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SoundVision Podcast with T3 Computers

SoundVision Podcast with T3 Computers

CEO of T3 Computer Services Adolfo Montenegro joins us to discuss the latest threats to your online security

SoundVision Podcast with T3 Computer Services …. T3, previously owned by locally known IT industry veteran, Tun Oo –  changed hands right before Covid struck. Adolfo had to navigate a new business venture along with a global pandemic and adapt. T3 is one of the area’s longest running IT firms specializing in small business needs. With Adolfo, an accomplished academic and IT expert in his own right, the firm is expanding their services to cater to today’s security needs. SoundVision Podcast with T3 Computer Services covers a variety of important safety topics  from passwords to best practices.

 

Listen to the full podcast here:

https://www.buzzsprout.com/2014609/episodes/11246379-simplifying-life-with-t3-computer-services

SoundVision Podcast with T3 Computers

  • Learn what platform hackers are targeting the most right now (you might be surprised it rhymes with Snapple!)

  • Your PC is only as safe as your security habits

  • T3 offers many services, platforms and means to learn more to protect your information

  • We learned our Service tech, Paul Martin was actually in American Samoa in the South Pacific working for a competing firm with Adolfo on IT infrastructure

  • Do you know what smishing is?

SoundVision Podcast with T3 Computers

Adolfo has a plethora of resources to share with you!

https://t3managedit.com/

Check out our other blogs and podcasts!

https://www.svavnc.com/soundvision-blogs-check-out-the-soundvision-blog/

 

SoundVision Podcast with T3 Computers

“Started in 2007, T3 Managed IT is a complete technology solution provider. We are 100% committed to making sure business owners have the most reliable and professional IT service in Charlotte Metro Area (NC) and Atlanta Metro Area (GA). Our team of talented IT professionals can solve your IT nightmares once and for all.”

Here’s why so many businesses depend on T3 Managed IT for complete IT support:

  • Basic maintenance and system checks are performed proactively

  • Enhanced Service Level Agreements (SLA)

  • Remote monitoring of your network and immediate resolution response

  • Complete systems administration and end-user help desk included.We focus on service, not billable hours

SoundVision Podcast with ProSource

Faith Marengo selling lighting fixtures!

SoundVision Podcast with ProSource Team

NEW incoming ProSource President Jim Pearce and Representative for the Southeast, Frank Marengo visited the SoundVision experience center for a special podcast. In the podcast, we learned about Jim’s aspirations for the buying group under his his tenure. Frank reveals that his secret weapon, is in fact his 9 year old daughter Faith, who outshines him on vendor visits. SoundVision has offered Faith a training position with the SoundVision design team, but her dad says she needs to graduate elementary school first.

SoundVision received the Southeast Dealer of the Year in April of this year and SoundVision owner, Mark DiPietro is a volunteer on the ProSource Education Committee. SoundVision is committed to the professional growth of our employees and product offerings. ProSource is a resource for training, product and peer development.

SoundVision is a Lake Norman based smart home technology, lighting, shading and security provider with a staff of both current and future seasoned industry veterans.

If you would like to visit our Mooresville showroom, please email us at info@svavnc.com or reach out by calling (704) 696-2792 ext. 1.

Listen to the full podcast on Apple or Spotify or by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2014609/11182227-simplifying-life-with-prosource.mp3?download=true

ProSource is a cooperative, member-governed, not-for-profit buying group representing more than 600+ custom integrators and specialty retailers. With annual sales of more than $6 billion, ProSource is the largest specialty and consumer-electronics merchandising group in the United States, which allows it to negotiate stronger programs with manufacturers, help independent dealers stay relevant to consumers, and keep the specialty A/V channel competitive.

SoundVision Podcast with ProSource Team Jim Pearce and Frank Marengo along with Mark DiPietro and Michelle Ferlauto of our team.

 

Check out our other blogs!  https://www.svavnc.com/soundvision-blogs-check-out-the-soundvision-blog/

ProSource President Jim Pearce with SoundVision team members (from left: Fredy Davila, Michelle Ferlauto, Jim Pearce, Mark DiPietro and Kristen DiPietro)

Learn more about ProSource:

https://www.prosourceinfo.com/

 

SoundVision Podcast with Vic and Amy Petrenko

SoundVision Podcast with Vic and Amy Petrenko

On Episode 4 of the SoundVision Podcast Series, we sit down with Vic and Amy Petrenko of the Petrenko Group with Sotheby’s International Realty.

Listen here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/2014609/11043145

 

To reach out Vic and Amy click here:

https://vicandamypetrenko.premiersothebysrealty.com/

 

To learn more or request a SoundVision technical home inspections:

https://www.svavnc.com/contact-us/

This isn’t just a podcast with realtors! This is a podcast with actual American super heros. SoundVision Podcast with Vic and Amy Petrenko covers a variety of topics!

