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Kelly Veilleux
Marketing Manager
USAV, a Division of PSA

Columbus-Based Event Production Company Buys Cincinnati Firm
Columbus Business First, May 22, 2019

The deal, which closed last week, increases Live Technologies’ headcount to 235 employees, enough to make it the region’s largest audiovisual production company, based on Columbus Business First research. Since its founding in 1974, Live Technologies has created and produced over 30,000 live events for premier brands, organizations, business market leaders and top-tier entertainers throughout the country.


Three Reasons to Learn about Design Thinking
SCN, May 2, 2019

Design Thinking for AV returns this year as a three-day course the weekend before InfoComm 2019. This is a fast-paced, hands-on dive into Design Thinking methods for innovation and problem-solving. Read More >>

Midtown Video Completes A/V Makeover of CSX Conference Rooms
AV-IQ, April 22, 2019

Railroad transport leader CSX Transportation has long occupied one of downtown Jacksonville’s most distinctive high-rises, and conducts its most critical business—such as informing investment portfolio and fund managers of its quarterly earnings and media outreach—from executive suites and meeting rooms on the 15th floor. Read More >>

Unified Technology Systems Is a Trusted Resource For Blackbaud’s HQ Construction Project
AV-IQ, April 22, 2019

When software giant, Blackbaud, set out to construct their new headquarters in Charleston, SC, one-touch simplicity was at the top of their “must-have” technology list. They required modern audiovisual (AV) systems in their new building capable of providing quick access connectivity to their development teams, no matter their geographic location. They also wanted a showplace to bring clients that embodied the high-tech standards the company ascribes to. Read More >>

SCN Hall of Fame 2019: Lisa Perrine
SCN, December 17, 2018

Human-centered design is about really understanding what people are trying to accomplish, according to Lisa Perrine, Ed.D., CEO, Cibola Systems Corporation. And Perrine makes it her mission in business and life to understand what people are trying to accomplish. “I’m kind of a research geek,” she admits. Read More >>

USAV Integrators Made 2018 SCN Top 50 Systems Integrators List
SCN, November 16, 2018

Congratulations USAV Integrators

  • IVCi (#13)
  • New Era Technology (#19)
  • Red Thread (#25)
  • Unified Technology Systems (#28)
  • Linx (#35)
  • Sport View Television (#46)
  • Interstate Electric Systems (#50)


4 ET Group Policies That Will Shock Traditional AV Business Leaders
Commercial Integrator, October 30, 2018

AV business leaders: have you recently considered how to run your company better? Perhaps you can take a cue from how ET Group treats employees. Read More >>

Unified Technology Systems Rebrand Reflects Broader Offerings Across AV, IT and Security
Commercial Integrator, October 2, 2018

Unified AV Systems’ branding overhaul is an acknowledgement that the company—and the industry—offers its customers a lot more than just AV today. Read More >>

Commercial Integrator’s 40 Influencers Under 40
Commercial Integrator, September 4, 2018

Each year the 40 Influencers Under 40 list features a new crop of young talent from integrators, AV technicians, consultants, programmers, and others who’ve made unique contributions to the pro-AV industry.  Congratulations to USAV’s Chris Salazar-Mangrum and the rest of the rising stars!

• Timothy Barrett, Trinity Dynamics
• Steve Chizmar, Audio Visual Associates
• Josh Davis, Unified AV Systems
• Marisa Wooten, Unified AV Systems
• Thuy To, ClearTech Media
• Andrew Dorman, New Era Technology
• Stephanie Hoffmeier, New Era Technology
• Jesse Miller, Midtown Video
• Caleb Nelson, Bridges System Integration
• Tina Peters, SVT
• Mike Stocklin, Automation Arts


Trinity Video Communications is now Trinity Dynamics
Trinity Dynamics, August 14, 2018