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AV Week Factoids

We’re getting our employees in on the AV Week fun with special activities and contests just for them! Thanks to some of our AV industry experts, we’ve created a list of AV Trivia to put our employees to the test. Winners will receive a pack of AV Week and AVI-SPL branded prizes! We’ll be posting the trivia Q&As and winners throughout the week right here…

Monday’s Trivia:

Q: What does the 7 and 1 stand for in a 7.1 sound system?

A: Seven discrete channels of audio (Left, Right, Center, Left Surround, Right Surround, Left and Right Back) and one subwoofer.

Winner: Chip Garrett from Atlanta

Q: 3D has brought new excitement to the movie industry. There are two types of 3D that require the use of glasses. What are they? BONUS: There is one type of 3D being sold today that does not require any glasses at all. What term describes it?

A: Passive and Active

Bonus: Lenticular

Winner: David Harris from Tampa

 

Tuesday’s Trivia:

Q: What does USGBC stand for? What does LEED stand for?

A: U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Winner: Jacob Ayers from Atlanta

Q: In order for a commercial building to achieve the highest level of LEED (Platinum), how many points must they earn?

A: 80+ points

Winner: Alex Rodriguez from Ft. Lauderdale

 

Wednesday’s Trivia

Q: Before being renamed InfoComm, what was the AV industry organization called?

A: ICIA (International Communications Industries Association) was the name prior to InfoComm

Winner: Lisa Berry from Ft. Lauderdale

Q: How many levels of InfoComm CTS certification are there? List them all.

A: CTS (general), CTS-I (installation), CTS-D (design)

Winner: Craig Hertzler from King of Prussia, PA

 

Thursday’s Trivia

Q: What was Panasonic’s first home theater projector model?

A: PT-AE100U

Winner: Mary Lovett from Atlanta

Q: What is the origin of the word “codec”?

A:  Compressor-decompressor, coder-decoder

Winner: Mark Cretella from Columbia, MD

Bonus!

Q: When did ProjectorPeople.com go online? (To be eligible, your answer must include the correct month and year.)

A: January 1999

Winner: Vicken Aghazarian from Philadelphia

 

Friday’s Trivia:

Q: What product gives you 1080P video conferencing at home?

A: Cisco Umi

Winner: Michael Kaether from Tampa

 Q: There is only one projector on the market today that uses a single chassis unit with a single lens to project Passive 3D; which company manufacturers this unit?

A: LG Electronics

Winner: Ben Elliott in Atlanta

Win Prizes from AVI-SPL During AV Week

AV Week: What’s That?

AV Week, October 17-23, is a celebration of the audiovisual industry hosted by InfoComm International, the leading association for the professional AV communications industry. AVI-SPL is celebrating AV Week with our customers and our employees by spreading the word about the AV industry… and by giving away super cool PRIZES! Want to know how to win? Keep reading!

K-12 Educators: Win an NEC Projector for your School!

AVI-SPL has teamed up with NEC Display to award a brand new NEC M260X projector to a K-12 school here in the United States.

Enter AV Week projector giveaway

To enter the Tools for Educators AV Week Projector Giveaway:

  • K-12 educators must submit a 140-character response to “Why should your school win a new projector?” Be creative!
  • Entries will be accepted Oct. 11-21
  • All entries will be posted at blog.avispl.com for voting the following week
  • The entry that receives the most votes will be deemed the winner and will be announced on the blog

The entry form will be posted on this blog on Oct. 11 and submissions will be accepted through Oct. 21.

Educators Start working on your submissions and check back during AV Week for your chance to win an NEC projector for your school!

Non-Educators Share this info with your friends and family members who are educators!

Answer AVI-SPL Trivia Questions: Win a Bag o’ Goodies!

Not an educator? Not a problem! You can still win an awesome prize!

We’ll be posting trivia questions about AVI-SPL on our blog and social media sites (AVI-SPL on Twitter, AVI-SPL on Facebook) all during AV Week (October 17-23). You and our followers will have three chances each day (Monday through Friday) to win a prize pack chock full of AVI-SPL goodies!

Bag o’ Goodies includes AVI-SPL-branded:

  • Soft-sided cooler
  • Tumbler (for hot or cold beverages!)
  • Recycled notebook and pen
  • USB memory stick

Be sure to follow us on Twitter or “like” us on Facebook for your chance to answer trivia questions and win this cool prize pack!

…And the Party Continues!

The fun and prizes aren’t just for our customers and fans– our nearly 40 offices will be celebrating AV Week with various events for employees! A company-wide trivia contest (with AV Week-branded prizes for employees) and “AV Spirit Week” events will be going on throughout the week. Photos of our “AV Spirit Week” activities will be posted on our Facebook page, so check it out while you’re waiting for the next trivia question! (The “Geek It Up Wednesday” photos should be good for a few LOL’s!)

Questions? Comments?

Please e-mail avweek@avispl.com with any questions about AVI-SPL’s AV Week celebrations!

How Can Audio, Video and Lighting Help Engage the House of Worship Experience?

 

  • Enhanced live streaming for sermons?
  • Multiple high-definition (HD) projection systems that could be used during concerts?
  • What AV elements were key to making the house of worship experience exciting and meaningful, and also drawing in new members?

These were just a few of the questions asked by First Baptist Oviedo’s church leadership as they began work on their new facility.

From the depths of their 2,800 seat main sanctuary to an advanced production suite known as “the bridge,” this Florida church has since introduced three Sony PMW-EX3 camcorders for live streaming, a Digidesign digital mixing console for pitch-perfect audio and rear projection rooms for the ultimate worship experience. Discover more of their dynamic, user-friendly solutions with AVI-SPL’s video tour, featuring Oviedo’s senior production associate, Josh Felix, as well as Ed Sullivan, senior design engineer, AVI-SPL.


Like what you see?

To learn how AVI-SPL can help engage your House of Worship, contact an AVI-SPL Representative at (866) 559-8197 or click here to complete our “Request a Quote” form.

Click here to see other House of Worship AV systems.

Could Google’s Latest Move Spell Trouble for the Unified Communications Market?

Over the last few years, the battle for the desktop has been intensifying between some of the biggest technology names in the world. It wouldn’t surprise folks to see Microsoft, IBM and Cisco all pitching to convince companies to use their platform and suite of applications across an enterprise.

However, just as the line has blurred between work and play, the traditional “enterprise” players are seeing new entrants join the fray. Frost and Sullivan’s recent article on Google’s acquisition and development of a Unified Communications (UC) and Collaboration suite reveals the heightened interest of traditional consumer-based players, as they try to penetrate the workplace as well. They do have a ways to go to before they can compete with the established, feature-rich solutions provided by the traditional players. However, the brand recognition and “cloud”-based approach Google will most likely take with its UC offerings could enable them to make inroads into the corporate world.

Here at AVI-SPL, we take a neutral approach to technology solutions. We help our customers deploy and leverage UC tools and applications, and are focused on solutions that best fit their requirements and budget. We do not see Google UC gaining a large market share in the enterprise in the near future. In the next few years, however, we expect that Google will be considered a viable option for corporations on a wider scale.

The above is written by Michael Brandofino, executive vice president of VTC and UC, AVI-SPL.

As momentum on this story grows, we’d like to hear from you too. Does Google have what it takes to become a strong contender in such a tightly-established market?