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Make Meetings Work Better with Professional Conference Room Audio

The sound quality in conference rooms can sadly vary. Some places have echoey sounding rooms or poor speaker quality. Make this year the one in which you upgrade your conference room audio to make your meetings more professional.

Sound Quality Reflects on Your Business

First, the sound quality in your meeting space reflects on your business. One reason many companies invest in conference rooms is to provide an isolated space for employees to focus on the meeting without distractions.

However, if your conference room audio sound quality includes low-level background crackling or feedback, the continuous sound can cause major disruptions in concentration. Producing clean audio for your meetings can improve concentration and make your company look as professional as you are.

When it comes to improving the conference room audio, you need to think about the microphones, speakers, and space of your meeting room.

Echoes Come from Poor Speaker Placement or Bad Room Design

The way that you have your conference room set up could impact the sound quality. If you have problems with speakers echoing when they talk, you may need to move some of the furnishings in the conference room. Another option is to consider upgrading to well-placed speakers around the room.

Correcting echoing problems can also help to reduce the distracting background noises that may keep meeting participants from keeping their minds on the meeting.

Don’t Forget to Upgrade Video to Meet the New High-Quality Audio Standards

Video quality is just as important as audio. In fact, if your meetings include visual presentations, high-quality video ensures that everyone can clearly see the images. Regardless of your audio quality, if you accompany it with poor video, the reputation you built as a professional business through good audio can drop when the meeting participants see the video.

Get high-definition conference room video options to partner with your high-quality audio. This pair will provide the best options for meetings to ensure that everyone understands the words and visuals presented by the speaker.

Contact Experience Audio Video Inc. to Improve Your Conference Room Audio and Video Quality

You don’t have to settle for low-quality sound. Give meeting participants both at your company and from elsewhere a better impression of your business by providing them with high-quality audio during meetings. Contact us at Experience Audio Video Inc.to upgrade your conference room audio for better, more professional sounding quality.

 

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https://commercialaudiovideoinstallationorangecounty.com/services/#conference-room

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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ask-the-brains-background-noise/

 

 


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Workers Back at the Office Mean You Need to Reevaluate Your Conference Room Tech

As of September, 2021, many companies are bringing workers back from more than a year of remote work. Others, are putting off the date for a full return to the office. For instance, Google announced at the end of August, 2021, that it would delay its date for office returns to January 10, 2022. Whether your company has its full workforce back at the office or a steady trickling in of employees returning from remote work, you should consider your conference room. With more worker back in offices, conference rooms will return to their original use. Therefore, now is the best time to upgrade your tech.

Why Conference Room Upgrades Are Necessary

During 2020, many workers conducted meetings over their laptop computers from home. In many cases, they used headphones to get the clearest sound possible. Their internet connection determined the video quality of the conferences. While they may have become accustomed to lackluster meeting video and audio quality on their computers, they want to come back to an office where they don’t have to experience those types of low-resolution meetings.

When they return to the office, they expect better video and sound quality in the conference room than they experienced from their computers. If they cannot get this quality, they may not find a reason to attend meetings. Therefore, you want to check that you have the equipment necessary to deliver clear video and quality sound.

Types of Upgrades You May Want to Make

First, look at the sound and video technology that you use. Some conference rooms use projectors while others rely on television screens to show video. Whichever you use, make sure that it shows sharp images so employees can easily read slideshows, graphics, and other displays on the screen.

Audio needs to be crystal clear to ensure better comprehension from workers. They may not have a chance to ask the speaker to repeat a point. Therefore, you need audio that does not muffle voices or create echoes int the space.

Don’t Forget About Other Factors

Other factors to think about for your conference room upgrades include lighting and temperature control. These controls impact the comfort of meeting participants. Consequently, you should not neglect to consider upgrades to these when improving your conference room.

Connect with the Experts in Conference Room Technology for Advice

Get connected with the top tech for your conference room. With help from us at Experience Audio Video, Inc., you can ensure that your meeting space will be ready for whenever your team returns to the office. Contact us today to find out more about how you can get a better, more productive conference room.

 

Sources

https://commercialaudiovideoinstallationorangecounty.com/services/#conference-room

https://www.cnet.com/tech/google-extends-return-to-office-date-to-january/

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What? What? – Signs That You May Need to Upgrade Your Conference Room Audio

Everyone in your conference room should be able to hear clearly. However, some factors of your audio and room design can cause problems with the sound quality. In fact, up to 81% of people surveyed regarded perfect audio and the deciding factor in meeting a success for virtual meetings. Audio quality will also be important for your in-person meeting successes when you return to collaborating in the conference room. Therefore, you should consider upgrading your meeting room audio system if you notice any of the following issues.

