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Video Conference Audio Problems?

Five Tips For Avoiding Annoying Audio In Your Meetings

Video Conference Audio Problems?

Are you plagued with audio issues in your video and audio conferences?  The most common problem with audio in meetings is feedback.  Almost everyone experiences it whether it’s on a simple Skype call from your computer or a Zoom video conference across two packed conference rooms from Richardson to Shanghai.   

The main cause of that nasty feedback that makes for painful meetings is sound that emanates from speakers and is picked up by the microphone, creating a feedback loop.  Depending on the gain (volume) applied to the sound, some frequencies can be overly amplified in that loop to sound shrill or generate echoes.  When that happens, everyone has to start repeating what they said, or worse, conversations may be misunderstood – something you definitely want to avoid. 

So what’s the solution to cure these video conferencing audio ills in your Richardson meeting rooms?  Read on for some tips to optimize your conference room sound.

SEE MORE: How To Give An Effective Presentation With Automation

TAGS: Boardroom Automation | Conference Room Audio Video | Conference Room Design | Wireless Microphone System

How Well Do Your Smart Home Devices Play Together?

Control4 Orchestrates Smart Home Control

How Well Do Your Smart Home Devices Play Together?

Smart devices are everywhere. Smart locks, smart doorbells, smart cameras, smart lights, smart thermostats – the list goes on. Chances are you have one or more of them.  Some of these devices work well together.  For example, if you have an Amazon Echo speaker and use Alexa voice control, some lights will work with it – but not all.  Similarly, you may find a device or two that works with Apple Homekit, but they are limited.  Some smart cameras work with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, but some only work with one of them.

One of the frustrations with smart home devices and automation is getting everything to work well together.  While it’s a benefit to have a smartphone app and perhaps voice control over a function like smart lights, you ultimately will want a system that can tie them all together and do more sophisticated things.

What do we mean by sophisticated?  Think about linking together smart lights, a smart thermostat, and motorized shades for more intelligent control over the interior environment, increasing comfort and saving on energy too.  Or perhaps setting a scene for entertaining that manages the lights, audio, and interior temperature to just the right settings for your guests. 

A system like Control4 can help you accomplish just that. And it also works with many of the most popular consumer smart home devices too.  Read on to find out how Control4 smart home automation can orchestrate all of your smart devices in Frisco. 

TAGS: Control4 | Lighting Control | Smart Home Automation | Whole Home Audio

Boost Employee Engagement with Digital Signage

Use Digital Displays for Effective Communication

Boost Employee Engagement with Digital Signage

Keeping a workforce engaged, happy, and productive is perhaps the most critical challenge in business.  Many companies say that their best assets are their people, and in reality, it does come down to that.  Any company in any industry with unhappy and unmotivated personnel is going to underperform, no matter how strong its other assets are.  

Of course, it takes many things to keep employees engaged.  Providing meaningful work, realistic objectives, a suitable physical environment, pay, benefits, recognition, and a host of other factors all play into motivation.  Effective communication, as it is in so many endeavors, is also a critical factor. 

TAGS: Commercial Audio Video | Digital Signage | interactive video displays | Menu Boards

High-End Sound You Hear But Don’t See

Get the Signature Focal Audio Sound, Built-in

High-End Sound You Hear But Don’t See

A few months ago we wrote about Focal Audio hi-fi speakers, a French brand known for producing superb loudspeakers that not only sound great but also add high style to any décor with their incredible build quality and finishes. 

As custom installers, Crown Audio-Video understands all too well that not everyone wants to see speakers in their home, no matter how beautiful the designs. Fortunately, Focal Audio has a full line of architectural and surface mount speakers for a wide variety of uses, all delivering the neutral, vibrant signature Focal sound quality. 

When we’re talking about a variety of uses, we mean that.  Focal built-in speakers can be used in the home for background listening, critical listening, and home theater duty.  Some models are equally for commercial environments like offices, and some can be adapted for outdoor and public address purposes. 

Let’s dive in and take a quick look at some of Focal Audio’s custom speakers to see how they might fit your home or commercial space in Dallas. 

TAGS: Commercial Audio Video | Focal Speakers | Hidden Speakers | Whole Home Audio