One of the biggest challenges facing the teleconference and streaming community, is control over their audience! For virtual public meetings, a conference call isn't always the most ideal solution. We're providing tiered solutions for both video and audio teleconferences... which allow moderators to control who's in a room and ensure everyone is heard.
One of our PM's, Jeremy Flynn, took some time to share a working flow-chart with the public as to our approach with public meetings and teleconferences. Our hope is that this information will help other in-house communications and I.T. Professionals looking for their own solutions.
As always, if you have any questions or would like to chime in on the discussion - feel free to comment or contact us!
An update to our customers, clients and friends,
On behalf of everyone at 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics, we want to express our deepest sympathy for those afflicted by the coronavirus and extend our heartfelt sympathy to people around the world who have lost loved ones to this illness or are battling it themselves.
We share our gratitude to the healthcare and public health professionals — as well as leaders at the local, state, national and international levels — who are working tirelessly to protect us all.
We have ramped up our teleconference and streaming meeting services, with the same best practices mentioned above, to ensure we help with maintaining productivity for our clients and their businesses.
We are monitoring CDC, Local and State Government channels to provide around-the-clock guidance and support to our clients and staff as needed.
While the current coronavirus situation presents new challenges, one thing has not changed over the course of our history in finding solutions: our commitment to our clients and their visions. For those who have postponed or cancelled public projects, when the time does come for you to do business again, we are ready to welcome you and your awesome ideas.
Lastly, we want to recognize, as a fellow humans, these are unprecedented times. But stay calm, and know that humanity has made it through these events before, and we'll make it through again. Don't stay constantly glued to the TV (or social media), go outside and take walks (that's still ok!), but do keep your distance—flattening the curve by #StayingHome is real, and will help save lives in your community.
Thank you so much for your continued business as we navigate these unprecedented times together.
The 22nd Avenue Team
A lot of customers today are doing their research on the value of using a DIY App, or hiring a professional firm to maintain and assist with their teleconferencing projects. To those who are considering hiring a firm, the question comes down to a matter of "footprint".
Question: "Just how many people and how much equipment does it take to run a streaming teleconference?"
The "general" answer;
about 1 to 2 people, with equipment that they can pack in on a single trip!
With electric vehicles on the waiting list for our production group, we're proud to be doing what we can to ensure that we are using the "right tool for the job"... while not wasting fuel and creating unnecessary emissions for projects that can benefit from a smaller vehicle.
For setup times; we prefer at least one hour prior to your meeting. Most meetings will benefit from a three-camera setup, with up to six microphones. Depending on the equipment available on-site, we also will provide screens up to 55" so that participants may be seen during the teleconference.
Once we go live, the technician will help moderate the meeting if needed - directing public comments and feedback where appropriate.
Once the meeting concludes, pack-out usually takes 15 to 30 minutes and we are on the road shortly after.
Are you considering the potentials of what teleconference streaming can do for your productivity? Give us a call today, or fill out a contact request through our teleconference page today. We're looking forward to seeing what solutions we can help with.
One of the of the most vital aspects to a teleconference, is presence. With a lot of confusion out there regarding how this works, it can be simply summed up as "Streaming with the ability to have a conversation".
22nd Avenue provides true two-way collaboration for meetings and conferences, through a variety of platforms. Where we are different from the rest, is that we provide the needed equipment to ensure your project launches successfully.
What is available on the market today:
With most solutions on the market today, you could download a third-party app and instruct your viewers to download the app as well and collaborate that way. Or, you could opt for a one-way streaming service and then field questions via twitter or other forms of social media.
These are great economical solutions, which can help a business or agency get out there and engage their public. However, these solutions can be difficult to deploy and troubleshoot without the correct equipment or personnel.
How we are different:
With Broadcast Solutions by 22nd Avenue, we provide the entire software and hardware solution on a project, temporary or long-term basis. There's no need to determine what equipment to buy, how to source audio, or what app's to download. We provide all cameras, switching, routing and even the internet (if needed).
We provide a simple web-based link for everyone to connect through, which can also be password protected.
Plus, if your project calls to be shared with the general public, we can even integrate with all social media platforms - Live and in Real-Time. If you have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or even Instagram - we can broadcast a stream to that account!
Interested in learning more about what we can do to help your business or agency stay productive?
Give us a call today to get started!
Since the K10.2 debuted, we have been fans of this powered speaker from day one. Originally thought of as a utilitarian speaker for premium sound indoors, we had started to utilize this speaker and a variety of other applications.
The biggest plus in outdoor live sound applications is the ability to delay your signal path right at the speaker level. Granted some engineers would prefer to have delay and timing control at the mix position, but for most Civic and medium-sized public events (between 10,000 to 15,000 people) the quick and dirty approach is perfect.
With that being said, if you are seriously considering the K10.2 as your next purchase (assuming you already have the capability to properly control the tone and dynamics of your sound, mix wise)... You are going to be extremely happy with the versatility of your purchase.
