A 2020 Resolution: Upgrade Your Audio

Ah, the new year. Fresh off a holiday season full of too much eating, people everywhere are resolving to do better in 2020. Gyms are filling up — for a month or two, anyways — and fast food drive-thrus are feeling a little lonely.

The team at Experience Audio Video can’t help you with those kinds of resolutions, but we do have a suggestion for you! Why not make a 2020 resolution for your business? This could be the year you finally get around to remodeling that space or upgrading that piece of tech that’s a little long in the tooth.

Our recommendation? Make 2020 the year that you resolve to upgrade your audio systems.

Upgraded Audio Aids in Communication

One great reason to consider upgrading your audio systems is the way it can help in communication. Speaking of drive-thrus, we’ve all had the experience of going through one where the speaker was just a disaster. You could barely understand the distorted, tinny voice that was coming through.

If your business involves a large space (perhaps a retail, warehouse or manufacturing floor), you likely have some sort of intercom system in place. (If you don’t, we think you should, by the way! And we can help.)

But what good is an intercom system if subpar audio quality makes it hard for people to understand what’s being said? Upgrading your audio can aid in communication throughout your facility or business.

Upgraded Audio Improves the Customer Experience

Second, upgraded audio improves the customer experience. It’s hard to quantify this difference, but you’ve probably felt it before. It’s the difference between visiting a tired chain coffee shop with a run-of-the-mill sound system and enjoying immersive music at a high-end local shop. One is just OK, while the other is truly impressive.

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2020 Trends in Audio Visual Technology for Healthcare Facilities

As we begin the new year in earnest, Experience Audio Video is looking ahead. Audio visual technology continues to evolve, and savvy healthcare facilities know how important it is to keep up. With that in mind, here are the top trends we’ve identified for healthcare audio visual technology in 2020.

Trend #1: Digital Display Prices Continue to Drop

Digital display prices have been dropping, and we anticipate this trend continuing strong in 2020. The changes are staggering, really. In the consumer space, just a few years ago 4K TVs were cost-prohibitive for nearly everyone. Now big box stores are regularly selling them for under $500. The same goes for computer displays.

Of course, commercial grade digital displays will always command a premium over bargain-brand equipment for home use. But whatever the level, the trend remains the same.

As prices keep dropping, reevaluate whether your budget will allow you upgrades in this area. These could include digital signage, conference room video and even customer-facing TVs (if those are relevant for your industry).

Trend #2: Artificial Intelligence Grows in Capability

Our second trend for 2020 is in the area of artificial intelligence, or AI. AI-powered applications are growing more powerful by the week, it seems, and audio visual technology is no exception.

In the business A/V space, smart conference room technology will continue to get smarter, more capable and more intuitive. Existing smart control systems may drop in price as new players or new versions hit the market.

Trend #3: HD Isn’t Cutting It Anymore

As prices for 4K and even higher resolution displays drop, people will get accustomed to seeing 4K and better imagery. Soon, HD will begin looking as dated as VHS tapes did when DVDs hit the scene.

If you want to keep ahead of these trends, consider making 2020 the year you upgrade. And if you’re ready to do so, we’re here to help.

 


3 Audio-Visual Trends For Healthcare Office Boardrooms

Boardrooms of yore were often styled with leather seating and more of a clubroom atmosphere; the priorities for boardrooms today are quite different.

The modern commercial office doesn’t exist in a bubble; chances are you are connected to vendors, suppliers, and contractors around the globe. In this world, comfort may still be a priority, but it is connectivity that is the focus.

Your boardroom’s audio-video system needs to be easy to connect to, and ready to go for every meeting. It needs to include high-quality video and audio components, so people on both ends of a call can be heard. And your boardroom should also make it easy for anyone to plug their devices into, whether to charge a phone or plug in a laptop. 

When upgrading your healthcare office’s boardroom, consider these three trends to make sure your A/V system impresses all who attend.

  1. Video Walls

With LED video displays, you can create a full wall of screens that display the same or different sources in addition to your smaller, day-to-day screen. Hold a meeting with people all over the globe, and see each one of them clearly on the screen.

  1. Hidden Microphones

Sound quality can make-or-break a meeting, and is one of the most significant issues employees have with conference rooms. Your audio-video installation team will be able to place microphones strategically so that the audio coming from the room is always crystal clear no matter the room's size or shape.

  1. Wired Options

Wireless has made it easy for people to connect to the internet quickly, but it’s not always reliable, and you want to have a plan. Installing cords in hidden panels will allow anyone to plug in if they want to, and will give you a backup in case of any issues.

