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Dan Olk

Dan Olk

Daniel Olk is Audio Visual General Manager at Marco, a technology services company founded in 1973. Dan received his Associates degree in audio technology from Ridgewater College in 2005, and he acquired his CTS-I certification in 2012. Before joining Marco in 2012 as a lead technician, Dan worked as a lead technician at Alpha Video and Audio for 6 years. Dan has an extensive background in many audio visual needs in boardrooms, schools, auditoriums, court rooms and general construction.

Digital Signage 101

By: Dan Olk
January 11, 2023

Is there a sign at your entrance that nobody ever seems to see? It seems like a small point, but when the tenth person breezes right past the “Please wait until your name is called” sign that morning, it may be difficult for your staff to remain patient. 

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Digital Video Surveillance: Peace of Mind — and More — for Your Business

By: Dan Olk
March 28, 2019

Thousands of companies rely on video surveillance systems to monitor daily activity in and around their organizations. You might remember the original video surveillance systems. They consisted of large, clunky cameras with a limited field of vision, grainy resolution and poor ba…

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Today’s Audio Video Systems are More than Speakers and TVs

By: Dan Olk
February 25, 2019

In recent years, we’ve had the pleasure to create some great audio video system updates for our clients. Audio video technology has come a long way in the last few years, and our clients are often surprised and occasionally blown away by how much we can customize a project to the…

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Video Conferencing Is Going Mainstream: Are You Ready?

By: Dan Olk
January 22, 2018

In the early days of video conferencing, it was a "cool" new technology used by very large companies. Then the iPhone introduced FaceTime, and not long after people began using tools like Skype. Soon, video conferencing started becoming a mainstream business tool. Now, most emplo…

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How Managed Video Services Benefits Your Business

By: Dan Olk
November 13, 2017

Teamwork and collaboration are essential elements of success in today’s business environment. And, in order to do these successfully, employees rely upon many different technologies. Employees type out emails, send text messages to one another and host instant messaging sessions …

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The Top 5 Audio Video System Features Offered for Businesses in 2017

By: Dan Olk
April 18, 2017

Technologies evolve and develop at different paces. Over the past few years, audio video system features have come a long way. Some technologies considered cutting edge even three or five years ago are quickly being replaced by newer, better, more intuitive and integrated solutio…

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4 Advancements Expanding Video Beyond Surveillance

By: Dan Olk
December 9, 2016

We all have a similar view of video surveillance: a guy sitting in a room full of monitors, bored, watching entrances and back doors and hallways. The very idea of video surveillance has changed from simple protection of a building to making your employees more productive and eve…

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From Spreadsheet To Screen: How Board Rooms Are Getting Better

By: Dan Olk
November 9, 2016

There used to be rules about what you should and shouldn’t put up on screen when you are doing a presentation. First and foremost among them is: don’t just read what's on the screen. That one is still in force. Another rule involved the benefits of displaying data. That rule stil…

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3 Myths About Investing In A Digital Video Surveillance System

By: Dan Olk
June 24, 2016

The reality of digital video surveillance is exciting. But, likely doesn't quite match the picture you've built from how it is often portrayed. Think of your favorite crime television show, maybe Law & Order or Person of Interest ... it's important to know that what you see i…

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Digital Signage Solutions for Schools: Improving More than Just Navigation

By: Dan Olk
March 2, 2015

Advanced digital technology allows businesses, retail stores, schools and more to display multiple messages with varied content on a digital monitor. It is a powerful avenue for communication, connection and information-sharing. The placement and functionality of digital signage …

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