ABOUT AUDIO-VIDEO CORPORATION
History & Milestones
Milton A. Klarsfeld returns from World War II having served in the United States 15th Air Force in Europe as a combat officer and Prisoner of War, and begins the Albany Television Headquarters (ATH).
ATH is the first post-war television sales and service organization in eastern upstate New York. Its focus is selling, installing, and servicing television receivers and antennas. By 1950, ATH has grown into the largest television service organization in upstate New York.
ATH expands into the professional sound and RF distribution systems business by representing Altec-Lansing, Bogen and Jerrold.
ATH expands into the CCTV systems business by representing Dage.
The company changes its name to Audio-Video Corporation (AVC).
AVC begins a separate retail operation under the trade name of the Hi-Fidelity Center.
AVC is one of the first companies in the United States to add a new product line of helical scan videotape recorders invented and manufactured by Ampex.
AVC moves its main office to a 5,000 square foot facility in Delmar (Albany), New York.
AVC Closes its retail service and television sales operations and focuses its entire marketing efforts in the institutional video, RF, CCTV, and the professional sound markets.
AVC Becomes a Sony Video Product Dealer and lays the foundation for its growth into the industrial and broadcast marketplace.
AVC purchases a 28-foot Open Road Van which is designed and utilized as a mobile video systems/equipment demonstration vehicle. Later on, it is rented out and used as a mobile video production unit.
AVC is appointed a Sony Broadcast Products Company Representative.
AVC Begins to market Rental and Staging Support Services.
AVC moves its corporate headquarters to Menands (Albany), New York.
AVC celebrates its 40th anniversary and enters into its second business generation.
AVC is appointed one of only 18 Ampex dealers in the United States.
AVC computerizes its operation with the purchase of an IBM mainframe.
AVC opens a branch office in Syracuse, New York.
AVC creates an intelligent media group to address the exploding desktop video market.
AVC enters the Video Conferencing market.
AVC enters into the Cable Head-End market, and is awarded several projects from Comcast Corporation.
AVC celebrates its 50th anniversary, and sponsors a big gala for staff, former staff, suppliers, and clients; over 300 hundred people attended.
AVC designs the 1st Ice Screen Projector System for the Buffalo Sabres.
AVC achieves 25 straight years of profitability.
AVC adds significant manpower to its Syracuse office, as well as renovating and expanding the existing building at this location.
AVC expands into the Burlington, VT marketplace. To better serve the region, a full time account representative is hired and a physical office location is opened.
AVC overhauls our pre-build capabilities by opening a 8000 sq. ft. Warehouse Operations Facility near our Albany, NY HQ.
AVC surpasses 5000 unique and customized audio-visual integrations.