What is BYOM?

Jul 15, 2020 4:29:03 PM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Audio Visual, Conference Room, Barco, Wireless Presentation, Video Conferencing

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WFH (Work from home). BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting). We've added a lot of acronyms to our vocabulary since COVID-19 started. Like WFH, BYOM is something we've started seeing more since most of us have fully embraced video conferencing. Barco, a conference room technology   leader, says it's an extension of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the workplace. While working and collaborating via your own tablet, mobile, or laptop is quite common practice in enterprises nowadays, the entrance of BYOM marks the beginning of a new, more dynamic workplace experience.

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What your Conference Room and Chick-fil-A Have in Common

Jul 1, 2020 3:12:44 PM / by Lori Cook posted in Audio Visual, Crestron, Conference Room, Huddle Room, Barco, Wireless Presentation, Work From Home

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Back to "normal"? Nope, not so fast! I'm not sure our expectations of "normal" will ever be the same after the things we have experienced over the last few months. If you'd told me in December when I was setting my 2020 goals that a virus would change our world, I would've called you crazy! But the truth is, it has changed everything. If you look around, you will see that life as we know it has changed both in our personal and professional worlds.

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Top Video Conferencing Equipment 2020

Jun 11, 2020 3:43:38 PM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Audio Visual, Crestron, Conference Room, Barco, Wireless Presentation, Poly, Video Conferencing

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When you are thinking about video conferencing, software like Zoom or Microsoft Teams comes to mind. Those types of unified communication and collaboration platforms (UCC) are essential now that the workforce has moved to a work from home model. This software creates a virtual conference room. But, what does it mean for your actual conference room when it's business as usual? Everyone attending your meeting can't huddle around one person's laptop, can they? (The answer is no.) 

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Getting the Most out of Conference Room Technology Post-Pandemic

May 22, 2020 1:30:21 PM / by Ned Coleman posted in Audio Visual, Conference Room, Wireless Presentation, Video Conferencing, Work From Home

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 As COVID-19 restrictions lift and we slowly start to return to the office, businesses around the world will have to adopt a hybrid work-style. The balance between remote and office-based working will be hard for some, especially if it wasn't the business standard pre-pandemic. To ensure business as usual, it's now more important than ever to consider your conference room technology strategy.  

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Three Ways to Stream Sunday Service: Video System Solutions

May 1, 2020 2:13:41 PM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Audio Visual, Projects, Video Conferencing, House of Worship, Live Streaming

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This blog post was created with the help of Vaddio, the premier global manufacturer of PTZ cameras, professional AV solutions and a full suite of UCC products for the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast marketplaces.

Sunday services look a little different right now with COVID-19 restrictions in place. The pews are empty but that doesn’t mean parishioners aren’t worshipping. Many houses of worship are turning to technology to reach the congregation.

For the churches who don’t stream their services online regularly, it’s been a scramble. The main misperception -- adding video production is really hard-- it’s something only megachurches do. But that’s not the case.

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Work from Home: A New Business Normal?

Apr 15, 2020 2:32:05 PM / by Ned Coleman posted in Audio Visual, Crestron, Conference Room, Huddle Room, Training Room, Barco, Video Conferencing, Work From Home

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In the midst of this Coronavirus (COVID-19) disruption to our lives and businesses, if you’re anything like me, you are wondering how long until we get back to “normal”? I long for the days of seeing my teams gathered around a conference room table, collaborating on a new idea or discussing an upcoming project. I want to be able to grab lunch with a co-worker and connect face-to-face. I want to sit down in my office for a one-to-one with a direct report, instead of using video conferencing to discuss our goals for the month. Don’t you?

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Leverage COVID-19 Business Downtime: Upgrade Conference Room Technology Now

Apr 15, 2020 1:51:51 PM / by Ned Coleman posted in Audio Visual, Conference Room, Huddle Room, Training Room, Video Conferencing, Work From Home

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I have always found myself an interested observer of other businesses and business models. I guess it's the entrepreneur in me—what a time to be watching what others are doing with their company. From crisis to calm, some are in their busiest season ever while others are shutting their doors. I find a majority are in the middle. They are weathering this storm, and those that learn to leverage this time will come back stronger.

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Smarter Systems Provides AV Technology Support during COVID-19 Shutdown

Apr 9, 2020 10:53:26 AM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Classroom technology, Audio Visual, Conference Room, Projects, News, Work From Home

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Everyone is feeling the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We've heard so many of our clients' struggles but also stories of successful pivots with the necessary technology changes. With so much uncertainty, we wanted to provide you with an update on our status and daily operations. 

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10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Remote Work

Mar 20, 2020 11:22:27 AM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Audio Visual, Video Conferencing, Work From Home

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If remote work isn't already a mandate in your office, it's been discussed. According to global technology giant Barco, remote work is up 115% in the last decade. Can you even imagine how that number has changed in the last month? Coronavirus (COVID-19) has drastically changed the way businesses operate here in Charlotte and around the world. If a work from home mentality is new territory for your business, it may feel chaotic and overwhelming. Consider the following guidelines to help your management team and employees acclimate.

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8 Ways to Entertain Your Toddler While Working from Home

Mar 17, 2020 11:32:20 AM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Audio Visual

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If you are working from home until further notice, you aren’t alone. If your kids are joining you, say no more! Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing the way businesses operate overnight and forcing schools and daycares to shut down. Last week you were in conference room meetings and grabbing a coworker for a quick impromptu session. Today, you are learning how to collaborate solely with video conferencing calls while your toddler is screaming or destroying the next room. Believe us when we say, you aren’t alone!

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