Educational Technology Support Services
AV Simple specializes in providing audio and visual equipment, and technical support for large and small organizations and individuals who hold professional educational seminars at hotels, rented classrooms, their own facilities and other venues in Southern California.
Our AV equipment and technical expertise far exceeds what can be obtained from hotel based rental services. If you have ever scheduled a seminar in a hotel facility you probably have experienced some or all of the following.
Don't Let Technology Frustrate You!
Has Any of This Happened to You!
- The hotel offers to provide you with your audio and visual equipment but at a very high price. A digital projector rental can be as high as $450 a day. The screen is another $150. Microphones, speakers and everything else is "extra". Soon, the bill for just your AV needs easily exceeds $1000.
- If you try and find a competitive option or alternative to the hotel rental equipment proposal, you will not find any (except for AV Simple).
- You arrive at the hotel, the equipment is in place, but there is no one to be found to help you setup or learn how to operate the equipment. You would prefer to spend your time preparing for your lecture, but instead you are occupied dealing with technology.
- You bring your Power-point slides on your own laptop, but there is incompatibility problems getting your equipment connected to their projector. You start your presentation several tense minutes late.
- Halfway though the day, something goes wrong. A real show stopper. You search for a technician to help you restart. No one is there. In what seems like hours, someone arrives to get you started again.
- When you are done, several of your students rave about your course (despite the technology faux pas) and ask if you can provide them with tapes of your presentation. Unfortunately, this exceeds the ability of the hotel equipment. Nothing you said was recorded.
The AV Simple Solution
Let us help you avoid these pitfalls and problems when you give your next seminar.
We are a Southern California based company specializing in helping corporations, educators, and continuing education providers create, present, capture and then re-use or re-purpose their educational content. We provide economical end-to-end support for content experts who desire to distribute their content to the widest possible audience at the lowest possible cost. If you are scheduling an event in the Southern California area, we invite you to call our office to find out how we can meet and exceed your expectations for technical, audio and video support at your event. We can provide all the equipment offered by hotels, staffed with our technicians the entire day, all at competitive rates.
Please understand that our concept of support enhances and expands your role as an educator. Instead of an educator, think of yourself as a "content creator". Then expand your concept of your work flow. Instead of the outdated concept of an educators work flow surrounding essentially the day of the seminar, consider instead that your work flow should be similar to how the studios create entertainment content. Before your seminar you must prepare your curriculum, handouts, slides and other materials, we call this "pre-production" activities. On the day of your seminar think beyond just that one day. We urge you to capture and record your content that day, thus the work flow term "production". After your event, exploit possibilities of distributing your content in digital format. We call this aspect of the work flow "post-production" activities. After your content is edited, embellished and improved in post-production, the last task of your work flow is "distribution".
AV Simple can provide you with technical support, equipment and expertise in all phases of your work flow, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. Please feel free to explore the remaining pages of this site to help you understand how we might help you with any or all of these work flow stages.
This page was last updated May 1, 2008