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Tips for Preventing AV Failures

6 Tips for Preventing AV Failures

6 Tips for Preventing AV Failures

Every presenter worries about it and every presenter has AV failures in the back of their mind during their presentation. There is nothing worse than setting up your equipment when suddenly, the projector shuts down, or there is a buzzing in the speakers. At that point, you’re scrambling to fix the issue and struggling to find a solution. Whenever you have AV failure problems by the time it gets resolved, your presentation could be running 20 mins late. Regardless of much, you prepare, you can never be ready for everything, especially when your content is your main priority. There are numerous solutions to prevent this from happening, and GSE AV has some tips to help alleviate the stress of any unwanted malfunctions.

Hire an AV Technician

Hire a quality technician form GSE AV to take care of your audiovisual needs when your budget permits it. A technician can set up and test the gear you will be using and train you on how to use your equipment during the presentation. A hired technician from GSE AV can also stay on-site if any problems occur during the presentation.

Perform a Site Survey

Perform a site survey when you need to know venue details but are unable to see the location in-person. A hired audiovisual technician from GSE AV can travel to the site and make sure your gear and layout will be suitable for your space. It’s also essential to test out your internet and power connections in the room you’re presenting in.

Make Presentations Available Ahead of Time

This will make a technician’s job easier when preparing for your event. They can test the presentation on their gear and make sure their equipment meets your expectations.

Book Venue Early

Be sure to book the room the day before your event and have a floor plan ready to go. This will take a lot of pressure off of you and ensure your presentation runs smoothly. If you decide to have a technician set up, they can have all the equipment ready and waiting for you when you arrive at the venue. They can also make any adjustments you would like quickly and effectively.

Have Back-up Equipment Just in Case

Sometimes you can have everything set up, tested, and ready to go and still have a failure. Equipment wears over time, and the more it’s used, the better chance you have for failure. If you have backup gear that includes projectors, microphones, and laptops on hand it will make fixing the failure much easier. Swapping out your equipment instead of troubleshooting may save you time and the hassle of standing in front of a crowd with no content to show.

Hire GSE AV

Why should you hire GSE AV as your audiovisual provider to handle all your logistics? Regardless, if your meeting is big or small, having someone take care of all the details makes it easier for you. We allow you to concentrate on your presentation rather than your preparations. When you hire GSE AV, we can resolve all your issues before they become a serious problem to ensure your event goes off without a hitch.

Projector Screen

How to Choose a Projector Screen for Events

How to Choose a Projector Screen for Events?

Projection screens come in all sorts of shapes, and sizes which are used for various purposes at events. This can make it very difficult to know what screens the best option are when planning an event. The last thing you need is a screen that can’t be viewed by all of your attendees or even worst one that is not compatible with space or a projector.

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AV Budget

How to Get the Most Out of Your AV Budget

Audio Visual technology is an essential factor in numerous industries such as education, business, government, and the medical field. AV is everywhere, whether people realize it or not. Furthermore, as AV technology advances, it’s imperative to invest in AV equipment that you know is worth the value. This is where GseAV can provide you with top-quality AV equipment to fit within your budget.

Choosing the perfect AV solution can be a daunting task, especially when there are so many brands out there to choose from who offer various options. When you decide to work with GseAV, you don’t need to worry about any of these factors. Our highly skilled experts will walk you through every step of the process to ensure you find the best equipment that matches your budget. We will help you with the research, provide installation and support. However, the best thing about working with GseAV is you don’t have to worry about learning a whole new industry. Our team of professionals allows you to focus on what you need to do and what you do best.

When it comes to audiovisual solutions, the biggest question is, how do I stay within my budget while still getting quality equipment? When designing your AV system, it’s crucial to have an understanding of what you should spend your money on. Allocating your money correctly will ensure the functionality of your event without you having to exceed your budget. Below are tips on how you can get the most out of your AV budget.

Compare your audiovisual budget with your budget in advance

Implement your budget into your vision within a realistic manner. Then, outline the look and feel of what you want your event to look like with a detailed plan to accurately express your needs. Once you have a perfect vision in mind, create a production list so you can keep track of the equipment you need. Keep in mind if you will need presentations, videos, music, or audience interaction. Once your list is made, look over your budget and production list to decide what equipment you will need.

Creative lighting packages

An event’s aesthetic can have a powerful effect on how the attendees experience your event. One of the best ways to get the best value out of your budget when it comes to lighting is to rent creative lighting packs. Creative lighting packages are an affordable expense even if you’re planning on using custom designs. Your audience seeing your logo on the venue’s wall can provide a lasting impression for your event.

Get the right sound

Pairing the right sound equipment with the size of your venue and acoustics serves as a great technique to stay within your sound budget. Every venue will have unique needs. Therefore, it’s critical to cater your sound equipment to your venue to make sure you’re not overshooting on your budget.

