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Whitepaper: Improving productivity with light controls

Calculating the benefits of lighting and energy management solutions in a commercial context poses a challenge to many workspace designers and the business that build them. The fundamental reason for this is the fact that the technology is more or less invisible or inconspicuous and therefore barely noticed at all. Businesses have also not traditionally...
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Types of Calbes

A visual guide to cables

This guide from Radio Shack describes the different types of audio and video cables that are commonly used in AV installations. Clicking on the images of the cables (on the page on the RadioShack site) provides a lot of information about the proper use of different types of cables via FAQs. NOTE: Some of the...
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To engage with your audience, tell a story

This insightful post from Slideshare provides many useful nuggets for presenters, including ideas for how they can better engage audiences for more effective presentations. It uses neuroscience as a tool to evaluate how audiences respond to what we say to them and conclude that the best way to engage with your audience is to “tell...
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Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools

Top tips for distance learning room design

Distance learning rooms represent a unique kind of challenge compared to more conventional video conferencing rooms, partly because of the size of the rooms involved and partly because of the nature of interactions in a learning environment. Getting the design right in these environments is the key to natural interactions that allow faculty to utilize...
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Top 5 tips for digital cafeteria design and integration

As the environment in most corporate offices continues to evolve, organizations are realizing the value of using the cafeterias as a place for communication with employees and also for use as a multi-purpose space for activities that require a large number of people to get together. These spaces are now routinely transformed into “digital cafeterias”...
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Whitepaper: Evaluating unified communications solutions

Unified communications is an increasingly important consideration for businesses who look toward it as a platform for improving productivity and responsiveness while reducing costs – no matter what their size or nature of business is. In this whitepaper titled “Evaluating Unified Communications Solutions”, Cisco talks about some of the key considerations that you should keep...
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Is VC a worthwhile investment

Primer: Is VC a worthwhile investment for your business?

While the power and value of video conferencing have long been established for large (Fortune 500 type) businesses and multinationals, small and medium organizations (SMEs) need to take more care to evaluate how they can leverage the real benefits of VC and achieve value from their investments. In this guide (Titled: “Ten things to consider...
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Top 5 tips for interactive classroom design and integration

Classrooms are evolving to meet the changing expectations of students and allow the use of new kinds of multimedia and interactive content that teachers are using to transform the learning experience. The new generation of classrooms is interactive – and needs to be designed to allow for a very smooth transition to interactivity, as and...
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Top 5 design and integration tips for video conference rooms

We’ve talked in the past about how video conferencing quality and performance can be enhanced by making some minor tweaks to the room environment. In this (more detailed) design primer, our team makes specific suggestions that you should implement in your Video Conference room at the early stages itself. Here are a few important points...
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Tips: The Best Way to do Wireless AV

We’re clearly living in the golden age of wireless technologies – a time when we are expecting almost any device and function to be wire-free. One obvious advantage of wireless functionality is that it simplifies the process of connectivity and extends the connectivity range for greater flexibility. Another, perhaps even more important benefit to most...
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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.

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