SoundVision was privleged to host Vic and Amy Petrenko of the The Pentrenko Group Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

Looking for real estate information? Vic and Amy’s profile:
https://vicandamypetrenko.premiersothebysrealty.com/

Who are Vic and Amy?

  • Otherwise known as BRIGADIER GENERAL PETRENKO, Vic Petrenko served the United States in the Army for 31 years
  • Otherwise known as WINNER OF THE PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, Amy Petrenko has been a gracious hostess and devoted public servant
  • Since retiring from the military, this dynamic duo have teamed up to serve the North Carolina real estate market

Watch this:
2008 President George W. Bush 82nd Airborn Division Review at Fort Bragg with then Col. Vic Petrenko
https://www.wral.com/news/local/video/2927506/

Watch this:
Amy Petrenko to receive President’s Volunteer Service Award

“Bush presented the President’s Volunteer Service Award to Amy Petrenko, an Army wife for 19 years. Petrenko has volunteered for the National Military Family Association for 11 years at Fort Bragg and other duty stations. …When soldiers are deployed, she has stepped up, helping spouses network and find resources for themselves and their children.”
https://www.wral.com/news/local/video/2924380/

Good Reads mentioned in the podcast:

The Go-Giver
https://thegogiver.com/

 

Check out SoundVision Podcast with Vic and Amy Petrenko and our other podcasts in the series on Apple and Spotify!

 

SoundVision Voted Iredell’s Best!

SoundVision Voted Iredell’s Best!

SoundVision Voted Iredell’s Best!

May 2022

SoundVision, LLC is proud to accounce that it was was voted best Audio Visual Company in the Mooresville Tribune and Statesville Record & Landmark”Best of Iredell” awards. The recognition comes as SoundVision, LLC is celebrating the first year openening of new Lake Norman experience center. The Mooresville Tribune and sister publication, Statesville Record and Landmark organize the awards annually. This was SoundVision’s first year win. Both newspapers announced the “Best of” awards on on May 15, 2022. This award comes on the heels of SoundVision being voted Dealer of the Year for ProSource in April of 2022. https://www.svavnc.com/soundvision-wins-prosource-award/

“We couldn’t be more please to represent our industry and community with this award” said SoundVision owner Mark DiPietro.

SoundVision looks forward to many more years of providing award winning design and service to the greater Lake Norman and Iredell County area. For more information on SoundVision, please reach out! https://www.svavnc.com/contact-us/ 

To read more about the Best of Iredell Awards https://mooresvilletribune.com/special_sections/page-e-001/page_be134761-c92e-5c55-a5e4-c4cfcb46d9e5.html

SoundVision was founded in 2011 by Mark DiPietro. We are proud to have been involved in the consumer electronics design and installation industry since 1987. Through that time, we have completed literally thousands of projects of all shapes and sizes.

SoundVision holds the following accreditations:

  • CEDIA Certified Outreach Instructors Designation (Licensed to conduct continuing education class for the Building, Interior Design, and Architectural Communities)
  • North Carolina Low Voltage license
  • We are a member of the North Carolina Burglar and Fire Alarm organization and an authorized licensee
  • We are the ONLY HTA Certified firm in the Lake Norman area
  • We have the ONLY Control4 Certified Showroom in the Lake Norman area

We are also proud members of (CEDIA) Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association

It is our mission at SoundVision to simplify life through the use of technology, plain and simple. SoundVision truly believes a successful business is one founded in living out the “Golden Rule.”

SoundVision Launches New Podcast Series

SoundVision Launches New Podcast Series

SoundVision’s VERY FIRST podcast is now live!  This is a new chapter for us and we are very excited to share this with you. The goal is create a platform where we can share our insight and expertise as well as learn more about new technologies. In the first episode, Mark and Michelle sit down with Jack Dix from Alarm.com to discuss the basics and benefits of home alarm technology and geofencing. 

https://anchor.fm/soundvisionlkn

 

SoundVision Wins ProSource Award

SoundVision wins ProSource Award

On March 6, 2022 industry trade group ProSource named SoundVision, LLC Member of the Year for the Sourtheast division at the Caesar’s Palace Expo Forum in LasVegas, Nevada. On hand to receive the award were SoundVision owner, Mark DiPietro, his wife Kristen DiPietro, Zach Simpson Vice President of Design, Michelle Ferlauto, Vice President of Marketing and Project Manager Phil Harrington. SoundVision has been a partner with ProSource for over 5 years.

“Each member selected for this award is an innovator,” says Dave Workman, CEO and president of ProSource. “The award is based upon a member’s ability to meet or exceed the established criteria, including a member’s participation within the group, support of group brands, conducting business in a manner that stands as an example to other members, and selection for industry awards and recognition. We extend our heartiest congratulations to each of the 2021 Members of the Year, honor their ability to evolve and adapt to the rapid changes in technology and market trends, and applaud the investment they have made in their people to create a winning team.”

