AV RoadShow

Road Show Kicks Off East Coast Tour

The Road Show began it’s months-long journey of the eastern United States this week with a stop in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Road Show Truck had some trouble on the way after taking some time off, but the team pulled together to keep hitting the stops. Though they may have had to wait a bit for the truck to catch up.

Trouble with Goldie Haulin

Trouble with Goldie Haulin’

Trouble part

Trouble part


Brian going over the SYSAU Suspended Ceiling Mount System



Thanks to AVI Systems for the hospitality

Thanks to AVI Systems for the hospitality

Waiting for the truck

Where’s the truck?

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2016 Roadshow Coming Soon to the East Coast!

The Chief and Da-Lite Roadshow took a break last year, but will be coming back to the nation’s highways this summer. Be on the lookout for future Roadshow updates as we plan stops for the East Coast.

Midwest road show

Goldie gets a parting photo from the Midwest team

Sunny road show

Beautiful outdoor stop

Road Show Truck

See Goldie

Super K

Like a superhero, Elizabeth swooped in to rescue our salespeople and clear their names.

AV food

We got eyes for AV food and AV solutions


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Last stop for the year

The AV Road Show wrapped up its final stop last week in Florida and Road Show Specialist, Tyrel, is on his way back to HQ in Minnesota.

It’s been our longest road show yet, and we had a great time sharing our latest solutions with dealers and getting feedback that helps us create better products. Speaking of feedback, if you want to let us know what you thought, please visit our Road Show feedback page.

Want to request the Road Show make a stop near you next year? Let us hear it.

Road Show map

Covered a lot of ground this year!

Final stop

Another final stop

Final stop

one of final stops

parting words

Parting words

the route home

The route home

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Winding Down

The Road Show has reached its final week of stops. That’s 36 weeks, folks!  Just a few more days, and we go into hibernation mode. The team had a great time so far this week meeting installers and dealers, even bringing in some AV industry partners for the fun.


Hello Hollywood, Florida!

Video Game

The site of an epic MarioKart battle between Karen and Ty, our Road Show Driver. Karen won!


Frank seems to think this is his place.

Fun and games

Sometimes, it is fun and games

Goldie on the road

On the way to next stop

Outdoor av

Beauty of a day

AV friends

Lots of friends came for this stop!

Packed room

Packed room

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Last State

The Road Show is winding its way down the last state on this year’s trip: Florida. They started the week in Georgia and finished today in Miami. The AV Road Show will wrap up 2014 next week. For now, some pics from the past few weeks, from Texas, Louisana, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

miami av


What a welcome

What a welcome!

Goldie's issue

Goldie continued to have problems in this stretch of the show.

Setting up

Setting up

Beauty of a day

Beautiful day

AV solutions

Lots of solutions for all

good crowd

nice crowd

Golf and AV

Golf and AV

fusion carts

Talking about some AV carts


Matt – looking cool in his shades.

Catching up

Catching up with friends

Food and AV

Food and AV

outdoor av

A nother great day for an outdoor show

Schedule for AV

Checking the schedule or getting in some online gaming?

AV Food

AV food

above ceiling storage

Above ceiling storage makes clean installations easy.

Ceiling mount time

Ceiling mount time

Fusion mounts

Matt talks some Fusion

Da-Lite time

Da-Lite time

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Goldie troubles in Georgia

Goldie had more troubles last week traveling along the south for the Chief and Da-Lite Road Show. The team worked extra hard to hit as many stops as possible around Atlanta, bringing in Mike Moon for extra muscle and troubleshooting. The show continued on a modified schedule and will finish up the final weeks in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida before returning home to hibernate for the winter.

Engine problem

Double vision check engine – oh oh.

AV Mike Moon

Mike is on the scene to help.

AV chatting

Chatting with dealers and installers – the best part of any AV Road Show Stop

Up close with Chief gear

Up close with Chief gear

AV in Texas

Everything’s bigger in Texas, even golf holes.

Texas AV

Last stop in Texas

AV Louisiana

Louisiana stop

AV show

Taking a moment for AV?

