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Crestron integrates Microsoft Teams support for Mercury and SR systems

Crestron has extended its solution portfolio with Microsoft to incorporate Microsoft Teams integration to empower meeting spaces of every size with Intelligent Communications technology. With the newly-added Microsoft Teams software functionality for Crestron Mercury and SR (Skype Room Systems) conference system, the two companies aim to make meeting spaces a hub for collaboration and productivity....
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Choosing the right media player for Digital Signage

Are there differences between Digital Signage media players? Yes, they come in different configurations and sizes. There are a huge variety of players and they differ in price, processing power, outputs, size, and operating systems. To add to this, there are huge differences between the entry-level models, the well-equipped models, and the top end media...
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Ceiling Array Microphones – A brief primer and key installation tips

Ceiling array microphones incorporate multiple wide-range microphone lobes mounted together into a single unit array to provide rich sound, impeccable spacial positing and maintaining full 360° coverage. By deploying multiple highly-directive microphone capsules and powerful DSP, these microphones provide clear audio pickup, especially in installed environments. Ceiling array microphones have introduced many unique benefits to...
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Looking at IPTV to reduce costs and improve video quality

Internet Protocol television (IPTV) is the delivery of television content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. This is in contrast to delivery through traditional satellite, terrestrial, and cable television formats. Unlike downloaded media, IPTV offers the ability to stream the source media continuously. As a result, a client media player can start playing the content almost...
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Designing a seamless auditorium AV solution for enterprises

Auditoriums are large event spaces that serve host to town halls and other enterprise-wide events for organizations with many employees at a single location. Due to their size, the modern auditorium includes professional sound systems and video distribution systems with multiple displays. Events in these spaces are often live-streamed to remote locations or even recorded...
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Exploring the Financial Benefits of Huddle Rooms

The sharp rise in real-estate costs is known to all business owners. The development of newer business models such as shared workspaces like WeWork, 91Springboard and Awfis are proof of that. It also drives another core idea that workspaces in modern offices ought to be multi-functional. As a business owner, your office space needs to...
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The energy benefits of lighting control systems in offices

Lighting control systems do more than illuminate homes, hotels and offices. they can boost productivity, save money, lower carbon emissions, respond to occupants, complement design and enhance the usability of a building. Due to the increase of environmental concerns, lighting control systems play an important role in the reduction of energy consumption of the lighting...
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Free Whitepaper: Your Guide to Setting System Gain by InfoComm

How often has it happened on a conference call or during a speech via the public address system that the volume is just not right? Quite often, the gain is so low that it affects legibility or in some instances, it’s so high that every syllable or sibilant sounds go on endless feedback loops which...
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Understanding the science behind Projector Throw Distance calculation

A sound understanding of throw distance calculations is crucial for integrating projectors in offices, educational institutions and home entertainment systems. Knowing the science behind the calculations is key for using projectors optimally. A projector’s throw distance is the distance between the projector and the image on the screen i.e. the distance that the image is...
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Top 4 features to consider when a choosing an AV switcher for presentation rooms

Quite often in meeting rooms, there are instances where the input source needs to be changed. The conventional way would be to disconnect the devices and interchange them manually. Not only is this process time-consuming but it also creates unwanted distractions during meetings and presentations. Luckily, this fumbling around is a thing of the past...
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