Don't take our word for it though, schedule a rental of a QSC sound system package today!
In 2020, Focus Groups are still going strong. When a company or a private individual is paying good money for research data, it’s important that researchers are able to analyze that data in real-time or have pristine records to refer to.
Many times, this responsibility falls on the audiovisual vendor.
As audiovisual experts with over 30+ years in the business, we’ve been working with Focus Group Researchers to provide custom solutions for their polling needs.
From a simple two-camera CCTV, recorded and delivered same-day; to remote streaming to multiple locations globally, with viewing rooms, two-way communication and playback for groups. Whatever your project calls for, we’re looking to build relationships and custom solutions for our clients.
The challenge for us was that the venue was a boutique hotel with poor Wi-Fi and internet options – as well as limited connectivity for power in critical locations.
After evaluating the site for the focus group studies, we determined that a cellular bonder would be the best option for data and streaming. This would allow for us to provide our own internet service on-site, without worrying about the local venue’s connection speed and reliability.
Lastly, to connect the cameras, we used a tuned wireless protocol over IP for our PTZ function as well as wireless SDI equipment to transmit signal to the viewing room. We provided boundary microphones and wireless lav (Lavaliere) microphones, which connected through the wireless camera stream, for perfectly clear audio.
This allowed us to remain out of sight of the focus groups and be in direct communication with the research associates in the viewing room. The collaboration between 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics and the research team ensured that the research group’s clients received a precise product that was reliable and specific to their needs.
Serving the entire Western United States and portions of the East Coast, 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics is the right choice for professional results when it comes to your most challenging projects. For researchers, focus groups or anything in between – give us a call, or contact us, for your next audiovisual rental or production need.
Interested in learning more about Focus Group or Research Audiovisual Solutions from 22nd Avenue?
Let's get in touch! (530) 349-4429 | (877) 549-3881
In addition to getting your sound and stage lighting needs taken care of, many clients come to us for the precise setup of market lighting (or as some call it, string lighting or popcorn lighting). It's a great way to add ambiance, while also providing the function of needed light when it's dark!
At 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics, we go the extra mile providing precise lengths which are custom cut to fit. Symmetrical designs and a triple-check on each bulb to ensure there's not a single "annoying" light which is hanging there without light. It's these important attentions to detail that we take pride in. Plus, with different globe sizing options as well as up-lighting options to add to your next event - give the experts in entertainment a call to discuses you next event.
Call for New Year 2020 and mention this blog for a special year-end rate, plus free-delivery! (For all New Year events!).
We're looking forward to your business.
Call: (530) 349-4429
Each company has a different way of doing things... and that's what makes this industry great! Now more than ever, sophisticated clients are looking for TurnKey solutions when it comes to Web cast, live streaming, streaming pay-per-view solutions.
The broadcast experts at 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics, provide a suite of fully staffed TurnKey streaming video production solutions. Relying on a integral partnership with our friends at HD1 live, we provide multi-camera video streaming production... with a complete finished product.
Looking to see how you can monetize your next conference with video streaming production? Give the broadcast experts a call today. You're going to be impressed with the suite of projects we can offer you today.
22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics
Whether you're in Redding, Sacramento, San Franciso or up in Tahoe or further... the point is Every major social media platform is going LIVE... and businesses are realizing the importance of integrating LIVE video into their marketing, as well as their branding.
When you're looking to increase your level production-value from a single camera to a multicamera live production, it's time to call 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics. Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Twitter Live, UStream, Periscope, Twitch... if the platform has a LIVE interface, we've broadcast to it!
At 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics and our partner friends at HD1 Live Media, we are helping clients produce their LIVE videos into multi-camera, engaging productions... on all major social platforms. When the project calls for multi-camera, a typical production follows this path.
... and the cool thing about LIVE, is once we stop recording and streaming... it's available for immediate duplication, distribution, editing (for highlights) or upload.
When you're ready to do LIVE Multi-Camera Video at your next conference, project or event... give the experts in entertainment a call. 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics.
A lot of our clients come to us looking for a specific "thing" in search of a greater solution. In reality, it is a great way to get to meet us and connect.
For most of our major clients, the experience we bring to the table and the broader scope of their needs becomes apparent. With that, the name "Entertainment Logistics" begins to become clearer.
For example, we get a chance to meet a lot of new first-time concert promoters looking for a sound company. But after consultation, we come to find that a lot of these clients have not put together all of the additional pieces in their quest for concert production.
One of the biggest aspects to promoting a concert and ensuring that your event is a success, actually has nothing to do with the sound lighting and video (even though that is an important step).
As a promoters production partner, the team at 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics becomes more than a sound company or a lighting and stage company... We become the single entertainment production resource for professional results in the Western United States.
Interested in seeing what the 22nd Avenue Entertainment Logistics difference can do for your next major event or festival?
Let's start a dialogue today.
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