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AV Control Systems - What are they and how can they benefit your meeting rooms?

Published by Nick Yeandle on 2nd February 2022
Category: Case Studies

In today's forever changing world of technology, there are many different audio-visual products emerging that are designed for the meeting room and boardroom. These devices can all assist users with their meetings and provide some extremely useful functionality. However, with so many different manufacturers producing equipment all with different ways of being controlled, and with so much complexity in each individual device, audio-visual equipment can sometimes seem a little overwhelming to use... Read More

Hybrid Events: Ensuring the Best Experience for Remote and Local Conference Participants

Published by Nick Yeandle on 2nd November 2021
Category: AV Tips

What is a Hybrid Conference? To put it simply, a hybrid conference is just a mix between an in-person event and a virtual seminar. Everything that you would usually expect to find at a fully in-person conference will still be exactly the same, but additionally there will be a virtual element to the event, provided through a video conferencing platform such as Microsoft Teams, Webex or Zoom. The technology must provide a seamless two-way communication channel between the remote and local... Read More

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Video Conferencing System?

Published by Nick Yeandle on 19th January 2021
Category: AV Tips

When the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the world in spring 2020, most businesses were stunned by the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions on daily life that were suddenly enacted for the first time. In response, video conferencing solutions were quickly put in place by many organisations that had limited or no experience with such technology. This satisfied an immediate need to communicate with customers, employees, suppliers and others for continuation of their business, all of whom... Read More

Virtual Demos - Our Top Tips for Holding Live Demos Using Video Conferencing Equipment

Published by Nick Yeandle on 30th November 2020
Category: AV Tips

Online demos were already increasing in popularity prior to the Covid-19 pandemic especially with regards to digital software products. However, demos of manufactured products lagged behind with face to face sales meetings being the main method for showing off new products. Despite prospects often reporting a dislike about feelings of being ‘sold to’, most buyers favoured in-person meetings to instil trust and relished the opportunity to get hands-on with a product before making a... Read More

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Improves Efficiency Using AV Xpert’s Video Conferencing Solutions

Published by Nick Yeandle on 24th November 2020
Category: Case Studies

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) supports a population of almost one million people with around 4,000 staff based at more than 50 different locations, delivering physical, mental health and specialist assistance. The trust first contacted AV Xpert in 2018 after experiencing some difficulties with a video conferencing solution they had started implementing themselves. Working closely together, AV Xpert and CPFT have developed a mobile video conferencing solution... Read More

Top Tips for Improving Team Performance using Collaboration Systems

Published by Nick Yeandle on 1st November 2020
Category: Corporate AV

Team Performance in Unsettled Times Motivating, developing and rewarding a team to continually improve performance can be a challenging task for businesses even during the most straight forward times. Getting the right people in place and ensuring they gel harmoniously with other team members in working towards company objectives is no easy task! Add into the mix the unprecedented 2020 pandemic which has split teams across multiple locations, including many employees working from home for the... Read More

A Guide to Live Streaming Church Services

Published by Nick Yeandle on 30th September 2020
Category: AV Tips

There are many reasons why Churches would want to live stream services. With current restrictions in place on the total number of people permitted in the congregation, live streaming can offer a way for your Church to expand its reach and allow more people to participate. But remember, if the audio and video quality isn’t there, it is all too easy to lose your audience. We have therefore put this guide to live streaming together in order to highlight the most important requirements and... Read More

Video Conferencing Platforms – The Pros and Cons of the Major Players

Published by Nick Yeandle on 9th September 2020
Category: Technology

Spurred on by a trend from dynamic businesses to incorporate more remote working possibilities for their teams, video conferencing has been on the rise for some time. Nevertheless, it wasn’t until the forced lockdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020 that the use of video conferencing platforms skyrocketed. Zoom alone saw a 2,900% increase in active daily users over a period of just four months in early 2020*1. This year has seen many businesses and their employees getting to... Read More

Why Video Conferencing Solutions are Here to Stay

Published by Nick Yeandle on 22nd July 2020
Category: Industry News

A Trend Towards Remote Working During the ten years from 2008 to 2018, the number of people working from home for their main job increased by a staggering 74%1. Despite this, in a pre-Covid-19 world (which seems a distant memory) it was reported that only around 30%2 had ever worked from home. Since the recent pandemic, the accelerated change in working patterns within the last four months has been unprecedented. An Unprecedented Increase in Video Conferencing Then along came Covid-19.... Read More

Top Considerations When Choosing AV Equipment for Your Boardroom, Meeting and Conference Area

Published by Nick Yeandle on 7th March 2018
Category: Corporate AV

Just a few years ago, much AV equipment and video conferencing equipment was often considered a luxury, to be implemented mainly for prestige in corporate boardrooms. At most, the average boardroom in a mid-sized company would be equipped with a simple projector and screen. Nowadays, such equipment has become a necessity for ease of communication across most businesses in a variety of sectors and the benefits are clear to see; fast, efficient collaboration between internal project teams or with... Read More