Strive AV Launches New Buy Back Scheme For School AV Equipment

AV Specialist, Strive AV has launched a new Buy Back Scheme for schools, colleges and universities, offering cashback for old classroom display equipment when upgrading facilities.

Technology in education is incredibly important and one aspect that seems to be relied upon more than most is display and presentation technology. The ability to display and present in an engaging manner in a learning environment is essential. From interactive whiteboards and high-definition displays to make lessons more engaging, to ceiling arrays that ensure everyone can hear the teacher no matter where they are in the room, and control systems that make it easy to set up lessons, an integrated AV solution can enhance communication, encourage collaboration and create memorable learning experiences.

A key element of the solution is the display chosen. For all participants in the class to get the most out of what is being shown or taught, there must be suitable visibility, brightness and ease of use for effective learning in a classroom.

To help education establishments with upgrading facilities, Strive AV is running a special promotion offering cashback on their existing screens. Orders for interactive screens placed for delivery and installation before 31st December 2022 will have old equipment collected within a maximum of 20 days. The new Buy Back Scheme from education AV specialists, Strive AV benefits from the more screens purchased, the more cashback is received, with no maximum limit.

“Our new Buy Back Scheme is a great way for schools to recycle old equipment, whilst also upgrading to the latest AV technology available.” comments Strive AV Managing Director, Toni Chalk. “As education and the world around us evolves, it is important to stay up to date with the latest technology to ensure students and teachers are equipped with the best resources available, whilst maximising the elements of teaching and learning through the use of AV technology.”

Award-winning Strive AV is one of Europe’s most dedicated and passionate AV Equipment and AV system integrators. From initial design consultation to deployment and managed services, Strive AV is a trusted technology partner. With decades of specialist expertise in the education sector, providing AV solutions for a wide variety of teaching spaces, Strive AV are well placed to advise on the latest and most effective tools, that will significantly impact learning outcomes.

“Interactive displays add a whole new element to teaching and learning, supporting active learning by encouraging students to engage with content rather than just passively reading it.” continues Toni Chalk. “They encourage students to collaborate, share ideas and solve problems together, especially if displays are multitouch, all key skills that need to be developed alongside academic learning.”

To find out more or to register your interest in the Strive AV Buy Back Scheme, visit www.striveav.com/buy-back

Top 31 AV Installation Tools for System Integrators in 2022

Audiovisual equipment has become an inseparable part of the corporate culture. Businesses are using these tools to solve a number of their purposes including meetings, presentations, videoconferences, and much more! An AV installation adds a lot of value to a company by facilitating and improving communication, increasing productivity, and maximizing the use of existing technology.
Read more

COVID-19 update: Business as usual

With the second coronavirus lockdown due to come into force across England on Thursday, we’d like to take this opportunity to reassure customers that StriveAV will continue to operate as normal, utilising all our COVID-safe working practices. All planned jobs will be continuing as scheduled and we are still open and taking orders.

Read more

Growth in virtual events leads to launch of StriveAV Live

Just 12 months ago, a virtual event wasn’t something many event organisers and marketers would have considered an essential part of their offering. While webinars were becoming ever more popular, these would be smaller in scale, shorter in time and narrower in scope than the ever-popular in-person conferences, awards and tradeshows that littered many industries’ calendars.

Fast forward to mid-2020, however, and virtual events have taken on a whole new level of importance, offering a way to futureproof a business and maintain contact with stakeholders despite the changeable times.

Read more

How to utilise digital signage in a COVID-secure space

Demand for digital signage has grown massively in recent years with videowalls, kiosks, menu boards and billboards all becoming near-ubiquitous sights in spaces such as shopping malls, offices, public spaces, hotels, hospitals and even outdoors. Few sectors failed to see the benefits of being able to guide, advise and inform visitors quickly, easily and professionally. Read more

AVoIP
How to choose the best AV over IP solution for your needs

Making the move to AV over IP can be daunting especially as, despite advances in technology, there’s no one size fits all solution. Often the requirement will be for a scalable, secure, manageable solution that is capable of handling a large number of endpoints, but with so many options out there it can be difficult to know which one will be most appropriate.

