If you are the director of a hospital, you want your paging system for doctors and nurses to work without a glitch. If you’re the owner of a small to medium business enterprise you want your video conferencing software to work seamlessly across conference rooms. If you’re the CEO of a multinational company you want your audio and video conferencing systems to work smoothly between global offices.
You can ensure that you get all of this by installing networked media systems. So, what are networked media systems? It’s simple — any video or audio system that communicates over an organisation’s Ethernet network is a Networked Media System. These systems are designed to maximise system resources, even as they simplify system administration.
Networked media systems leverage the existing network for both audio and control signals. A ready-built path already exists to send those signals anywhere in the building. This results in a superior audio experience for paging, conferencing, and sound reinforcement.
There are several different scenarios that can be implemented with networked media systems. Some of these are:
1) Conferencing: An efficient and strong conferencing solution is the backbone of companies of all sizes and is vital to their seamless functioning. These networked media systems can be integrated with the company’s existing VoIP system. This provides additional signal processing and delivers crisp, echo-free audio.
2) Paging: With networked media systems, you can use zoned paging to broadcast messages only to the intended audience. You can also adjust the paging volume, either up or down automatically. You can do this by availing of integrating paging with ambient noise compensation.
3) Room Combining: Networked media systems are extremely adept at supporting situations requiring quick and stron reconfiguration capabilities. This enables companies to set up multipurpose and multi-use spaces rather than a pre-defined space.
4) Sound reinforcement: Networked media systems provide efficient audio in acoustically challenging environments. They do this because they require fewer cable runs. They also eliminate the need for manual adjustments due to advanced software features like dynamic processing and auto mixers.
With multiple applications, networked media systems offer several benefits.
Some of these are:
Cost savings: This is due to a simplified system design, installation and operation.
Efficiency: You can share processing resources over the network.
Flexibility: You can move endpoints as your system grows.
Scalability: You can expand your networked media system into new areas and buildings.
Interoperability: You can simultaneously support multiple systems across a facility.
Sustainablity: There is a reduced need for cable and equipment, making installations more sustainable.
There are four different types of networked media systems: Centralised, Distributed, Hybrid and Decentralised. Each of these can be used for specific scenarios. So, now you know why networked media systems can and should be used for the video and audio needs for an enterprise. Here’s to an efficient, flexible, and scalable networking solution!
For more information on how to set up a networked media system for your enterprise, contact Actis at 022-30808080 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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