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White Paper: Video conferencing for the telecommuter

He or she is 49 years old, a college graduate, and earns around US $58,000 per year. Wondering what we are talking about? We are talking about the typical telecommuter. Increasingly, telecommuting is becoming the norm in both developed and developing countries, and India is no exception. And a technology that impacts telecommuting in many...
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intelligent building solutions

How intelligent building solutions help reduce operational costs

Today’s commercial buildings contain a great deal of technology and the trend is that this is becoming more and more integrated. So, organisations must now be able to intelligently manage AV, voice and data, lighting, security, HVAC and anything else that has a network connection. In order to do this all these different systems must...
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White Paper: Why video conferencing is essential for healthcare

Technology advances have taken place in every field of work, and nowhere is this more evident than in the medical profession. It is vital that physicians, medical students, and nursing staff use these advanced technologies to learn, work, and make their lives and the lives of their patients easier. Video conferencing is one such technology...
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The Evolution of AV in Higher Education

There is a radical transformation taking place in the AV space in Higher education. Increasingly, AV in classrooms is moving from analog to digital and from conventional to newer teaching paradigms. However, all of this is still very much a work in progress with different rates of adoption in different universities, depending on the budget...
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The State of Audio Visual (AV) Integration in 2015

Audiovisual (AV) Integration in 2015 is very different from what it was in 2005, 2008 or even 2010.   There are certain ongoing trends that have completely transformed the AV Integration industry. In this video, Infocomm brings together three AV integrators to talk about these trends that are transforming the AV integration industry. For example, everything...
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White Paper: Video conferencing for everyone

Earlier, the use of video conferencing was restricted to those in the corner office or C-suite. Only very few people in organisations could avail of video conferencing. Today, however, things have changed. Video conferencing is now practically ubiquitous, and a series of technological advances have made video conferencing not only a viable technology for businesses...
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Video recording of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Today, classrooms around the world are changing. In these modern universities and colleges, you will find new teaching and learning methods such as flipped classrooms and online libraries of curriculum content available to students. As part of their shift to open courseware and rapid globalisation, some universities are also offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)...
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White Paper: Six reasons why video conferencing is essential for education

If you are a teacher, video conferencing solutions can bring the world into your classroom more quickly and effectively than you dreamed possible. This enhances learning opportunities and allows access to courseware and faculty for students who would otherwise not have the advantage of a cutting-edge education. This is why video conferencing is essential for...
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Recording and sharing VC sessions via the Cloud

With the number of meetings that occur in the course of a modern workday, it’s often difficult to keep track of exactly what was said when – and really, you shouldn’t have to. As video meetings grow to become a part of your business workflows, it’s a good idea to just record important meetings for...
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White Paper: Top 7 Workplace of the Future Technology Predictions for 2015

The workplace in 2015 is connected like never before and this is fueling collaboration. Collaboration technologies are ushering in a next generation workplace that is more productive, efficient, and delivers meaningful cost savings to organizations of all sizes across the globe. The connected company no longer needs its workers to be present in one location....
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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.