What You Need to Know About Our Service Contracts
At Code3AV in Richmond, VA, we understand the importance of reliable and efficient audiovisual systems. That's why we offer two service contracts to provide our clients with peace of mind and ensure their systems are running smoothly. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at what you need to know about our Economy and Standard Service Contracts.more
How to Take Your Meetings to the Next Level
In an increasingly digital and remote working landscape, making your business meetings efficient, productive, and engaging is crucial. That’s where Code3AV, the premier provider of AV services in Richmond, VA, shines. With our cutting-edge audio and visual solutions, you can elevate your business meetings to unprecedented heights.more
Converting Hotel Ballrooms into Shared Meeting Spaces
Ballrooms are key spaces for hosting corporate parties, business meetings, conventions, and other special events. However, in today's world, attendees expect more than just a simple room with tables and chairs — they expect a high-tech and flexible meeting space that is fully equipped to meet their needs. This is where Code3AV Inc. in Richmond, VA, and our audio visual experts come into play.
Our AV technology solutions can help transform your hotel ballrooms, or any other space, into a meeting space that will impress your guests and help you form long-standing business partnerships. Learn...more
The Benefits of Contracting Code3AV Inc. for Installations
The installation process can be complex and time-consuming, and employing a full-time staff of expert installation technicians isn’t always an option. If your company has an audiovisual project or service call, and you need boots on the ground, control system programming assistance, or field engineers / commissioning assistance, Code3AV can help! Our team is CTS certified. Code3AV Inc. will act as your company on site. Our trusted partners have relied on us for years, and now we invite you to do the same. We will work under NDA and Non-Compete agreements, so you can confidently trust us with your customers.more
Audio-Visual Solutions for Higher Education
Audio-visual solutions have transformed how higher education institutions approach the design of their learning spaces. Through the use of modern technology, universities are providing students with an immersive and interactive learning environment that enhances their educational experience.
Code3AV Inc. and our team of AV technicians can help Virginia higher education establishments enhance student learning through our custom AV installations. Learn more about how these audio-visual solutions can help benefit your students and contact us today to start the consultation process!more
Code3AV Inc. Meeting Space AV Installations
Audio-visual systems are essential for group meeting spaces, whether they’re used for corporate or hospitality purposes. Businesses across Virginia need high-tech AV installations to upgrade their environments and create a space where clients and employees can thrive. Code3AV Inc. and our team of AV technicians are here to curate unique audio and visual technology solutions for meeting spaces of all types.
Learn more about this area of our professional AV solutions and contact us to get started on your next project!more
HyFlex Classroom Solutions
The HyFlex classroom solutions from Code3AV in Richmond provide a unique blend of hardware and software solutions for automating classroom recording and creating a more interactive learning environment. With automatic camera switching and automatic camera tracking capabilities, it is easy to capture and store lecture material for live streaming, and for review at a later time. Read on to learn more about the HyFlex classroom solutions from Code3AV.more
The Quick Huddle
If you are the owner or operator of a business, you know how important it is to have productive meetings. You want to make sure that everyone present is engaged, that important decisions can be made, and that communication is clear and efficient. Code 3 AV understands that meeting technology needs to be simple, intuitive and reliable. Introducing the QuickHuddle System: The Perfect Audiovisual Solution for Small Meeting Rooms. The Quick Huddle is a conference room configuration from our team at Code3AV. It provides an unprecedented level of convenience for offices looking for a flexible but reliable conference system. Read on to learn more about what this configuration can do for your business!more
4 Ways to Upgrade Your Sports Bar
Are you looking for a way to take your sports bar to the next level? If so, you should consider investing in some audio/visual solutions. Audio and visual technology can enhance the experience for your customers, and it can also help improve your bottom line.
At Code3AV Inc., we specialize in audio/visual installation and support. We offer a variety of solutions that are perfect for sports bars, including conference rooms, media rooms, and more. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services, and in the meantime, here are four ways to upgrade your sports bar!more
Code3AV in the news
Code3AV and our strategic partner IRC have completed a new audio system for the Ny State Assembly chamber. Code3AV worked with Audix to design a custom microphone solution just for this project, and now it’s available for everyone. Check out this article about the mics Audix designed for our project at the NY State Assembly.more
Code3AV is working with the Virginia House of Delegates
Code3AV is working with the Virginia House of Delegates to refresh the technology in the chamber and committee rooms. Code3AV, has developed a solution using Ross, Taiden and Crestron to allow the Virginia House of Delegates to host remote and hybrid chamber sessions and committee meetings through zoom and teams.more
Code 3 AV and IRC revamp the Iowa State Legislature Camera Systems!
Code 3 AV and strategic partner IRC completed two new camera systems for the Iowa State Legislature. These fully automatic systems switch to members automatically based upon who is recognized to speak by the IRC voting system. Click to see them in action!more
Code3AV has a new CTS-D!
