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MILESTONES

MILESTONES

More than 70 years of history to share

1946

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.
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1946

Albany Television Headquarters 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, Albany Television Headquarters has grown into the largest television service organization in upstate NY.

1952

Albany Television Headquarters expands into the professional sound and RF distribution systems business by representing Altec-Lansing, Bogen and Jerrold.

1953

Albany Television Headquarters expands into the CCTV systems business by representing Dage.
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1956

The company changes its name to Audio-Video Corporation.
Audio-Video Corporation begins a separate retail operation under the name of the Hi-Fidelity Center.

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1961

Audio-Video Corporation is one of the first companies in the United States to add a new product line of helical scan video tape recorders invented and manufactured by Ampex.
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1969

Audio-Video Corporation moves its main office to a 5,000 square foot facility in Delmar (Albany), NY. On this year, it also 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.

1971

Audio-Video Corporation becomes a Sony Video Product Dealer and lays the foundation for its growth into the industrial and broadcast marketplace.
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1975

Audio-Video Corporation 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.

1976

Audio-Video Corporation is appointed a Sony Broadcast Products Company Representative.
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1979

Audio-Video Corporation begins to market rental and staging support services.

1982

Audio-Video Corporation moves its corporate headquarters to Menands (Albany), NY.

1986

Audio-Video Corporation celebrates its 40th anniversary and enters into its second business generation.
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1987

Audio-Video Corporation is appointed one of only 18 Ampex dealers in the United States. Also on this year, Audio-Video Corporation digitized its operation with the purchase of an IBM mainframe.

1991

Audio-Video Corporation opens its first branch office in Syracuse, NY.

1991

Audio-Video Corporation creates an intelligent media group to address the exploding desktop video market.

1993

Audio-Video Corporation enters the Video Teleconferencing market.
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1995

Audio-Video Corporation enters into the Cable Head-End market and is awarded several projects from Comcast Corporation.

1996

Audio-Video Corporation celebrates its 50th anniversary, and sponsors a gala for staff, former staff, suppliers, and clients. Over 300 hundred people attended!

2003

Audio-Video Corporation designs the 1st Ice Screen Projector System for the Buffalo Sabres.
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2007

Audio-Video Corporation achieves 25 straight years of profitability.
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2008

Audio-Video Corporation adds significant manpower to its Syracuse office, as well as renovating and expanding the existing building.

2009

Audio-Video Corporation expands into the Burlington, VT marketplace. A full-time account representative is hired and a physical office location is opened.

2009

Audio-Video Corporation overhauls our pre-build capabilities by opening a 8000 square foot warehouse operations facility near our Albany, NY (HQ).

2010

Audio-Video Corporation surpasses 5000 unique and customized audio-visual integrations.

2016

Audio- Video Corporation celebrates its 70th anniversary.

2016

Audio-Video Corporation’s Technology Training Center is upgraded to provide customers the ability to experience state of the art audio visual technologies.
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2017

Audio-Video Corporation opens its Rochester, NY office. It’s currently staffed with a full-time Sales Engineer, Sales Assistant, Systems Engineer and Install Technician to cover the region.

2017

Audio-Video Corporation surpasses 8000 unique and customized audio-visual integrations.
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2017

Audio-Video Corporation migrates from IBM’s iSeries legacy system to SAP Business One enterprise resource management software.

2019

Audio-Video Corporation implemented an MPLS network between all four offices to improve efficiencies of network traffic flow and increase bandwidth.
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2019

Audio-Video Corporation redesigns its web-site to improve navigation and increase customer engagement.  

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