Consult an expert

If you’re unsure about what AV equipment to purchase, then it’s always a good idea to consult with an expert to assist you in your budget. The experts at GseAV are knowledgeable and can help you manage your resources to ensure your event creates a memorable experience for your audience.

With the right planning and creativity, you can orchestrate a beautiful event with audiovisual details that truly stand out. When you take the time to plan and design, you will maximize your investment and the make your event a memorable experience.

Virtual Events

A First-timers Guide to Virtual Events

Hearing the words “virtual events” can scare even the most tech-savvy person. It sounds like an overly complicated endeavor. However, put simply, a virtual event is an event that happens over a network medium with people participating from different physical locations.

Hosting a successful virtual event depends on several factors. It can be quite a daunting task to plan and execute all of these all by yourself. Some of the things you should consider when looking for audio visual rentals include:

A first-timers Guide to Virtual Events

Platform and video options

Platform and video options are what make or break a virtual event. Make sure you get the right platform and the best video for your event. Key areas for consideration include:

Video – The participants should have access to high-quality video of the presentation, as well as, the facilitator. Some people try to cut costs by only showing the audio and the presentation; however, the non-verbal cues from the facilitator are just as important.

Participants Interactions – Even though the participants are not physically there, they need a way to interact with the facilitator. A good platform provides a way for the two sides to communicate throughout the presentation. It can either be chat or two-way audio.

Event registration – A great event allows participants to register. Registration allows for proper planning for both the facilitator and you as the event planner. The registration can integrate with your system through API calls, or you can have an external independent registration system.

Location of the Event

The location of the event can be thought about in two ways. The first touches the facilitator(s). Are they doing the presentation live on stage or at their own offices or homes? The other is the participants. Are the participants gathering in one location or different ones? Having all this information allows your planner to consider all the dynamics of your event.

Internet Connection

A great internet connection determines whether your event will be a memorable one or not. No one wants to pay for an event that continually needs to buffer. Ensure that all the locations have a great internet connection where possible. It is great to have security with firewalls and a backup internet connection as well.

Facilitator

Virtual events are unlike other regular functions. It is more taxing to the presenter. You need to ensure that your presenter is familiar with the platform you’re using and that their presentation is tailored more towards a virtual event. If you are only supplying audio and video feed of the presentation without the presenter’s video capture, ensure that all the content is in the presentation slides or video.

Conclusion

Virtual events are a great way to target a bigger audience without the implications of hosting too many participants in one location. It is more convenient for both the participants as well as the presenters. Planning your first virtual event shouldn’t be too hard with our guide to help you with the nitty-gritty.

Maximum Display Resolution

Maximum Resolution

Maximum Display Resolution

GSE AV now has custom media servers that can push video wall resolutions up to a maximum of (2) 8K (7680×4320) displays or one Ultra-Wide 16K (15360×4320) all from a single media server. Since the highest resolution you can get on a single monitor is currently 4K/UHD (3840×2160), these resolutions can only be achieved by: creating  a video wall, either seamless LCD LED video walls created from displays such as the NEC 464UN-2;  from LED Tiles such as the Absen 3.9mm LED Panel;  or through the use of projection blending.

There is a lot of planning involved with getting a perfect pixel-to-pixel resolution match from your source media to your video wall. GSE Audio Visual specializes in designing, implementing and supplying all the necessary equipment to achieve your maximum resolution goals.

Ultra widescreen LED video wall set up by GSEAV.

13440x2160 Video Wall

When you want to have the highest resolution possible for your video wall, we can help. Call us at 888-573-6847 or Request a Fast Quote to discuss your maximum resolution needs.

Christie Spyder X20

Spyder X20 and Barco E2

Spyder X20 and Barco E2 Rentals

For large-scale video wall productions, we offer nationwide rentals with experienced professional operators for the Christie Spyder X20 and the Barco E2. These devices offer full show control in one box and are ideal when you have multiple video input streams for live switching, picture-in-picture and transparency layers for your video output.

Christie Spyder X20 and Barco E2 Rentals
Christie Spyder X20 and Barco E2 Rentals

Christie Spyder X20

The Christie Spyder X20 is a versatile hardware-based video processor combined with the flexibility of a universal routing switcher. Its integrated source monitoring enables simultaneous, real-time, full frame rate monitoring of all inputs.

Barco E2

Raising the bar for live screen management, the E2 presentation system provides superior image quality, exceptional input and output density, great expandability and durability. Supporting native 4K input and output, it is the first and only screen management system on the market that can manage a 4K projector blend with refresh rates up to 60Hz. A truly versatile system, it offers eight mixable PGM outputs and four scaled Aux output for full show control with a single box.

GSE Audio Visual offers nation-wide rentals for all of its audio visual equipment inventory. For a fast quote, call us at 888-573-6847 or submit an online quote request form.

 

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