SoundVision Wins ProSource Award

“I am very impressed with the team that Mark DiPietro has put together at SoundVision,” says Frank Marengo, ProSource District Manager for the Southeast Region. “Their business model includes custom audio/video, shades, and now lighting fixture sales and design, and they focus on their direct relationship with the end user. I admire their focus on elevating their staff and always being positive, and the level of service they provide to their customers.”

Read more here: https://www.cepro.com/peopleplaces/prosource-honors-2021-members-of-year-integrators/

The award reflects the hard work by ALL SoundVision team members.  SoundVision was founded in 2011 my Mark DiPietro and has been serving the great Lake Norman community ever since. 

Control4 Certified Showroom

Lake Norman’s only Control4 Certified Showroom is now open!

Control4 Certified Showroom. SoundVision, LLC has opened a new showroom in Mooresville, North Carolina.

The showroom features a mangerie of home automation, audio, video and lighting options. Visitors can experience  3.2, 5.2 and 9.2 audio systems. Also included in the 3100 square foot showroom is a fully functional podcast studio. The space took just over a year to upfit. SoundVision LLC has been a Lake Norman home technology provider since 2010. The showroom is suplemented by a 2200 square foot warehouse that includes Service and Engineering departments.

Classe 2 Channel Audio Experience with the Delta  Pre-Amplifier and Power Amplifiers with an Apple Mac Mini

Unique to SoundVision is the ability for visitors to experience a multitude of listening experiences. From Martin Logan electro stat and Bowers and Wilkins towers, to residential in-ceiling, commercial and outdoor grade speakers. Indoor and Outdoor televisions, media and a home theater as well as a Hunter Douglas window treatement center are all featured at the new space. 

Learn more about Control4 https://www.control4.com/dealer/soundvisionllc11-28117/mooresville-nc/

With one touch, dim the lights, play music, turn up the heat, lock the doors and arm the security system. Check in on your home from your smartphone, no matter where you are. Press a “Goodnight” button that will put your house to sleep, turning off all lights and locking all doors. With Control4, your options are virtually limitless.  A Control4 Certified Showroom is a hands on experience for the home automation technology.

Podcast Studio 

SoundVision’s Technical Designers are now accepting appointments. Apointments can be made by calling (704) 696-2792 Ext 1 or submitting a request online https://www.svavnc.com/contact-us/

SoundVision offers a variety of options for home technology.  Read more about the technology  of the ectrostatic speakers on display at Martin Logan.com. https://www.martinlogan.com/en/electrostatic-esl-theory

SoundVision Showroom

Sony is also a featured partner!

In addition to multiple Sony television and OLED displays, a  4K Sony projector can also be experienced in the SoundVision theater.

Product highlights

  • X1™ processor for projector brings you the best of Sony’s image processing
  • Advanced SXRD panel for outstanding contrast
  • Dynamic HDR Enhancer brings a wider contrast range scene by scene for striking and realistic picture quality
  • Digital Focus Optimizer for more accurate focus
  • 350,000:1 dynamic contrast with Advanced Iris makes every scene spring to life
  • Motionflow™ provides smooth motion for both 4K & HD resolutions1
  • High brightness of 1,800 Lumens
  • Advanced Reality Creation for upscaling and sharpening images without sharpening picture noise 2
  • Enjoy the latest 4K content1 services with HDCP 2.2 compatibility on both 18Gbps HDMI inputs 4
  • Input lag reduction ensures faster response time for gamer

 

 

 

SoundVision Gives Back

SoundVision Gives Back with IDS Society Narrow Passage Davidson

SoundVision gives back by sponsoring three show homes at The Preserve at Narrow Passage in Davidson. The event was organized by the Interior Design Society of Charlotte to benefit multiple local charities https://idscltshowhouse.com/charities/. SoundVision was involved from the prewire stages of wiring to completion. Each show home was sponsored by a different local builder. The builders included Southern Cottage Homes, Augusta Homes and Plattner Custom Builders. Although the home tours did not occurdue to COVID19, a fair amount of money was raised for several local charities.

The co-chairs of the  2020 IDS CLT Showhouse Organization are Starr Miller of Starr Miller Interior Design, Cornelius, and Audrey Clawson of Audrey Clawson Interiors, which has locations in Lake Norman and Connecticut.

This video endeavor will benefit Motor Racing Outreach, The Dale Jr. Foundation, The Hendrick Family Foundation and Operation Finally Home.

The Interior Design Society Charlotte Chapter partnered with three award-winning custom homebuilders: Ken Wrench of Augusta Homes Inc., Cornelius; Karl Plattner of Plattner Custom Builders in Davidson; and  Chris Hoffman of Southern Cottage Corp. in Lake Norman.

