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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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....

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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.

Down time:

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...

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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?

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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