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Want Better Video Conferences?

Check Out The Latest Conference Room Camera Features

Want Better Video Conferences?

Today’s technology lets us productively collaborate with colleagues, customers, suppliers, and vendors from Dallas to Plano or from Dallas to Shanghai.  The tremendous popularity of collaboration software like Skype, GoToMeeting, Zoom, Slack and others have made it easy to share information and see and hear meeting participants almost like they were in the same room.

Another feature of collaboration is that it stretches the physical limits of meetings too.  Whereas you might not have room for 40 people in a conference room, you could hold a presentation for 40 people through a video conference and still have attendees ask questions directly.  But if you want to optimize the collaboration experience – whether it’s a 6 person meeting or a presentation to 40 – there is equipment that helps make sure the messages come across loud and clear.

In this blog, we’re going to focus on conference room cameras.  Let’s take a look at some of the features you should consider to upgrade your video conference experience.

TAGS: Collaboration Technology | Conference Room Automation | GoToMeeting | Skype | Video Conferencing | Zoom

Four Compelling Reasons To Go for LED Lighting

Find Out Why It’s Time to Upgrade Your Lighting Solution

Four Compelling Reasons To Go for LED Lighting

By now you know that LED technology is reshaping lighting. The venerable incandescent light bulb, first patented by Edison in 1880, dominated residential lighting for a century before newer technologies started to become practical and cost-effective.  One of those was compact fluorescent, which appeared in the 1980s but really did not become a popular replacement for incandescent until the last decade. 

Light Emitting Diode, or LED, uses semiconductor technology to convert electricity into light.  LED technology is ubiquitous in backlighting for TVs, computer monitors, and millions of portable devices, so the technology has matured thanks to the rapid technological advances in these products.  Today LED is the smart choice for home use.  Here are four compelling reasons you should consider going to LED in a new home or remodel or retrofitting.

TAGS: LED technology | Lighting Design | Low Voltage Lighting | Residential Lighting

Turn Any Room Into a Video Conferencing Room

All You Need is Crestron Mercury and a Laptop or Smartphone

Turn Any Room Into a Video Conferencing Room

Some 15 to20 years ago, holding a video conference could be a slow, tedious, and painful experience.  The equipment was bulky, the video was grainy, and a call could easily lag or freeze, making for a less than collaborative experience.

Today we routinely use video collaboration solutions from laptops and mobile devices, with excellent resolution and audio capabilities thanks to today’s powerful and sophisticated hardware and software.  Apps like Zoom, Slack, Skype, GoToMeeting, and many others offer the ability not only to see and hear the person on the other end, but also share screens, files, and additional information as well.

When you get into a conference room, the same ease of use and low cost doesn’t always translate to that arena.  Some systems can be costly and don’t let you use the conferencing and collaboration solution of your choice.  What if you wanted a system that enabled you to use the devices you use for collaboration every day – laptops, tablets, and smartphones -  but also gave you the right audio and video capabilities necessary in the meeting room so everyone can participate, in the room and remotely.

That’s why Crestron, a longtime leader in conference room design, created Mercury. Read on to find out how Mercury brings enterprise-class collaboration capabilities to one meeting room or many. 

TAGS: BYOD | Conference Room Automation | Crestron Mercury | Skype | Slack | Videoconferencing | VOIP

Why Choose Control4 Home Automation?

And Why You Want Crown Audio Video to Install It

Why Choose Control4 Home Automation?

You’ve heard of smart home automation, and we’ve talked a lot about it on these pages.  There are a number of home automation solutions in the market, from DIY consumer products like Nest to professional systems like Control4. 

As a Control4 Gold dealer, we think Control4 is the premier system on the market. In this blog, we’d like to tell you why it’s smart to invest in a Control4 system.  And we also want to tell you why you’d want Crown Audio Video to be your Control4 integration professional for your Plano home. 

Read on to find out why the combination of Control4 and Crown Audio Video should be your number one choice for all your home automation needs.

TAGS: Control4 | DIY Smart Home | Smart Home Automation | Smart Home Technology