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Articles tagged with: Commercial Audio Video

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.

2 Upgrades Restaurant Owners Should Consider for 2018

Enhance Your Customers’ Experience Beyond Simply Dining

As a restaurant owner in Houston, TX, you need your business to stand out.

You have to differentiate your establishment and attract the millions that call the Greater Houston area home to eat at your restaurant – and make them want to return.

Serving great food is only part of the equation, though.

Investing in a high-quality audio video installation will separate your restaurant from the competition. If you want 2018 to be the year your restaurant becomes the top local dining choice, consider implementing these two technology upgrades.

How Can Your Business Benefit From an Audio Video Installation?

Take Control of Your Professional Messaging With AV

Many Houston, TX businesses struggle with the idea of finding the right way to get their message across. Whether it’s a professional firm or a local eatery, just about any business can benefit from the heightened visibility of an audio video installation. The AV in your space will help define who you are, influence customer actions and spread the word on the different items and services you offer. In this blog, we’ll show you how intelligent, integrated AV can make a huge difference in your workplace.

4 Audio Video Technology Trends for Businesses

Is It Time for an Audio Video Installation for Your Houston Business?

Some recent advances in the world of business technology have gotten us excited. AV systems are becoming incredibly versatile, making it easy for your business to run smoothly while also creating a refined and modern ambiance for employees and clients alike. But what are these new technologies, and are they a good fit for your Texas office space? Let’s explore the top four audio video installation trends that are hitting it big in the Houston area. 

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.

5 Ways to Improve the Customer Experience with Building Automation

Automation Technology Enhances Ambiance at Your Texas Business

The Woodlands is a community that is growing fast, both in residences and businesses. As more companies move to the area, the competition gets steeper. How does your business plan on staying top of mind for customers? Below, we cover some of the main ways that building automation technology can enhance your business by promoting a better customer experience.

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.