The Growing Use of Huddle Spaces for Businesses

A huddle space with a video display and people sitting around a table using their laptops.

A Commercial Audio-Video Installation Turns Unused Spaces into Collaborative Meeting Rooms

The new year is the perfect time to analyze your company’s current status and where you want to be by year’s end. For many businesses today, that means taking a close look at their employees’ workflow and workstations. Are these spaces designed for maximum collaboration and productivity? 

Let’s explore the issues facing some businesses in this area and how to overcome them with the latest commercial audio-video installation

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Get More Out of Meetings with ClearOne Video Collaboration

Get More Out of Meetings with ClearOne Video Collaboration

ClearOne Commercial Audio-Video Tools Help You Meet Today’s Diverse Meeting Demands

Today’s workforce is more distributed than ever, with more companies transitioning to remote operations or a hybrid model that allows employees to work both onsite and offsite. Working remotely offers several advantages, from decreased overhead expenses to flexible work schedules and more.

However, a remote workforce can’t thrive without the tools to facilitate reliable communication and collaboration among a distributed company. ClearOne, a leader in commercial audio-video solutions, helps unite remote teams through video collaboration tools that allow for seamless video conferencing, wireless presentations, interactive whiteboarding and more from any device.

Keep reading to learn more about ClearOne video collaboration tools and how they can help your Tampa, FL team work better together from anywhere.

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2 Reasons Why You Need Your Own Conference Room Audio/Video Setup

2 Reasons Why You Need Your Own Conference Room Audio/Video Setup

Advantages of Having Your Own Modern In-House AV System

If your hotel or business’ conference center in Tampa, FL is still renting audio visual equipment from a third-party, you might want to consider installing your own conference room audio/video setup.

These AV rental companies typically offer packaged solutions for each event your venue is hosting. And immediately there are always several concerns that arise: Is the quality of equipment going to be adequate? How long will it take to set up? Am I getting enough AV equipment for this specific event? Am I getting too much?

In order to get rid of all the coordinating and planning that occurs when you outsource your technical needs, AV Specialists can install a versatile conference room audio video system into your conference center or auditorium that can be adjusted to suit the specifics of each event. Read on to learn why an in-house audio-video system is better than renting.

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3 Standout Features of a Savant Smart Home System


Partner with a Savant Dealer to Enjoy These Features in Your Home

One of the biggest reasons that homeowners turn to home automation is for convenience. All home devices are connected and orchestrated through one smart home operating system, allowing you to control and interact with everything from lights to locks to shades and more from one place.

While that convenience should be celebrated, the features of leading home automation platforms like Savant don’t stop there. While Savant is primarily a home automation platform, it also offers other unparalleled products and features that enhance the home living experience.

Keep reading to check out three standout features of a Savant smart home system. And if you’re intrigued, contact AV Specialists, an elite Savant dealer, to learn how you can bring one (or all) to your Tampa, FL home!

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3 Ways to Get More Out of Your Outdoor AV System This Fall


Take Backyard Fun to the Next Level with Music, Movies and Sports

We’re closing in on summer, which means cooler weather is on the horizon! In Clearwater, FL, autumn is the perfect time to venture out to the backyard and take advantage of the lower temperatures.

This season, make every moment more magical by equipping your backyard with a custom outdoor AV system! Landscape speakers and outdoor TVs paired with a simple-to-use control system can elevate any backyard activity. Get inspired below by learning three ways you can enjoy your system this fall.

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4 Ways to Maximize Your Outdoor Entertainment System This Summer


Outdoor AV Paired with Smart Home Automation Makes Every Backyard Activity Better

At AV Specialists, we believe home entertainment shouldn’t be confined to the indoors. Weatherproof TVs and speakers offer limitless possibilities for enjoying your patio, deck, or pool. Plus, when paired with smart home automation, controlling your technology and content sources is easier than ever.

With summer approaching, now is the time to prepare your exterior living spaces in Belleair, FL for fun in the sun! While you clean the pool and tend to your gardens, consider adding an outdoor entertainment system, too. Keep reading to learn four fun ways to use your system this summer.

