New Generation Technology 2012
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The Audio Visual Company
Key Technologies: Universal Video Collaboration and SMART technology
Thomas Lee, Owner
In today’s business climate, staying connected can make or break an enterprise. The Audio Visual Company (AVCO) specializes in critical technologies to do just that. Its most sought after equipment includes the components for “Universal Video Collaboration”.
In business locally since 1970, AVCO caters to educational institutions, corporate businesses, government branches and the military. The company prides itself on being a one-stop shop for audio visual equipment, installation and training. “We’re a local company and self-sustaining,” explains Thomas Lee, Owner of AVCO. “We have our own in-house sales, engineering, research, design, and support departments.” With 52 employees, the company provides solutions to common business challenges that range from long-distance meetings to more effective training tools.
AVCO is committed to introducing technology into organizations in order to streamline and optimize work. “How do you, for example, make the life of a teacher easier?” asks Lee. “In the past, the teacher did everything by voice and chalkboards. Now, things are more interactive.” Lee illustrates his point this with an observation on the remarkable speed at which the modern child can text. “Why fight it?” he asks.
With students bringing their iPods, iPads, and all manner of electronic gadgets to school, Lee works with educational institutions to sync consumer technologies to advanced applications. Instead of banning devices, teachers can utilize them as learning tools. An electronic tablet, for example, links to the classroom SMART Board. This same concept applies across all industries and sectors.
New clients are advised to call and make an appointment with AVCO to visit the showroom for a live demonstration of how the equipment works. A representative then conducts an on-site assessment, and the in-house staff will set to work on the optimum design, lighting and sound for a new audio visual installation.
From kindergarten classrooms to multimillion dollar command centers, AVCO acts as a sort of technical liaison for organizations of all sizes that want consistent, business-grade tools and equipment. “Think of a consumer application like Skype,” challenges Lee, “We take that to a professional level with much better technology.”
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