Got TVs in Your Facility? Here's Why a Head-End System Makes Sense

Does your healthcare facility have multiple TVs throughout one or more of its facilities, TVs that are for patient use? If so, you should be running content to those TVs using a head-end system. Head-end systems powered by DirecTV are one of the technology solutions Experience Audio Video offers, so we want to help you understand why and when a head-end system might make sense for your business.

What Is a Head-End System?

Generally speaking, a head-end system is a means of receiving and distributing either cable or satellite TV signals (along with FM radio signals, if desired). The technologies differ for cable and satellite, but the general principle is the same.

In both types, content feeds from the cable or satellite distributor into a central unit (the head-end unit) and is distributed to many TVs throughout a building. Using a head-end system, many televisions can independently access pay TV channels without configuring each connection independently.

Common Uses for Head-End Systems

Head-end systems are commonly used in environments with lots of TVs, unsurprisingly. These include businesses in the hospitality and healthcare industries, educational institutions, and in some situations multi-unit housing (like a large apartment complex). Really, any business with multiple TVs in multiple spaces can benefit from this technology.

Why a Head-End System Makes Sense

The main benefit of a head-end system is simplicity. A 300-room hotel doesn’t want to configure 300 independent cable connections. It doesn’t make financial or logistical sense for them or for the provider. Imagine a high-rise apartment building with 400 satellite dishes decorating one wall of the building.

If your business needs more than 2 or 3 independent feeds, then a head-end system could be the right choice. If you’re not sure, we can help you decide. Get in touch with us today!

 


Video Distribution in the Boardroom: 3 Essential Tools

There are several kinds of communal meeting spaces in most commercial offices:

  • Huddle spaces provide intimate areas for employee collaboration.
  • Conference rooms offer a larger space for more people and more extensive meetings.
  • Board rooms are where the highest-priority meetings happen, which often require a setting conducive to presentations.

If your board room isn’t outfitted with the right audio-visual technology, both presenters and listeners will have a hard time communicating effectively.

The good news is, an expert audio-visual installation team will be able to help you upgrade your healthcare office’s board room so that you have the right tools on hand, every day. These are three things your board room needs in order to have an effective and efficient video distribution system.

  1. Immediate, Centralized Control

Depending on the size of your office, you may or may not have A/V staff on hand that are experts in your boardroom’s setup, and the members of any given meeting probably aren’t either. You want your room to be ready to go with the touch of a button, which is what you can get with a central video distribution system.

  1. Appropriate Connections

Whether the person presenting needs to connect their laptop or a camera, there should be multiple jacks available where your presenter sets up. There should also be a power cord, so no devices die during the middle of a meeting.

  1. Multiple Quality Displays

Ensure that everyone in the room can see what is being presented with multiple displays, and for larger spaces, pair screens with a central high definition projector.

 

 

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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 To Use TV Or Video Distribution In Your Healthcare Office

No matter your industry, there are easy changes that you can make around the office that these days, are becoming expected.

And the most straightforward change you can make that has the most significant impact? Installing an A/V system that allows patients, employees, and guests to navigate and enjoy the experience at your commercial office.

With TV and video distribution, you’re opening up a visual world to draw in and assist everyone who visits your office, and there are almost endless benefits

Use Digital Signage For Navigation

Commercial offices benefit from helping clients easily navigate a space from the moment they walk in. Guests will enter the office less stressed and will feel as though you offer comprehensive care to everyone who comes in. Signage can point the way to check-in, restrooms, and other important places to know.

Make Waiting Areas More Comfortable

No one likes to sit and wait for a meeting, so the more comfortable you make your waiting room, the happier everyone will be. By streaming TV or related video, everyone will have something to occupy their time with. 

Boost Conference Rooms Efficiency

When you can speak directly and clearly to clients and colleagues around the world, you’re sharing information faster, and everything runs more efficiently. A well-installed A/V distribution system is necessary for any modern conference room.

Keep Your Facility Neater

Imagine if every TV screen in your facility needed a cable box or other wired device to play video — your space could quickly look like a mess. Instead, video distribution allows everything to come from one control hub, which can be hidden away cleanly and away from client-facing areas.

