7-Commercial-AV-Installation-Best-PracticesBeing good at designing elegant solutions is just one aspect of being a real AV professional. You also need to coordinate and carry off the installation with minimal setbacks or failure. With that in mind, here are some best practices that will ensure your next AV installation goes smoothly and creates a satisfied customer.

7 commercial AV installation best practices

Best practices that will ensure your next AV installation goes smoothly and creates a satisfied customer.
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video-wall-blundersVideo walls are hot right now. Customers want them, and many solution providers are hoping to cash in on the opportunity. Unfortunately, in a rush to grab the business, some solution providers make critical, but avoidable mistakes. As a technology consultant II, Pro AV/Digital Signage for Ingram Micro and his experience working directly with Pro AV solution providers, we sat down with Tom Jones to identify some common mistakes you should avoid with your next video wall install.

Video wall blunders you can’t afford to make

Improve your video wall solutions by avoiding these common mistakes.
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proav-makeover.jpgSavvy solution providers will often track the age of technology they’ve installed for customers, so they’re alerted when it’s time to talk upgrades. Not only can pro AV technologies start to fail around the 5-year mark, but it’s also a certainty that the latest generation of products will include a bevy of enhancements desirable to customers.

Are your customers ready for a pro AV makeover?

Here’s how to capitalize on the customers and prospects coming due for a refresh of their digital signage and UCC technology.
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 2-trends-to-look-at.jpgLater this month, the pro AV industry will converge at the Las Vegas Convention Center for Digital Signage Expo. We urge you to consider attending this show to see for yourself the many ways enterprise audio and video are evolving. Whether you follow the event in person or virtually, here are a few trends we expect you’ll see.

3 trends to look for at the Digital Signage Expo

Here are a few trends we’ll see at Digital Signage Expo that will have an impact on our industry and your business in 2018.
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 7-ways-retailers-can-increase.jpgIf you’re looking to provide real value to retailers, help them better engage with their customers. Up against the likes of Amazon, retailers are rushing to adopt omnichannel solutions that can create more meaningful relationships with customers. Progressive retailers are leveraging mobile devices shoppers carry for in-store applications, such as QR code scanning and loyalty apps, gathering analytics and other methods of engagement.

7 ways retailers can increase mobile engagement with digital signage

Here’s some advice for creating an effective mobile engagement strategy that leverages digital signage.
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 menu-revolution.jpgIf you specialize in quick service or fast casual restaurant IT solutions, take note. Digital drive-thru menu board technology used to be reserved, due to cost and integration challenges, to large restaurant chains. Today, costs are dropping, and the solutions are now realistically attainable by smaller restaurants. Tom Jones, technology consultant II, ProAV/Digital Signage, Ingram Micro, took some time recently to explain why this burgeoning tech segment is one solution that solution providers should be addressing.

Capitalize on the digital drive-thru menu revolution

Learn why digital drive-thru menu boards should be a key part of your pro AV solution set in 2018.
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 college-digital-signage-solutions.jpgUnlike some technologies that have applications in a few verticals, digital signage opportunities exist almost everywhere. We’ve talked about retail, healthcare, hotels and restaurants as markets worth your attention. Higher education (college campuses and universities) is another high potential market you might want to consider for 2018.

Earn top marks for your college digital signage solutions

If you’re seeking new digital signage sales opportunities in 2018, look no further than higher education. Here’s how to get started.
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shutterstock_713171215.jpg Let’s just skip to the punchline: digital signage is an exciting industry laden with opportunity. If you’re already a solution provider working in this space, 2018 should be a fun year for you. If you’re not currently working in this pro AV segment, it’s time to get involved. Here are 4 of the primary reasons we’re predicting 2018 to be a breakout year for digital signage.

4 digital signage predictions for 2018

Here are 4 reasons we’re predicting 2018 to be a breakout year for digital signage.
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 shutterstock_554312329.jpgWhat an exciting year to be involved in pro AV. Whereas some technology segments have experienced limited innovation and growth, pro AV has been anything but stagnant. Advancements abound in this industry, thanks to healthy competition among vendors, resulting in better, more affordable solutions. Here are just 3 areas that really took off in 2017:

3 ways pro AV shined in 2017

Looking back, what do you think were the most impactful advancements in pro AV this year? We have our opinion.
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shutterstock_728083237.jpgIf you’re a regular reader of our pro AV blogs, you know that we’ve been spending time discussing the great opportunity to sell digital signage to the healthcare vertical. From large healthcare facilities to small general physicians’ offices, digital signage has many beneficial applications and the sales potential for you is huge. However, before you engage with potential customers, there are some additional considerations to keep in mind.

Don’t overlook these healthcare signage pain points

Consider these special requirements if you want to be successful selling digital signage into healthcare.
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Infographic: Digital signage: then and now

This infographic shows how far digital signage has progressed. It’s ready for prime time—and your line card.
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