About Our Company

Oct 12, 2015 by Steve Rick in  Uncategorized

It all started back in 1998 at 30 Rockefeller Center when our main focus was to serve the high end clientele of the Rainbow Room. Since then, we have grown into a full service audio visual company spanning the entire North East of the United States. With a large warehouse in New Jersey, a full fleet of vans and trucks, and road-ready experienced technicians no event is out of reach! Find out a bit more about us below:

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When it comes to expert audio visual solutions that will turn your ideas into beautiful things, we’ve got you covered. In addition to your standard AV, we provide theatrical lighting along with many other innovative solutions to help make a lasting impact on any sized audience.

From crystal clear audio to video streaming and recording – we do it all! You’ll be able to see and hear the difference with our top-of-the-line equipment and the latest innovations in the industry. We understand that meetings pop up and presenters’ needs can change on-site. That’s why our staff is trained to respond quickly and professionally.

No matter what service you need, we go out of our way to approach every project with the goal of making an experience that lasts forever. Give CitiView Audio Visual a call today at 212-632-5196 to learn more about our company and find out how we can help!

Testimonial Spotlight: June

Jun 02, 2015

Whether your live event is scheduled for a few months or years down the road, or a last-minute meeting pops up, the experts at CitiView Audio Visual have what it takes to create a one-of-a-kind experience. In addition to your standard AV, we provide theatrical lighting, as well as many other innovative solutions to help you make a lasting impact on any sized audience. See what some of our customers have said about our work below:

“I can’t say enough about CitiView. The company I work for is great for coming up with grand ideas at the absolute last minute and CitiView has come through every time.  The techs are very knowledgeable, courteous and always on time. I wish I had more work for CitiView.”

  • Louis C. (GREY Advertising)

“At Cooper Union we hold many public events in our historic Great Hall and in another smaller auditorium including the very popular “Herb Lubalin Lecture Series”. Inquiries from around the world for an online recording prompted us to find a sponsor and hire CitiView to record and edit our events. In April one of our latest video recordings became Vimeo staff pick in the art category. See it here: https://vimeo.com/124062807. The folks at CitiView are very responsive to the specific needs of our spaces and set ups and took great care to be sure the editing was fluid and professional. Every step of the way these guys are very easy to work with; they’re articulate, reliable and professional.”

  • Cara D. (Cooper Union)

 

No matter what service you need, we go out of our way to approach every project with the goal of making an experience that lasts forever. Call CitiView Audio Visual today at 212-632-5196 for more information about our A/V services.

Brief History of the Microphone

Jul 10, 2015

How does a microphone work? When was it invented? Why do we use them today during just about every live event? See below to find out the answers while we dive into a brief history of the microphone.

How Does It Work?

Sound waves need to be converted into electrical voltages and then converted back into soundwaves so an audience can hear the message through speakers. The microphone is a device that makes this all possible and they were first used with early telephones and radio transmitters.

How Did It All Begin?

Sir Charles Wheatstone was the first person to coin the phrase “microphone” in 1827 but it wasn’t until 1876 when Emile Berliner invented the first microphone used as a telephone voice transmitter. Soon after, the Bell Telephone company purchased the patent from Berliner for $50,000.

In 1942, the first ribbon microphone was invented for radio broadcasting and in 1964, Bell Laboratories received a patent for an electret microphone. This revolutionized the microphone industry with close to one billion produced each year. As technology continued to advance, more dynamic microphones were created which leaves us with the clear sound we hear today!

Have questions about microphones? Feel free to leave us a comment or give the experts at CitiView Audio Visual a call today at 212-632-5196.

Why Switch To LEDs?

Jun 10, 2015

Still wasting money and energy with incandescent light bulbs? It’s time to switch to LEDs and reduce your carbon footprint. Find out how you can start seeing benefits almost immediately by making the switch:

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Did you know that lighting alone makes up about 12% of global grid based electricity consumption? That’s a lot of energy if you ask us. But if everyone makes the switch over to LEDs, you can see energy savings of up to 70%. Couple energy-efficient bulbs with smart lighting controls and savings could soar to 80%.

What’s more? Switching to LEDs can lead to an increased feeling of safety with white light, they provide a better working environment and increase performance both in learning and working! At CitiView Audio Visual, we have made the switch and boy are we glad we did!

Lighting is one of the most important aspects of your live event and LED lighting is not only the green choice, it’s the best choice! Contact us today at 212-632-5196 to learn more!

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