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video conferencing glossary

A video conferencing glossary

The terminology that is commonly used around a topic like video conferencing can often be confusing – because it borrows extensively from other networking and technology platforms and yet is unique in several ways. To decode this vocabulary better, you can refer to Lifesize’s VC glossary, which lists most of commonly used terminology around video...
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Tips for Auditorium Design & Integration

Top 5 tips for auditorium design and integration

Auditoriums represent one of the most complex types of room environments for designing and integrating – because of the sheer scale of scenarios they need to be used in. The primary concern in an auditorium (which could seat from 25 to over 1,000 people), is to ensure that each and every seat allows members of...
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how to improve your integration projects

What you can’t see, can mess up your integration projects

When it comes to integration projects of various kinds – whether it’s for audio-visual functionality, for lighting and energy management systems, or for UC systems – there is a tendency to spend a lot of time in making good decisions on the “visible” elements. This means that the display devices are selected very carefully, the...
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Occupancy and Vacancy sensors for lighting

What’s the difference between Occupancy and Vacancy sensors for lighting?

When should you use a vacancy sensor, and where is an occupancy sensor a better fit On the surface, it may seem like vacancy and occupancy sensors perform the same task, of automating the process of turning off lights to save power. But there is a significant difference in how they work which affects our...
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right use and placement of wireless microphones

Understanding the right use and placement of wireless microphones

In many senses, wireless microphones are a very simple and common techniques that are widely adopted because of the convenience that they provide. The considerably simple life for event managers and performers/presenters by eliminating troublesome wires on stage or in a conference room and providing greater freedom for movement. But not all wireless microphones are...
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Whitepaper: Negative impacts of workplace sound are highly underestimated

Whitepaper: Negative impacts of workplace sound are highly underestimated

The buildings that house our offices and homes have been transformed over the last couple of decades, with massive innovations in the architectural designs and the construction methods that are employed. Even the interiors of our workspaces have been transformed considerably – but sound and acoustics have remained secondary concerns for the most part. In...
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Tips: A Few Basics about Digital Signal Processors (DSPs)

Today digital signals are part and parcel of all data networks, and this includes audio-visual networks, which are quickly going digital. A basic understanding of how digital signal processors (DSPs) work is critical, because they play an important role in simplifying AV networking and also in achieving greater audio-video clarity. Put simply, as AV moves...
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Tips: Maximising the use of Video Conferencing in Education

The early adoption of video conferencing in the education sector (and for learning/training applications) has been centered on its potential to enable distance learning. But there are several other benefits (beyond distance learning) that video conferencing infrastructure can bring to classrooms — which include lecture capture/recording and live streaming. In this Cisco video case study,...
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Tips: 5 Presentation Predictions for 2015 from Slideshare

How we present our ideas is constantly evolving, as our audiences and the technologies available to use continue to evolve. This set of predictions from Slideshare provides some very interesting insights into how presentations are set to evolve and provides directions on how we can adapt and improve. Some key observations: 1. Solutions like Prezi...
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What is the energy saving benefit of lighting control?

Tips: What is the energy saving benefit of lighting control?

The benefits of low consumption LED fixtures in aiding power consumption are well understood, especially when there are a large number of fixtures in a structure. This is leading to their widespread adoption – especially in large offices, entire buildings and across large campuses. But a lot more can be done to reduce power consumption,...
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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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