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Transforming your Live Event with Audio Visual Technology

Westlake Village, CA – March 10, 2017

Whether the focus is Brand-Building, Community Awareness, Client-Building or Social Networking, live events and meetings foster relationships, learning and knowledge sharing. Face-to-face connections remain the most effective way to convert leads by offering potential clients or customers the opportunity to experience the look, feel and personality of your brand. Incorporating audio visual elements to events add a component of non-spoken communication as lighting and sound can support a brand identity or set the mood in a room. Great event planners know having the right Audio Visual technicians on-hand makes the difference between an event that sizzles or one that fizzles.

Cost factors involved with incorporating AV technology often cause event planners to cut corners.  With today’s technology, anyone with a smart phone may feel they have all they need to incorporate sound or, at least, some elements of recording and projection.  While this may seem like a logical way to avoid unnecessary expenses, top event planners know the all too expensive cost of a failed mic or projector. Professional AV technicians arrive on-site, with all the experience and gear necessary.

Skilled AV technicians know how to transform a designer’s concepts into real experiences. They consistently communicate with event designers from the planning stage to post production and, most importantly, throughout the actual event.  Professional, experienced technicians provide the backbone to any event, large or small, handling every detail including lighting and sound management, projection, camera operation and live-webcasting to video and recording.  They plan for room size and equipment installation requirements ensuring every element of the production connects with the senses of every person in attendance. This expertise only comes with on-the-job experience and a passion for staying abreast of the latest trends and technology.

New Equipment to Kick Off 2015!

 

At the end of the year most companies sit down and look over what they did right that year and how they can make the next year even better.  LCS is the same – with one major difference.  We get to buy new toys.

Each year as we produce the technology for event after event we learn what is trending in the event technology world.  This allows us to cater very specifically to our audience and their needs.  In 2014 one of the rapidly growing trends for events was projection… and not just standard front projection.  Projection came into play in a number of new and creative ways, we got creative, and now we are adapting.

To kick off 2015 here are a few of the new pieces we will be adding to our inventory!

Matching panasonic PT-DZ13k Series 12k DLP projectors

From their compact size to their 12,000 lumens of brightness, these new Panasonic projectors are ideal for large-venue applications such as auditoriums, museums and rental and staging.  Having a matching pair is especially ideal for large-venue conferences and events where content is shown on either side of a large staging area. This matching pair adds another facet to our already large and diverse inventory of projectors.

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AV Stumpfl MonoBlox front and rear projector screen kits

These new front and rear projection screens are made by AV Stumpfl and are both simple enough for the average user, looking for a one-time rental and also possess the level of quality needed for a large-venue production.

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Sony PMW-FS7 XD Camcorders.  4K resolution and a Super 35mm sensor

Adding to our already extensive inventory of camcorders, we now carry this new model by Sony which boasts a superior adaptability and flexibility due in part to it’s new ergonomic grip design.  It also has a number of other featured ideal for a number of different situations which you can read about HERE.

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Rent vs Own – Audio Visual Equipment

October 1, 2014   –    By: Lacey Foss

The idea of “Rent vs. Own”For RENT in the current economy has become a huge discussion with lengthy pro and con debates, whether the subject is your next home, car, or even a boat. When it comes to audio visual equipment, large companies, schools, hotels and event spaces all must have the same conversation. Is it worth the cost to buy the projectors, the screens, the wireless microphones and all of the other equipment needed to provide for their event space? What about the other costs incurred by owning this equipment?
So why is it better to rent? Here are some reasons:

  • Minimal Responsibility – When you buy, for example, a 2 speaker fancy new PA system you may spend a couple thousand.  Think of this “investment” long term.  Is it insured? For how long? And if so, when you take it in for repairs what are you going to use in the mean time? With equipment rentals this is not a factor, the rental company is responsible for all maintenance and  insuring that the speakers are in top working order at all times.  Also, what about when this equipment is out of date? Do you remember when everything started to switch to HD and your TV only had one, or maybe no HD port? This is not a factor with rentals.  The rental company is responsible for making sure every piece of equipment is up to date and compatible with the entire production.
  • Lower Costs Incurred – From maintenance to having experts on site who are familiar with the equipment, simply owning the equipment isn’t always enough.  Also, if you have an event space, the cost of renting the microphones, staging, speakers, lighting and everything else can be passed onto the client, so you can ensure the client top tier service without having to do anything other than make a simple phone call, to us of course!
  • Flexibility –  Even if you own an arsenal of equipment, it is very difficult to cover all of your bases and make sure everyone has exactly what they need.  For example, maybe you have 10 meeting spaces and 20 microphones, however a client wants to come in and run simultaneous meetings with three speakers a piece? 20 microphones may have sounded like plenty before, but now something as simple as microphones could make or break your relationship with that client.  Another example, what if that same client wants a 27′ projector screen and you only carry 24′?

Maybe in your particular industry you have exactly what you need for the space you provide.  Excellent.  However are there any negatives to having an audiovisual rental company on hand that you trust? For that “just incase” moment?
With rentals, you can be sure that you always have exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.