AV RoadShow

OHIO Week!

The Chief and Da-Lite Road Show spent this week all over Ohio visiting various dealers and integrators. Visits included Dayton, Kettering, Vandalia, Columbus, Valley View and Berea. We also snuck over to Pennsylvania for a day to visit Pittsburgh.

Next week, we’re going to tear through the Northeast, with stops in four states!

The latest pics…


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Sometimes there's book keeping involved for the road show.

Sometimes there’s book keeping involved for the road show.

K4 monitor arrays with focal depth adjustment

K4 monitor arrays with focal depth adjustment front and center in a packed truck


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Illinois week

After InfoComm and a holiday break back in Minnesota HQ, the Road Show team is back on. This week, the Midwest team is in Illinois with stops in Naperville, Itasca, Schaumburg, Elgin and Arlington Heights.

Here are the latest pics from the road

AV solutions

George takes the floor.

Outdoor show

Great weather this week for plenty of outdoor shows.

Outside AV solutions

All lined up and ready to go

AVI-SPL road show stop

Inside works, too!

AV Awning


AV solutions

Lots of browsers at this stop

Goldie Haulin

Goldie’s ready

AV legends

Wall of legends

AV on Wheels

Packing up

Ceiling Menu Board Mount

Going over Fusion ceiling display solutions


ConnexSys Video Wall Mounting System gets a good look

Kontour arrays

Kontour monitor arrays ready to roll.

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Goldie Haulin’ Speaks: A Q&A With the Road Show Truck

The Chief and Da-Lite Road Show began April 14 with a short tour of Iowa and Nebraska before heading west. For the past few weeks, the Road Show has been heading south along the coast through Washington, Oregon and California. This week, the truck is in Las Vegas for InfoComm.

Throughout the journey this summer, Goldie Haulin’ has been a key player on the Road Show team. The truck has put on thousands of miles already to bring the latest products from Chief and Da-Lite to dealers, distributors and installers across the country. Goldie even has her own Twitter account (@GoldieHaulin) where she occasionally sends updates from the road.

With some downtime before InfoComm, I figured there was no better time to catch her for a one-on-one interview.

It was a sunny day in San Diego last week when I caught up with Goldie for the Q&A. She was wearing her usual outfit  – Chief yellow design across one side, Da-Lite blue on the other. Flattering, altogether.  She offered me some gasoline for refreshments. I politely declined.

I came prepared with questions. It was finally time to sit down and really get to know the Truck behind the curtain.

Joel: Thank you for taking the time to meet with me, Miss Haulin.

Goldie Haulin: Please, call me Goldie. It’s been nice to rest while the team sets up for InfoComm. May was hectic. You should’ve seen May. And pretty soon, we’ll be back at it again for the rest of the summer.

Joel: You’re going to InfoComm?

GH: You bet I’m going! I’ll be right outside waiting for people to stop by. I hear there will be plenty of games, refreshments and giveaways for people who have a golden ticket.

Joel: How do they get a golden ticket?

GH: Easy, just visit Chief booth C6830, participate in a ConnexSys Video Wall Mounting System demo, and you get a ticket. Tyrel (the Road Show Specialist) will also be there handing out prizes. There’s more about what’s going on on the Chief blog.

Joel: You are on twitter. How’s that going?

GH: It’s going well. I haven’t been tweeting much lately. I’m meeting other great AVTweeps. I also love having my picture taken, so any opportunity to share them is great.

Joel: Does the driver sing while driving?

GH: Ha! I’ll tell you what. He does sometimes. But I’m sworn to secrecy as to what he sings.

Joel: Not sure how to respond to that other than to ask another question or three! Where was the most interesting place you have ever appeared? What were people most excited to see from you? What are your plans after this?

GH: I loved passing by the Talladega Speedway, but sadly enough we were on a tight schedule at the time, so I didn’t get the chance to test my mettle. Or is it metal? Anyway, moving on. People have been really excited to see the new solutions from Chief and Da-Lite – ConnexSys, Kontour, Advantage and ViewShare are often at the top of the list. After this? I have no plans yet. I’m just focused on the Road Show and getting through the summer without any leaks.

