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Balun – Short for a “Balancing/Unbalancing” device. A Balun is a device that will convert audio and video signals to be carried over Cat5 cable. Baluns have 2 parts: a transmitter and a receiver with a Cat5 cable in between. Baluns do NOT digitize signal (turn signal into digital code) and are NOT to be used with computer networks and will, in fact, damage computer routers and switches.

AV Terms Every Event Planner Should Know

In the AV biz we tend to throw around a lot of terminology that we take for granted. As an event planner, you may or may not already be familiar with our AV lingo. So here’s some AV terms that every Event Planner should know. These terms can help you jive with your AV provider and, perhaps, even more groovy people.