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As thousands of front-line workers and essential staff continue to risk their lives to protect residents from the coronavirus pandemic, buildings across Canada are lighting up to show love & support for these invaluable individuals.

AV Strategies is proud to provide outdoor architectural lighting & projection to recognize and give motivational support to our fellow Canadians during these trying times. Light it up in “healthcare blue” to reflect back the community’s amazing support for medical professionals, first responders, grocery store workers, delivery drivers, long-term healthcare staff, and the countless other essential workers that have been working relentlessly to put the health of the community ahead of their own.

#TogetherInHope – this beacon of light honours our coming together in spirit, letting everyone know that they’re not alone. #HealthcareHeroes

AV Strategies stands ready to provide turnkey creative lighting and innovative visual solutions. We can project words or images in central locations where residents can view from even in isolated places. During such an unprecedented time, the illuminated messages of support serve as a symbolic beacon of hope for everyone.

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Have you canceled your conference or meeting due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) but still need to get your message out or hold crucial employee and customer meetings? AV Strategies can help with our suite of video conferencing and webcasting and streaming tools.

We offer live streaming of events through our Webcasting portal. Our partnership with IBM Cloud Video delivers a highly scalable and reliable platform for streaming live and on-demand video. Webcasting is very effective at bringing together large numbers of people across a diverse geographic area and is a valuable tool for communicating time-sensitive information simultaneously.

AV Strategies also has extensive experience with Video Conferencing. We utilize the Zoom platform to connect groups in various locations to hold seamlessly interactive meetings. Whether it’s a large or small meeting, our video production capabilities will enable multi-camera switching combined with graphics and pre-recorded video just like you would do at a live conference.

Talk to us to help organize your corporate announcement, training session, sales meeting, shareholder meetings, or your employee meeting. We can help reach your audience while limiting face to face contact during these uncertain times.

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Ten years ago, Canadians welcomed the world with glowing hearts and filled venues and streets with red and white to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic spirit. On February 22nd AVS was proud to support PRP in their production of FAN FESTIVAL at Jack Poole Plaza celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. AVS provided a turnkey production solution which included our SL100 mobile stage, concert audio + lighting support which featured our new Theatrixx G2 Touring 4.8mm outdoor LED video wall product. The day was filled with activities including meet & greets with Olympic and Paralympic Athletes, pin trading, sport demonstrations, and main stage musical programming – culminating in the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron with a musical performance by Lights.

 

With over 25 years of experience working in the audiovisual industry, most recently with VER Vancouver, Jennings has planned and executed numerous corporate conferences and live events. He has gained a comprehensive knowledge of high-end video, broadcast, and audio systems through his involvement in large undertakings such as the 2010 Winter Olympics, NFL Draft, FIFA Women’s World Cup and the TED Conference Vancouver. Jennings will now bring his depth of knowledge and experience to AV Strategies in his new role as National Account Representative. We are excited to welcome him to the AVS team.

AVS has added the new Chauvet Rogue R2X beam fixtures to our rental stock.

Rogue R2X Beam is the light cannon of the Rogue series, boasting an intense 134,000 lux at 15 meters from its 231 W Osram Sirius lamp. This fully-featured beam can be focused down to 1 degree for extremely focused aerial effects, and comes with 14 fixed colors in a fully scrollable, variable speed color wheel, which also provides split-colors perfectly. Additionally, the unit features individually controllable and overlapping 8 and 5-facet prisms for an endless supply of creative and dynamic beam looks. Frost and focus options ensure even light distribution and the unit is equipped with RDM and DMX protocols.

AVS was proud to be part of the inaugural Squamish Constellation Festival July 26 – 28. We provided a turn-key production solution for the Creative BC stage including a d&b V-series PA and concert lighting rig, all deployed on our SL260 dual covered wing mobile stage. We also supplied our SL-100Mix to serve as the main stage FOH production control area and follow spot position.  

https://www.constellationfest.ca/

Held on the traditional, unceeded territory of the Squamish Nation, The Squamish Constellation Festival is a mind-blowing, heart-opening experience of music, art and community. Nestled at the top of Howe Sound against the stunning backdrop of The Squamish Chief and swathes of evergreens, you’ll find Hendrickson Field, the idyllic location for Squamish’s preeminent cultural celebration. Featuring two stages of continuous music and more than 40 acts of multiple genres over three days and nights, the weekend promises fun in the sun – and, of course – under the stars.

We have recently added the new xVision Touring G2 4.8mm outdoor rated LED tiles to our rental stock. The cabinet dimensions (w x h: 500 x 1000 mm, 19.68 x 39.37 in) result in quick installs/dismantles and allow for true 16 x 9 aspect ratio display configurations. Walls can be flown or ground supported and the unique rotary-locking system allows for “curvability”” at 0, +/- 5, 10 and 15 degrees.

We have recently added 85 inch and 98 inch models of the new QMN series 4K UHD resolution Samsung LED screens to our national inventory of Flat Panel Monitors. The size of these screens is truly mesmerizing, and they are a great solution when a screen and projector is not an option (smaller meeting rooms, high ambient light situations, etc).

The picture technology transforms content from any source to UHD-level quality and optimizes on-screen text and imagery with crisp edges and fine detail. Their ability to be daisy chained enables them to support multiscreen configurations and the on-board digital signage engine allows for content display without needing a laptop source.

We have just added a large number of the Chauvet Freedom Par Quad-4 LED lights to our national inventory. The technology is a game changer, providing true freedom of placement that would have previously been very challenging and requiring extensive rigging labour.  These fixtures are powerful, bright and, truly 100% wireless with a rechargeable battery and a built-in D-Fi transceiver. Freedom Par Quad-4 has 20 watts of RGBA color mixing for that extra richness and variety that amber adds to colours. It can be operated by a console over wireless, with the on-board control panel, the included IRC-6 remote, or even from any mobile phone or tablet running the FlareCONmobile app. Freedom Par Quad-4 fits perfectly inside box truss and travels safely using the Freedom Charge 9 road case.

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 ‘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.