Joel: I understand you went all out this year to be ready for the road?

GH: You can say it. I bulked up. After the success of the past several years, and with the addition of Sanus to the road show, I knew they would need more room to hold all the great solutions. I spent the winter making that happen.

Joel: How?

GH: Hey, I need to keep a few things secret!

Joel: OK, let’s get to know you a bit better through your preferences. Favorite movie?

GH: American Graffiti. It’s a car lover’s dream. I’d love to be driven by Harrison Ford!

Joel: Least favorite?

GH: Blues Brothers. So many crashes.

Joel: Favorite music?

GH: I’m partial to “It’s not the miles you’ve traveled” by Loretta Lynn right now.

Joel: What was it like before you were Chief’s official Road Show truck?

GH: Life was pretty dull. I was just one solid white color, but now I’ve got blue, yellow, and a bunch of other accent colors.

Joel: What is your favorite part of the country?

GH: I can’t choose. I love so many! The magnolia trees in the South, the cactus flowers in the desert, the Pacific Coast views, the great plains with roads as far as you can see, New England’s cobblestone streets are a trip into history.

Joel: So what’s next?

GH: We’re taking a break after InfoComm to head back to Minnesota for a week. We’ll start again after that. I keep rolling on. I’d hate to collect dust. Got to keep the Road Show moving, you know.

Joel: Thanks for your time, Miss Haulin’.

GH: No problem. And please, call me Goldie.

Road Show Truck

See Goldie at InfoComm

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More from San Diego

The Road Show is taking a break this week in the run up to InfoComm. Goldie Haulin’ will be at InfoComm this year to meet everyone for a tailgate party. Get your golden ticket at the Chief booth after a ConnexSys Video Wall Mounting System demo. Use the ticket for refreshments, games and rewards at the Road Show truck.

Da-Lite demo

Jennie runs through the latest from Da-Lite

Da-Lite demo

Quality is that way.

Road Show AV Solutions

Lots of Solutions all in a row

Da-Lite solutions

Da-Lite in the house.


Christie came along for this stop

Chief demo

Why do so many pics with mark appear to be set ups for magic tricks?

Chief AV Solutions

Checking out projector mounts

Demo AV solutions

Grabbing demo equipment

Road Show av solutions

Outdoors, with the new Road Show awning.

Road Show truck

Inviting shade for a sunny show

Da-Lite presentation

Gather round.


Ty-Boom bringing the telepresence.

Set up Road Show

Tyrel has set up down to a science

Road Show truck driver

Goldie the truck loves photo shoots with new people.

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San Diego Week

The Road Show has been in the San Diego neighborhood this week with plenty of stops to show local companies what Chief and Da-Lite have to help them with any project. The Road Show next heads to InfoComm, where we’ll be tailgating right outside the trade show. Read more at the Chief blog. Be sure to stop by the Chief booth #C6830 and demo the ConnexSys Video Wall Mounting System for your free golden ticket to refreshments, games and giveaways at the truck. Goldie Haulin’ would love to meet you.

Road Show sign

Road Show, that-a-way.

Road Show meet and eat

Meet and eat

TV mounts

Can you spot the product manager in this photo?

Da-Lite demo

Da-Lite takes the floor.

Outdoor AV solution stop

New to the road show this year, a truck awning for outdoor stops.

road show fuel

Road Show Specialist fuel.


Christie was on hand at this stop.


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Week Two in California

The Road Show team continues to make headway in California – traveling south with stops this week near Los Angeles in Santa Fe Springs, Aliso Viejo, Cypress and Glendale. Here are the pics found this week on Twitter from the show. You can follow the show on Twitter using the hashtag #AVRoadShow.

AV solutions

A highly interested group

AV solutions

Class in session

TV Mounts

Gather round!

Projector mounts

Mark moves into projector mount solutions

Video Wall Mount

Mark, spreading the news

AV food

Dinner is served

Kontour monitor mounts

Talking about monitor mounts in the sun

Rack accessories AV

Rack accessories for any need.

