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Understanding Tariffs and the Effects on the A/V Industry

By: Brooke Walters, Corporate Marketing Manager at Ford Audio-Video We have a potential mess on our hands, and it falls under the specter of imposing tariffs. It is no secret that the AV industry sources products and components from overseas and the largest supplier of those is China. Manufacturers who source products from China have already been hit by tariff increases ranging from 10 percent to 25 percent. But the looming tariff proposed for February 2019 is yet another 25-percent increase and that would hit a much broader swath of Chinese-sourced products. File this under “breaking news”.  As I am writing this

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Solution Flash: Custom LCD VideoWall For Maximum Engagement

Opportunity: Headquartered in Dallas Texas, Dave & Buster’s is THE place to eat, drink, play, and watch sports all under one roof. Their mission is to be their “Guest’s first choice for frequent fun through the best combination of the latest and greatest games, ultimate sports-viewing, extraordinary food and remarkable drinks.” If you have every been to one before, you know why they have grown and become so successful. It’s so much fun and the food is fantastic. At their core they just can’t help entertaining guests and showing them a great time. Their goal?  100% guest satisfaction. It is

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March Product Showcase

Creating quality products we stand behind with lifetime warranties is why so many integrators and A/V professionals turn to Premier Mounts. Learn more about our latest and greatest products that solve your A/V challenges in our March Product Showcase! AM300-B Swingout mount for flat-panels up to 300 lb Features a 26 in. extension from the wall and allows up to 90º of swivel to both sides The swingout arm can be pulled out from the wall and move to the left or right, while providing 10º of tilt From the extension the AM300-B can easily move back to its home

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Premier Mounts Rolls Out Industry First Vlog Series

Corona, Calif., February 25, 2019 —Premier Mounts, the innovative leader in superior audiovisual mounting solutions, announces the debut of “The Peak”, a brand-new video blog (vlog) series tackling top of the mind topics and providing a fun and active platform for the AV community. “The Peak” is the first vlog ever (yes, really!) produced just for the AV industry and the award-winning Premier Mounts team is excited to share the scoop from their combined years of industry experience and insight. The goal is to put a fresh spin on the latest topics, projects, and industry trade shows for professionals in

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The Peak: February Vlog Recap

It’s time for another visit to the top of the [mount]ain. This month, our vlog is packed with the essentials: LED, Convergent, and ISE. Our vlog is officially on a roll as we continue to post biweekly, so be on the lookout for the next episode of “The Peak!” In Episode Three of “The Peak,” Brandon Breznick and Stephanie Wolfe sit down with Mike Johnson, our Installation Manager, to go over how to get started on your next videowall! Installation and adjustability are crucial for direct-view LED videowall success, and Mike knows what he’s talking about. Episode Four takes us

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How Digital Signage Benefits Travel

From takeoff to landing, improving efficiency is at the center of today’s travel industry. Digital signage has evolved to become a crucial medium of communication when reaching travelers across the globe. Whether the journey begins on foot, in the air, by car, or on a train, travelers are exposed to digital signage as they travel to reach their destinations. ACCESSIBLE FOR ON FOOT TRAVELERS When exploring a new place, the best way to experience a city is to travel on foot like a local. Digital signage is designed to be an accessible and effective way of reaching travelers through digital

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Top 5 U.S. Cities with Digital Signage

Digital signage is booming across the United States as an integral part of the next generation of “smart cities.” According to a recent Deloitte article, the goal of smart cities is to create digitally connected ecosystems that enhance people’s lives through a digital connection. This movement focuses on leveraging a combination of data, digital displays, and user-centered design. The technologies being introduced into public spaces and urban landscapes incorporate hardware, software and network technology through the capabilities of digital signage. The top five digital cities in the United States include New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle all which ranked

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Behind the Scenes with the Premier Mounts Engineering Team

Creating any great product, whether it be a projector, flat-panel, or direct-view LED mount involves collaboration between a group of highly skilled, detailed oriented, and committed individuals. At Premier Mounts, our team of engineers is committed to developing new solutions to meet our customer’s exact needs. Our engineers break through obstacles by designing products that are tailored to fulfill the everchanging demands of the AV industry. Developing Solutions Brainstorms, brainstorms, and more brainstorms. The job of a Premier Mounts engineer is to constantly be thinking about innovation and develop hardware that will benefit installers and integrators. Our team is composed

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February Product Showcase

Creating quality products that we stand behind with lifetime warranties is why so many integrators and A/V professionals turn to Premier Mounts. Learn more about our latest and greatest products that can solve your A/V challenges in our February Product Showcase!  INW-UNIFM In Wall Box with Build-In Flat Panel Mount Combination product of in-wall box and mounting solution ADA compliant only sitting 1.08″ off the wall Includes several electrical knockouts from 1/2′ to 1-1/4′ In-Wall box houses cables and media players for digital signage applications List Price: $399 ECM-D70T Ceiling Mount for Dual Flat-Panels up to 175 lbs. Side by side

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LED on a Global Scale

By Alan C. Brawn CTS, DSCE, ISF-C It’s safe to say that we live in the day and age of LED on a global scale. This tiny illumination technology has evolved and replaced more conventional means of visual mechanics in our lives. In the wonderful world of AV, LED is most noticeable in displays. It gained fame as a backlight for ubiquitous LCD displays, but today the most visible application is direct view LED (dvLED). While dvLED technology has been around since the late 1990s, it is only over the last few years that we have seen its popularity explode.

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