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Dobil Laboratories, Inc. would like to talk about some practical ways of using Virtual and Hybrid events. We are all looking for ways to connect, communicate and keep doing business during this time.

Virtual events have been the norm recently and will continue to gain traction in most markets. We can help guide you through the process for any event from graduations to training classes.

All companies want to create the appearance of a unified event…this is where Dobil strives to help you get your vision across.

Hybrid events with both live and off-site audiences are gaining popularity in the corporate world. There are many moving parts to make this type of event seamless.  Broadcasting to the masses, content creation, and the most important aspect…audience participation in real time.

Our team of specialized technicians have years of experience in both types of events and can customize your experience.

The question our clients ask us most is, “How do I maintain a visually interesting environment?”

We like to tell them by keeping content stimulating and eye catching with the use of backdrops that do not distract but draw your viewer in.

Our unique solutions help you stay connected today without losing the audience engagement and interaction you are looking for.

Virtual and Hybrid events can also offer specific benefits including sponsorship, community involvement, and the increased ability to get your message to your clients and employees.

Dobil’s almost 50-year commitment, to not only excellence in technology, but partnerships has made us a reliable choice for your company’s success.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Dobil’s New Partner Program you can call or visit us on the web: https://www.dobil.com/

More information on our event production service: https://www.dobil.com/services/event-production/

 

Eric Boring
Regional Director of Sales

Do you know how much bad AV is really costing you?

Part of my job is providing clients with proposals and financial estimates for a project. After the project is submitted, I am sometimes asked “Why is your price so much higher than XYZ Company?”

At this point, I review the product specifics of our quote and our competitor’s quote with the client. In most cases I discover that we are rarely quoting the same exact products. There are hundreds of brands to choose from when quoting a project. It is important to remember that these products not only vary in cost but also in quality, life-span and integration with other products. In most cases the old adage is true…you get what you pay for.

Why are the two quotes so different?

There are many ways to complete the project, or appear to complete it, since the AV industry doesn’t have a lot of hard rules. Specific projects often involve a lot of trial and error to see what parts and pieces are going to work best. There are many factors going into the cost of a project aside from just the cost of equipment. In order to be provided a turn-key solution for your space, you will also need to consider the costs for a professional to provide installation, creative designs, software programming, commissioning, and training.

Clients naturally think of price as their bottom line, but they need to consider the quality and extent of what services are being provided. Do you really know what you should be getting?  What happens if you have to make adjustments to your project? Will the AV company claim that changing orders weren’t included in the cost?  AV companies can vary greatly in the services they provide and include in their quotes. It is not uncommon for businesses to go with the lowest quote…only to find that the quality and functionality of the work is not present. This can be an expensive problem because it usually involves hiring a more reputable company to fix the mistakes…often from scratch.

Bad AV work can not only cost your company money, but it can also impact the quality of your own work and job performance.

Picture it! You are hosting an important video conference at your office where you are presenting a new initiative. The day before you did a test run and everything worked as planned!  You are feeling confident and prepared for the presentation that could have significant implications for your career. You start your presentation as planned and everything seems to be going well and then it happens…then the screen flickers. The people that have dialed in from across the globe to be a part of this meeting can’t hear you and they are seeing very few of the slides you’re trying to present. Not only are you embarrassed but you are getting angry. Who installed this terrible AV system?

I can’t stress enough how important it is to do your research when choosing an AV company. In closing, here is my advice when selecting an AV company: 

  1. Get recommendations from other businesses.
  2. Once you have a company in mind, take a field trip to see some of the work they have done in similar industries.
  3. Ask them hard, pointed questions about what is being proposed. Make sure understand exactly what services are included in their quote.
  4. Determine if the AV solutions discussed be forward-compatible with the growing technology needs of your company.

By doing the right research and having the right conversations you will be able to select a reputable AV company that stands by their work. The cost of a functional and high-quality AV system will ultimately be less than the cost of bad AV work.

For more information visit our website www.dobil.com or email us at info@dobil.com.

Conor McCaskey