The Interior Design Society (IDS) is an independent national organization comprised of more than 2,000 members. One of the country’s largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, IDS embraces four core values including professionalism, community, influence and growth. The IDS National headquarters is located in High Point, NC, the world’s home furnishings capital. Founded in 1973 by the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) to support interior designers based within furniture stores, the Interior Design Society has long since expanded its focus to provide support to professional interior design entrepreneurs nationwide.

Read more about new construction projects https://www.svavnc.com/new-construction/

SoundVision and its’ industry vendors donated over $35,000 in equipment and services to the effort.

 

Security Mooresville Cornelius Davidson

Continuing education, fingerprints and background checks for all of our team members.

How to get the best security in Mooresville Cornelius Davidson

Not just any company should install security, camera systems or even Nest doorbells. 

Installation of security cameras or doorbells seem relatively harmless? Nest and Ring products are end user specific. Access to sensitive information is then, limited. Back ground checks and licensing of outside providers is crucial. These products will need passwords and access to the wifi.

For more information on security cameras : https://www.svavnc.com/security-camera-systems/

Licensing and why you should care

Fire and safety are categories of service that lend themselves to heavy liability and licensing requirements. These are LIFE SAFETY categories of service.  Firms interested in providing security and fire alarm services must be licensed by the state of North Carolina. Two license categories REQUIRED are a Low Voltage license classification SP-AF-LV license in addition to an NC alarm license.

Requirements to obtain these licenses include:

  1. Relevant work experience certification
  2. Additional education with exams
  3. Verifiable references with notarized affidavits
  4. Federal and state background checks
  5. Meeting with an alarm system licensing investigator
  6. Approval of the actual NC Alarm Systems Licensing Board

Using a licensed provider is the best way to get security Mooresville Cornelius Davidson

Read specifications for obtaining licensing here

Requirements to renew an existing NC ALSB license:

  1. Completion of a 3 hour state approved CEU course (which included an exam).
  2. New fingerprints (every 2 years) at the local Police Department.
  3.  State and sometimes Federal background check.

Find out if your provider is licensed!

It is frustrating for us to see unlicensed contractors doing this work. In the event of catastrophe, homeowners (and their insurance companies) will wish they had hired a properly licensed and insured professional.  Be careful of who you let into your home. Click here to check if your contractor is licensed for security with the state.    

Sony 4K Home Theater with a FullSwing Golf Simulator

Sony 4K Home Theater with a FullSwing Golf Simulator

This Lake Norman theater project began as a custom new spec home. SoundVision systems designer Zach Simpson was able to integrate theater design and a golf simulators because of the builder’s flexibility, quality and design capabilities. Lighting  and audio were integrated as well. We were able to engage valuable vendor partners like Cinema Tech and Full Swing Golf simulators.

Learn more about Full Swing Golf:

https://www.fullswinggolf.com/

The theater features two projectors.  The first is a 4K Sony laser projector for the golf simulator. The latter being a Sony 4K home theater projector. The Martin Logan models used in the theater included ElectroMotions, Edge and Helos and two DYN800XD subs.  The theater is a full 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos audio system and features a 130″ Screen Innovations motorized screen. This provides the viewing experience, while the FullSwing Golf Simulator features it’s own dedicated screen. Our team enjoyed breaking in the golf simulator with the homeowner.

Let us know if you would like to design your dream home theater! https://www.svavnc.com/contact-us/

This home was designed as fully integrated Control4 panelized lighting system.  David Stevens of David Stevens Construction of Sherrill’s Ford, North Carolina was the builder for this home and was awesome to work with. The homeowner was kind enough to offer a letter on our behalf to the CEDIA awards community for consideration in the event we wanted to pursue an award category.  In addition to the theater project, the home was also outfitted with a wi-fi network,  surveillance system, 7 zones of audio and multiple Sony 4K TV displays.

By using a dealer like SoundVision, our homeowner can look forward to a custom service experience. In the event a piece of his new equipment should need to be serviced, we will work directly with the manufacturer on his behalf for potential warranty claims. Whereas, most big box and online providers will only offer a 30 day warranty because of return restrictions.

 

 

Learn more about Sony projectors:

https://www.sony.com/electronics/projector/vpl-vw695es 

Learn more about Martin Logan audio:

https://www.martinlogan.com/en/category/our-speakers

 

 

SERVICE

Clients can expect a response by noon the FOLLOWING BUSINESS day. For more IMMEDIATE support or if you are interested in a Service Membership to EXPEDITE service – PLEASE call (704) 696-2792 ext. (2) and leave a detailed message for our ON CALL Service Team. 

Custom Membership

Send us your contact info and we will contact you to discuss our custom membership option.