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Collaboration in the Conference Room

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 Failing to use an HD camera with proper background lighting can make your company look unprofessional and outdated.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.

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Upgrade The Tech In Your Boardroom

The days of flip charts, pens and paper are over. It’s time to take the technology in your office’s boardroom, or conference room, to the next level. While upgrading may cost you a few dollars up-front, it can have a huge payoff when it comes to productivity and efficiency.

Ability To Connect

In today’s day and age, who doesn’t show up to a meeting with some sort of portable device? Whether it’s a tablet, smartphone or laptop it’s important for your clients to be able to connect to your display equipment. Still using a flip chart to show graphs and notes? Sorry, this isn’t going to work any longer. Switch to a projector with HD display today and see the difference.

Collaboration Is Key

Need to get on a video call with clients or business partners across the globe? Is your conference room equipped with web streaming technology? Working collaboratively has never been easier as long as you have the right tools.

Get Rid Of The Wires

Putting on a presentation for the rest of the office? How is it going to look when you have to walk back to the computer to switch to the next slide? Get rid of the wires and grab yourself a slide advancer. These tiny remotes allow you to transition seamlessly so you can keep your audience focused and engaged.

Ready to make the upgrade? CitiView Audio Visual can make it all possible. Call us today at 212-632-5196 to learn all about our audio visual integration services.

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About Our Company

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!

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Why It’s Important To Know Your Audience

Do you know your audience? This is one of the most important aspects of putting on a presentation especially when it comes to delivering a message for your company. After all, the company’s direction and your own career might depend on how the audience reacts. Find out what you need to know before you deliver your next presentation below:

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There’s a very fine line between putting on a successful presentation and one that fails miserably. If you do well, you could get a promotion or open up a door to a new job and a new life, but if your presentation doesn’t have the impact you had hoped for you could find yourself in a world of trouble. So, what’s one of the first steps in the right direction? Knowing your audience size and becoming familiar with your surroundings are key starting points.

Whether it’s your friends, a couple of coworkers, or the president and board of directors knowing who your audience is will determine the approach you need to take. It’s vital to understand the level of formality and the types of people you will be speaking to so you can properly prepare.

Now that you know the types of people that will be listening to you present, you should also find out how large the audience will be. This information can help you stay focused and give you an idea about how to plan for the actual presentation. If it’s a large audience, you can prepare to speak clearly and directly with little interruptions, but if you have a smaller audience it’s a good idea to pause for questions throughout.

Where is this meeting taking place? Becoming familiar with the room will help you prepare, especially when it comes to the equipment you’ll need. If it’s a large conference room or auditorium you may want to consider displaying your presentation on screens for the whole audience to see and you might consider a microphone and speakers so it can be heard. Not sure what you’ll need? Don’t worry, that’s where we come in.

Call on CitiView Audio Visual to take care of all your equipment needs. We have the tools and expertise to help organize your event so give us a call today at 212-632-5196.

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How To Project The Best Image

Not happy with the way your equipment is projecting images? There are lots of factors that determine the quality of the image on the screen, including resolution and the size of the room. But if you want to display the best image possible, it may be time to give up that old bulb and switch to a laser light source or wireless connectivity.

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Why Switch to a Laser?

Laser light sources offer a number of benefits when compared to standard lamp models. They have a much longer lifespan, up to 20,000 hours, and require much less maintenance. This will help you keep costs down and you won’t have to purchase new equipment as rapidly as before.

In addition to the lifespan and maintenance costs, laser light source technology also offers “brighter, purer, more intense images.”

Ditch The Wires

Another aspect that’s making a big impact in the projector market is wireless connectivity. During a time when technology is changing just about every single day, it only makes sense to be able to connect a projector to smartphones, tablets and laptops without the use of wires.

Make sure you’re putting on a crystal clear display with help from CitiView Audio Visual. We have the latest equipment that will make your next event stand out. Give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to learn more.

