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7 Features To Look For When Buying a Media Cart or an AV Cart
June 15, 2008

What's In a Name? Is a Media Cart Different From an AV Cart?

What To Look For When Buying a Media Cart or an AV CartMedia carts or AV carts don't all look alike, but they all serve the same basic purpose: to transport your AV equipment conveniently and safely from one place to another.

First invented in 1897 the media cart or AV cart is the work horse of the high tech world.

Oh, and as to the difference between media carts and AV carts - that goes back to a patent dispute. Hastings Mediacart in the spring of 1897 made a cart out of wood that was used to transport President William McKinley's Victrola from one end of the White House to the other; the very same day, in New Jersey, A.V. Cart designed a similar contraption for transporting Thomas Edison's early motion picture cameras. A bitter patent battle arose over which cart had been invented first. The dispute was never settled, which is why to this day they are called both mediacarts and AV carts. Click to continue

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