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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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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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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Create the Perfect Classroom with Technology Solutions

Mar 28, 2019 10:42:41 AM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Education, Classroom technology, Nureva, Projects

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What is your ideal classroom set up? Any certain classroom audio visual technologies you think you need? Do you think there is a perfect classroom? University of North Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism’s Reese News Lab is trying to accomplish just that.

 

We caught up with Gary Kayye who has been teaching new media technologies, branding and advertising at UNC for ten years. He played a huge role in the creation of this prototype room.  Kayye says “This classroom was designed with millennials and generation Z in mind, and they learn differently than anyone over the age of 30 or 35 years old. They are electronic collaborators.” 

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Three Benefits of a Flexible Classroom

Mar 21, 2019 11:02:55 AM / by Megan Weatherford posted in Education, SMART Board, Classroom technology, Projects

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When I was in K-12 classrooms, we had rows of desks. They were facing the front of the class, where the focal point was a chalkboard. If I ever entered a classroom with a different setup, it felt refreshing, even inspiring. That's the idea behind flexible classrooms. Classrooms don't need a designated front, and they certainly don't need a chalkboard. Most modern classrooms have mobile technology making it easy to move the classroom around.       

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