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You’ve Chosen to Self-Manage AV: Now What Happens If You Don’t Own ALL the Equipment Meeting Planners Are Asking For?

Eric Bracht | March 28, 2019

20 questions to ask when negotiating with an outside AV services provider – or there's AVaStar By Eric Bracht You've got a newly built or recently remodeled hotel, and you've made the decision to self-manage the AV services process. Bill, your hotel's banquet manager, was chosen to be responsible for the hotel's built-in and portable AV equipment. To help Bill, you've invested in AVaStar, a managed-services solution that provides step-by-step guidance to manage every aspect of the AV services process. Bill plans and details all meeting technology needs, including ensuring that portable and built in equipment is working and ready f...

Without a How-To Book for AV Services, Who is Training Hotel Staff on Sales, Set Up and Preventive Maintenance?

Eric Bracht | March 14, 2019

Providing outstanding technology services only starts with the equipment — it's people who make the meetings experience memorable; AVaStar provides courses and quick tips on basic AV and troubleshooting in a format that is easy for non-technical staff to understand and follow By Eric Bracht You've recently opened your hotel or refurbished some of your spaces and took all the necessary steps to ensure that the AV systems were installed properly and working efficiently. This is great news, but . . . who at the hotel will manage all this equipment? There are projectors, screens, flat panel displays, indoor/outdoor speakers, digital s...

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...

Hoteliers Self-Operating Their AV Services Are ‘All Ears’ When It Comes to AVaStar by EMD

AVaStar | July 19, 2018

From brands to independents, multi-property owners to casino operators, hoteliers say they need support when trying to manage their audiovisual programs on their own [Gaithersburg, Md.—July 19, 2018]—Electro-Media Design (EMD) President Jeff Loether was "all ears" at HITEC Houston last month as he listened to hoteliers' tales of woe when self-managing their hotel's audiovisual operations. Conversations with multi-property owners and operators representing more than 30 hotels (including brands, independents and casinos) are continuing. Operators are eager to learn even more about AVaStar and how the patent-pending solution de...

Electro-Media Design Unveils AVaStar at HITEC

AVaStar | June 19, 2018

Designed to complement the services delivered by outsourced third-party providers, AVaStar enhances and improves self-managed AV processes and makes the IT department profitable again Visit Booth #1019 at HITEC, June 18 to 21, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston [Houston—June 19, 2018]—Today at HITEC, Electro-Media Design is introducing a new solution for venue operators that will make the self-managing of AV Technologies an asset, rather than a liability. Called AVaStar, the patent-pending solution is designed for in-house hotel staff who find themselves tasked with managing event technology processes and co...

EMD Offering ‘Self- Audit Questionnaire’ to Aide HITEC Attendees With Tradeshow Strategy

AVaStar | June 12, 2018

Want to know where your AV Technology program is falling short? Complete EMD's online questionnaire to receive a customized scorecard at HITEC to better shop this show and create a better guest experience; HITEC Attendees can enter to WIN a Bose Bluetooth Speaker System Visit Booth #1019 at HITEC, June 18 to 21, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston [Gaithersburg, Md.—June 12, 2018]— Who budgets Capex funds for AV equipment and systems at your hotel … Finance … IT … AV? Do the presentation systems at your property meet your current brand standards? How are you tracking AV/Technology revenue...

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