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Audio Visual (AV) Trends 2018

Audio Visual Trends 2018 – A Look at the Future!

For audiovisual professionals, there is so much to look out for in 2018. Halfway through the year, the numerous exhibitions and trade shows have already given us a glimpse of the of the products you can expect to see in the future. The industry leaders have announced outstanding inventions that promise to light up the...
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In conversation with Crestron India: The future of Network AV

Crestron is a global leader in advanced control and automation systems for a variety application ranging from education, corporate, government and defence to hospitality, healthcare and residential. Over the last few years, the Crestron India has significantly enhanced its presence and support with fully functional Crestron Experience Centers in their headquarters in Bengaluru and one...
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Six ways streaming and recording can enhance office productivity

Meeting face-to-face via video conferencing is far more effective than an audio conference call or an email thread. Even during audio conferencing calls, many employees tend to be distracted and gravitate towards multitasking, thereby affecting the impact of the message being communication. Luckily, with video conferencing businesses don’t face this challenge and are able to...
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The future of smart home automation

With the mercurial rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), there has been a substantial increase in the development of home automation and smart home technologies. What was earlier an expensive proposal or even just a fantasy, is now an affordable option for many homeowners and technology enthusiasts. The key reason for this is the...
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Lifesize now interoperable with Skype for Business

Actis’s video conferencing partner Lifesize is known for its ability to fit with established workflows and systems in the collaboration space. Most business users want to remain with their current app and UI they are familiar with. Very few businesses are willing to drastically change their way of working just to accommodate a new tool....
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Advanced smart classroom tools to enhance learning experiences

These days, if it’s not showing up on a screen, kids may not be interested in it. While some adults tried to get kids to move away from this device-dependency, many have actually encouraged learning with smart devices. School administrators and teachers are now realising that new high-tech gadgets not only hold students’ attention for...
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Crestron and Amazon’s Alexa for a futuristic voice controlled smart home

Crestron is one of the global pioneers when it comes to home and commercial automation. They sport an impressive range of automation equipment that is loved by AV integrators worldwide. The company now strengthens its hold by announcing easy compatibility with Amazon’s increasingly popular Alexa-integrated devices. Crestron Technology Professionals can now use Alexa Voice Service...
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Lifesize simplifies meetings with calendar integration in the Conference Room

Modern calendar applications play a huge and pivotal role both in office and personal productivity. Integrated calendars help in optimising time management, streamlining collaborative projects, managing assignments and contribute to overall business efficiency. One of the biggest advantage calendar applications have over their older counterparts is the ability to sync your calendar with other people....
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why interactive whiteboards are taking over meeting rooms

5 reasons why interactive whiteboards are taking over meeting rooms

Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) are changing the way office presentations are being delivered these days. They are a popular Classroom AV solution as well. Institutions and organisations are discovering that they are an excellent means to improve learning and an effective way to collaborate during meetings. The advantages an interactive whiteboard offers over the traditional whiteboard...
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Crestron Pyng

Advanced app-controlled smart home & office automation with Crestron Pyng

In this era, apps are everywhere. There are applications to control just about everything. However, not too long ago, your good old physical remote control ruled the automation domain. Remotes and controllers were omnipresent on almost electronic equipment such as your TV, media players, soundsystem, shades and lighting control; almost everything. In fact, physical remotes...
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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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