Benefits of LCD Projector Rentals in Los Angeles

As more and more information goes digital, organizations are looking for cost-effective ways to share that information with large groups of people and LCD projectors fit the bill. As the technology has become more widespread, prices have dropped making renting this equipment more affordable than ever for board meetings, company meetings or team breakout sessions.

Why Rent?

Although prices have come down, it can still be cost-prohibitive to purchase a high-quality machine. Fortunately, purchasing one isn’t always necessary. Depending on how often you plan to use the device, LCD projector rentals can be a much more cost-effective solution. You will be able to rent a high-quality machine for the times you need it rather than purchase a mediocre machine and rarely use it.

Aside from initial purchase price, there are maintenance and the purchase of replacement parts to consider. With lamps running alone $300 or more, maintenance costs can quickly add up.

If you plan to use the machine in meetings with clients or prospects, renting a high-quality, state-of-the-art machine can boost your image. Not only that, since the quality of any presentation using these machines is so dependent on the size and brightness of the room it is presented in, renting allows you to customize your equipment choice based on your needs every time. In short, you’ll always have the perfectly sized and powered machine for your needs when you rent.

4 Common Uses For LCD Projector Rentals

  • Corporate Presentations. Renting is a good idea if you won’t be using the equipment very often. One-time events or quarterly shareholder meetings are good candidates for LCD projector rentals. Bring the equipment in for the presentation, then send it back when you’re done with it.
  • Exhibitions and Trade Shows. Renting equipment for trade show events saves you from having to haul the equipment with you. Have it sent directly to the show venue. If anything goes wrong with the equipment during the show, just contact the rental company to get it repaired or replaced.
  • Corporate Travel. For salespeople who travel a lot for business, LCD projector rentals make it easy to provide digital presentations for a big audience. Simply coordinate delivery of the equipment with your supplier and the site of your presentation, plug in your laptop and go.

Expertise Is Included With The Price

LCD projector rentals come with the added benefit of supplier expertise. Every presentation need and every venue are different. It can be difficult to know what size or brand to rent, what resolution or how many lumens you need for your presentation. This is where a good supplier can be invaluable. Work with your vendor to determine the best fit for your needs, get a crash course on working the machine, then go out and wow your audience.

Benefits of owning Smart Appliances

Automated home technology is cool. I mean, just saying it is fun. Come on. Say it with me.

“Smart homes.”

“I have a smart home.”

It sounds like the future. It sounds like you have money to spend. It sounds like freedom.

And that’s the hook, isn’t it? Freedom. Ease. Automation.

Turn your lights off from your bed. Control your TV with your voice. Lock your door from a million miles away.

But, as cool as this is, there’s a more important benefit to all of this “smart” technology we’re filling our homes with.

Sustainability.
Sure, having your air conditioning kick on when you walk into your home is nice, but having it turn off when you leave saves energy and money. Using smart home technology with the intent to conserve can lead to energy efficiency, savings, and an overall better quality of life.

Energy Efficiency
Thermostats like Nest are a great way to save energy, but they aren’t alone. Smart LED light bulbs can be set to turn off when you leave the house. Smart sensors can alert your phone if your fridge or window is open. Smart appliances can be set to run when it’s most economical and can sense when their job is done, then automatically turn off. Imagine a future where all of these appliances work together harmoniously: your heater takes a break while your dryer runs, your blinds open when it’s sunny outside, and more. It’s not that far away.

Savings
Using smart devices like the ones listed above doesn’t just save energy, it saves money too. A lower electric bill means a bigger budget and more money that can be used to replace old devices or upgrade a home to be even more sustainable. The initial cost may be a little higher, but most energy-efficient, smart devices pay for themselves over time. Tax credits can also be applied to specific smart, energy-efficient products like solar panels and geothermal heat pumps. And finally, smart homes sell faster and for more money. Research shows that home-buyers want smart technology to be pre-installed and that 80% percent of buyers are more likely to buy a home if it comes with automated technology.

Quality of Life
You can’t buy happiness. We know that. But, more money means less stress, and that’s something you can’t beat. As cool as it is to tell Alexa to play the latest single from across the room, having more room in your budget is even cooler. And plus, energy-efficient homes put a considerably less amount of strain on the environment, making life better for all of us. So do yourself a favor, start replacing those old appliances with smart, sustainable devices that will actually make you, and the rest of us, a little happier

 

Please contact our sales department for any questions regarding smart appliances. We will happy to provide a quote.

Photo Booth Rental Los Angeles

Photo Booth Rental

Looking to rent a photo booth for your next event? RJ AV Rentals is proud to be launching a new alternative service to photo booth rental.

Eventstagram is a web app for event organizers to display a real-time slideshow of photos taken at an event. As soon as a photo is taken and tagged through Instagram™ on a smartphone it appears on the screen or projector at the event for everyone to enjoy.

As guests take Instagram images the photos and videos are instantly shown on a live display, which can be customized to match any events requirements. The feeds provide engaging user generated content for live events, as well as increasing the social media impact of the event outside of the venue.

