Network expert

Why you need a network expert for your AV setup

The realms of AV and IT continue to evolve and intertwine with one another.  Distributing AV signals grows more difficult for traditional AV platforms, as resolutions and speeds upgrade to greater heights.  In short, using an existing high speed ethernet network infrastructure makes the most sense.  In this case, latency remains minimized, and distance of distribution greatly improves through connecting …

Crestron Flex

Crestron and Microsoft unveil Crestron Flex

Crestron Flex revolutionizing audiovisual collaboration and unified communications   During IGNITE 2018, Crestron and Microsoft announced a new line of unified communications and collaboration endpoints.  Branded as Crestron Flex, these endpoints integrate into audiovisual platforms giving users a comprehensive collaborative experience.  To elaborate, the solution supports any web collaboration application or natively run third party applications such as Microsoft Teams, …

Google Search Appliance

Migrating from Google Search Appliance

Since 2002, Google Search Appliance (GSA) served as the go-to searching and indexing solution for enterprises and other large organizations.  GSA performs as a hardware appliance integrated into an organization’s data center.  The appliance scans and indexes information on corporate websites, intranets and extranets.  Thus, employees looking for files, documents or other pieces of information simply type keywords into their …

LED Video Walls

What’s New in LED Video Walls from Leyard Planar

Digital signage plays a significant role in creating a “Wow” factor for many organizations across multiple industries.  For example, they communicate critical information, display advertising for products and services, and increase audience engagement of your brand.  Video walls continue to serve as the most impactful form of digital signage.  The ability to display a single piece of content across multiple …

Crestron AV

5 Crestron AV Technologies To Know About

The audiovisual landscape continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace.  Organizations realize the critical importance of collaboration and visual impact.  Crestron control systems for AV deployments play a critical part in automation and content management.  To elaborate, Crestron’s solutions cover the entire spectrum of audio video such as amps, soundbars, scheduling, switching, etc. New technologies offered through Crestron take AV …

Audiovisual design

Audiovisual Design & Consulting

Many different professional AV solutions exist to accommodate a wide variety of room sizes, styles and objectives. With the array of audio visual solutions available today, design and consulting services provide expert interpretation of needs.  In addition, audiovisual design and consulting services provide essential selection of AV solutions fitting the application of a client. Professional audiovisual design saves organizations money …

Video Security

Video Security: Tips on protecting sensitive content

Sony, Netflix and Disney are a growing number of movie companies that have had content leaked or stolen before release, costing millions of dollars.  It’s not just media companies whose content is at risk of being hacked: every organization has a growing need for video security.  Audiovisual content such as sensitive training materials and executive communications are now easier than ever …

Upgrade your meeting space

Are You Due for a Meeting Space Upgrade?

Your business meeting space should hold a special place in your office. It’s where C-level management defines the business’ future, where big ideas are born, and where execution develops. Creating a collaborative and productive environment in these areas is essential. Do not settle for email chains or disengaging meetings. Instead, create an interactive working environment where everyone engages and contributes …

AV and IT Convergence

AV and IT Convergence: Top Trends in 2018

The big conversation around the audiovisual world is the concept of integrating AV into the IT environment.  IT has become exponentially more scalable, flexible and connected due in large part of software defined networking and the cloud.  In addition to technological advancements in IT, there have been many advancements in audiovisual technologies in terms of flexibility, scalability and connectivity.  Let’s …

Broadcast Cameras

New Broadcast Camera Technologies in 2018

It is no secret that our TV watching habits have significantly evolved over the past several decades.  TV screens have gotten larger (and thinner), picture resolution has become clearer and streaming content has become instantaneous.   Broadcast camera technologies evolve to meet the criteria of the newest TV watching and audiovisual trends.  People want to see more dynamic angles, sharper color …