Echoing in the Room from Furnishings

An echoey meeting room typically comes from a combination of poor audio and the furnishings in the space. If you have multiple surfaces that allow sound to bounce off them, such as a stone meeting table, whiteboard, windows, and hard chairs, you will have more audio problems. A sound designer can help you to improve the sound quality through better audio equipment and by adding acoustical tiles, carpeting, and other sound-dampening measures.

Poor Speaker Arrangement Leads to Echoing or Poor Sound Quality

Another way to fix echoing in the room is through better speakers with correct placement. The participants should sit between pairs of speakers, so the combination of the sounds meets at the table. This arrangement reduces echoing but may also need additional means of sound control to make the audio even clearer.

Old Equipment Negatively Affects Audio Quality

As audio equipment ages, it wears out to no longer transmit sound as well. Plus, with the introduction of newer sound technologies, people become exposed to sharp sound quality in their daily lives and expect no less from their office conference room. If you have older microphones, speakers, or other sound equipment in your meeting room, upgrade today for better, sharper sound, and stop hearing workers asking speakers to talk louder, repeat what they said, or speak more clearly.

Contact Experience Audio Video, Inc. for Top Quality Audio Experts in Southern California

If you want to improve your conference room’s audio, contact us at Experience Audio Video, Inc. Our commercial audio professionals can get your meeting room’s sound updated and clearer through better room arrangements, improved equipment, and an overall optimized meeting setup.

 

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https://www.uctoday.com/collaboration/poor-audio-quality-the-biggest-frustration-for-virtual-meeting-participants/

https://commercialaudiovideoinstallationorangecounty.com/services/#conference-room

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/meeting-room-sound-quality-overview-alex-frew/

https://blog.psni.org/av-blog/conference-room-sound-system

https://commercialaudiovideoinstallationorangecounty.com/

 


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Make Your Hybrid Office More Productive with Better Conference Room AV Systems

During the pandemic of 2020, many offices chose to allow workers to do their jobs remotely. In fact, 45% of respondents to a survey about remote work in 2021 indicated they worked from home due to COVID-19. However, with offices opening back up, many employers will still allow some workers to remain at home, at least part of the time. To collaborate with those at the office and away, conference rooms with upgraded AV systems will become even more critical.

The Problems with Individual Computer Meetings

Everyone remembers trying to log into remote meetings with each person on their own computer. Spotty internet connections, slow systems, and distractions often made meetings difficult to follow. When trying to communicate remotely, the audio of individual computer speakers or headphones could determine how much of the meeting the participant heard. Poor audio quality could reduce the effectiveness of the meeting, making it a waste of time for the participant who could not hear clearly.

A Solution for Meetings in Hybrid Offices

Therefore, when creating a hybrid office, those at the office should continue to meet in person in conference rooms to discuss matters face-to-face. This method eliminates technological issues.

However, to ensure that everyone can participate, remote workers should still be able to teleconference. Having quality AV systems in the conference rooms means better microphones and speakers to improve sound clarity. Better sound from microphones means people can be heard when they speak from the conference room. Plus, quality speakers ensure that everyone in the room can clearly hear those participating from their computers.

Video components are also crucial for ensuring that images used in meetings are visible and clearly seen by everyone. When talking to others virtually, clearer video quality can create a better connection with the person on the screen.

Contact Us at Experience Audio Video Inc. Commercial Services for Assistance in AV Systems for Your Hybrid Office

Remote working may be a permanent state for some employees while others return to their offices. Consequently, many places will require hybrid conferencing with workers in the same room meeting with those working remotely. To prevent time-wasting problems encountered during remote meetings when everyone used their own computers, improve your conference room AV systems now. Contact us at Experience Audio Video Inc. for our commercial services to create a better, more productive meeting space for your hybrid office.

 

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https://buffer.com/2021-state-of-remote-work

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Conference Calls

Any modern business should have some sort of conferencing capability, either video, web or audio based. Video conferencing has become an essential part of everyday life for most businesses, other companies still don’t have a go-to service for interacting with clients. Some participants will have to navigate the odd conversation of ‘which service should we use’ before each meeting as a result.

Now there are dozens of providers offering basic conferencing capabilities, but how do you know which is best for your business? What features are important? How do you avoid deploying a conference call service that is good for some cases but fails for others? Keep reading to find out!

4 FEATURES WHEN CHOOSING A CONFERENCE CALL SERVICE

Choosing the best conference call service for your business is vital in furthering the proficiency and effectiveness of your internal and external communications. There are a variety of conferencing services available. The decision often ends up with your company’s needs.

End-to-end encryption and enterprise security

Most video conferencing platforms offer basic security features, there is a growing demand for true end-to-end encryption for the most sensitive meetings. 

Bring your own device capabilities

Bring your own device refers to employees who use their personal devices to connect to their organizational networks.

