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Lighting Control Systems – Here’s why they are a must in every office

Quality lighting is a crucial aspect of our daily life and is often taken for granted. Lighting control is the ability to manage the level and quality of light in a given space for specific situations or tasks. Controlling room lighting optimally not only enhances the experience but it also helps to save energy by...
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Understanding Telemedicine

Telemedicine: The not so dystopian future of healthcare powered by video conferencing

In the last few years, telemedicine has become one of the leading service delivery models in healthcare. It has created new opportunities for doctors to reach patients around the world. It has the potential to greatly improve the standard of care around the world. Telemedicine is changing the way hospitals, clinics and private practices impact...
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Smart Office of the future with IoT

Empowering the Smart Office of the future with IoT

The AV industry has transformed itself over the last few decades and it will continue to do so. As one of India’s oldest and leading AV integrators, we have witnessed this evolution, aimed to stay ahead of the changes and transform our business along with the industry. The next big revolution that is almost at...
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Crestron Video Conference System

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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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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