 

Product Features and Benefits

  • Interactive Feature – Our live slideshows encourage users to use Instagram on their smartphones to become part of the event.
  • Fully customizable templates to cater to your specific event.
  • Automatically upload photos to a Facebook page, giving you another way to collect all of the photos from your event and gain more “Likes” at the same time.
  • Printing – Instant gratification. Print Instagram & Twitter photos right at the event.
  • Advertising –  Add interstitial ads to your slideshows. Eventstagram  allows you to add videos and images for commercial advertising at your event or location.
  • No more waiting in line for the photo booth. Anyone with a smartphone can upload photos instantly
  • Security – All photos will be closely monitored by our compliance department for approval before going live on the slideshow.

 

For more information contact RJ AV Rentals.

Projector Rental Los Angeles

If you’re thinking about renting a projector for your next presentation, wedding rehearsal dinner, or movie night chances are that you have already looked at a few options. We would like to provide you with some basic projector knowledge to help you make the right choice for you next event.

A video projector is an image projector that receives a video signal and projects the corresponding image on a projection screen using a lens system. All video projectors use a very bright light to project the image. Video projectors are widely used for many applications such as, conference room presentations, classroom training, home theatre and concerts (from Wikipedia.com).

Common display resolutions for most portable projectors include SVGA (800×600 pixels), XGA (1024×768 pixels), 720p (1280×720 pixels), and 1080p (1920×1080 pixels). A projector with a higher light output measured in lumens is required for a larger screen or for a room with a larger amount of ambient light.For example, a light output of approximately 1500 to 2500 lumens is suitable for small screens viewed in rooms with low ambient light; approximately 2500 lumens to 4000 lumens is suitable for medium-sized screens with some ambient light; over 4000 lumens is needed for very large screens or for use in rooms with no lighting control such as conference rooms.

At RJ AV Rentals we carry a wide spectrum of projectors from 1000 lumens up to 10000 lumens. We stock High Definition as well as Standard Definition projectors. We will provide all the necessary cables to connect your PC or Apple laptop, DVD Player, iPad, or any other device

If you feel you need additional information about your next projector rental in the Los Angeles area please contact RJ AV Rentals one of your projector specialists to help you choose the right projector for you.

 

 

Tech Tuesday – Microphone Directional Properties

Microphone Directional Properties

A microphone’s directionality or polar pattern indicates how sensitive it is to sounds arriving at different angles about its central axis. Some microphones pick up sound equally from all directions, others pick up sound only from one direction or a particular combination of directions. The types of directionality are divided into three main categories:

  1. Omnidirectional
    An omnidirectional microphone’s response is generally considered to be a perfect sphere in three dimensions.
  2. Unidirectional
    A unidirectional microphone is sensitive to sounds from only one direction.
  3. Bidirectional
    “Figure 8” or bi-directional microphones receive sound equally from both the front and back of the element.

To help understand a the directional properties of a particular microphone, user manuals and promotional material often include a graphical representation of the microphone’s directionality. This graph is called a polar pattern. Some typical examples are shown below.

Omnidirectional

CapturOmnidirectioales sound equally from all directions.

Uses: Capturing ambient noise; Situations where sound is coming from many directions; Situations where the mic position must remain fixed while the sound source is moving.

Notes:

  • Although omnidirectional mics are very useful in the right situation, picking up sound from every direction is not usually what you need. Omni sound is very general and unfocused – if you are trying to capture sound from a particular subject or area it is likely to be overwhelmed by other noise.

Cardioid

CardioidCardioid means “heart-shaped”, which is the type of pick-up pattern these mics use. Sound is picked up mostly from the front, but to a lesser extent the sides as well.

Uses: Emphasizing sound from the direction the mic is pointed whilst leaving some latitude for mic movement and ambient noise.

Notes:

  • The cardioid is a very versatile microphone, ideal for general use. Handheld mics are usually cardioid.
  • There are many variations of the cardioid pattern (such as the hypercardioid below).

Hypercardioid

HypercardioidThis is exaggerated version of the cardioid pattern. It is very directional and eliminates most sound from the sides and rear. Due to the long thin design of hypercardioids, they are often referred to as shotgun microphones.

Uses: Isolating the sound from a subject or direction when there is a lot of ambient noise; Picking up sound from a subject at a distance.

Notes:

  • By removing all the ambient noise, unidirectional sound can sometimes be a little unnatural. It may help to add a discreet audio bed from another mic (i.e. constant background noise at a low level).
  • You need to be careful to keep the sound consistent. If the mic doesn’t stay pointed at the subject you will lose the audio.
  • Shotguns can have an area of increased sensitivity directly to the rear.

Bidirectional

BidirectionalUses a figure-of-eight pattern and picks up sound equally from two opposite directions.

Uses: As you can imagine, there aren’t a lot of situations which require this polar pattern. One possibility would be an interview with two people facing each other (with the mic between them).

 

Variable Directionality

Some microphones allow you to vary the directional characteristics by selecting omni, cardioid or shotgun patterns.

This feature is sometimes found on video camera microphones, with the idea that you can adjust the directionality to suit the angle of zoom, e.g. have a shotgun mic for long zooms. Some models can even automatically follow the lens zoom angle so the directionality changes from cardioid to shotgun as you zoom in.

 

Contact one of our sales representatives if you have any questions for your next microphone rental. Let us help you choose the best microphone for you.

 

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Feel free to browse through our website and see all the services we have to offer. We have affordable pricing on all our sound system and microphone rentals. If you are looking to rent a projector and a screen for a presentation or rent a flat screen TV to host the next big sporting event – we cover the wide spectrum of your rental needs.

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