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EMD Showing How Interior Design, Technology and People Can Work Together to Create Better Meetings at HD Expo

Electro-Media Design Ltd. | May 1, 2019

Designers, architects and contractors looking to integrate technology into their next projects are encouraged to visit Electro-Media Design in Booth 4974 May 15 to 17 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas [Gaithersburg, Md.—May 1, 2019]— For nearly 30 years, Electro-Media Design Ltd. has been bringing the science of "ArchiTechnologySM" to hotels and conference facilities across the globe. This month at HD Expo 2019, company executives will be discussing this concept with designers, architects, developers, owners' representatives and asset managers explaining to them why lighting, acoustics, architecture and event technologies need to...

There Is No How-To Book for AV Services, But There Is AVaStar

Eric Bracht | February 28, 2019

Your hotel's AV Operations Manual isn't missing – it doesn't exist. A new 'AV as a Service' platform makes managing all AV technology — built-in, portable, background music, digital signage and even outside service vendors — a breeze By Eric Bracht You're getting ready to open your hotel (or are just taking over at a property) and see that there are installed AV systems in your event spaces; there are projectors and screens and flat panel displays in various rooms and public areas. There are different sizes and types of speakers installed throughout the property, indoors and outside. There are control panels and conne...

How Hoteliers Can Be Responsible With the Owners’ AV Technology Investment

Eric Bracht | February 14, 2019

10 steps to maximizing ROI from an owners' investment in audio/visual equipment, sound systems and amplification, background music systems, lighting and dimming systems, digital signage and more By Eric Bracht It's been a decade since the hospitality industry emerged from the depths of the economic recession. It took some time, but today hoteliers are experiencing a strong U.S. economy coupled with one of the lowest unemployment rates in history. According to the Deloitte 2019 US Travel and Hospitality Outlook, "unprecedented growth, driven by a robust economy, rising global consumer purchasing power, and digital innovation, however, co...

5 Reasons to Add AV Management Software to a Hotel’s 2019 Capital Budget

AVaStar | September 20, 2018

Industry reports show that small- to mid-size hotels are placing a higher emphasis on hotel technology to meet planners' demands; Self-managing AV equipment process with AVaStar will drive revenues [Gaithersburg, Md.—Sept. 20, 2018]—Recent reports are showing that the meetings segment of hospitality is flourishing, and technology is of critical importance to event planners in venue selection. Meeting facilities with lodging – which hosted 87% of meetings 2016 according to the PwC Conference Center Report – need to put more focus on managing their built-in and portable audiovisual equipment to meet planners' expec...

Built-In or Portable: What’s Your AV Strategy?

Jeff Loether | August 8, 2018

Six factors to consider when balancing decisions between built-in and portable AV equipment By Jeff Loether To say that AV services are "out of balance" in some operations is an understatement. When properly managed, AV can produce the second highest profit margin in a hotel – behind rooms. However, as my good friend John Burns, president of Hospitality Technology Consulting, recently said, "No one understands [AV], and no one really wants to." If a hotel does not have enough AV rental revenue to share with an outside audiovisual company to manage these in-house services, trying to self-manage AV services can be a nightmare. With...

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