What is a Matrix Switch?

Jul 09, 2015 by Steve Rick in  Live Events

Is your next event going to consist of multiple screens with a number of video components? If you want your content to be shared everywhere at once or only on certain screens at a time, you’re going to need a matrix switch.


Matrix Switch Options

Depending on the number of inputs and outputs you need, there’s a matrix switch for that. They range from 2 inputs and 2 outputs (2×2) all the way up to 32 inputs and 32 outputs. They aren’t usually meant to be installed by your average-joe, so make sure to hire a professional or at least consult with one before using.

Why Do You Need One?

If you had a standard home theater system, the HDMI ports on the back of your system support the role of a matrix switch. However, if you want your video sources to be seen on multiple displays or even in separate rooms at the same time, then you need a separate matrix switch.

Why do all the hard work yourself? The next time you are hosting a live event, contact the experts at CitiView Audio Visual to take care of it for you!

Why Stream Your Next Event?

May 29, 2015

Live streaming is the way of the future. We’ve seen it with red carpet events, professional sports and even seminars and business meetings. So why should you stream your next event? Find out below:


Reach a Larger Audience

You can turn your small meeting into a grand event with live streaming. If you have an important message you want to broadcast to people all over the map, it’s not a possibility. The days of pitching your ideas to a few coworkers in an office’s conference room are over. The same idea goes for presentations, fashion shows and the like!

Real-Time Engagement

Another benefit of live streaming is the ability to engage with your audience. With no delay, your viewers can participate in live chat and ask questions. You then have the ability to respond to their questions right away.

What Do You Need?

In order to stream your event, you will need a couple of things. First, you’ll need a camera. You’ll also need an encoder and fast upload speed to eliminate the risk of glitches and lags. Finally, you are going to need a streaming service and if all of that sounds like too much for you, don’t worry – we’ll take care of the entire set up for you!

At CitiView Audio Visual, live streaming is one of our specialties. Call us at 212-632-5196 the next time you are preparing for an event, and leave the rest to us!

Professional Sound Engineers in NYC

Oct 01, 2015

When it comes to setting up the sound and audio equipment for an event or presentation, you need it to be done right. Making sure your message is heard is just as important as making sure it’s seen – and with CitiView Audio Visual, we’ll give you the best of both worlds. After all, who wants to sit and listen to poor audio coming from crappy speakers?

When you want to make your event sound spectacular and reach an entire audience, we’ve got what you’re looking for. Our highly skilled technical sound engineers have years of training and experience and have exactly what it takes.

Capture your event with our professional recording services. Whether you want to distribute the material as a podcast, use sound bites for a video or just save it for the future it’s always smart to record your events. We’ve got the latest technology on hand to make sure you receive nothing but the highest possible quality. When it comes to crystal clear sound, we have you covered.

Interested in working together? Would like to learn more about the services we provide? We’d love to hear from you. Give us a call today at 212-632-5196.

Professional Audio Solutions

Apr 24, 2015

Have you ever been to a live event where there were technical difficulties with microphones or speakers? It actually happens more often than you may think and it can really leave the audience with a bad taste in their mouths. Whether you’re a rockstar musician, throwing a wedding or conducting an important presentation, don’t forget about the importance of audio.

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You want your audience to hear your message right? Well, our highly skilled technical sound engineers have years of audio training under their belts and they know exactly what it takes to make your event sound spectacular.


Recording is another one of our areas of expertise. Why take the time and effort to put together an extraordinary event only to have people forget about it later on? Recording your event is the perfect way to provide yourself with content for the future too. You can share the material on a podcast, use sound bites for a video or share content with people who weren’t able to attend.


Want to make sure your audio is crystal clear? That’s one less problem you have to worry about when you choose CitiView. With our state of the art equipment and technology, we provide you with the crystal clear sound you have been searching for.

For more information about our audio services, contact us today at 212-632-5196 and remember CitiView Audio Visual the next time you are hosting an event!

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