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Rooms Solutions,Cloud Infrastructure: Smart Telepresence

For years the biggest challenge for making video scalable for enterprise has been the infrastructure. Over the past 10-15 years the price of the room-based codec has dropped every year making a high definition room system cost about the same as the projector or flat-panel that went along with it. In short this opened up [...]

Cloud: A Critical Part Of The Future Of System Integration

 Today’s post is by Michael Boettcher, CEO of Advanced AV.  As a company that for what seems like an eternity has been installing hardware into technology driven spaces we have to some extent dreaded the rapid proliferation of technology that has driven new categories like Mobility, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Software as a Service [...]

Pushing Products or Solving Problems

One of the hardest things about being an AV integrator is the mere number of products that do the same thing.  I suppose that could be called out as a challenge in most tech industries, but in our industry there is no doubt that this is a problem. With customers doing more research on their [...]

Delivering Piece Of Mind With AV Monitoring Solutions

We’ve all at some level experienced the technology that fails us right as we need it most. Perhaps it is during a demonstration or when you are trying to connect for an important videoconference.  Too often it seems to happen at the most inopportune times leaving us frenzied as we try to make due with [...]

Google Enters Business Video Market – What Does It Mean?

A lot of people would think that when perhaps the world’s most recognizable brand launches a hardware based video conferencing product that will be affordable for just about every business on the planet that it would make the competition nervous. Well for those that haven’t heard, just this past week Google announced the launch of [...]

What is Collaboration, Really?

This is the year that we put the weight of our team, our resources and our partnerships behind collaboration; A concept that is often thrown out in discussions of better employees, more productive workplaces and the most successful companies. A word that represents so much but means so little, begging the question, what exactly is [...]

Eye Contact Makes Remote Meetings More Effective

Apple is once again featuring prominently in news headlines following the announcement of its new iPad 2. This latest must-have device is thinner, lighter, and faster, with increased battery life and a new “smart cover” that increases functionality. But perhaps one of the most interesting attributes of the new iPad is the addition of Apple’s [...]