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Our Road Show is Bigger than Your Road Show

The team continues to traverse the Lone Star State with the latest AV solutions from Chief and Da-Lite. They spent the lion’s share of this week in and around Houston. Kathryn Gaskell, Product Manager, was tagging along this week and reports “amazing customer visits, great training and feedback on our products.”

Storage av

Stephen has nothing up his sleeves, people.


Goldie on way to next stop


ConnexSys takes center stage

Da-Lite presentation

Da-Lite time

Frank pics

Frank sending in pics for the blog

ConnexSys video wall mounting system

Fielding questions about ConnexSys

AV show

Several times a day – moving in and out, still smiling

Chief show

Kathryn watching the proceedings

Road Show

Stephen, providing directions on how to move forward.

Fusion cart

Talkin’ bout Fusion carts

Out on the road

On to the next stop


Good crowd

Lots of Thinstall

Kathryn loves seeing Chief Thinstall Swing Arm Mounts

ConnexSys time

ConnexSys time

Goldie on the road

Pounding more pavement.

Rob on the case

Rob is on the case

Da-Lite presentation

Da-Lite time

Kontour array mount

Kontour Array Mount spotted

Road show

Moving on out again

A little golf

A little golf?

Gathering around the screen

Gathering round the screen

AV rack accessories

Rob sharing some of his favorite AV rack accessories.

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The Road Show is enjoying warmer weather down south with recent stops in Dallas, Lewisville, Grand Prairie, The Colony, Irving and Austin. Next week will see Texas wrapped up and the show moving into the southeast.

Ceiling mounts

Always nice to stop and see some Chief mounts in action, like the LCMUs here.

outside AV

Another great day for an outdoor show


Da-Lite captivating the crowd

AV Installers

Good crowd

GPS fail

Sometimes you need to go with your gut, not the GPS.

demo av

Life on the road can be hard on demo gear


Ready to see some video wall mounts


Here comes the rain

AV solutions

Dispersal is part of the fun – find the stuff that interests you most

Video wall

Video wall going up here.

Checking out the ceiling mounts

Checking out the ceiling mounts

Chatting av

Chatting up the crowd

ConnexSys demo

ConnexSys ready to demo


Fusion is ready for a look.

Fusion basics

Going over the basics of Fusion.

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Missouri to Oklahoma

The road show truck has been in and out of the shop recently while the rest of the crew moved on, because the AV Road Show MUST go on.

New driver

New truck, new driver?

Missouri time

Missouri time


Goldie pops in for a spell

Midwest road show

Goldie gets a parting photo from the Midwest team

Night loading

Night loading

Da-Lite presentation

Da-Lite time

Oklahoma show

In Oklahoma now

AV Road Show

Introductions with Rob

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More Minnesota, and Goldie Troubles

The Road Show team finished out last week in Minnesota and headed to Illinois on the way to Missouri. However, Goldie Haulin, the Road Show Truck, decided she didn’t want to leave Illinois.

She got a bad case of diesel particle matter filter issues and got towed to a shop in Springfield on Saturday.

Road Show specialist, Tyrel, picked up a temporary rental truck and moved all the equipment to it on Sunday. This week, the team will be in St. Louis. Once Goldie is fixed, Tyrel will switch back next weekend.

“Lots of moving parts and lots of driving.  Just the way we like it,” said Tyrel.

In the meantime, some pics from the rest of the week in Minnesota, and a few of Goldie getting some attention.


Chatting with installers

Chatting with installers

Solutions for AV

Good times, fun people


Road Show

Everyone say Cheese!

Above ceiling solutions

Kristin shows some above ceiling solutions.


Kontour time. The K4 arrays are awesome.

Da-Lite time

Seth starts the screen section with style. Super.

Outdoor av show

Outside once again.

Storage for AV

Kristin showing some storage solutions

Goldie is sick

Goldie! What’s wrong?

Goldie towed

Goldie’s off to the doctor for a week of recovery.

New wheels

New digs, not as custom, but it will do in a pinch.

Tire problem


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