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Founded In: 1971
Annual Vol: Undisclosed

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Company Overview
General Audio-Visual Inc. [GAVI] is a multifaceted engineering firm, providing design, consultation, fabrication, installation and maintenance services for complex audiovisual systems.  With a staff of fifteen professionals, it is located in Freeport, N.Y., a short distance from JFK International Airport.  Its fully sprinklered office, machine shop, lab and assembly space make it adequate to permit layout and pre assembly of even the most ambitious audiovisual construction.  Its considerable expertise embraces the several disciplines that are called upon for the successful completion of complex system-integration projects.  
   
Company Background
GAVI’s experience in audiovisual engineering dates back to 1971, when it obtained patents in continuous-loop 8mm magnetic-sound motion-picture projection and automatic lamp-changing devices for slide-film projection.  While no longer manufacturing its pioneering automatic-lamp-changer line, GAVI’s involvement is as one of the northeast area’s most respected audio-visual systems integrators, known by architects and clients as the source for solutions to their more difficult optical-engineering problems.

In 1980, GAVI commenced design and manufacture of the V-Star-3 airborne video projector, under contract with Inflight Services, Inc., then the preeminent provider of motion-picture passenger entertainment aboard aircraft.  Barco was commissioned by Inflight to design and provide the electronic chassis to GAVI for its assembly into the V-Star-3 projector..  This was Barco’s introduction to the video projection field.

The FAA demands that all equipment deployed aboard aircraft be subjected to rigorous shock and vibration testing before being certified safe for such use.  GAVI’s designs, for whatever type of installation, reflect this careful attention to reliability and safety.  Every project prosecuted by GAVI receives this same attention to detail.

Project Experience

Labor:
Non-Union
Service Sector:
Public Private
Project Size:
From $2 to $2,000,000,000

Service Areas

Preferred Brands & Manufacturers

Barco Digital Cinema
Barco Digital Cinema
Christie Digital Display Solutions
Christie Digital Display Solutions
Crestron Electronics
Crestron Electronics
Crown Audio by Harman
Crown Audio by Harman
Da-Lite Screen Company
Da-Lite Screen Company
Digital Projection
Digital Projection
Draper Projection Screens
Draper Projection Screens
Eastman Chemical Co.
Eastman Chemical Co.
ELMO USA Security
ELMO USA Security
Extron Electronics
Extron Electronics
Faroudja Techologies
Faroudja Techologies
JBL
JBL
JVC
JVC
Kodak
Kodak
Luidia
Luidia
NEC
NEC
Plus Corp.
Plus Corp.
Sanyo
Sanyo
Sharp
Sharp
Shure Audio Products
Shure Audio Products
Sony
Sony
Stewart Filmscreen
Stewart Filmscreen
Van San
Van San

Associations & Memberships

Member of ICIA ICIA
Member of NSCA (National Systems Contractors Assn.) NSCA (National Systems Contractors Assn.)