smart home automation

From Smartphones to Smart Homes

The Clapper…the first in home automation! Remember the “Clapper”? This year it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary! It was the latest and greatest in “Smart Home automation” of its time! You could actually be in bed and turn off your lights by simply clapping your hands! From “the clicker” to the first remotes for several electronic […]

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Your AV Rental Source in Western Michigan: June Weddings and Graduations

Graduation Parties & Events June continues to be the month for marking high school graduations. Graduating from high school marks the success in completing the mandatory thirteen years of education or the equivalent thereof to receive that all-important paper called a high school diploma. It is also the stepping-stone between adolescence and young adulthood. Either […]

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Cable vs. Satellite: Which Should I Choose?

Cable vs. Satellite? Satellite vs Cable? Which should I choose? The answer depends on what exactly you are looking for. Is it price? Reception quality? Availability? Access? The amount of channels? Cable TV delivers television programming to your home or business via radio frequency signals that are transmitted through coaxial or fiber-optic cables. Reception quality […]

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Why Does My Cell Phone Need a Boost?

I have a SmartPhone!  Why am I still getting dropped calls?  Why do I still have poor voice quality?  Low bars?  Weak coverage?  Dead spots?  Stuck text messages??!?! I have an iPad!  Why do I still have slow data rates?  Weak Internet? Just having a SmartPhone, iPad, or any types of high-end cell phone may […]

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Staying on the Cutting Edge

Staying on the cutting edge of the audio/visual world as an audio and/or video company is a never-ending task. In this exciting age of ever-changing technology, a company featuring the latest in audio/visual equipment has to not only be constantly updating their products, but also provide continual training of the technicians that install and service […]

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A/V Rental Company: Across West Michigan

Are you in charge of your extended family reunion on the shores of Lake Michigan this summer? Are you responsible for your business’ conference to be hosted in West Michigan this fall? Are you planning a winter or spring wedding? Has your computer crashed, and you need a replacement NOW! KVO Communications can help.  Whether […]

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home theater

Design Your Own Home Theater

The Spring Parade of Homes 2014 has come and gone.  Did you find the home theater of your dreams?  Have you purchased the audio and visual components? Are you now ready to install it into your new or existing home? There are so many excellent audio and visual companies that offer superior products.  How do […]

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Fifteen Years of “Service with a Personal Touch”

KVO Communications, Inc. is celebrating 15 years of “Service with a Personal Touch”.  After spending 15 years of working with another AV company, Owner Karl Van Oostenbrugge started KVO Audio & Video in Jenison, Michigan.  Five years later he built a barn behind his house and ran his business from there for the next seven […]

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Audio Visual Technology

All Aboard! Audio Visual Technology in the Boardroom

March 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the inception of the World Wide Web. In 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee first wrote “Information Management:  A Proposal”, then the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and last, but definitely not least, the first web browser, WorldWideWeb. Since then the technology has evolved at a breath-taking speed.  How […]

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A Family (or Business) Affair | Audio and Video Rentals

It’s your grandma’s 90th birthday party.  You have uncles and aunts and cousins and more cousins and uncles and aunts coming in from all over the country.  You’re in charge of taking them all down Memory Lane.  Your grandma can’t wait to see the final result of all the pictures, home movies, slides, and more pictures […]

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