Oncore AV has been busy this fall, so we’d like to bring you up to date on some of our recent events. From large retreats hosted at the Grand Hotel, to High School football games in the Whitecaps stadium, OAV was on top of things!
October 4th we headed to the Fifth Third Ballpark for the South Christian V.S. East Grand Rapids High School football game. OAV’s partnership with West Michigan Whitecaps allows us the opportunity to provide support for specialty events like these! OAV prepared announcements, graphics on the big screen, and a full audio visual crew for the game. The baseball diamond was converted to a football field to allow the two high school teams to play for a cheering stadium crowd, which gave the players the full all-star experience! Additionally, it allowed OAV a variation from our regular baseball-heavy schedule.
The next day our crew turned around and headed to the Grand Hotel for the Celebrate Your Marriage Retreat, hosted by Jay and Laura Laffoon. This is the 22nd year OAV has provided AV support for the retreat, making it one of our longest running events. We are able to provide lights, sound, and video for Celebrate Your Marriage, and occasionally some dance moves! Even with our expertise, Mackinac Island’s car ban always poses some difficulty. The event has grown each year requiring a lot of new technology, and moving it on horse drawn carts is not always a breeze. However, with each trip to the island our staff improves their strategy and efficiency! After arriving at the hotel, the set up went smoothly and the event went on for 2 days complete with conferences, couples activities, and even a break for the Hokey Pokey!
Stop three was Hops ‘N Highlands at Boyne Highlands resort. OAV’s partnership with Boyne Highlands allows us to provide AV for all in-house meetings and gatherings, and sometimes that means large festivities such as Hops ‘N Highlands. OAV was able to provide a stage, sound, and lights to elevate this already lively event! Although the outdoor venue was a big change for our staff, they faced the rain and wind and successfully put together the audio visuals for this event. Saturday’s festival included booths from local breweries, as well as stein hoisting competitions, and performances by Huckleberry Groove.
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May 28th was a special day in Traverse City. The field was freshly painted and you could smell the hot dogs being grilled. It was opening day for the new baseball team the Traverse City Pit Spitters. The Pit Spitters joined the Northwoods League, a college summer wood bat league this year; and had a great start to their season winning their first game 2-1 against the Green Bay Booyah.
Oncore AV is happy to have the opportunity to work with the Pit Spitters this season. Similar to the services we provide their new owners, the West Michigan Whitecaps, we support and staff the Pit Spitters audio visual needs. Oncore has installed a new video production system and infrastructure for the ballpark. Our team works alongside the Northwoods League to send out a live stream of all of the Pit Spitters home games. These streams can be found on the Northwoods League website.
It has been great to be a part of this seasons start at Pit Spitters Ballpark and we are looking forward to supporting them with AV services for the rest of the season.
Click the following link for the Pitt Spitters schedule.
Your church service is in jeopardy of being interrupted over your very own sound system!
You read that correctly.
You may have purchased wireless equipment and it works well as it currently broadcasts/receives 600 Mhz-800 Mhz signals. Unfortunately, those radio frequencies are now corporately owned and now illegal for public use. And by illegal I mean it will bring a $10,000 fine from the FCC. In addition to that, your service can be over taken. Only the new owner of these frequencies can broadcast on them, that means your church service is set to be interrupted by a higher power (not an angelic one).
YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO COMPLY. You will have to bow to fate and buy a new wireless system. Don’t worry, Oncore AV can help. We can help to coordinate the rebate that will give you back up to $500 per channel from Shure. But you need to act fast as these rebates are only offered through April 2018!
We Can Help!
We will walk you through the process regardless of the manufacturer of your current equipment and can help you get the trade-in rebate of up to $500/channel on comparable new Shure equipment. We can also consult on what options you have for upgraded equipment with this new found money!