New Website, Old Hilliardfest Art & Street Fair

Old_Hilliardfest_Art_&_Street_Fair_-_2014-03-21_21.41.04We have been working with the Old Hilliardfest Art & Street Fair since 2012.

Old Hilliardfest is a street fair that takes place in downtown Hilliard, Ohio on Main Street each fall on the second Saturday of September. Old Hilliardfest includes a selection of food vendors, various organizations and small businesses with information booths, a number of artisans with merchandise for sale, and several venues with live music. The festival lasts throughout the day. Old Hilliardfest is a non-profit organization with 501(C)(4) tax status. The organization consists entirely of volunteers.

In 2012 we quickly threw together a Drupal website in time for the 2013 festival. Drupal is a free and open-source content management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License.It is used as a back-end framework for at least 2.1% of all websites worldwide, ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration.

In preparation for this year’s festival, we wanted to help Old Hilliardfest spruce up the website and make it a little more esthetically “cool looking”. We developed a WordPress site for themand it’s now live. WordPress is another free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL, which runs on a web hosting service. Similar to Drupal, WordPress features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites.

Some of the features of the new website include a rather typical blog, a page with testimonials, a section of the website for frequently asked questions, a page with a Google Map and contact form, tons of photos, etc.

proVanceTek offers website design, web development, domain registration, and website hosting. If you’re in the market for a website update or redesign, get in touch with us!

Auditorium Audiovisual Installation

Auditorium Audiovisual InstallationWe offer a wide variety of telecommunications and technology services to our clients. We have experience from professional audiovisual installations to telephony and data networking. Our professional installations are efficient, reliable, good-looking, and inexpensive. We provide expert, cutting-edge structured media design and installation services. Our specialties include cable television, broadband internet, wireless internet, and telephone. We also provide professional overhead paging, in-store marketing, professional sound system, camera surveillance system, audio and video distribution system, and sound masking services. We work with clients to determine what’s just right for their needs. We design and install the infrastructure that fit the customer’s technology requirements and budget.

Recently, we worked with a local high school to outfit their auditorium with the latest in structured media technology. The system included video switcher with preview monitor, auto audio mixer with reference monitor, a DVD player, audio and video inputs for laptops, data connecting to the building computer network, microphone and auxiliary audio inputs, and remote control integration for the projector, projection screen, and architectural lighting.

We offer structured media solutions for both home and business applications and use only the highest quality hardware for our projects, including: Crest, Crown, JBL, EV, Shure, Rane, ETC, Leviton, Extron, Crestron, Epson, and more.

New Website for the Old Hilliardfest Art & Street Fair

New Website for the Old Hilliardfest Art & Street FairOld Hilliardfest is a street fair that takes place in downtown Hilliard, Ohio on Main Street each fall on the second Saturday of September. Old Hilliardfest includes a selection of food vendors, various organizations and small businesses with information booths, a number of artisans with merchandise for sale, and several venues with live music. The festival lasts throughout the day. Old Hilliardfest is a non-profit organization with 501(C)(4) tax status. The organization consists entirely of volunteers.

The Old Hilliardfest website was built with Drupal, a free and open-source content management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License.It is used as a back-end framework for at least 2.1% of all websites worldwide, ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration.

Sometimes we use WordPress, another free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL, which runs on a web hosting service. Similar to Drupal, WordPress features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites. While a great blogging platform, Drupal was more suited for some of the complicated web application integrations that the Old Hilliardfest organization sees adding to their website in the near future.

Hilliardfest High Volume Printing

proVanceTek Hilliardfest High Volume Printing in Columbus, OhioproVanceTek is a proud partner of the Old Hilliardfest Art & Street Fair. Each year, Hilliardfest distributes 10,000 sunflower coloring sheets to all of the Hilliard City School District elementary school students. On one side is the coloring sheet and on the other side is the official 2013 Old Hilliardfest flyer. The flyer can then be brought to the festival and exchanged for two free tickets to play games in the kids game area. proVanceTek provided the materials, printing, and distribution of this year’s coloring sheets.

Old Hilliardfest is a street fair that takes place in downtown Hilliard, Ohio on Main Street each fall in September. Old Hilliardfest will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The main festival will take place from 10am-5pm, and the After Hours food and music portion of the festival will last into the evening until 11pm. Come join us!

Performing Arts Center A/V Upgrades

proVanceTek Performing Arts Center A/V Upgrades in Columbus, OhioWe recently made some upgrades to an existing to an auditorium’s existing A/V system. The upgrades included modifying the facility’s lectern to accommodate for a three foot tall A/V rack. The rack contains a switchable power strip, video switcher, an eight channel auto mixer, DVD player, audio and video inputs for a laptop computer, microphone inputs, a video preview monitor, drawer to store miscellaneous cables and microphones, and remote controls for auditorium projector, motorized projection screen, architectural lighting.

Our services included the design of the system upgrades; the construction of a custom solid oak rack better blend in with the wood of the podium; and the assembly and installation of the hardware; the integration of the rack with the existing audio / visual systems and equipment.

Leviton Luma-Net Project

Leviton Luma-Net Project in Columbus, OhioWe’re working on a project that involves a Leviton Colortran theatrical lighting system with integrated Leviton Luma-Net architectural controllers in a local venue.

The end goal is to for users to be able to turn on circuits using the Luma-Net stations, but for the circuits to turn off automagically when the room is no longer occupied.

To accomplish this, we are planning to use an occupancy sensor, Luma-Net relay, and integrate them with the existing Leviton Network Protocol Converter.

Telex Headset System

Telex Headset System Repair in Columbus, OhioYes, proVanceTek does provides troubleshooting for existing theatrical audio and lighting systems. We service a number of manufacturer’s systems, including Leviton Colortran, ETC, JBL, EV, Shure, etc.

We just visited a venue that has an in-house Telex intercom system that was having issues. After some troubleshooting, we identified the issue that was causing the problems and was able to resolve the symptoms they were experiencing.

Additionally, while we were on-site, we performed some routine maintenance on their various intercom components; headsets, intercom boxes, cables, etc.