Why A/V Requirements Should Be Considered When Deploying Campus Networks

Why A/V Requirements Should Be Considered When Deploying Campus Networks

Video conferencing, digital signage and other A/V components are an increasingly critical part of the IT environment. These components must connect to the data network for content distribution and control. However, few organizations consider A/V when designing the network infrastructure, which creates bottlenecks and performance problems and limits an organization’s ability to support many A/V […]

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Design Standards Help Ensure the Success of A/V Implementations

Design Standards Help Ensure the Success of A/V Implementations

The commercial A/V industry is growing at a fantastic rate. Products are becoming more affordable, which puts cutting-edge technology within reach of companies that might not otherwise have had the opportunity or desire to explore them. Armed with the support that integrators such as Rahi Systems provide, A/V technology has never been more accessible. The […]

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OLED or QLED: What Is the Future of Flat-Panel Displays?

OLED or QLED: What Is the Future of Flat-Panel Displays?

If you were alive in the 1970s, you probably remember the videotape “format war” between Sony’s Betamax and JVC’s Video Home System (VHS). Betamax offered slightly higher picture resolution and better audio, but VHS was less expensive and provided longer recording time per tape. It turned out that cost and recording time were more important […]

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Cloud-Based Management of A/V Systems Keeps Meetings Running Smoothly

Cloud-Based Management of A/V Systems Keeps Meetings Running Smoothly

In many organizations, A/V equipment is becoming as mission-critical as IT equipment. These organizations are using video conferencing to enable collaboration among geographically dispersed teams, customers and business partners. Video conferencing reduces the time and expense of travel and enables people to get work done from virtually anywhere. When I started in A/V more than […]

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Tips for Getting High-Quality Audio in Your Conference Room

Tips for Getting High-Quality Audio in Your Conference Room

When designing a boardroom, conference room or training facility, organizations tend to focus on the video component. Video is sexy, and the ultra-high-definition displays on the market today can make it seem as if video conference participants are right there in the same room. But audio is equally important. If conference calls have poor audio […]

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Demystifying Pixel Pitch in Direct View LED Walls

Demystifying Pixel Pitch in Direct View LED Walls

By Simon Daniel Jerke Video walls were once exclusively used by high-end retailers, stadiums and entertainment venues. Today, organizations in a wide range of industries are putting up video walls for a variety of use cases. In fact, the top buyers of video wall solutions are in the education and healthcare markets. Companies are also […]

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Collaboration Standards Help Make Teams More Effective

Collaboration Standards Help Make Teams More Effective

The right collaboration technology can deliver real business benefits by improving communication, streamlining workflows and enhancing decision-making. In many organizations, however, workers are using so many different collaboration tools that they have the opposite effect. A recent survey conducted by CITE Research found that the average knowledge worker uses four separate team collaboration applications. More than two-thirds […]

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The Past, Present and Future of the A/V User Experience

The Past, Present and Future of the A/V User Experience

Author:  Kyle Prescott, Director of A/V Engineering, Rahi Systems  When we started doing commercial A/V in the early 2000s, professional A/V was not focused on the user so much as making systems with the flexibility to solve pretty much any use case that could be imagined. There were inputs all around the room, links to […]

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Tips for Ensuring Your A/V System Works Flawlessly for That Big Meeting

Tips for Ensuring Your A/V System Works Flawlessly for That Big Meeting

A well-designed, high-tech board room serves as a showcase to impress customers and investors. A large, well-outfitted team meeting space provides a facility for training and “all-hands” meetings. Equipped with the latest conferencing and collaboration gear, these rooms bring a geographically dispersed workforce together by allowing personnel around the world to participate in organizational events. […]

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Networked Sound Brings Business Benefits and Security Risks

Networked Sound Brings Business Benefits and Security Risks

In a previous post, we talked about the evolution of A/V technology from isolated, standalone systems to networked components. Many of today’s A/V components are IP-enabled, which allows you to monitor, manage and control the A/V system over the Ethernet network. Devices can be installed anywhere there’s a network connection, and traditional A/V interfaces can […]

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