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The PRO AV 60: Six AV Industry Optimists

When we asked AV firms about themselves, we asked for a little insight into their business prospects. Of all the companies that submitted information for the PRO AV 60, more than half said they expected to close out a brutal 2009 with more revenue than they had in 2008.

When we asked AV firms about themselves, we asked for a little insight into their business prospects. And get this: Of all the companies that submitted information for the PRO AV 60, more than half said they expected to close our a brutal 2009 with more revenue than they had in 2008. Only 21 percent expected less revenue and about 28 percent expected a flat year.

We also asked them to characterize the financial health of the pro AV industry going forward. A whopping 70 percent felt the industry would enjoy slight to moderate growth while only 16 percent expected things to be flat to down (14 percent were looking at "strong" growth in the future).

These PRO AV 60 firms said they expect significantly more revenue in 2010...30 percent or more!

Applied Visual Communications
Herndon, Va. www.avc-inc.net

What Does "Green AV" Mean to Your Company?
"It means collaboration with architects to merge AV needs with other aspects of green building to avoid 'AV as an afterthought.' " --Applied Visual Communications

The Chariot Group
Anchorage, Alaska, www.chariotgroup.com

Realm Control Corp.
Dallas, www.realmctrl.com

Technosystems
Hialeah, Fla., www.technosystems.us

Xtreme Custom Sounds
Cherryville, N.C., www.xtremecustomsounds.webs.com

What Does "Green AV" Mean to Your Company?
"Like anything in electronics, it costs more in the beginning but saves [money] on the other end."--Xtreme Custom Sounds

Zeller Digital Innovations
Normal, Ill., www.zellerdigitalcommunications.com

What's Your Best Advice for Succeeding in Pro AV?
"Under promise and over deliver. Exceeding expectations is the best way to maintain and grow your business."--Zeller Digital Innovations



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