 

 

 

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.


4 Ways AV Systems Improve Connections To Patients

As a healthcare enterprise, your focus is on your patients. Figuring out how to provide them with the products or services they need, when they need them, is one of your biggest priorities.

But are you trying to connect with them in the right way?

Using audio-visual systems in your commercial office allows you to reach each client individually. Services can be provided faster, and a streamlined system helps improve confidence in your company.

  1. Share Information Faster

Digital signage can be used to help clients navigate your space, and provides relevant information and content that is designed to be useful for them. Plus, you’ll get an added benefit of improving employee morale when you have digital displays that focus on motivation and celebration of goals and milestones.

  1. Impress Them

Wow your clients with a multi-media presentation and increase your message’s impact. No matter what information you need to share, do so in the most comprehensive way possible with audio-visual elements.

  1. Reach Out Beyond the Office

High-quality video conferencing is essential to communicate effectively with clients or employees who aren’t on-site. But it can also be a way to reach even more people, such as holding a training session for employees overseas.

  1. Better Scheduling

No client wants to spend their day waiting for your time, especially in the case of urgent matters. With a digital scheduling system, you can make sure clients are seen faster, and you’ll help staff stay on top of deadlines. Link your schedules to digital displays so that employees don’t even need to open a calendar to see where they need to be.

 

 

 About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


New Office Space? How To Plan Your Audio-Visual System

When you’re building out a new healthcare office space, you need to pay attention to things like design, accessibility, and comfort. But one of your biggest areas of concentration should be planning out the right audio-visual system for your space—now and in the future.

Consider this: it’s easy to add wiring, outlets, and other hidden components now then it will be to have to make holes in walls and reconfigure spaces to accommodate your growing needs.

What do you need to think about when planning your healthcare facility’s audio-visual setup at a new space?

Plan Out Collaboration

How will your employees collaborate during the workday? Do you want to provide them with smaller huddle spaces, or will team efforts be done in a conference room? When you know how your healthcare employees will need to work together for successful projects, you can plan out AV solutions to support them.

Think About Future Display Setups

You may not have the money or need for a large-screen video display right now, but you know exactly where it will go in the future. Have your audio-video installation team create recessed areas where the screen can hang, and wires or other AV needs can be stored behind it. Until you’re ready for that screen, hang a picture over the area to make it look pleasant in the meantime.

Get Rid Of The Biggest Culprits

It’s crucial that your audio components work during calls and video conferences, but are they optimized to do so in the room they are in? Poor sound quality is an ongoing problem for many healthcare facilities, so what do you need to do to make sure it’s not at yours? Think about how many people regularly participate in your calls, and whether microphones on your conference table may be better than trying to cram six people around a speakerphone.

When designing your AV ahead of time you can also coordinate your other construction needs. Installing sound-reducing panels in conference rooms or better lighting for areas of video conferencing will help make sure that every call runs smoothly and supports your success.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Smarten Up Your Healthcare Office with 4 Easy Upgrades

Is your healthcare facility operating at the speed and efficiency your staff and patients require?

If you’d like to provide the best service possible for everyone involved, implementing smart office functions throughout your office space or building can make employees happier, which in turn means your patients will also be more comfortable.

But you may ask, what will upgrading my office cost? If you’re worried about the upfront investment in smart technology, take it slow by starting with one or more of these easy smart upgrades with an immediate payoff.

  1. Motorized Window Coverings

Give employees a chance to block out glare-causing sunlight while still being able to enjoy the view if they want. Motorized window coverings that adjust to your desired specifications automatically can also drop your overall energy costs while increasing your building’s energy efficiency.

  1. Easily Controlled Lighting Systems

While task and desk-specific lighting can be helpful to localize focus, wouldn’t it be nice if employees could quickly change their own lighting with a touch of a button? Your conference rooms, huddle spaces, and other communal areas will also benefit from smart lighting that gives employees control.

  1. Integrated Scheduling

Having a gatekeeper responsible for scheduling room usage and meeting space or using a paper-based system can leave plenty of room for errors. With a smart scheduling system, your employees can book rooms and other areas via an app, so there is less confusion and delay.

  1. Easy Audio/Visual Connections

You don’t want employees fumbling to set up a video screen during an important meeting, so give them smart technology that can help them access data seamlessly through cloud-based integration. You can even make it easy for employees to change music or audio volume so that focus isn’t drawn from the important stuff: the work you do.

About the Author

EAV has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappel and the EAV Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with EAV vs others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.