Meetings today cannot handle the technology from 40 years ago. If you still have plain whiteboards and speakerphones, you need to upgrade your conference space to accommodate more interactive meetings. Upgrades will make it possible for people to offer more vibrant, engaging presentations.
In the business world, you know that people often say as much with their body language as with their words. Using only a speaker phone does not allow you to see the reactions or posture of anyone who connects remotely to the meeting. However, you can upgrade your meeting space to include screens that allow for video conferencing.
Plain whiteboards that required dry erase markers are rarely used in today's business meetings. Instead, workers want to be able to connect their computers to a projector or screen to show carefully created presentations. Instead of just a projector, provide an interactive whiteboard instead. These boards have a stylus that the presenter can use to digitally draw on images on the screen while interacting with webpages and PowerPoint presentations.
Because many presentations on whiteboard have audio, you will want to also upgrade your conference room to surround sound. Anyone in the room, no matter where they sit, can get full audio. You will hear fewer complaints from uneven sound output and get more accolades from great audio.
Bring your meeting space into the 21st century. Phone us at Experience Audio Video, Inc. in Orange, CA, at (714) 744-4455 to take the first steps toward making your conference room productive.
Just like your phone or iPad your Crestron Touchscreen should be sanitized per the CDC recommendations during this difficult time. Here at Commercial Audio Video Installation Orange County we recommend that you sanitize the screen before and after each use and wash your hands as well.
Crestron has made a wonderful blog about how to sanitize your touchscreen, which could be useful for your phone or iPad as well.
This is how Crestron says to clean their screens;
“To clean a Crestron interface, simply use any commercially available non-ammonia glass or disinfectant cleaner solution with 70% isopropyl alcohol. Do not use anything containing bleach. Apply a small amount of cleaner directly to a microfiber or a similar disposable towel or cloth-be sure the cloth is damp and not wet. Then wipe the glass display clean. Most of our systems are not waterproof so do not apply cleaner directly to any interface. And do not wipe the plastic surrounding the display.”
To read more about sanitizing your equipment please check out Crestron’s blog post
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At Commercial Audio Video Installation Orange County we realize that due to COVID-19 a lot of you are working from home. We bet you are wondering how to setup the perfect office space at home.
Commercial/Residential Electronics company Crestron has posted some fantastic ideas on their blog.
Here are some of the key points:
Click here to read the entire blog post from Crestron.
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When your restaurant customers arrive, don't let them imagine what your food looks like. You can do more than give them static images on a menu, too. Through digital signage, you can readily display specials, featured items, and daily dishes with high-definition quality in video format.
Forget about the old method that required a worker to write the daily specials or soup of the day on a chalkboard. Customers would not always notice these as they walk to their tables, nor would they know what they were ordering if they chose one. Putting your specials on digital menus lets you get rid of the dusty chalkboard and update the menu based regularly and effortlessly.
Through digital signage or menus, you can show your customers what your specials look like. Additionally, changes to the featured dishes can happen in moments, letting you customize the digital signs or menus your customers see based on when they visit your restaurant.
When your customers see the specials in high definition, they may be more likely to choose those dishes. You can increase sales of higher-priced dishes and boost your bottom line while improving your customers' satisfactions of your restaurant. But this isn't the only thing HD screens can do for your restaurant.
For casual dining locations, you can install HD televisions around to show a variety of sporting events. If you still have small-screen CRT TVs hanging from your bar's ceiling, get rid of those to give your customers a better experience. HD televisions bring the game to them in realistic details. This small service you provide to your customers will keep them coming back for watch parties.
Your guests don't have to have a dull restaurant experience. Bring them better visuals of the food they will try and offer them ways to relax. Through digital signage and HD TVs, you can potentially increase sales of specials and make your customers want to return. For more information on how to integrate digital screens into your restaurant, phone us at Experience Audio Video in Orange County at (714) 744-4455.
Before we close out our Understanding Projector Technology series on the blog, we have a few loose ends to wrap up. One is a discussion of brightness. At Experience Audio Video, we know that brightness is a critically important factor in the projector buying decision process. If you make the wrong choice on brightness, you’ll have a perpetually frustrating experience using your projector. And there won’t be any way to fix it without replacing the entire projector.
So let’s jump in and explain how brightness is measured as well as the recommended brightness for typical business applications.
Projector brightness is measured in lumens. It’s the same measurement system that’s used for lightbulbs and really any light source you can imagine.
On the surface, lumen measurement is fairly simple. Higher numbers mean higher brightness. But when you dig into the details, you’ll actually see two measurements: a white brightness rating and a color brightness rating.
Think of white brightness as a measure of the total possible brightness output of the projector. Color brightness, on the other hand, measures how bright individual colors can be.
In most business settings, you want a fairly bright projector. If you intend to use the projector in a well-lit space, you need a high lumen output to compete with the ambient light. And if you’re hoping to use a projector in an outdoor space, you need exceedingly high lumen output, like what’s available from laser projectors.
However, brightest isn’t always best. If you’re buying a projector for use in more theater-like conditions where the ambient light is low or nonexistent, too many lumens will wash out the picture and irritate your viewers.
Because every space and use case is unique, the best way to pick the perfect brightness is to work with a professional. Contact us today for a free consultation and rest assured that you’ll be satisfied with your choice.