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Articles tagged with: Business Technology

What is Sound Masking?

Reduce Noise Distraction In Your Houston Offices

Open office environments have been with us for a long time. We might tend to think that it is a relatively recent trend, but in some industries, it was the norm. In stock brokerage office of the past, an open floor was the norm. Who can forget the scenes from the busy bullpen in the 1980’s movie Wall Street?

If you recall that movie, you may also remember how noisy that environment was. Today, open office environments are pervasive across many industries. Open environments encourage more interaction between workers and impromptu discussions with team members sitting nearby. But these new environments also introduce more ambient noise. While the telephone is no longer the preferred way to communicate, people still talk at their desks, while walking by, and in those impromptu discussions in an open hallway. That type of noise introduces distraction that can hamper productivity.

Back in the 1980s, there weren't great solutions for dealing with ambient noise. Since that era, significant strides have been made in sound processing technology that has been used in many areas. For example, many modern automobiles employ sound canceling technology to limit harsher road and engine noises. Similar technology is available for office environments to make it easier for workers to stay focused.

Want to know more about sound masking for your Houston office spaces? Read on to learn more.

Make Your Teams More Productive

Modernize Your Office Audio-Video Installation

Modern business moves at a fast pace. New communication and software technology enable people to share information and get things done faster than ever before. Emails and faxes are still around and have their uses, but new software-based collaboration tools like Skype, Zoom, Slack, Trello, Asana, Microsoft Teams, and many more have changed the nature of work, whether it’s internally or with partners, clients, and suppliers.

Are your meeting spaces equipped for modern collaboration? We are not talking about basic connectivity like full Wi-Fi everywhere and fast Internet connections — although those should be up-to-date to deal with today’s data requirements. Today’s workers want to be able to use multiple devices for communication and collaboration — whether it’s an iPhone, Android phone, iPad, Chromebook, Windows laptop, Mac laptop, or something else.

Have you ever been in a meeting where someone wanted to connect their mobile device to the room’s projector or display for a presentation, but there was only an HDMI or VGA cable? That conference room left a lot of today’s devices out in the cold in their ability to collaborate.

The good news is that there are a variety of ways to modernize your offices and meeting spaces to bring them into 21st-century technology. Read on for some ideas on upgrading your audio-video installation to maximize productivity in Houston.

Does Your Business Need Acoustic Treatments?

Create a Quieter, More Productive Environment with Ease

Often when building out commercial spaces such as conference rooms or offices, little thought is put into noise levels. It’s common for boardrooms to have paper-thin walls that make it very easy to hear every word said during a meeting, even if you aren’t in the room. Not only can this be frustrating and potentially harmful for boardrooms, where sensitive information might be shared, but it also creates an unproductive environment where focusing on work is difficult. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution in the form of acoustic treatments.

Exploring the ROI of Audio Video Distribution for Businesses

Is AV Distribution a Good Investment for Your Texas Company?

Media technology is often a big part of daily operations for businesses. You might have screens in meeting areas where the latest sales goals are posted. You might have digital displays in the lobby where you can promote your services. And the odds are likely that you have some sort of sound system in order to provide your employees or customers with pleasant music throughout the day.

But how do you manage all of these different media systems? If your answer to that question includes the words “manually” or “individually,” there’s a better way. It’s called audio video distribution, and it offers a lot of benefits for Houston businesses. Below, we break down how AV distribution works and what kinds of ROI you can expect after implementing this helpful technology.

A Quick Guide to Conference Room Equipment Placement

Learn about the Optimal Design for Conference Rooms

Whether you’re starting a new business or upgrading an existing building in The Woodlands, TX area, one room that definitely deserves your full attention is the conference room. It’s a space for meeting important clients, conferring with stakeholders, and communicating with your team, so it makes sense to ensure it is provides everything you need for business success. Keep reading to learn about the best conference room equipment placement and design strategies.

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Business AV System?

See the Difference that Modern Commercial Audio Video Can Make

Companies in the thriving Sugar Land area are always seeking an edge that will improve efficiency and boost business. While a commercial audio video system isn’t usually the first thing to come to mind for business efficiency, an outdated and clunky system can end up costing your company. Below, we cover four questions you should ask yourself about your business AV system so that you can tell if it’s time for an upgrade to more modern technology.

2 Great Ideas to Enhance Your Business Presentations

An Advanced Audio Video Installation Will Help You Get Seen and Heard

Recently, we’ve written about how AV solutions can be integrated into your Houston, Texas business to capture the attention of your customers and employees. But there’s more to building a perfect presentation system than simply adding a video wall. You need an audio video installation that will make you appear larger than life if you really want to make an impression. In this blog we’ll go into some of the details that ensure an excellent presentation every time. Read more after the jump.