SpaceCoast AV: Improving Quality of Life


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What you do reveals what you value most.  At SpaceCoast AV Communications, we have a well-defined set of core values that every employee at every level has bought into.  These values show you what you can expect from doing business with us.  In the interests of transparency and accountability, we’d like to share those with you here, so you know what drives us and what you can expect from every interaction with a SpaceCoast AV Communications Ambassador.

  1. God – we will honor our maker with our work, our attitudes, our decisions, and especially how we treat others.
  2. Integrity – we seek to have integrity in all that we do; to do what we say we will do.
  3. A Gold Standard in both products and service, to both suppliers and end users.
  4. Excellence in all that we do – we will continually work to become better, to do better, to achieve more.
  5. Motivated and motivating – We will work as a team to encourage both our in-house employees and outside partners and customers to do and become all they were created to be

With today’s fast paced and integrated lifestyles of Live/Work/Play/Shop most of us come to realize that the internal fulfillment we dreamed of growing up doesn’t come from any particular aspect of our life’s work. We know it’s a bigger issue than a position, a job, a nameplate or spot in the corporate hierarchy.

We want to know that in our life we are accomplishing something significant, don’t we? For example, we want to accomplish more with that big chunk of our lives than simply paying the bills. While this is an admirable and responsible goal, the need for it to have some kind of lasting significance seems to be a pretty universal need in humans.

At SpaceCoast AV Communications, we’re no different. We really do want to improve your quality of life – not just to sell you a product or service. Like anyone else, we often struggle between the competing priorities of running a profitable business and giving our customers the best value possible. However, we do feel like we’re somewhat unique in that, in addition to our corporate mission statement, we also operate from a common spiritual mission statement. We believe only the Biblical message adequately addresses the struggle for significance that most of us face in our personal and professional lives.

The Solution to a Universal Problem

The opening pages of the Bible describe the ancient circumstances that resulted in our present reality. In the event commonly referred to as “The Fall,” Adam and Eve rebelled against God, resulting in a corruption of the entire world. Not only would humans grow old, get sick, and die, but now we have a nasty (and visible) tendency toward self-destructive thoughts and habits. You see this clearly at work or on the evening news. Personal relationships suffer from this corruption, leaving us feeling isolated and alone, and our work often feels totally meaningless.

This is the fate the Fall doomed us all to. But there is reason to hope for something more. God sent His Son to reverse all this, and in the end, the world will be remade as God always intended it to be. Human relationships will be restored, peace and justice will be universal, and our days will be spent in doing things that truly have lasting significance both for us and for those around us. This last part is often overlooked in the Gospel message, but it’s undeniably there.

For us, this changes how we think about what we do here and now. We are in business not just to support our families, but because we feel like this provides a medium to in some way fulfill God’s command to make the world a little more like its original ideal.

What This Means:

  1. We will do everything we can to find the best solution for you, in order to make your integrated lifestyle as good as possible. We will deal with you in an honest and forthright manner and in every case, we will do our best to balance meeting your needs in a cost-effective way with the financial realities of running a successful business. We do not believe these are mutually exclusive, but are actually complimentary goals, since a successful business seeks the highest good of its customers. Con artists don’t typically stay in business long.
  2. Since we are committed to your “highest good,” we would also love the chance to help you improve your “inner environment,” as well – to help you discover the meaning and purpose we have begun to find through Christ’s new creation project in each of us. It’s not that we have it all together all the time, and we won’t do this perfectly. But we’re trying. In the meantime, we ask for your patience with us.

We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to helping you get the most out of your integrated lifestyles, at Home, at Work, at Play and even while you shop.

SpaceCoast AV Communications

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Guarantee the Success of Your Next Project


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When is a project a success? When it’s done? When you’re paid? When you have not had call backs? When you’re not sued?!

For us, it’s when the customer is happy. We’ve given them something that has made their day-to-day job easier to do, their integrated home audio visual entertainment system works and they have a smile on their faces when they see us.

