September 2018

To combat the ever increasingly busy wireless spectrum, AV Strategies has invested in Shure Axient Digital wireless microphones for all our branches. Shure developed the Axient Digital wireless solution to provide superior RF and audio robustness, as well as scalability and connectivity.

wireless microphonesAxient Digital provides control for transmitters in a wireless system. Transmitter registration allows users to ensure that only desired units are passing audio, regardless of encryption status or model. Receiver channels can be linked to up to eight transmitters at a time, and the active transmitter can be managed and switched remotely. This enables the sharing of frequencies across transmitters that do not operate simultaneously, which is ideal for monitor mix tech’s that have to manage several bodypacks for their talent, or for presenters at corporate events, who may switch between a handheld or bodypack transmitter. Audio technicians have complete control over the system using Wireless Workbench 6, a powerful software suite offering command and control functionality.

Digital systems also tend to have β€˜better audio’ from a dynamic range and frequency perspective because analogue wireless systems compress the dynamic range of the audio in order for it to be carried on a radio wave.

Our objective with any new equipment purchase is to invest in technology that addresses common problems and offers significant benefits to our clients. We are continuously researching the latest technology to ensure your event runs smoothly.

Last week, AV Strategies provided the complete audiovisual solution for the LINUX Foundation’s Open Source Summit North America which took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre WEST.

Open Source Summit is the leading conference for developers, architects, and other technologists – as well as the open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions.

AV Strategies has been supporting The Linux Foundation since 2011. We handle multiple events each year across North America. At OSS NA we provided a full suite of technologies and the complete audiovisual package for the keynote room which featured our d&b V-series line array for audio, our Christie HD laser video projectors for content display and our Christie X20 Spyder switcher for seamless matrix routing. We also incorporated our EPIX modules as a key set element on stage. These LED light boxes display a variety of visual content from our one of our lighting media servers and create dynamic colour and movement for the stage.

The show featured a large tradeshow component which we supported with multiple HD monitor displays, including technical support for custom mounting monitors in a variety of portrait and landscape applications at sponsor booths.

In addition to the plenary sessions and tradeshow, AVS provided audiovisual support for 24 breakouts with concurrent presentations. Our team was instrumental in the seamless execution of this major learning conference.

The Linux Foundation is dedicated to building sustainable ecosystems around open source projects to accelerate technology development and industry adoption.

Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation provides unparalleled support for open source communities through financial and intellectual resources, infrastructure, services, events, and training. Working together, The Linux Foundation and its projects form the most ambitious and successful investment in the creation of shared technology. You can learn more about The Linux Foundation and the event here.

As many of you will know by now, our long-time friend and colleague Gary Power (Harley) passed away last week. Harley has been battling cancer for over 2 years and has shown great spirit and fortitude throughout his illness. Β Harley was determined not to let cancer stop him. He continued to work during his illness and was even scheduled to work the morning of his passing.

Those of you who were lucky enough to have known Harley will miss his incredibly big heart and down-to-earth positive, genuine energy. Β He has been in and around the rock and roll and A/V business for over 40 years and during that time he touched many lives.

We will miss Harley greatly and extend our sympathies to his family.