Smarter Systems Earns Five CTS Certifications in 2019

Dec 20, 2019 3:11:30 PM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Audio Visual, Crestron, Projects, News, Barco, Poly

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Charlotte, NC – December  19, 2019 Smarter System adds another AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS) to the team. This certification means five team members have earned the distinct accolade in 2019. President and CEO Ned Coleman says, "Smarter Systems is dedicated to quality for our clients, and adding CTS credentialed team members is just one way to show we are serious about that commitment."

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Smarter Systems Recognized as Top AV Integrator

Nov 26, 2019 3:43:47 PM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Audio Visual, Projects, News

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Charlotte, NC – November 26, 2019 – Smarter Systems was awarded the designation of AV Provider of Excellence (APEx) from AVIXA.

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The Best Wireless Presentation System for Your Business

Nov 15, 2019 8:37:01 AM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Crestron, Barco, wireless presentation, Poly

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Our focus is always on the user experience. That’s why we partner with the best-in-breed manufacturers to make sure we have access to technology solutions that fit a variety of needs. When it comes to wireless presentation systems, we consider three categories before choosing a solution for a client. Those include:

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Top Three Reasons to Invest in a Wireless Presentation System

Nov 8, 2019 11:00:36 AM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Audio Visual, Conference Room, Barco, wireless presentation

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Wireless presentation is no longer a luxury in the business world, but the standard. The ease of connection for both internal and external users is not just wanted; it's needed to collaborate. 

So, what is a wireless presentation system? A wireless presentation system allows users to share material from one device like a computer or phone, using screen mirroring technology. The content is shown using a wireless network instead of a hard-wired connection like a VGA or HDMI.

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How Does a Sound Masking System Work?

Nov 2, 2019 3:59:16 PM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Audio Visual, Conference Room, Cambridge Sound Management, Sound Masking

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A sound masking system can solve your office speech privacy problem. You may be asking if there is, in fact, a speech privacy problem in your office? Chances are your answer is yes, because it's the number one driver of workplace dissatisfaction. According to Cambridge Sound Management, 60% of open office employees are unhappy with their lack of speech privacy. 

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What is Sound Masking?

Oct 24, 2019 1:00:22 PM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Audio Visual, Conference Room, Huddle Room, Cambridge Sound Management, Sound Masking

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Are your conversations private? Whispering or even a conversation behind closed doors doesn't always guarantee someone else can't hear you.

With the rise of open office floor plans and the need to protect patient privacy, speech privacy has become more critical than ever before. So, what is sound masking, and how does it help speech privacy? Sound masking is a barely noticeable sound that is similar to airflow, but it's specially tuned to make human speech less intelligible.

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Smarter Systems Donates SMART Boards

Oct 4, 2019 11:25:57 AM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Education, SMART Board, Classroom technology, News

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Smarter Systems donated two SMART Boards to Rise Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Smarter Systems CEO Ned Coleman said, "as a partner, we can provide tools that help lead to enhanced learning outcomes for the students they serve." Rise Academy is a small school, just getting their start and rely on the generosity of partners. Coleman added, "Smarter Systems got its start by serving the local education community, so a partnership with Rise is our way of honoring our roots."

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Five Signs You Should Invest in an AV Integrator

Jun 6, 2019 3:20:24 PM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Audio Visual, Conference Room, Huddle Room

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We know it's tempting to want to do it all yourself; it happens to all of us in various aspects of life. Whether the motivation is money, time, or pride, you hold on to that project to complete yourself. However, we all know it can quickly become more of a burden on your time and money than you ever could have imagined. In the end, hiring professionals would have been best. If you are considering taking on a meeting space technology overhaul on your own, here are five signs you may want to go ahead and call in the professionals (also known as AV Integrators).

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Three Reasons We Love Huddle Rooms and You Should Too

Jun 6, 2019 2:23:39 PM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Audio Visual, Huddle Room

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The business world has significantly changed over the past decade. You'll find lots of large open floor plan spaces, adjustable desks, and maybe even natural light if you're lucky enough to escape the fluorescent bulbs. As a way to adapt, we're now seeing a massive spike in huddle rooms or huddle spaces in every industry you can imagine.

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Don't Make This Silly Mistake in Your Conference Room

May 16, 2019 2:34:58 PM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Conference Room, Huddle Room, Training Room

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Some of the most important decisions happen inside conference rooms. It’s typically the heart of a business and hopefully where you celebrate many successes. That’s why it’s so important to get it right. While there are a million ways to make a conference room work, there is one way to ensure it’s a failure: get the display size wrong.

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