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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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3 Tips on How to Use Technology in the Workplace


The workplace can be quite chaotic, and the last thing you want to worry about is figuring out how to set up and control the technology. When you have an important meeting, you need to make sure the system is working and easy to use. Otherwise, you may end up looking disorganized and unprofessional. The team at AV Specialists is experienced on how to customize your boardroom with the newest technology. We'll make it easy to operate and intuitive enough so that anyone can figure it out. Continue reading to learn more about our boardroom automation solutions.

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5 Questions to Ask About Office Surveillance Systems


Consider This Your Crash Course in Commercial Surveillance!

As the St. Petersburg, FL-area experts, AV Specialists would love to help you with installs and integrations -- or just with general information regarding anything security or automation. We believe surveillance is one of the first security investments you should make in your business, so we want to help you get it right. We partner with brands like Pakedge and Lilin to ensure that nothing but top-quality surveillance equipment makes it into your office.

If you want to harness the power of office surveillance and protect your business and employees, there are a few points to address first. We’ve outlined five quick questions to ask before choosing an office surveillance system.

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7 Signs That Your Conference Room Equipment Needs Updating


One of the best things you can do for your business is to keep your conference room equipment updated. To your customers and clients, this shows you are on the cutting edge. When people see your technology and engage with you through it, it needs to be a modern, clean and effective system. A system considered modern and functional, that complements the technology others are using, will go a long way in better helping your organization communicate, teach and sell. Your interaction with people through technology speaks volumes about who you are as a company. It tells people that you are offering them the latest conveniences by making the greatest use of the current technology.

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AV Integration | What to consider at your business


When it comes to your business, your office workplace is a direct reflection of who you are and how you conduct business. To that end, you will always want to project the best possible appearance to current and prospective clients. This means giving your staff the tools they need to excel if you want your business to grow.

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Building Automation Systems Streamline Your Florida Business


Room Scheduling Software Makes Your Employees More Productive

An automated smart control system lets business owners monitor and manage a variety of functions in their office suite, warehouse, or other types of commercial endeavors. From HVAC to lighting, security to room scheduling, AV Specialists works with Crestron to integrate all of these functions into one easy to operate building automation system. Whether you prefer touch panel or smart device operation, or even a remote control, you and your employees can become more efficient during the workday with the tap of a button.

Your conference rooms serve as the hub of brainstorming and collaboration in your business. Every employee is vying for a time slot to reserve the room, but currently, there’s no system in place to schedule reservations or show if or when a room is in use. Help your employees easily connect and collaborate with one another by integrating room scheduling solution into your existing building automation system.

Keep reading this month’s blog to learn how this building automation solution can increase the productivity of your employees and Tampa, FL-area business.

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Can Your Building Benefit From Acoustic Treatment?


The Answer Is Yes, It Probably Can

In the second video the slap back is greatly reduced. Conversation is easier to understand and the room feels better and more quiet. This was accomplished with only 16 panels per side wall. The panels are the standard 24”x 48” panels and are only 1” thick. These are the wave panels from ProSoCoustic.

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Conference Room Audio Visual Systems Have Come A Long Way


Conference room audio visual systems have finally become a viable option for business meetings. In their infancy video conferences were considered by some to be a sketchy and risky proposition. That is no longer the case. Today's state of the art video conferencing systems incorporate a variety of technological advantages to produce crystal clear audio and video suitable for any meeting or conference environment.

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Conference Room Design | Tampa, Florida


Have you ever found yourself seated at one end of a conference table completely unable to hear what's going on at the other end? If you've ever worked in an office, at some time you've probably attended a meeting or conference with poor acoustics, bad temperature controls, a too-small screen, or some other issue that made it difficult to concentrate on the meeting itself. Maybe you've even found yourself fantasizing about how you would fix the room to make it perfect.

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How Electronic Interactive Whiteboards Are Changing Business


Gone are the days of the traditional dry erase board. Electronic whiteboards are increasingly making their way into boardrooms and conference centers. The touch screen technology found in most interactive whiteboards on the market today allows the meeting presenter to capture feedback and update meeting content with the touch of a finger. Today’s whiteboards are far more useful and allow you to enhance your conference room audiovisual experience.

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How to Improve Your Video Conferencing System


Take Meetings to the Next Level with Smart Technology

If you have been dissatisfied with the quality of the video conferencing system in your business, you’re not alone. Many companies throughout the Clearwater, Florida area are relying on conference systems that, quite frankly, should have been retired ten years ago.

