Work Smarter: 4 Technologies to Have in Your Workspace

Oct 13, 2020 10:55:00 AM / by Hailey Tynes posted in Conference Room, Huddle Room, Cambridge Sound Management, Sound Masking, Poly, Return to Work

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We’re quickly settling into our new office space in the Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. This new space allows us to easily get to our clients near and far, has warehousing space to better prepare for projects, and room to continue growing. 

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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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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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How to Clean Commercial Touch Screen Displays

Mar 24, 2020 2:54:47 PM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Education, SMART Board, Classroom technology, Crestron, Conference Room

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Based on the empty shelves of hand sanitizer and Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, people are taking the calls to clean hands and wipe down surfaces very seriously. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has shut businesses and schools nationwide, and now the focus is on slowing down the spread. 

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COVID-19: Create a Work from Home Strategy

Mar 13, 2020 1:32:53 PM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Audio Visual, Conference Room, Huddle Room, Video Conferencing

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It's more important than ever to have technology that allows remote teams to work collaboratively from remote places. With Coronavirus (COVID-19) making global headlines, many large organizations have halted international travel, and they've started to strict non-essential travel here in the US. Work from home is quickly becoming the norm. Even small businesses are starting to feel the impacts and realize the importance of having technology that connects people, so everyone can continue to work.

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