News & Articles - audiovisual

  • Grey Eagle Event Centre Upgrades Audio System

      The Grey Eagle Event Centre at Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, located on the Tsuut’ina Nation, has announced a groundbreaking enhancement to its audio infrastructure with the installation of an L-Acoustics K2/ K3i sound system. Since its opening in 2014, the Grey Eagle Event Centre has been recognized as one of the leading mid-sized event venues in Calgary with a capacity for 3,000 general admission attendees and 2,511 in a theatre setting. The Grey Eagle Event Centre has hosted world-class entertainers…

    Breaking News

  • AV

    Freedom of Choice: AV Contracts

    By Heather Reid Did you know that as much as 55 per cent (yes, you read that right!) of a customer’s audiovisual (AV) invoice can be paid by the in-house preferred audiovisual supplier to the venue as a commission for the privilege of being identified as the “in-house preferred supplier”. With commissions at these staggering rates, significant revenues can be generated. It is no wonder then, that carefully crafted policies and fees are found in venue contracts to influence the…

    A/V & Special Effects, Event Operations, Site Selection

  • Understanding the Value of AV Services

      The audio visual (AV) industry has always struggled to capture and monetize intellectual property, ideation and pre-production work that goes into any event. Typically, an audio visual company is paid for the rental of equipment that is used in an event, and services such as pre-production time, creativity, experience or innovation have been treated as a condition of the cost of the unit cost of that equipment. This presents two distinct but very different problems. First, it unfairly commoditizes…

    A/V & Special Effects, Event Operations

  • Anchor Audio Expands Presence in Canada

    Canadian firm DataVisual Marketing has been chosen as an official Anchor Audio distributor and representative. Anchor Audio, a leading manufacturer of portable PA systems for education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, has strengthened support of its rapidly growing Canadian presence with the appointment of DataVisual as distributor and representative. Alex Jacobs, CEO, noted in a press release that DataVisual will be responsible for marketing the entire Anchor product line. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices located across the country, DataVisual is Canada’s leading distributor…

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  • AV technology

    How to Choose the Right Venue for your Hybrid Event

    2020 saw many events turn virtual due to the pandemic. This year, with the vaccination rollout now in full swing, hybrid events are slated to become the most popular event type. Much like in-person events, the venue can make or break a hybrid event’s success. For face-to-face events, the right spot will depend on the event’s size, duration and audience. Other considerations include budget, catering, parking, accommodation and venue availability. These factors are also important when planning a hybrid event…

    Event Operations

  • Amp Up your Next Virtual Event by Targeting this Sense

    With events primarily taking place from the comfort of people’s homes, the power of our five senses has shifted. It used to be an event producer’s passion to ignite all the senses in calculated ways, at specific times, to entice memory or create action. While we’ll get back to a new version of that eventually, for now we have the digital realm from which to work to deliver content. Because of this, the sense of hearing is among the most engaged…

    Virtual Events

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