Why are so many of these systems outdated? It’s usually simply a matter of not realizing what’s possible with modern technology. We hope this quick guide to improving your video conferencing system will help open your eyes to the available options.

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How Your Business Can Boost Energy Efficiency With Lighting Control


Find Out How Custom Lighting Can Impact Your Office’s Energy Consumption

Does boosting your business’ energy efficiency sound appealing to you?

Not only could it save your business on energy consumption costs, but you also can take pride in owning an environmentally friendly operation.

If you aren’t sure where to start, though, we’re here to help.

As custom technology experts, the AV Specialists team can provide your St. Petersburg, FL office with an energy-saving solution: Lighting control.

How can smart lighting be an energy-efficient addition to your business? Keep reading to find out!

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Install the Perfect A/V System for Your Bar or Restaurant


How to Boost Business with Commercial AV in Tampa, FL

More and more restaurants in the Tampa, Florida area are upgrading their buildings with commercial audio/video systems. And with good reason: high-quality A/V can help pull in new customers and keep those customers coming back. If you’re just getting started with commercial audio/video, here are some helpful considerations worth reading:

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Newest Must Have - The Huddle Room


It's not a Boardroom (too elaborate), it's not a Conference Room (too big), it's a Huddle Room. A huddle room is the name that's been given to a small meeting room where a lot of the "real" work at the job actually gets done.

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The Big Problem with Modern Boardrooms (and How to Fix It)


Boardroom Automation is the Key to Successful Meetings

Boardroom technology has come a long way in the last decade. If you were to compare a boardroom designed in 2007 with one designed this year, the two would have drastically different levels of technology. The latest innovations in boardroom automation tech are making it easier to collaborate and communicate with teams all over the world, but there’s still a big problem that most companies in the St. Petersburg, FL area have to deal with: the technology won’t cooperate.

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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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Why Should You Want Motorized Shades For Your Business?

Why Should You Want Motorized Shades For Your Business?

Their Purpose Extends Far Beyond Being A Replacement For Manual Blinds

As a business owner in Tampa, Florida, you’re likely no stranger to high cost associated with cooling your office during the year-round tropical heat.

Unfortunately, we can’t make those high temperatures go away.

We can, however, offer a solution that can keep your workplace cool – while simultaneously boosting your office’s efficiency and ambiance.

Motorized shades can be the perfect addition to your Tampa, Florida, business. We explain why in the sections below.

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Explore the Many Benefits of a Building Automation System

An employee speaking on a Crestron Flex phone while sitting at her desk typing on her laptop.

Commercial Automation Systems Increase Efficiency While Reducing Costs

If installed and programmed correctly, a building automation system delivers lower operating and maintenance costs, greater energy efficiency, and better indoor air quality while increasing productivity as well as your staff’s and clients’ comfort.

To accomplish this, AV Specialists partners with industry leaders that remain on the cutting edge of technology. In commercial automation, that brand is Crestron, a recognized worldwide in building automation. Together, we’re transforming businesses and organizations in Clearwater, FL, and the surrounding areas.

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Create the Ultimate Entertainment Space in Your Florida Sports Bar


Increase Profits and Reduce Costs with a Video Distribution System

Two of the main elements of a successful sports bar are the entertainment and atmosphere. Most guests go to these establishments to relax, watch the big game, and enjoy the camaraderie. This requires several TVs in highly visible areas with audio contained in each zone.

The good news is that you know your market. The bad news is that you may have a lot of competition. Successful restaurant operators continually look for ways to enhance the guest experience to stand out from their competitors while at the same time simplifying operations, particularly in today’s labor-challenged market. A video distribution system offers a solution to both of these quests, providing a much simpler means of controlling the many 4K HDR TVs while increasing guest satisfaction and reducing costs.

Let’s explore what these systems offer restaurants and bars in Tampa, FL, and the surrounding areas.

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The Upgrade Your Conference Room Audio Video Needs


Enhance Your Work Environment With This Essential Smart Feature

Is your business space in need of a facelift? It may be time to consider upgrading your business’ AV system. From keeping the energy up in meetings to distributing information in an engaging way, conference room audio video can enhance any office space. If you already have an AV system set up — or are just now considering installing one — you’ll want to make sure that it is equipped with the right features.

We’re confident that your Florida business will benefit from having one touch automation and control within your audio video system. See your conference room benefit fully from commercial AV technology by incorporating automation.

In this blog, we’ll look at what exactly one touch automation and control allows you to do with your conference room’s audio video system.

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