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Amplify the Potential of Your Church’s AV Installation


Your Florida House of Worship Will Sing with These Key Components

Make sure the entire congregation can hear testimony, the organs, the choir, and the band by including a professionally designed church AV installation and design in your Palm Harbor, FL house of worship. Your AV system should at least include microphones, speakers, and amplifiers, and the technology should blend seamlessly into your space so as to not distract the congregation visually or audibly with unwanted feedback or distortion.

You’ll need an amplifier in your AV design in order to power your loudspeakers and distribute your AV sources to key places within your house of worship. Keep reading to learn more about the functionality made possible by power amplifiers from brands like Bosch and Dynacord.

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AV Equipment That Turns Your Home into a Theatrical Experience


Whether you’re discovering new musical artists and genres or watching a favorite-movies-of-all-time marathon over the course of a relaxing weekend, the types of audio components available for home use can transform your family room and favorite chair into a theatrical experience.

But to really appreciate how Eric Clapton can make a guitar “gently weep” and every nuance of Steve McQueen’s classic car chase in Bullitt, you want the best affordable quality that is installed to deliver the best possible sound. After all, if your home is the place you want to be, and excellent quality is important, there are several things to consider when configuring your present AV equipment or considering a new purchase.

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Consider Structured AV Wiring for Your Audio Video Systems


With recent advances in technology more and more people are able to afford the luxury of upgrading their home entertainment capabilities. However the upgrade to your audio video systems experience comes with more wires and clutter. Many people desire a “wireless” appearance, and this is something that is not easy especially with devices in multiple rooms. Unfortunately, the issue goes deeper than mere aesthetics, according to the U.S. Fire Administration there are 26,100 fires annually within residential areas. It is estimated that half of these fires are caused by faulty wires, poor maintenance, and dangerous handling. A great solution for people who want to improve the safety of their home and still enjoy a great home entertainment system is structured wiring.

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Don’t Call the TV Guy. Call the AV Guy for Installation!


One-Stop Shopping for All of Your Florida Home’s AV Needs

It happens often. Someone bought a TV at the nearby big-box retailer, but they need a professional to mount it in their Clearwater, FL home. So, they call us. Unfortunately for the customer, they didn’t necessarily save any money, and the TV isn’t an excellent match for their home theater or media room setup.

If the customer had called AV Specialists first to buy their TV, we could have provided a TV that matches perfectly to their entertainment needs. Plus, we’re experts at installing TVs as well as accompanying components like surround sound, receivers, wiring, and more.

Keep reading to learn why it’s best to call the AV guy, not the TV guy, for superior TV installations in your Florida home.

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House of Worship AV Installations: 5 Things to Keep in Mind


Elevate the Worship Experience with High-Quality AV

If you’re considering giving your house of worship an AV upgrade, or perhaps preparing for installing a system in a new building, there are a few things you should know. The first thing is that the quality of the AV setup can make a big impact on the quality of the worship experience, so it’s important to make sure you’re doing it right the first time. We’ve been doing professional audio video installations throughout the Tampa, Florida area since 1995, and in that time we’ve learned a thing or two. Keep reading to learn the key to making your house of worship’s AV system perform well and reliably for years to come.

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Audio Video Installation Clearwater | Tampa


At AV Specialists we do audio video installation in the Clearwater, Tampa at St. Petersburg, Florida area. As the owner of an AV design and installation business, I am often surprised by the amount of really bad workmanship I see in my travels. Sometimes it amazes me that contractors actually get paid when I see what their jobs look like.

It's not uncommon to see cables hanging from the TV instead of being neatly zip tied together. I also often see TV's that are not hung straight and you can obviously see that they are mounted on a tilt. 

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AV Installation | Things you should consider before purchasing a TV


There are a few things to consider here. One is how far you are going to be sitting away from the display. That's pretty easy to figure with a simple formula. It's also important that the TV looks good, wherever you decide to have mounted. A large screen TV can be made to look very small on a long blank wall. The opposite of this is also true. A relatively small 32" TV can look monstrous and out of place on top of a small dresser or cabinet. If you have enough room and can sit a reasonable distance from the display, buy the largest screen size you can. I have never had a single customer want to switch to a smaller TV. I have had many that later wished they’d have gone larger. This rule does not apply the same when applied to projector.