Congratulations Steve Payne! Steve has been with Code3AV since we started. He manages our service department and is responsible for quality assurance and integration standards. We are excited to announce that he recently upgraded his CTS certification and passed the CTS-D exam!more
Keeping the Interface Simple
3 techniques for keeping things simple:
At Code 3 AV, our focus is always on keeping things simple and easy to use. Many of the conference rooms we have built recently have had no need for a user interface of any kind. By installing occupancy sensors and detecting video sync from a laptop input, we have been able to make some of our more basic systems operate intuitively without any user interface at all. Devices power up, route signals and power down as they detect the user’s presence or actions. But, If your organization has a conference room with more than a couple of inputs, it probably has some type of interface for choosing which input to view or what level the volume should be. One of the most popular choices for conference room control is the touch panel....more
How do we stay connected from 6 feet apart & keep culture alive during a pandemic?
It’s been over a year since I shut down our office for a “few weeks” last march. I had no idea at the time how long this would last, or what it meant for our small business. We had a lot of questions at that time. We have a lot of questions now, but we’ve also got some answers. Here’s what we’ve done so far, and here’s what’s been working and not working for us and the clients we serve.
We had some serious down time in the beginning of the pandemic. The first issue we had to solve was how to keep the team busy when everyone shut their doors. No one was letting us on site. All work was stalled or cancelled. We needed a way to make some kind of progress and be accountable for hours. We offered hours for specific certifications, and let the team pick what they...more
Code3AV Completes AV work on the new Sandman Comedy Club
Code3AV has been working with Michael and Carrie Sands on the new Sandman Comedy Club. For this installation, we integrated state of the art lighting, audio and video systems for this brand new performance space. The club opens 4/29, and tickets are available now! come check out this fun new entertainment venue in Richmond, VA! Who’s ready to get out there and have fun again?more
Code3AV in the news:
Check out this article about one of our latest projects! – https://www.livedesignonline.com/news/versatile-elation-rig-covers-acts-and-more-at-sandman-comedy-club
Virginia’s newest entertainment venue, Sandman Comedy Club. Located in a roomy 1940’s bank building complete with bank vault, the new venue houses an Elation lighting system of WW Profile HP™, Fuze Spot™, Colour Pendant™ and...more
Is free streaming worth the cost?
When should your organization engage a streaming service provider?
So you want to stream on Facebook or YouTube –
Can Code3AV help with that? We sure can. We have helped many organizations get started with streaming. As integrators, we install and configure your hardware and software production systems (cameras, microphones, graphics creation, etc), and usually we also integrate them with your new or existing conference systems, legislative systems, presentation systems, classrooms or houses of worship. We provide training and make sure that the audio and video leaving your site looks great. Our expertise and focus is on making sure that the equipment you have on site is easy to use and allows you to produce the content you want to share.
How does that content get...more
Making the shift
Code3AV just spent over a year working with our clients to make sure they could all meet remotely, but now many of our clients are vaccinated and coming back to the office, and so are we.
Code 3 AV has made the shift back to the office, and many of our customers are doing the same thing. I think that some of the shine of working from home has worn off for a lot of folks. Obviously, there are a lot of benefits to working from home, but I think we have also found that there are a few downsides as well. Google “Zoom fatigue”. I am surprised by how much I want to get back to the office.
Google “Zoom fatigue”. I am surprised by how much I want to get back to the office.
I really thought that the hybrid model might be here to stay, and in some ways, I think it is,...more
The Conference Call is dead! Long live the Conference Call!
We are currently working with a client to integrate some SIP phones with their new VOIP system. It’s surprising how complicated this can be. Many VOIP services have a short list of supported devices. The process got me thinking – I don’t even remember the last time I got an invite to a regular conference call. I get invites to Teams calls, Zoom calls and Webex meetings, but I never get invites to conference calls anymore. Even if no one on the call is using video, every call I join lately is still technically a “video call.” Along these same lines, my wife asked me yesterday – Are there still phone companies? I really had to think for a minute because there aren’t. Not like there was. A phone is generally an add-on to your internet service now.
I don’t even remember the...more
The great space conversion
Videoconferences used to be held in very expensive rooms dedicated to making video calls. These rooms required hardware known as a CODEC in order to join or make video calls. CODEC is shorthand for Code/Decode. This big, expensive piece of hardware would encode your audio and video and send it over a network to someone else with a similar piece of hardware, which would then decode your audio and video. The ability to do this quickly in both directions gave us the ability to make video conference calls.
One of our most common projects lately is removing old videoconference codec hardware and replacing it with BYOD (Bring your own device) connectivity or even dedicated Zoom or Teams hardware.
Now that this functionality is built into everyone’s phones, the need for such...more
What makes a system easy to use?
Well.. What is a system?
Generally – a system is “a set of things working together, dedicated to a task – an organized framework or method.” In audiovisual terms, a system is some combination of equipment integrated together to allow for a space to be used for communication purposes. That purpose might be meeting, teaching, training, entertaining, informing, warning, performing or any number of other purposes.
This “combination of equipment” that is supposed to work together is usually made by several different companies and manufactured in several different countries. As integrators, we choose the best or most cost-effective devices and integrate them into a cohesive, reliable and easy to use system for the customer....more
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