Recording ability

The ability to record a video conference is critical. Not only does it prevent the team from missing something in the meeting, since it can be re-watched if someone misses the meeting, they can watch it, also it improves engagement.

Calendar integrations

Calendar integrations for video conferencing makes it possible to automatically detect all of your scheduled video meetings, providing a single source for upcoming appointments.

NO MORE JUMPING FROM ONE CONFERENCING SERVICE TO ANOTHER

With Lifesize or Crestron, teams will have access to virtual meeting spaces and collaboration features built for brainstorming ideas, making decisions, and working together in real time. Their meeting room systems are engineered to make the user experience effortless and effective conferencing.

 

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio, video and security camera  installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team (License #804783). One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Conference Room Table Flip Tops

A table Flip top is a tabletop cable management system. It makes it easier for presenters to come in to the conference room and set up, they can easily connect. Flip tops come in different brands and have different functionality. Depending on what you are needing a flip top to do or where you want your flip top placed depends on what flip top you should get.

 

1. Crestron FT2 FlipTops

The FT2 FlipTops offer a whole other layer of smart functionality that everyone is sure to love, especially if you’re a facility manager. As a facility manager I am sure you or your staff have wasted a number of man hours every night checking every meeting room and resetting them and doing maintenance checks of the cables and connectors.

The FT2 has programmable buttons not only to switch between any connected source with one touch, but you will also have the ability to automate the cable retraction. You could have the FT2 programmed to have all the cables retracted at a certain time to help reduce man hours and reduce the number of broken cables.

 

2. Extron Hideaway

The Extron Hideaway is a compact, tilt-up, table mountable enclosure for inconspicuous access to you connectivity. The HSA 300 features pass-through connectors for HDMI, VGA, Stereo Audio, Network signals, one unswitched AC outlet, and two USB power outlets.

Unfortunately the Extron Hideaway FlipTops doesn’t have the smart functions like Crestron, it won’t automatically retract your cables and you won’t be able to switch between your connected sources.

 

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio, video and security camera installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team (License #804783). One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.


Conference Rooms

There are a lot of different conference room setups, whether you have a small meeting space, a medium conference room or a large boardroom there is a setup for you. Contact Commercial Audio Video Installation Orange County and we can help you determine what equipment you will need for your room.

Are you currently using Zoom rooms or Microsoft Teams? Whichever one you are using Crestron has a set up for you that connects to a Logitech camera, depending on the size of your room.

All of the kits come with either a touchscreen kit, UC-C160-T or a UC-C160-Z, depending on if you want a Zoom Room or Microsoft Teams, and either a Logitech MeetUp, Logitech Rally or a Logitech Rally Plus camera (all depending on the size of your room).

Check out Crestron’s website for more information.

 

 

 About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio, video and security camera installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Microsoft Team Room

Does your office already implement Microsoft Team Rooms? Are you having issues with fetching the calendar? Have you asked your IT department and they can’t figure it out? Well now is the time to call Commercial Audio Video Installation Orange County  to help. 

 

The most common cause of the calendar fetch issue is it being setup for the first time or a recent update to your system. Thankfully Crestron has a blog that tells you how to fix it called, Microsoft Team Rooms – Cannot Fetch Calendar. If after reading the blog your IT department can’t figure it out give us a call and we will come and fix it.

 

In the blog Crestron states, CHECK YOUR SETUP

Make sure that you have looked at the setup of your account and you have followed the suggested setup per the Microsoft Documentation found here. There is even a PowerShell script to enable making the account correctly even easier and it can be found here. You can also find a full article on making the account by Jeff Shertz found here.

 

 

 

 About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio, video and security camera installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Is It Time to Update Your Conference Room?

When was the last time your conference room had an update? What did you update it with? Is your conference room actually up to date with the times? Commercial Audio Video Installation Orange County can help you choose the correct conference room audio/video equipment. 

 

Have you heard of Microsoft Teams Rooms? With Microsoft Teams Rooms will transform your meetings.

 

Our friends at Crestron have made a post, What is in your Conference Room? Why isn’t it a Microsoft Teams Room yet?

 

There have been studies commissioned on how prevalent technology in conference rooms are and studies many times often prove what is known by many conference room users. The technology that is inside of the room rarely satisfies the entire need for the meeting being held and often presents challenges that inhibits the intended use of that space.” 

 

Upgrading your meeting rooms to include Microsoft Teams Room can help your employees collaborate effectively. Check out Crestron’s blog for more information about Microsoft Teams Room and then give us a call to get your upgrade started.

 

 

 

 About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio, video and security camera installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Still Relying on Speaker Phones and Whiteboards? Bring Your Business Meeting Space Into the 21st Century

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.

Why Speaker Phones Don't Work

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.

Add Interactivity to Your Whiteboards

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.

Boost Sound Systems

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.

Get Started on a Better Meeting Space Now

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.