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How "not" to install a Flat Panel TV | AV Installation


When I'm out and about I often run into poor AV installations. There are many reasons that I would consider the installations poor. Sometimes it's merely an ugly or sloppy installation. More often than not, it's a sloppy installation and also a poorly chosen product. 

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How to Design a Conference Room for the Hybrid Workplace


Does Your Commercial Audio Video Installation Benefit Onsite and Remote Staff?

The conference room is the heart of your business. It’s where your team brainstorms new ideas, makes important decisions, and celebrates big wins.

While the traditional conference room is designed to support in-person collaboration, today’s workforce is shifting to a hybrid model as more staff work from home. If you have a dispersed team, you’ll need to redesign your conference room to support collaboration between onsite and offsite workers.

Below are a few tips to consider as you reassess your commercial audio-video installation and conference room design to meet the new demands of your distributed team in Tampa, FL and beyond.

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How To Enhance Your Game Day Experience


With the NFL season fast approaching, it’s time to get your home ready with some of the latest equipment available to improve your gameday experience. If you’re looking to be the envy of your friends and neighbors, it’s important that you invest in the latest and greatest audio visual equipment.  If you enjoy being the host of the party, you want to ensure that your guests have a great time. Technology has improved the gameday experience dramatically, especially over the last few years.  From upgrades to televisions, surround sound, home automation and furniture, there are many ways you can guarantee your home becomes the place to be for premier sporting events.  

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Key Features to Look for in a Quality Commercial Sound System


Select the Right Components to Best Meet Your Business Needs

Every business or institution in Tampa, FL needs a high-quality sound system for playing music, making announcements, or amplifying voices in a large room. But choosing the right solution can be challenging if you’re not sure what to look for.

Sound systems include components like speakers, amplifiers, cables, microphones, mixers, volume controls, and more. To design the right solution for your audio needs, you’ll need to think about your commercial environment and how you plan to use your system.

While it’s best to leave the details to a professional audio installer like AV Specialists, we hope this blog serves as a brief guide to helping you decide what you’ll need for your commercial sound system, whether it’s for a restaurant, office, house of worship, or gym.

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Sony 4K and 8K TVs: The Best Choices for New TV Installation


The Latest Sony TVs Capture the Eye and the Imagination with Outstanding Realism

Take your home entertainment experience to the next level! When it’s time to buy a new TV, don’t settle for the ordinary. In fact, you can do even better than HD. Sony offers 4K and 8K TVs that immerse you in your favoritemovies. Amazingly realistic, the images go far beyond full HD. Whether you’re watching a movie, TV show, or sporting event, you’ll be surprised by the enhanced color, depth, and richness of the images.  

Are you ready for new TV installation? Read our latest blog to see why Sony is the way to go and how AV Specialists in Clearwater, FL, can set you up for home entertainment at its finest.

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Tantalize Your Senses with New Outdoor Audio-Video Products


Discover How the Latest Products from Sony, SunbriteTV, Coastal Source, and Sonance Can Transform Your Outdoor Space

Improve the way you enjoy your patio, pool, or backyard and create an enticing entertainment experience for you and your guests by upgrading your home's outdoor audio-video equipment in St. Petersburg, FL. From 4K Ultra HD televisions by Sony and SunBriteTV to high-performance AV solutions from Coastal Source and Sonance, the newest audio-visual products significantly transform your movie-watching and music-listening experience!

It's time to make your outdoor space more inviting and up to date. You already have a luxury home. Now, expand that luxurious living to your outdoor areas. Read more to discover how the latest AV products can revitalize your entire property.  

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The Essential Technologies for Your Sports Bar


Commercial Audio Video is a Must-Have for St. Petersburg Bars

Whether you’re starting a new business or trying to breathe new life into an existing sports bar, having the right technology in place can go a long way toward creating a great environment for customers. Below, we’ve listed the top technologies for automation and commercial audio video that are necessary for a top-quality sports bar.

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