History of South Carolina AV

The genesis of South Carolina AV was founded by Ed Beaman, a professional producer and photographer, as an extension of a successful multi-image production company. In the early days, most companies would have to coordinate their staging plans with many different vendors to make their live events a reality. This usually resulted in a costly and logistical nightmare. The evolution of SCAV resulted from realizing that businesses and event planners needed a single company to call for all of their production and staging needs. Today, with over 100 years of combined experience, the SCAV team has built on that idea and become a premiere event staging and equipment rentals company.

SCAV has seen the evolution of AV technology first hand. From flip charts and overhead projectors to slide projectors and green LCD panels, SCAV was doing AV before it was cool. The company grew from an industry that created corporate slide shows before the PowerPoint rush. And, they have seen and been a part of the rapid growth of the business embracing the computerization and digital transformation of the AV industry.

Beginning as a two man shop, Advanced Video, Inc. gained status as a recognized leader in the AV industry. In 2001, they joined the list of INC. 500 fastest growing companies. Soon after they were awarded the preferred in-house service provider of audiovisual services for the the Columbia Convention Center....and they are still there. In 2011 South Carolina AV, Inc. was spun out of Advanced Video Inc. This established SCAV as one of the largest audiovisual solutions providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region and has allowed SCAV to significantly expand their staging services, rental, and technical capabilities.

Today, South Carolina AV has grown to be a recognized leader in developing AV staging solutions and rental equipment for the corporate, theatrical, entertainment, technical, and sporting markets. SCAV is centrally located in Columbia, South Carolina with satellite offices in Greenville and the Columbia Convention Center. Peace of mind comes free with everything we do.


Fight Night Fundraiser. Large screen Video and plasma TV around rink

National IPTAY meeting held at Columbia Convention Center. Light truss, sound for 1000, custom gobos and high definition video projection and playback.

South Carolina AV is much more than a service provider to us – they are our meeting partner and trusted advisor.
Senior Manager, Event Marketing
Major National Bank