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Tricks of the Trade: Conferences

According to Merriam-Webster, the word ‘conference’ means “a meeting of two or more persons for discussing matters of common concern.” But if you ask us, that seems a little vague. The word ‘conference’ can mean many different things. So, let’s break down some of the conferences that we can help you with! Conference Rooms Let’s start with one you probably already know about. Most offices, no matter the industry, probably have some sort of conference room. This is where your team holds meetings, presentations, or conference calls. Conference rooms can range in size, from a small room with just a…

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Frederick Memorial Hospital Roundup

With a wide range of services—from A/V installations and equipment servicing, to day-of event coordination and rentals—we find that many of our clients stick with us for years, utilizing our varying services for different occasions. One of those clients is Frederick Memorial Hospital. For years we’ve worked with the hospital for installations and event rentals, and even joined their Corporate Honor Roll program in 2016. Here’s a look back on some of our favorite FMH projects! FMH James M. Stockman Cancer Institute Groundbreaking In March of 2016, Frederick Memorial Hospital broke ground on a $21 million expansion of their award-winning…

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Client Success Story: Stauffer Funeral Home

For more than 45 years, Stauffer Funeral Home has been providing funeral arrangements and services for the Frederick community. Their funeral home originally utilized an analog audio system that we installed more than a decade ago. The system is used to route audio, like background music or services, to different areas within the building. At the time of installation, the system was intuitive, easy to use, and cutting-edge technology. Since that time, technology has evolved, and new products have become available to make systems like this easier to use. We started by upgrading the digital signal processor and a control…

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Make Your Conference Call Better!

Most businesses, no matter the industry, take advantage of conference calls or virtual meetings on a regular basis. Believe it or not, but conference calls, in some form, have been around since the early 1900s. Luckily, we’ve come a long way since then in terms of technology. Apps and internet services have made this process much easier, but they’re useless if your equipment is outdated and outside distractions dominate the call. Here are a few things to consider when planning for your conference call equipment. 360-degree room microphone coverage One of the best ways to improve your conference calls is…

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Biamp Systems Takes Cost-Effective, Easy-To-Install Conference Rooms To The Next Level

BEAVERTON, Oregon — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, announced the expansion of its Tesira® audio and video platform. During ISE 2018, Feb. 6-9 in Amsterdam, Biamp (booth 3-B120) will demonstrate its latest innovations, which include new power over Ethernet (PoE+) amplifier technology and a series of Beamtracking™ ceiling microphones that raise the bar for an exceptional conferencing experience. Biamp’s whole-room, all-digital solutions are designed to reduce programming time for integrators and provide cost-effective, crystal-clear audio quality to end users. “Adding these new components to our industry-leading Tesira platform allows our customers to utilize Biamp products with a total room solution…

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Make Your Projector Better!

Raise your hand if your office, school, or place of worship has a projector. If your hand isn’t up, this might not be the article for you. But, we’re guessing that most of you raised your hand. Projectors have quickly become one of the leading pieces of tech for most industries, making presentations, lessons, and services more interactive and accessible. Now, raise your hand if you’ve ever had a lamp burn out in the middle of a big presentation. Or, better yet, been the person responsible for climbing a ladder to reach the ceiling to change said lamp. That is,…

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Eliminating Distractions: Easter Service Edition

Over the years, I have learned many valuable lessons about planning and taking necessary steps to make sure that it’s “all systems go” for Easter weekends. Having spent over ten years actively engaged in ministry, our heart was to ensure each weekend was conducted with excellence. As most of you may know, Easter is different. This specific weekend was always a special time to celebrate our faith, but also to welcome new guests into our family. Being prepared was everything—especially when it came to our gear. I have always said to myself and to my teams that technology can be…

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Make Your Meeting Room Better!

Most offices, no matter the industry, have at least one thing in common: some sort of meeting room. It’s probably even one of the most used rooms in many offices, so why not make the room as efficient and practical as possible? With some updated technology and a few strategic changes, AVG can help you make the most of your meeting space. We usually start by asking the following questions. Step 1: What is your meeting room used for? Are all of your meetings internal, or do you often host clients? How many people does the room hold? Are you…

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Mic check!

With new regulations from the FCC, certain wireless microphones and other instrument systems will be illegal to use after July 13, 2020. Here’s some basic information you may need to know about the transition. In order to make room for the large demand for mobile data, the Federal Communications Commission auctioned off a portion of the 600 MHz UHF TV Band spectrum. The spectrum will mostly be used by mobile data providers, which means it will be illegal to use wireless microphones or instrument systems that run on the 600 MHz spectrum after July 13, 2020. What should I do?…

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Out With the Old and In With the New: Outdated Tech and Its Replacement

Technology moves quickly, so keeping your business ahead of the curve can be a challenge. Here are some upgrades that we recommend in 2018 to keep your organization running smoothly and efficiently. Dry Erase Whiteboards VS Interactive Displays If your company has any type of conference room, classroom, or meeting space, we bet you have a whiteboard hanging on the wall. Whiteboards are good for brainstorming and teaching, but once the information is erased, it’s gone for good. They also require upkeep and never quite look clean, no matter how many times you erase them. Now, dry-erase boards are a…

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