A project of any size and scope can be viewed as having five (5) basic steps. Executed with proper prior planning will ensure your next project is a success.

  1. Conception and initiation
  2. Definition and planning
  3. Launch or execution
  4. Project Performance and Control
  5. Project Close

At anytime during a project, the entire thing has the potential to explode in to a project manager’s worst nightmare…When or if the time comes for you to pull a rabbit out of a hat so that everyone involved is happy, always remember, first and foremost…COMMUNICATION.

So, what can you do to ensure your next project a success? It will take communication, managing expectations, trained team members and communication.  It’s all about communication.

9 Proven Ways to Narrow the Communication Gap


communication gapTechnology is only half of the Solution, using our words wisely, both written and spoken is the other part of the solution to effectively communicating.

One of the biggest challenges any of us face in our careers and maybe even personally, is communicating effectively. Sub-standard communication or lack of it altogether, can severely damage or hold back an organization or an individual.

In the business of Audio Visual Communications, there are numerous potential pitfalls in the regard, ranging from improper cable selection and management to not being clear with your team members to bad instructions from those above us– many more. Communication builds relationships and all business is about relationships. With that in mind, let’s look at a short list of “best practices”.

  1. Determine a clear sense of logic before starting the communication process. What are the priorities? Who is the intended audience? Is there anything they need to know before the next part of the message? This will be helpful in paring away unneeded bits while making sure the important stuff is included and emphasized.
  2. Treat your vendors like customers. Pretty simple right, but in my experience over the years, I haven’t seen it happening as often as it probably should. Basically, if we can’t treat our vendors the same way we would want to be treated as customers, we’re missing out on a host of benefits. How would you like to be addressed? Do the same to your vendors. What information would you need if you were on the other end of the phone or email? And, it almost goes without saying that we should do the same thing when communicating with our clients. (Right?)
  3. Keep in mind that various forms of communication are better (or worse) for certain purposes. Face-to-Face is still the best way to communicate with someone, and some of the reasons are interesting. For one thing, non-verbal cues like body language and facial expressions are shared and understood. But another, more sublet thing with any technology based communication method is that humans are extremely sensitive to timing. Certainly, we’ve all been frustrated by cell phone conversations where there’s a noticeable delay and /or dropouts. It can drive us nuts when we can’t seem to “get in the flow” of the conversation. As it turns out, people can perceive timing discrepancies in a conversation well below 1 millisecond (a thousandth of a second). Video conferencing lets us see and hear each other, although the timing might be slightly off due to latency. And there’s no personal handshake or hug at the end that can add affirmation of what has been discussed. On the phone, we can at least hear the nuances and inflections in each others’ voices. Way down the list is email, which is devoid of all these subtleties. In other words, we should focus and take care to generate written communications that are straightforward, along with following common grammar and spelling conventions as much as possible. One problem is that folks don’t seem to want to take the time to do this anymore and on the other side, sometimes they don’t want to take the time to thoroughly read an entire message. Which leads us to:
  1. Keep the communication direct and to the point. We’ve probably experienced times when a carefully written email with 17 important points receives a one-sentence response that only addresses the first point. If you’re like me, you want to reach through your computer screen and strangle someone when that happens. But is it their fault? It’s taught me to be very economical with words and ideas and prioritize them from most to least important right out of the gate. Read through the whole doggone email before responding! Maybe read it twice! Also, if it’s a thread, try reading the whole thing to get valuable context. There have been many times I’ve fallen into the trap of just reading the tip message and not knowing all of the background before responding. Oops!
  2.  Texting can be a great way to reach someone immediately and hopefully get a quick response, but it has drawbacks. There’s no convenient way to store the information offline. Some devices don’t attach dates/times to messages, so it can be difficult to figure out a timeline if needed. It’s also not good for longer messages.
  3. With in-person, video conference and phone conversations, be careful not to “listen to reply” This is a common problem and often makes things worse than better. In other words, take the time and put in the effort to listen…carefully. An old school technique is to reply first by summarizing what was said before adding new information. This can sometimes be overdone but the idea is still valid.
  4. Conclude the conversation or meeting with a summary of what was decided, and who’s going to do what. We have no doubt all been in countless meetings where this doesn’t’ happen because everyone assumes that everyone else heard what we heard, and plans to act upon the information in the same way we plan to act. Way too often this isn’t the case, and besides it never hurts to have a five minute summary conversation. And don’t forget to take notes!
  5. Be Timely. No one wants to receive valuable information about the next day’s important gig at midnight. At the same time, sending a message too early can also be problematic, because the information can be easily forgotten.
  6. Finally, we need to keep our egos in check and remember that we were all once eager, starry eyed young people looking up to our elders in the industry and lapping up every utterance. We vividly remember those who treated us well and those who did not. It’s important to treat others with the respect and humility and the best way to do this is with clear, consistent, logical communication in whatever form that makes the most sense for the situation at hand.

