Commercial Integration Blog

Baton Rouge Building Design: Architecture, Acoustics, and AV

Posted by Ron Smith on Mar 28, 2018 9:39:39 AM

You can have the best guitar player in the world play your favorite song.  Be it Prince, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, anyone.  But if you give them an out of tune instrument, it won’t sound very good.  And, if you were to provide a meticulously engineered, handcrafted, finely tuned guitar to a toddler; you also won’t get the results you intended.  The same is true for the design of your organization’s conference room and workspaces.  The best design and construction possible will be lacking without the appropriate technology and integration; likewise, a state-of-the-art platform will be held back by lackluster design and acoustics.  This is why you need both.

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Topics: AV Design

Baton Rouge Business Technology: What You Need to Know About BYOD

Posted by Brad Rojas on Jan 31, 2018 2:03:00 PM

Today we use a number of devices for a number of different things.  However technology has continued to evolve making it easier to do more with less.  While these developments have created opportunities to be more efficient and effective than ever before, it also poses some new challenges; specifically when it comes to people using their own devices for work purposes.  However, there are several benefits that come along with implementing a BYOD policy for your company, as well as ways to mitigate the accompanying challenges.

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Topics: BYOD

Improve Audio Conferencing for Your Baton Rouge Business

Posted by Brad Rojas on Jan 30, 2018 11:12:00 AM

When things aren’t working well it isn’t just inconvenient, it can be detrimental.  If you’re on the golf course and crushing the ball off of the tee, but can’t make a putt, it can really ruin your round.  Your business’ audio conferencing can have the same effect.  If you have a great strategy to share but can’t hear, or can’t be heard, communicating and collaborating is nearly impossible.  Here are a few things you can do to improve your audio conferencing to get the most out every meeting and collaborative session.

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Topics: Audio

Connecting AV to the Network: What Your Baton Rouge Business Needs to Know

Posted by Brad Rojas on Jan 29, 2018 10:45:42 AM

Today more things are connected to a network than ever before.  Sure this is how things have been done for years when it came to computers and printers; but now everything from your thermostat to your refrigerator can be connected.  The same is true for AV devices, platforms, and applications.  So what does your organization need to understand about this advanced connected state of AV that puts many of the devices you already use on your network?

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Topics: Network

Baton Rouge Commercial AV Integration News: Infocomm is Now AVIXA

Posted by Brad Rojas on Sep 25, 2017 1:41:17 PM

The trade association the represents the professional audiovisual and information communications industries, Infocomm International, is now known as AVIXA.  Established in 1939, Infocomm’s membership has exceeded 5,000 members, ranging from manufacturers, dealers, integrators, consultants, programmers, and more.  Infocomm International is also the founder of the largest annual conference and exhibition for AV buyers and sellers, Infocomm. 

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Topics: Infocomm, AVIXA

Is Your Baton Rouge AV System An  Emergency Lifesaver?

Posted by Ron Smith on Sep 13, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Picture the following scenario.  

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Topics: Emergency Response

Why Baton Rouge Corporate AV Should Be Exceptional

Posted by Ron Smith on Sep 11, 2017 11:20:55 AM

Businesses work and communicate more effectively, both internally and with clients, when they use expertly designed and integrated audiovisual systems.  The use of correctly designed and installed systems generally produces an exceptional experience in corporate AV.

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Topics: Corporate AV

What Planar Video Walls Do for Your Baton Rouge Business?

Posted by Brad Rojas on Jul 19, 2017 8:56:29 AM

Video walls are changing the way that that businesses communicate, collaborate, and engage with their market.  These bright, crisp, colorful displays present video, animation, branding, and so much more.  This audio-visual solution has been spurred on by drastic technology improvements that now offer higher than ever video resolution, HD components, and larger than ever format displays.  All of these elements combined have made video walls more powerful than ever.  Let’s take a closer look at what video walls can do for your business and how Planar’s video wall solutions offer the most comprehensive benefits.

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Topics: Video Walls

Creston Mercury: The Ultimate Meeting Collaboration Tool for Your Baton Rouge Business

Posted by Brad Rojas on Jun 29, 2017 2:02:41 PM

Have you ever been on vacation and when you get to your hotel room the only thing you want to do is turn on SportsCenter before you head out for dinner?  Your muscle memory is locked in on what buttons to push, where to find it, and what to expect.  Well, it is at your house any way.  Now you’re in a new city, with a different TV, and a lot of different variables are making this more difficult than it should be.  Between room service options, pay-per-view menus, and a completely foreign channel lineup, you may never stumble across what you’re looking for.  Collaboration during meetings is very similar.

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Topics: Crestron

Baton Rouge Conference Room Technology: Financing (As-a-Service) vs. Buying

Posted by Brad Rojas on Jun 14, 2017 10:10:00 AM

The cost of ownership can be significant for any organization.  Capital allocation and strategic resource use are only two significant elements that are impacted by the decision to invest and purchase key implementations.  Traditionally, using cash to purchase and obtain outright ownership was the only option.  However, now options such as acquiring assets through an “as-a-service” model are becoming more prevalent.  This is especially true in a sector that has never been more important in any line of business; technology.

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Topics: AVaaS