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White Paper: AV integrators tackle technological change

Technology is changing really rapidly in the AV industry and it is becoming increasingly difficult for AV integrators to keep up. In fact change is so rapid and relentless that the current formats are already being overshadowed by newer ones, even though neither is widespread yet. For example, integrators are already talking about the imminence...
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All about interactive video conferencing solutions

It is well known that video conferencing saves all participants both time and money. The need for travel has reduced significantly with the various video conferencing solutions available in the market. While point-to-point as well as multi-point calls are quite common, data sharing between participants is also possible using the right video conferencing solution. However,...
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Report: Creating Secure Collaboration Spaces

For a long time, AV professionals did not think that the security of installed AV systems and solutions were part of their domain. If asked, they would often refer the problem to IT. Also, typically, security was a concern only for government clients. A recent report by Infocomm, highlights how increasingly, companies are asking AV...
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White Paper: Understanding the Huddle Room

Most companies concentrate on installing high-end AV equipment in their large boardrooms or larger conference rooms. This means that for decades, collaboration technology has been limited to the larger and more expensive meeting rooms. However, according to a report by Wainhouse Research (WR) commissioned by Polycom, there is an increasing proliferation of huddle rooms in...
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Seamlessly integrate and connect all your media types from one interface

If you have always wanted all of your media types to be integrated and controlled from a single device during presentations, you’re in luck! The vSolution Connect app for tablets from Wolfvision allows you to control all of your media types from a single interface and also lets you sync your Wolfvision Visualiser system with...
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Turning a cooking school and restaurant into an interactive and innovative space

You may be a student chef in a restaurant and want to view what’s going on at every table. You may be a cooking instructor and may want to see what all of your students are cooking in the different kitchen spaces. Well, Crestron has made this magic possible at Florida International University’s (FIU’s) Wine...
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Definitions and Types of Microphones

As you may know, a microphone is an instrument for converting sound waves into electrical energy variations which may then be amplified, transmitted, or recorded. In other words, microphones are transducers that can convert one type of energy into another. A microphone converts acoustic energy into electrical energy. In most AV installations, choosing the right...
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Uses and benefits of C.L dimmers

Incandescent bulbs are being phased out gradually and will most probably be phased out almost completely within the next 10 years or so. They are being replaced by CFL and LED bulbs that result in greater energy savings. However, the flip side is that not all dimmers work with CFL and LED bulbs and these...
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First Look: Creating multi-functional meeting and collaboration spaces

A leading technology client recently approached us to revamp their meeting and collaboration infrastructure, which includes 13 meeting rooms with varying seating capacities (from 5 to 15 seat rooms). These early images from the project (which is currently underway), showcase several massive display products like 75” and 60” LED displays and EPSON EB-955W projectors (with...
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First Look: Upgrading a video-wall for a seamless video display

Actis was recently approached by a large financial services client to upgrade an older 12×6 tile video-wall at their facility, to achieve a more vibrant and seamless display. To achieve the considerable improvement in image quality required, our team recommended the latest generation of 55” LED SMART Signage Displays from Samsung. These displays accept digital...
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About our Blog

The Actis Integration and AV Blog is a forum for sharing tips, insights, news, solutions and experiences with people and businesses who are undertaking different types of integration projects in India. It covers topics like Professional AV, lighting, energy management, video collaboration, unified communications, presentations, network AV and environment control.

Over time it will grow into a practical, India-specific, knowledge base to assist CIOs/CTOs, architects, AV and lighting consultants, developers, educational institutions and the hospitality industry to make better choices and get more out of their investments in technology.

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