Read more

Control System installation
StriveAV awarded ISE 27001 accreditation for third consecutive year

StriveAV is pleased to announce that it has been awarded ISO 27001 accreditation for the third year in a row, having held the accolade since 2018. The award comes at a time when the information security standard is more important than ever, particularly when it comes to enterprise AV which is dealing with rapid changes to working practices due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

AVoIP
AV over IP explained

AVoIP – or Audio Visual over Internet Protocol – has been in the AV lexicon for a few years now as the industry has continued its convergence with IT. Although it can be a complex area to fully understand its advantages are clear, offering cost-effective, flexible, and scalable solutions, so it’s worth investigating if this could be the right approach for your needs.

Read more

COVID-19 Business as usual

The past few weeks have been truly unprecedented for so many people around the globe. With the situation around Covid-19 continuing to develop at pace, the priority for StriveAV is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff, suppliers and customers, and we continue to be on hand to respond to any queries you may have regarding current or future projects.

Read more

The five biggest meeting room AV integration mistakes and how to avoid them

With such rapid technological change taking place in the corporate world, and a quantum shift in the way we work (Blog: Five key changes to the way we work and what this means for your workplace) , it can be difficult to ensure your workplace continues to meet the needs of your workforce, particularly when it comes to meeting spaces. Read more

Five key changes to the way we work and what this means for your workplace

The huge acceleration in workplace technology in recent years has made it difficult to know which kit genuinely has a positive impact on both employees and the bottom line, and which is less effective.

Changes to the idea of the workplace, the rise of flexible and remote working, and the need to communicate with people across the globe on a regular basis has hugely affected the kind of technology needed in the average office or meeting room.

Read more

video conferencing
The top 5 benefits of a huddle room

Five key benefits of a huddle space:

  1. User Friendly– Huddle rooms are designed to be simple to use.
  2. Flexible – This simplicity also makes huddle rooms flexible.
  3. Cost Effective – Requires a lot less investment than boardrooms.
  4. Increases Productivity – Huddle rooms should be used when needed to solve specific problems or achieve specific goals.
  5. Use your real estate more effectively – uddle rooms are small spaces, making them a great way to optimise under-utilised areas

Read more

How to create the perfect huddle space environment
How to create the perfect huddle space environment

The most accepted definition of a huddle space is a small, private and comfortable meeting area designed to accommodate 2-6 people and equipped with teleconferencing and collaborative tools. Their size and the technologies typically housed within them makes huddle rooms ideal for both scheduled and impromptu meetings, offering a quieter space for people to work without having to reserve time in a large meeting space or boardroom.

Read more

The benefits of managed services in an education environment

When you think of the convergence of AV and IT, the first sector that springs to mind is probably corporate. There’s no denying that this market has been impacted heavily by the IT-ification of AV and the move towards software over hardware, but it’s certainly not the only area in which the benefits of convergence can be reaped.

Take education, for example. Higher education in particular has undergone major changes in recent years, especially when it comes to how estates are managed and by whom. In many institutions, IT is the driving force behind the AV teams, even in those where AV comes under the Facilities Management or Estates sections. This isn’t without its challenges, however, and while some institutions have managed to merge their teams and make a success of this, others are ‘de-merging’ again.

Read more

How AV managed services can add value to your business

Managed services have grown in popularity across the AV sector as users want to ensure their systems operate as they should for the longest time possible with the minimum downtime.

However, there has been some confusion about what is covered by managed services and what users should expect from any agreement. In short, AV managed services devolves the management and maintenance of AV to the service provider. This can include everything from lifecycle design/build, to onsite support and analytics.

As this is quite a wide-ranging definition, to get the most out of any managed services agreement, it’s important to understand the scope of the deal and how it will benefit your AV inventory. Read more

8 questions to ask yourself when you buy a projector

Are you looking to buy a projector? Finding a solution can be a difficult task. Should you opt for DLP, LCD, LED or laser? Short throw or long throw? What projection surface should you opt for or should you maybe consider LED tiles or video walls instead of a projector? The answer to all of these questions of course depends on the environment in which the projector will be used and the purpose it will be used for. However, there are also a number of other factors that need to be considered in every scenario. Read more

StriveAV - AV Systems Integrator
What is good audio?