Sanus mounts

The Sanus station

AV mounts

Jenny, Mark and Michelle work the room


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Fun in the Sun

The Road Show is racking up stops in the San Francisco area this week.

A bit cloudy, but Goldie Haulin' brightens any weather.

A bit cloudy, but Goldie Haulin’ brightens any weather.

Up close inspection of screen material differences

Up close inspection of screen material differences

New truck feature this year - Awning! Great for outdoor stops.

New truck feature this year – Awning! Great for outdoor stops.

Another gorgeous day

Another gorgeous day

Mitch Golden, otherwise known as the Golden 1

Mitch Golden, otherwise known as the Golden 1

I see what you did there

I see what you did there

Mark has the floor for some Kontour upgrade talk.

Mark has the floor for some Kontour upgrade talk.

Time for some AV rack talk.

Time for some AV rack talk.

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California, week 1

The Road Show has surfed on in to Northern California this week, with stops at San Rafeal, Oakland and Pleasanton.

The latest pictures are in!

weird pic

The Ghost of Road Shows past.

Evening Event

Evening Event

Chief and Da-Lite

Chief and Da-Lite all in a row

in-wall box

New multi-depth in-wall box displayed in its natural habitat

Mingling  with the crew

Mingling with the crew

Meeting of the minds

Meeting of the minds

Talkin' bout some Kontour array mounts.

Talkin’ bout some Kontour array mounts.

Mark has the floor for questions.

Mark has the floor for questions.

Ceiling mount

A mount shown within a mounted product. We’re through the looking glass, people!

Where we're going, we don't need roads.

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

California Hang Out

California Hang Out

Diggin' Da-Lite

Diggin’ Da-Lite

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Portland Is An Arresting City

Sometimes, sitting at Milestone HQ in Eden Prairie, pics come in from the Road Show as it travels the country that defy explanation. No information comes with the picture, and you are forced to make up a story almost instantly.


AV Solutions this good must be a crime.

What caption would you give this photo? Will Mitch and Michelle hold up under interrogation? Stay tuned!

The Road Show Team once again held an extended stop at a hotel in Portland to allow area dealers to come check out all Chief and Da-Lite have on hand to help with AV installations.

Super K

Like a superhero, Elizabeth swooped in to rescue our salespeople and clear their names.

Lots of food

Lots of food

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Da-Lite and Chief

More solutions than can fit in the frame

More solutions than can fit in the frame

Da-Lite lecterns and storage carts are also on display

Da-Lite lecterns and storage carts are also on display

Swing arm mounts on display

Swing arm mounts on display

Kontour array

Kontour monitor array mounts are great ergonomic solutions

Da-Lite screens

Lots of Da-Lite screens ready to inspect.

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Good interest in every sector of the show

Exit, stage right

Exit, stage right

Full stomachs, clear eyes, can't lose!

Full stomachs, clear eyes, can’t lose!

The Road Show next heads south to California for several weeks of stops – all leading to InfoComm in June!

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The Road Show team set up at a hotel in Bellevue, Washington, on Tuesday. Staying in one place provides a good chance for multiple dealers to stop by to take a look at the latest Chief and Da-Lite solutions that will help them with their next projects. The show continues Thursday in Oregon.

Game time

Game time – never hurts to have some entertainment readily available.

The new multi-depth in-wall boxes are getting a lot of great reaction on the road.

The new multi-depth in-wall boxes are getting a lot of great reaction on the road.


George goes through the features of the ConnexSys Video Wall Mounting System

Lots to look at

Lots to look at

Plenty of Da-Lite solutions on hand.

Plenty of Da-Lite solutions on hand.

Up close to the Kontour K4 series array mount

Up close to the Kontour K4 series array mount

Ceiling mounted menu boards get a good look

Ceiling mounted menu boards get a good look


Calm before the crowd

private tour

Whether a dozen or one, we’re ready to go through solutions for anyone.


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