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How To Fix Speaker Static

Picture this: you purchase a new set of speakers and are eager to try them out so you turn them on and you hear static. If you praise sound quality like we do, there’s no worse feeling than hearing fuzzy or cloudy sound. How can you fix this problem? See below for a few solutions:

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  1. You may be hearing a ground loop caused by another component in the room. Try the speakers in another room along with your A/V receiver/amplifier and see if the problem persists.
  2. Try a new set of cables. Sometimes cables that aren’t properly shielded can cause interference.
  3. Invest in a power conditioner that offers isolation and surge protection.
  4. Connect the speakers themselves into the main L/R outputs of the receiver, if they sound fine you know it’s not a problem with the speakers.
  5. Check to make sure no wires are running across another electrical cord, metal duct or any other piece of equipment.

Still hearing static? Contact the experts at CitiView Audio Visual, we may be able to help you out. And if you’re looking for sound equipment for you next event, make sure to call us at 212-632-5196.

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Testimonial Spotlight: August

Don’t spend time setting up projection screens, speakers and video equipment on the day of your big event, spend it getting prepared and gathering the necessities. At CitiView Audio Visual, our experts will take care of it for you so you can focus on what’s really important. Since 1998, we’ve been providing cutting edge AV production and recording so you can get the most out of your event. See what some of our customers are saying about our work below:

“CitiView Audio Visual provided top notch equipment and service for my New York City meeting of 200 physicians. They completely understood my needs and budget and worked with me to ensure that I had the proper equipment to make my meeting a success. They worked to set-up the show on a very tight early morning timeline and their approach onsite was “all hands on deck.”  They interfaced very well with the union labor that the hotel required and it was clear that they had years of experience of working with NYC hotels.  The on-site techs were professional and courteous while working with my speakers and definitely rolled with the punches when there were last minute changes to slides.  I would definitely partner with CitiView again on future meetings.”

  • Trish K. (HMP Communications)

 

  • Phil H. (Meeting Tomorrow)

CitiView Audio Visual has the tools and expertise you need to help organize your event. We bring your presentation to life by administering state of the art audio, visual, staging, and video streaming services. Give us a call today at 212-632-5196 to learn more.

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Turn Your Ideas Into Beautiful Productions With CitiView Audio Visual

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!

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What Can Your Light Bulb Do?

Don’t just switch to smart Wi-Fi light bulbs, switch to smart Wi-Fi light bulbs that can do a whole bunch of other cool things in addition to lighting up a room. Want a light bulb that can play music? Want a light bulb that can send notifications when you receive a text? This one can do it all!

The LightFreq Square2 is changing the smart Wi-Fi light bulb game as we know it. While it’s great to switch over to energy efficient LEDs, there’s now much more to light bulbs than just that. This bulb comes equipped with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies along with a number of other perks.

You can control it from both inside and outside of your home and it also has a motion-activated feature so it will turn off when you leave the room. Don’t want to turn a switch on and off? Don’t worry, you can control the LightFreq Square2 from your iOS or Android devices and it will even send you notifications when you receive a text, email or incoming call. Pretty cool, right?

If you’ve ever dreamt of a light bulb that can play music, your dream just became a reality. Packed with a 2-inch, 20-watt speaker this gadget can stream all sorts of music. What else do you need in a light bulb?

At CitiView Audio Visual, we’re always providing the latest in audio/visual services for the entire New York City area. Contact us today at 212-632-5196 to learn more about our services.

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The Bright Future of Projectors

The days of traditional projector lamps are just about over. Lasers are making their way into the machines and bringing lots of benefits with them. See below to learn more about the future of projectors:

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Not only do lasers provide the biggest and best images you can see, they last longer than traditional lamps, won’t break or blow out as easily and offer an almost instant on/off. Not to mention, they’re much more efficient.

What can you expect? Laser projectors won’t be much different than what you’re used to now – they’ll create light and then use the light to manipulate an image on the screen. The major difference is what is creating the light.

Just like most technology, lasers are expensive because they are new to the market. We are excited to see where the future takes us and we hope to see the prices come down soon.

Need a projector or screen for your next event? Contact CitiView Audio Visual today and ask about our rental services!