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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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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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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The Best Wireless Presentation System for Your Conference Room

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 3 Reasons to Buy 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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