk is a simple solution to one of the greatest health risks today. The American Medical Association policy recommends that workplaces offer alternatives to sitting for workers, including standing desks. A study by the CDC suggests that height adjustable furniture, such as sit-to-stand desks, are an effective solution to prolonged sitting. With a sit-to-stand desk, the […]

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Top Technology Trends Shaping Education in 2015

July 23, 2015 by AVTEQ No Comments
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The textbook and classroom lecture are quickly becoming a thing of the past as technology transforms the educational landscape into a collaborative, hands-on, global experience for students of all ages. This change toward collaboration is driven by advancements in technology that allows education to extend beyond the classroom walls, students to become more engaged, and instructors to deliver a more personalized education. As classrooms become more active and engaging, the audiovisual industry continues to advance technology to suit today’s classrooms. Some of the most recent technological advancements in education include: • Interactive projectors and displays that support multiple users with multiple touch points, such as the RICOH Interactive Whiteboard. • Audiovisual systems that allow for wireless collaboration between the teacher and his/her students. • Cloud-based conferencing systems that enable educators and students to connect in a Skype-like video chat from any device with a web browser, without the need for […]

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New height-adjustable office furniture designed for comfort and productivity

February 26, 2015 by AVTEQ No Comments

Last fall, we introduced height-adjustable TeamSpace™ Float at NeoCon East.  We were excited about how well this product was received, and increased our efforts to expand our height-adjustable product line. Today we announced the availability of several new products in our growing height-adjustable Float family. The Float Desk can be easily adjusted from sitting to standing height with a push of a button. The controller, mounted under the desktop, has the option to set up to 3 preprogrammed settings for heights anywhere between 24″ to 48″. “Research has shown that alternating between sitting and standing during the day can have huge health benefits, and we thought it was important to address that feature in our product line,” stated Aaron Rubner, director of A/V sales. “Our Float Series of height-adjustable desks and tables are a great addition to our existing AV and collaboration furniture.” The Float desk is available in two […]

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Meet Nathan Scherer – AVTEQ’s New Sales Associate!

December 1, 2014 by AVTEQ No Comments

Our sales team is growing, and we are very pleased to introduce our newest addition – Nathan Scherer.     As a brief introduction, Nathan has shared some fun facts about himself:  I was born and raised in Indiana, with that being said, I am a HUGE Indianapolis Colts fan. (Us Cowboys fans won’t hold that against him!)                                                                                 I have spent most of my career in retail management, from home theater to home improvement.  I enjoy traveling whether on a plane or on a cruise ship. I have traveled to Mexico, Jamaica, Belize, Honduras, and Dominican Republic, to name a few.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I […]

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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 AVTEQ 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 AVTEQ 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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