Do you replace production/system equipment based on it being worn out or for new features and functionality? When we get a new system or new piece of gear, often the last thing on our minds is repairs or the life cycle of the system. In my view, churches are getting better at understanding professional A/V systems. I find that in general, the market is more aware of the cost versus the expectation of the system, along with the willingness to spend the dollars to get it right (or at least as right as they can afford). I’m grateful for the improvement.
As we currently sit in what is referred to as a “shelter in place” posture, the restaurant industry has taken the brunt of the ramifications of these recommendations, mandates and government enforced policies. Just over a month ago, I enjoyed an evening out where I waited 20 minutes for a table at my favorite restaurant. The place like it always seemed to be was packed out with patrons sitting elbow to elbow as noise and laughter filled the place.
On the experience side, patrons will want and expect a great atmosphere. A big part of this atmosphere is provided by the Audio/Visual experience. From menu boards to showcasing sporting events and news TV-style displays have become a staple in the restaurant and entertainment landscape. Additionally, background sound sets the tone for the patrons’ experience. Now is the time to test and upgrade all of the Audio Visual equipment to make sure it will deliver on a “re-opening” day.
Pay At The Table and Contactless Payment are becoming a reality thanks to much-improved technology and changes in how credit cards are processed. Thanks to tablets where you can sign your name on the screen, chip-based credit cards, and the use of PIN’s it is now easy, affordable, and efficient to use a Pay At The Table system.