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John Rudolph Vice President / General Manager of PCD, John heads up the Sales team. John started his career in consumer audio with Shoreline Stereo managing the Santa Rosa store in 1976, then Pacific Stereo sales and then management from 1977-1979. John then proceeded into the professional audio world at Sound Genesis in 1979 –… Read more »

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When classwork begins or a big meeting is planned, the last thing you should worry about is the operation of your audio / video system. PCD offers a “No Worry” experience providing proactive support and maintenance of your system. In addition, with the AVaaS program, you are able to put together a system that fills… Read more »

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If you were tasked with installing office lighting, would you save a few bucks by specifying fewer fixtures and thereby creating a workplace environment with annoyingly inconsistent lighting? Probably not. But sound masking system designers sometimes under-specify the number of loudspeakers needed to achieve a uniform masking system. And while it’s true that fewer loudspeakers… Read more »

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Most wireless microphones, transmit via radio waves in locally vacant TV channels primarily in the Ultra-High-Frequency (UHF) range. The FCC regulates the airwaves and in 2009 the US began using the 700mhz band to mobile broadband and public safety. However, there were wireless microphones systems previously on this bandwidth and are now illegal to operate… Read more »

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BY LISA YOUNGPUBLISHED: 04/28/2021 It might be scaled back to 150 worshippers right now due to Covid, but that did not stop the 700-seat Central Peninsula Church in Foster City, CA to install a new d&b A-Series loudspeaker thanks to the efforts of PCD Audio/Video system integrators based in Santa Rosa. The main performance criteria from Central… Read more »

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Business is heating up and PCD is looking for some GREAT people.   Senior Technician – requires certification and experience with control systems and DSPs. Crestron and Extron certifications are required. The ability to program, from scratch Biamp, QSYS and BSS DSP systems. SMAART Live certification and CTS are desired. We need someone who can hit the ground… Read more »

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At PCD, our crew of highly-certified installers and technicians stand out because of their experience and knowledge of audio, video, and communications systems. PCD’s installation team are all members of the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) union. The Northern California JATC training program for Apprentices is run through the Union as well, giving our staff consistency… Read more »

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PCD offers Maintenance Agreements beyond the initial PCD warranty.  This enables our clients to have an audio / video system performing at the highest level while being able to build the costs into their annual budget. The price of the agreement depends on the PCD installed equipment and the intricacies of the overall system. The… Read more »

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Recently, PCD released a solution to our clients’ common AV issues by introducing AV as a Service (AVaaS). AVaaS provides options for customers to pay for audio visual equipment and services monthly, without a large cash payment up front. Customers can opt in to an AVaaS contract for a recurring fee and receive the flexibility to… Read more »