Webcams vs Video Bars – What’s the Fundamental Difference?

Dec 15, 2022 7:45:00 AM / by Smarter Systems posted in Audio Visual, Conference Room, Huddle Room, Video Conferencing, Work From Home, Live Streaming

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If you’re new to office technology, you may be confused on what the difference between a video bar and a webcam is. You’ve probably used webcams for years in many different environments, whether using a webcam on a laptop for a work meeting, webchatting with friends or family, or even having fun in Photo Booth on an iMac. But with the constant innovation in audio-video technology, the video bar is a newer concept left unexplained.

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Poly X30 v X50 v X70 – what’s the most ideal for you?

Dec 8, 2022 7:45:00 AM / by Smarter Systems posted in Audio Visual, Conference Room, Poly, Video Conferencing, Live Streaming, JUMPSTART ROOMS

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So, you want a Poly bar but don’t know where to start? How much does a Poly bar cost? Will it work in my office space? Whatever it may be, you’ve made a great decision - Poly’s line of video bars in the Studio X series have been nothing short of legendary in the A/V world. Since being introduced in late 2019, it’s not hard to understand why this collection has been a staple of conference room systems in and after the pandemic, but also been a staple in our JUMPSTART ROOMS room bundles.

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LED vs. LCD: What's the difference?

Aug 12, 2021 11:15:00 AM / by Aidan Salmeron posted in Classroom technology, Audio Visual, Conference Room, Work From Home, Live Streaming, AV Integrator

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When deciding between an LED or LCD display, it is crucial that you consider important questions that will lead you to selecting the best display for your space. You should begin to ask yourself, what’s the best option for my price range? Which option will best suit my needs? How can the display I choose improve my space? What level of clarity do I need for my content? Understanding the difference between LED and LCD is key to choosing the best display for you. We are here to answer all your questions.  

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Why to Disclose Your Budget

Jul 27, 2021 11:15:00 AM / by Hailey Tynes posted in Audio Visual, Conference Room, Huddle Room, Wireless Presentation, Video Conferencing, House of Worship, Live Streaming, AV Integrator, JUMPSTART ROOMS, Additional Services

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Your team is ready to update your technology, but what now? Whether it be in your conference room, training room, classroom, production facility, or anywhere else, there are set of steps that if you follow, the result will be a custom-built AV solution that meets all your needs and your budget.

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Tools Everyone in Education Technology Should Be Using

Jul 15, 2021 10:15:00 AM / by Hailey Tynes posted in SMART Board, Classroom technology, Wireless Presentation, Video Conferencing, Live Streaming, AV Integrator

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Technology is a driving force in education and learning. Whether students are in the classroom, remote learning, studying independently or collaborating on an assignment, technology plays a major role. Having the right technology for your students, teachers and staff enhances the efficiency and ease of learning and teaching 

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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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