Collaboration in the Conference Room

Nov 06, 2015 by Steve Rick in  Uncategorized

The ways in which businesses and clients communicate have taken on a whole new shape in the last couple of years. With widespread innovations in technology, companies are now able to communicate in real-time with people across the globe. That in mind, it’s vital to improve the audio and visual components in your conference room.

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Web Conferencing

When you are doing business across the country or across the globe, it’s difficult to get everyone in the same physical location. Thanks to web conferencing, we now have the ability to set up meetings any time of day as if everyone was face-to-face. But you can’t host a successful web conference without the right equipment. If you don’t have the capabilities of multi-camera switching, picture-in-picture or a content delivery system you’re missing out.

Audio

A few years back, a webcam with a pinhole mic was enough to get the job done. However, technology has evolved since then and audio transmission is much clearer. But this means you’ll need a higher quality mic. Don’t worry, we’ll take care of that for you!

Video

If you have web conferencing software and a decent mic, it won’t do you much good without a quality camera. Failing to use an HD camera with proper background lighting can make your company look unprofessional and outdated.

At CitiView Audio Visual we understand that meetings pop up and presenters’ needs change on-site. Our staff will respond quickly and professionally so give us a call 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!

Turn Your Ideas Into Beautiful Productions With CitiView Audio Visual

Jul 29, 2015

When it comes to live events and corporate meetings, we have everything it takes to make you stand out. Our highly-skilled audio engineers and video technicians love turning your ideas into beautiful productions.

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CitiView Audio Visual is a full service event production and conference room integration company, started in 1998 at 30 Rockefeller center in order to service the high end clientele of the Rainbow Room.

Over the years, CitiView has grown and is now supporting the entire North East of the United States with their event production needs. With the new, larger New Jersey warehouse, a fleet of vans & trucks, and road ready experienced technicians no event is out of reach. 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.

Meetings pop up and presenters needs can change on-site. Our staff will respond quickly and professionally.We also offer Video Conference Systems integration for your office or company headquarters, as well as speaker installation, display mounting, rack building and infrastructure wiring.

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. Contact the pros at CitiView Audio Visual today to start planning your next event!

A Brief History of Audio

May 20, 2015

From the first tinfoil cylinder to today’s advanced equipment, the world of audio has come a long way. Think about what life was like before microphones, headphones and speakers were invented. How was anyone able to hear anything? Take a look below to find out how audio first began and how it has evolved over the years:

It all started with Thomas Alva Edison working in his lab in 1877. It was then, when he succeeded in recovering Mary’s Little Lamb from a strip of tinfoil wrapped around a spinning cylinder. This was the beginning of audio as we know it.

A year later, the first music was put on a record, you may know it by the tune of “Yankee Doodle.” Then, roughly 10 years later Edison introduces the first electric-motor driven phonograph and the first “talking movie” comes around in 1913. Edison used his Kinetophone process to make this work – a cylinder player mechanically synchronized to a film projector.

In 1941, commercial FM broadcasting comes to fruition in the United States just before the first stereo tape recordings were created by Helmut Kruger in Berlin. For the next few decades, major advancements are made in the audio world which brings us to the Winter Olympics in 1998. The opening performance begins with Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” which was masterfully played and sung by synching live audio feeds from five continents across the globe. Pretty amazing!

At CitiView Audio Visual we are always looking forward to the future of audio. But for now, you can count on us any time you need audio services for your live event! Give us a call at 212-632-5196 for more information!

1 Comment

April Cook

I love that so many jobs can be done remotely now thanks to web conferencing. It makes it easier to find the best employees to do the job. You mention having a quality mic, and I was wondering if you have multiple people in a room will they each need one or can you have a single mic for the whole group? thanks for the help1

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