Category: AV Integration

We’ve all heard the infamous saying that first impressions are everything, we refer to this saying in multiple aspects of our life; social, career even materialistic objects, or places.  Let’s apply this expression to your business, more importantly your conference room.  So what kind of impression does your conference room make?  Is it the kind that gives your customers the impression you are cutting edge, or the kind that makes your customers question whether or not your business is up to date? Here are five signs it’s time to make a better impression, and upgrade your conference room; Do you use a …

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Shopping for AV Control System Programming

October 10, 2014, by Adam Kaiser in AV Integration

At the heart of any audio visual integrated room or environment is likely a control system that facilitates both the communication between multiple A/V technologies as well as the interface to the end user. Control system platforms from vendors such as AMX and Crestron are continuously evolving and providing new features and functionality. One area that continues to be required, however, is the need to program these platforms to the specific room they are utilized in. Understanding the nuances of control system programming can be rather complex for the user evaluating a new AV solution and even more, how do you …

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Creating content for digital signage can be a fun, creative process that lets you experiment with various graphic design elements including color, text, and layout. However, it is important to remember that the end goal of any digital signage is to inform people or get them to do something. Therefore when designing content it is important to remember your audience and follow the rule that form always follows function. Understanding certain design elements will help you to create a successful digital experience that highlights your brand and set your organization apart. BOLD GRAPHICS When designing your content you want to ensure that …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration.  3 Ways to Create a Productive Virtual Work Environment As online collaboration tools become increasingly sophisticated, a growing number of virtual companies are learning to take advantage of the global talent marketplace. However, managing a virtual company requires a different mindset — both for employees and employers. Delivering Better Transportation Solutions In a Connected World With Cisco IoE Many transportation systems have been in place for decades.  And, as more and more connections are needed, consolidating these aging and disparate proprietary networks into a single, more powerful IP network that supports the demand …

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The Consumerization of Audio Visual

September 15, 2014, by Adam Kaiser in AV Integration

As organizations continue to deploy new collaboration spaces such as audio visual integrated rooms and huddle spaces, there is an emerging trend around the consumerization of these offerings. But what does that mean exactly? The IT world has seen more and more users bringing consumer devices to work and even using consumer based services to get their job done (file sharing, video conferencing, etc). A similar trend is starting to occur on the AV side. Users are taking those same consumer video devices and bringing them into the conference room and using them to drive meetings. Further, some organizations have taken simple …

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Audio Visual Buyer’s Guide

September 8, 2014, by Adam Kaiser in AV Integration

Walk into any conference room and you are sure to find multi-media technology set up to facilitate collaboration. Whether a meeting is held face-to-face or a via web/video conference, the need to easily access and display electronic information is critical to a meeting’s success. Building a new audio visual integrated room (whether it be a conference room, training facility, monitoring center or something else) can be an in-depth process that requires a lot of areas to be reviewed. Our new Audio Visual Buyer’s Guide is designed to help you understand all of the technical, environmental and user components that should be taken into account when …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. The Dotted Line Required for Social Business Success As leaders embrace the importance of culture and community in building a brand the focus and value of a brand is now shifted to the place it’s supposed to be, the people! The word “Social” in social business is the major change that leaders and brands must embrace which means a new focus must be made on improving who, how and why we communicate. Best practice tips for video interviewing HR professionals know better than most that we are seeing significant changes in the …

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Audio visual (AV) integration creates a meeting space that facilitates collaboration and interactivity among participants. The seamless combination of different AV technologies and tools provides an environment customized for effective brainstorming and sharing ideas; thereby enhancing creativity and decision making. As a result, many organizations are opting to install AV rooms to help drive innovation. The plethora of decisions, including technology and room layouts, that are involved with integrating a room can be challenging for organizations that are investing in AV integration for the first time. To help make the decision making easier, check out our infographic where we have outlined the …

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Interactive whiteboards have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and the technology behind these tools continues to evolve. For some who may be unfamiliar with interactive whiteboards, they come in several flavours.  They can be a large whiteboard that is connected to a computer and a projector. The projector casts the computer’s desktop on to the display where the user can then control the computer using a pen, finger, stylus, or other specialized writing device. In other cases the whiteboard technology is built into a flat panel display, generally up to 70 or 80 inches. Users interact directly on …

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Every few years it seems a new technology comes along that claims it will revolutionize audio visual technology. The most recent on the video side is the proliferation of 4K video. But is this new technology simply a fad or something that has the potential to make a real impact? What is 4K? 4K is the next step in video resolution and represents four times the amount of pixels currently offered in 1080p displays. 1080p technology is widely used in both consumer and professional markets. In fact, one can walk into a store and for a few hundred dollars purchase a quality display …

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