Audio is an often-overlooked element of audio-visual system design; displays, screens, videowalls and the many ‘visual’ elements of AV are often front of mind when people consider the kind of system they want. However, without good audio, many of these solutions will not be fit for purpose.

Take conferencing for example. While, the screen will most likely take centre stage in the room, without high-quality audio any meeting is likely to be ineffective at best and abandoned at worst. Read more

AV Digital Media
StriveAV accepted onto UK Digital Outcomes framework

StriveAV is pleased to announce that it has been successful in its application to join the Digital Outcomes framework.

Part of the UK government’s Digital Marketplace initiative which aims to transform the way the public sector commissions digital and cloud services, by making it simpler, clearer and faster for them to buy what they need, Digital Outcomes is a modern framework for non-technical businesses that want to engage with the market to help them realise a strategic aim. Rather than buy an off-the-shelf service or specify a set of products, Digital Outcomes allows buyers to describe the end result they want to achieve, and it is up to the marketplace to design a solution, present it in a meaningful way to the customer and win the business. Read more

StriveAV - AV Systems Integrator
StriveAV wins place on G-Cloud 10

StriveAV is delighted to be a confirmed supplier on G-Cloud 10, the latest iteration of the Government’s Digital Marketplace, which went live on 2nd July 2018.

G-Cloud is a Government framework set up to enable the public sector to procure cloud-based services easily. G-Cloud 10 is fully EU compliant, saving customers the time and money associated with conducting their own procurement exercise. Through the competitive tender process and regular benchmarking, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) ensures customers have access to the most competitive deals.

Read more

StriveAV - AV Systems Integrator
StriveAV supporting Wave mentoring

Blog post from Toni Barnett – Oringally posted on linkedin

As someone who’s long been passionate about encouraging and developing the next generation of AV professionals, I was thrilled to learn about the Women in AV (WAVE) Mentoring Programme that was launched in July and even more thrilled to be able to share my knowledge and experience as a mentor on the programme.

Read more

AV Digital Media
StriveAV awarded ISO 27001 accreditation

StriveAV has been awarded ISO 27001 accreditation. ISO 27001 was developed to “provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an information security management system.” It includes details for documentation, management responsibility, internal audits, continual improvement, and corrective and preventive action.

Read more

StriveAV - AV Systems Integrator
Experience the Google Jamboard at UC Expo

StriveAV will be making its UC Expo debut next week, partnering with BenQ to showcase the latest display and collaboration technology, including the Google Jamboard, on stand D103. In association with BenQ, who are exhibiting on stand D101, the StriveAV team will demonstrate how the cloud-based Jamboard can be used to collaborate with other Jamboards, enabling teams to share content and ideas, deliver presentations and brainstorm in real time.

Read more

StriveAV - AV Systems Integrator
AV Awards StriveAV named Reseller/Integrator of the Year

StriveAV has won the prestigious Reseller/Systems Integrator of the Year award at the AV Awards 2017. The announcement, which was made at a ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on 29 September, recognised StriveAV’s work over the previous 12 months, including projects such as the unique Explore Floor at Kensington Prep, meeting spaces at UCAS HQ, and the use of innovative techniques to ensure quick and smooth installation of new technology in multiple spaces at Goldsmiths University. The company’s commitment to customer service and the desire to always deliver excellence were also key factors behind the AV Award.

Read more

Program Delivery
Don’t Wear out the Carpet – Getting the best ROI from Remote Monitoring

Resolving 60-70% of your AV issues without a technician setting foot in the room is difficult but possible, however it requires a good investment in tooling, people and process. The cost per incident when a technician has to be dispatched rises significantly and in a large building, university campus or office with remote sites, the return on investment for a good remote monitoring and management system can be very high.

The same is true of incidents where the power or data cables have been disconnected, or equipment powered off inappropriately. While monitoring kit can’t in itself prevent that, it will help you see when it goes offline, and perhaps a pattern of regular room users will emerge to help find the culprit. As a side-note you can also achieve significant energy savings using a remote monitoring tool as it will tell you which equipment is being left on, and in many cases will let you remotely power off too. Read more

//striveav.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/StriveSocialIco.png