Think about all the great quotes on the internet that seem to capture some really important concepts in just a few words…and the impact they make when you read them. Now imagine yourself doing this every time you had to convey a message to your team…imagine the awesome impact!

7 Trends You Don’t Want To Miss


7 Trends You Don’t Want To Miss

HOME & FAMILY AV LIFESTYLE TRENDS

Bring entertainment to a whole new level with products and solutions
tailored specifically to meet each homeowner’s individual lifestyle
needs.

Our whole home audio systems guarantee an unparalleled listening experience with wired and wireless distributed audio solutions.

Discover More about the Player Portfolio Audio System

SpaceCoast AV is an Authorized Dealer of legrand and NuVo solutions.

EDUCATION AV NEWS

8 CIO Tips for Leading Change in Higher Education via Campus Technology

In a recent Educause Review essay, Joshua Kim noted that campus CIOs
must have one foot in daily technology operations, one foot in strategic
decision-making and one foot in the larger discussion of how higher
education is evolving.

Why This Matters: How can a CIO
today successfully manage and impact campus changes? Communication is
critical for campus CIOs to make the right connections.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT AV NEWS

Using Microphone Techniques to Attain a Better Result

Let’s face it – the live sound reinforcement realm presents some microphone challenges that regularly threaten sound quality.

Look at the conditions…

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BUSINESS AV NEWS
Get Superior Brightness, Image Quality with ProScene Projectors

SpaceCoast AV Communications brings you ProScene line of projectors for use in large conference rooms Theaters, Houses of Worship, Museums, Galleries and other venues and applications

See the Latest Technology

With a premium placed on reliability the ProScene Line of Projectors are supported with our Express Replacement Warranty.l


SpaceCoast AV Communications is an Authorized Dealer of Optoma products.

HOUSE OF WORSHIP AV
5 Steps to Move Your Video System to High Def

Migrating standard definition
video equipment to HD can seem overwhelming, but smart planning and
strategic purchasing can simplify the process.

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GOVERNMENT AV AND UC
PODCAST: The impact of innovative new UC solutions on government workplaces


Unified Communications solution manufacturer, Polycom, conducted a
Webcast where they announced multiple new additions to their already
impressive lineup of collaboration solutions. Included in the Webcast
were new video collaboration solutions at a wide range of price-points
and solutions designed for multiple different environments, effectively
clearing the way for video to truly become pervasive across the
organization.

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AV IN THE NEWS

Android 6.0 Coming To HTC One A9, Joining Google’s Nexus


HTC will become the first smartphone supplier after Google to launch a phone running the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS when the HTC One A9 hits store shelve in the U.S. in early November.

The first two phones with Marshmallow — the 5.7-inch Huawei-made Nexus 6P and the 5.2-inch LG-made Nexus 5X — were unveiled in September by Google.