 

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.

 


5 Benefits A Video Distribution System Will Bring To Your Healthcare Office

Modern healthcare offices must be ready to provide attention to patients as soon as they walk through the front door. And similarly, you must also be able to communicate information to your staff immediately, at any time of the day.

There is a solution that will allow you to tackle both of these needs: a quality video distribution system. Installing the right video system will also bring you quite a few additional benefits as well — these are five ways video distribution will improve your healthcare office.

  1. Your Office Will Be Smarter

Imagine being able to immediately send out video content to everyone in the office, with just the touch of a button. Video distribution with a central control system means you can share news quickly, no matter where you are.

  1. Encourage Your Employees

When staff is coming up with new ideas, you want them to get feedback from others in the office to help flesh out concepts. With video distribution, your staff can all see what is being worked on, which allows for more fluid and candid collaboration.

  1. Share Your Goals

Whether you are wondering how many products have been sold or you want to share milestones met, video distribution helps keep motivation up in the office because you can share metrics with your employees immediately.

  1. Help Patients Get Settled

There’s nothing worse than walking into a new office and having no idea where to go. With touch screen and video displays in lobbies and waiting rooms, you can help anyone navigate your space quickly. Plus, you can tailor the content they see to what will interest them.

  1. Boost Morale

Finally, a huge benefit of video distribution in a commercial office is the ability to boost your employees’ morale. Display photos from group outings, or celebrate birthdays and special occasions so that employees can all share in the excitement.

 

 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 To Smarten Up Your Healthcare Space With Audio and Video Distribution

These days, some of your staff or patients may never come into the office, as remote work and healthcare connections become an attractive alternative for both workers and employers. But when you have a remote staff or client base that means you need to be able to connect with them regularly, which is why your office needs an updated audio and video distribution system.

Making your healthcare office smarter will help employees both on and off-site. And with enhanced communication, you’ll have higher productivity and do more business. Make things run smoother at your healthcare facility and reap these four benefits.

  1. Deliver Different Entertainment Options

With just the touch of a button, you can have audio and video playing in your waiting area that is different from the audio in your patient rooms. Have any TVs set to the same or different channels, and change them from anywhere.

  1. Shut Down With A Button

Don’t accidentally leave music playing or a TV on when you have your audio and video systems controlled by a hub. Easily turn things on in the morning or off at night, whether you're in the office or not.

  1. Quickly Share Information

With an intercom system, you can quickly let employees or patients know if they are needed. With the right audio distribution, your smart office system will ensure that your message isn’t competing with sounds from music or TV.

  1. Stay Plugged In

There is nothing worse than getting a last-minute appointment request and fumbling to get your room’s audio and video system working. With a smart office, you don’t need to worry about plugging things in; you can press a button and connect directly with the information that matters.

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.

 


How A Video Distribution System Will Make Your Healthcare Facility More Productive

Are you taking advantage of all the available audio-visual solutions that can help your healthcare facility be more productive?

If you aren’t using video distribution, then the answer to that is probably not.

With a linked video distribution system, employees and patients can have access to any of their information no matter which room they are in or who they are speaking to. And by implementing these ideas into your building, you’ll find everyone is more productive and more satisfied with their services.

Keep Track Of Shared Goals

With shared video distribution, you can ensure that all linked screens display the content you want. This can be a significant boost to productivity as it allows all employees to visualize the progress made towards these goals. If you want to conduct a certain number of patient intakes, when everyone sees the progress being made, they’ll stay motivated to keep going.

Hold Better Meetings

Tired of lagging video displays when you try to hold a meeting with remote clients or partners? A video distribution system will help make sure that you’re always ready for any meeting, and so is your digital technology.

Celebrate Your Staff

One of the most tried-and-true ways to increase employee productivity is by keeping them happy. Using video distribution can be a simple way to get a celebratory or congratulatory message out to the office; list someone’s birthday or special achievement to stimulate conversations between employees and a more positive atmosphere for visitors.

Incorporate Touch Screens

When patients can check in with a video screen, you’re moving them along quicker, and they feel as though they’re getting an immediate response.

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.