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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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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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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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Key Video Conferencing Trends in 2018

Business Perspective: Key Video Conferencing Trends in 2016

In today’s business environment, quick communication and collaboration between various stakeholders is pivotal. Companies are constantly looking for new ways to empower communication and connectivity across the entire workforce. The demand for integrated communication for geographically distributed and decentralized work teams is rising. In 2016, online meeting solution providers are expecting good business growth. Most...
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What you can actually do with video in different industries – Part III

In the last article we discussed how video can be used in different industries, including Legal, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media and Entertainment, and Oil, Gas and Energy. In this third and last article, we shall discuss the remaining applications for video in different industries. So, here goes… 1) Procurement: Using video for procurement means that this...
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What to do with video in different industries

What you can actually do with video in different industries – Part II

As discussed in an earlier article, video is now being used across industries and domains. We talked about how video can be used in different industries, ranging from Healthcare to HR and from Education to IT. This is the second in a series of three articles that will look at various video trends in different industries....
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5 key AV trends in setting up the twenty-first century classroom

As you probably know, active learning environments are increasingly becoming the norm in 21st century classrooms across the world. To facilitate learning in these classrooms, AV technology plays a huge role. Everyone from AV integrators to makers of AV equipment are focusing on this domain, and the latter are developing new products that support more...
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