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4 Vital Considerations When Choosing a Home AV Integration Company


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Since 2012 we have seen how all AV and communications manufacturers have geared their products toward being net-workable, making a strong, dependable and secure network a necessity more than a luxury.

As more American homeowners than ever before purchase high-end home entertainment, lighting control, whole home control and security systems, the need for competent, experienced and cost-effective integrators will increase. The residential electronic systems industry will realize a third straight year of growth in all categories especially the control/automated sector.

This year more products than ever will be automated, controlled and linked.

Quality and Value:

When upgrading your home technology systems it is important it is to select the correct AV integration company. A common mistake is to assume that going with the highest quote will give you the best system. Some companies tend to over specify jobs which can lead to unnecessary complications. Be sure to check into the experience and results of an integrator in offering the best value, but still delivering a system which works perfectly and is easy to use. It is important when comparing AV proposals to ensure you are comparing ‘apples with apples’.

Open Communication:

Home technology can seem confusing. Does the company you are considering  use complicated industry jargon when speaking with you. Or will they instead explain exactly what these systems can do for you. Of course you should ask as many questions as you like, so that you to feel comfortable with the system and the service.

Not Sales People but AV Consultants:

Does the company you are considering have a long-standing clients base with the majority of their business coming from recommendations? The best will consult with you and not try to “sell” you. After all your budget is your budget. With an investment in Home Entertainment and AV you’re probably going to be stuck with the solution you choose for a while. Make sure you are happy and understand all the bells and whistles!

Ease of use:

The first consideration should be “will this be easy for me and my family to use?” True consultants will keep this a top priority, from the planning stages to final system handover.  Also, be sure to ask if they use external programmers for any configuration and programming that needs to be accomplished. Many a customer has found themselves in a situation where the integrator they chose neglected to tell them about the exorbitant fees that will incur for making even a slight change to the system in the future.

The Tail-Gate Meeting


project-meeting1The importance of a pre-job briefing should not be under-estimated. Even in a small business where your resources are limited to two people.

A pre-job briefing (sometimes called a “tailgate meeting”) is a meeting which informs all workers of the job requirements. In particular a pre-job briefing is used to alert workers to potential safety hazards. A pre-job briefing need not be a formal gathering; however, it is mandatory that all workers involved attend, and worker attendance should be documented.

What Should Be Included?

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rules require that a pre-job briefing discuss, at a minimum, the following issues:

Special precautions to be taken

Hazards associated with the job

Energy control procedures

Procedures and Policies

Personal Protective Equipment Note that the first letters of each of these bulleted items form the acronym SHEPP, which can be used to help remember the important issues that need to be discussed.Pre-job briefings should be proactive meetings in which workers are informally quizzed to make certain that they fully understand the safety issues that they will face.

When Should Pre-Job Briefings Be Held?

At the beginning of each shift

At the beginning of any new job

Any time that job conditions change

When new personnel are introduced to an ongoing job

The time you save because of this upfront time of communication is time well spent.

The Fight for Truth


In a culture where the mainstream news distorts with biased opinion world and more importantly, national events arises the need for the people to consider an alternative. Not just any alternative, but an alternative that will reach millions at less than the cost of some apartment rentals.

Enter:  APNetwork.TV ~

Our Vision: To provide the First National Online Television platform to those who work in local, state and national Government.

Our Mission: To build and operate the largest Online Political Television Network that is free to anyone who has access to the Internet.

Why All Politics TV?

All Politics TV is a revolutionary television service that uses your high-speed Internet to deliver online “On Demand” Political programs. Anyone, Anywhere can watch any of our programs, any time of day: For FREE.All-Politics-Logoxcf-672x165

44% of Americans say they went to the Internet or a mobile digital source for their news each day. All Politics TV will cater to this population of news seekers who go online for their political news with shows that inform and educate the public.

All Politics TV will provide shows from all political parties and all areas of Government.

For more information or if you have a drive and passion to get a message of truth in front of millions and combat the current state of the mainstream news outlets contact me