Category Audiovisual Resources

Essential AV Apps and Tools

Corporate Tech Decisions recommends some of the best applications for AV technicians and consultants. The apps — variously designed for the Android, iPhone and other smartphones — include spectrum analyzers; distance, lighting and electricity calculators; and audio analyzers.

Did you know that AVI-SPL has an AV Lab that contains AV tools gathered from our manufacturer partners? At this convenient, free resource, you’ll find CAD drawings, spec sheets, project calculators and training materials. Find out more about how AVI-SPL helps consultants with its AV Lab.

AVTEQ Introduces TeamSpace Video Conferencing Furniture

AVTEQ TeamSpaceAVTEQ has recently introduced its TeamSpace collaboration center, which combines a table, screen-mount area and camera shelf into a freestanding, adaptable workstation. TeamSpace is customizable to match the color and wood laminate details of your existing office environment.


  • Supports single or dual displays up to 46 inches
  • 20RU of rack space
  • Blonde, cherry or mahogany veneer table top
  • Customizable

Download the TeamSpace brochure and see additional AVTEQ business solutions at the AVI-SPL partner catalog.


AVTEQ, Inc., located in Dallas, Texas, is the largest manufacturer of videoconferencing carts in the A/V furniture industry. The companydelivers cost-efficient, all-inclusive products that do not require accessories and upgrades to be practical and efficient. AVTEQ has become the preferred choice of hundreds of Global 1000 and Fortune 500 clients because of unmatched quality, service and product innovation. It stocks a full line of A/V and digital signage support products, as well as custom develops and designs solutions for unique videoconferencing, business, and retail applications.

Contemporary Research Mixer/Amp for Flat-Panels and Projectors

Contemporary Research’s 232-Amp+ is a programmable mixer/amplifier that integrates with video projectors and flat-panel displays, offering twice the power over its predecessor. When mounted and used in conjunction with a CR tuner, the 232-Amp+ becomes an AV tuning/audio solution for projectors. Though the mono inputs are fixed, volume and max/min gain are programmable.


  • Stereo line-level audio input
  • Two mono aux inputs
  • Drives stereo speakers at 32W watts per channel @ 8 ohms, 40W per channel @ 4 ohms
  • Energy-efficient Class D amplifier

See more Contemporary Research solutions at its AVI-SPL products page.

Cables To Go Explains USB for AV Integrators

Cables To Go hubIn this webinar, Joseph Cornwall of Cables To Go explores USB, including its topology, parameters and how USB power demand can affect system performance. Cornwall offers a wealth of helpful information for the AV professional, such as tools for USB system analysis. Visit the following link for USB for AV applications webinar, (under “pre-recorded webinars) or go to the AVI-SPL AV Lab, where you’ll find this along with many other resources we’ve consolidated for architects, consultants and designers.

TV One Releases New CORIOmaster For Video System Control

C3-540 CoriomasterAs part of AVI-SPL’s free webinar series, TV One introduced the CORIO® technology behind its video processors. This year, TV One has just recently unveiled a new, powerful and simple way to build video systems — the C3-540 CORIOmaster.

Using TV One’s patented CORIO 3 firmware technology, the C3-540 combines image scaling and processing power to achieve multi window and multi output combinations within a 4RU chassis, doing the work that would otherwise require multiple pieces of equipment. It can display images from a variety of sources — including video cameras and PCs — or bring them together as one large video wall image along with 360-degree rotation of outputs, multi-PIP windows and 360-degree rotation of windows.

The C3-540 acts as a central matrix processor/router that processes and distributes a mix of analog and digital sources, producing clear, crisp, flicker-free high-resolution images. Each output can be manipulated in real time for use in creative video wall applications, and a multi-viewer allows for source preview during live events.


  • Low power consumption
  • Hot swappable modules
  • 16 Universal AV module slots
  • Digital flicker elimination
  • Up, down and cross conversion among analog and digital video

For more information on its features and capabilities, visit the TV One product page at AVI-SPL.