AV Trends and Predictions for 2024

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As we look ahead into 2024, we can expect those innovations to expedite as AI technology continues advancing at an increasingly rapid pace. Meanwhile, improvements in both audio and visual software and hardware will help make this an exciting year for AV applications as a whole.

Updates from Microsoft Ignite 2023

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This year’s edition of Microsoft Ignite, held in Seattle in November, was predictably heavily focused on AI. Just about every update was either expressly about AI or included a significant amount of attention to it.

Learnings from WebexOne

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For the 2023 conference, WebexOne tackled significant issues facing all organizations, selecting the theme “Everything AI, Hybrid Work & Customer Experience.” We’ll break this down and more below.

Key Takeaways from Zoomtopia

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With increasing return to work mandates, evolving hybrid workspaces, and AI functionality becoming the norm for basically every app imaginable, there was plenty to talk about at this year’s Zoomtopia.

It’s Budget Season – Get a Jump Start on Your Meeting Room Tech Upgrades

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Throughout the budgeting process, one of the most common questions we’re asked is should AV tech be treated as a capital or operational expenditure? The answer is truly it depends

AI Plays a Bigger Role in the Meeting Room Than You Might Know

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By now you’ve probably heard of – or even experimented with – ChatGPT, the generative artificial intelligence tool that can write epic poems and solve complex math equations in mere seconds. Here are just a few ways AI – and AI-powered technologies have changed the way we meet:

Teaming Up Instead of Buying Out: The New Trend in Meeting Room AV

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Now that AV companies are moving out of survival mode and into innovation mode, the push for more all-in-one solutions is once again top-of-mind. Instead of acquisition or going it alone, however, they’re touting partnerships as the path forward.

The RoomReady Way to Stress-Free Meetings

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For decades, meeting room AV was designed with in-office employees in mind – but today’s hybrid workforce, coupled with a wealth of new collaboration tools, has changed the game.

 

It’s Time to Get Serious About the Future of the Office

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Offices were designed for a different purpose pre-pandemic. Now, the solitary work we did in cubicles can just as easily be done at home, while collaboration spaces are in far higher demand.

Summer Break Upgrade: Prioritizing Classroom Tech for the New School Year

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School might be out for summer, but faculty & administrators know their work is far from done, especially when it comes to technology.

RoomReady and Poly Partner on Gold Medal Experience for a Global Lifestyle Brand

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As offices began to reopen post-COVID, many executives struggled with the new realities of hybrid work – but not this global lifestyle brand. It had long embraced a flexible workplace and supported a video-first culture for its in-office and remote workers. In fact, the explosion of remote working technology gave the company a golden opportunity to further strengthen its AV solutions.

Service vs. Support: What’s the Difference, and Why is it Important?

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No matter the innovation, the technology will produce hiccups, whether that’s during the install or a year down the road. So how do we offer the right fix? The key is in how our Support & Service teams – very much two different things – work together to offer 360-degree coverage.

Three Reasons Why No Meeting Room is Set Without the Set

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The Set sets you up for success from the moment installation begins, to whenever you’re meeting in the room, and even to when AV maintenance is required. Here’s how.

What ISE 2023 Tells Us About the State of AV

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This year’s Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) conference just ended, so let recap the major takeaways and how they can be applied to AV and Collaboration in 2023.

Lessons Learned from an AV Newbie

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I recently had the opportunity to share my experiences as a young AV professional on a panel sponsored by Atlona, a RoomReady partner. Here are a few key takeaways for the Millennials and Gen Z’ers considering a career in AV.

Microsoft Teams + Poly

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This training room is certified for Microsoft Teams and is powered by a Poly MTR PC and Studio E70 Camera to provide an equitable video meeting experience for users in the room and online.

Looking Into Our Crystal Ball: Three AV Trends to Watch in 2023

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Now that we’ve settled into a hybrid groove, it’s not too early to begin thinking about how AV spaces will evolve in the coming year. Before we start tearing into presents and eating far, far too many cookies, we wanted to share a few of the trends we think will pick up speed in 2023.

Meetings about Meetings: The Big Trends at this Year’s Manufacturer Conferences

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In the meeting technology space, it’s our job to help your business thrive in a hybrid work world. We keep your employees connected across cities, time zones and even countries.

Keeping reading to see what cool new AV tech trended at two of this year’s top conferences:

Zoom Room with Neat Bar Pro

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This solution is certified for Zoom and features the Neat Bar Pro video bar and Neat Pad.

Microsoft Teams Room with Poly Studio X50

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This Microsoft Teams solution features the Poly Studio X50 video bar, providing advanced camera capabilities and noise-blocking technology. While the addition of a Sennheiser TeamConnect 2 Ceiling Microphone and four Sonance In-Ceiling Speakers ensure that everyone in the meeting is heard.

Hardware vs. Software: Where’s the Industry Going?

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When you opened your last smartphone, you were probably surprised to find there was no port to plug in your headphones. Or maybe it was when you went to plug an HDMI cable into your laptop, only to discover…a lot of nothing.

How Tech Makes Return-to-Office Easier

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With fall on its way, new omicron-specific boosters available, and COVID case rates continuing to drop, more employers are pushing for a “new normal” that involves some in-office work. How can you make sure your business is prepared?

Poly & Zoom – Large Conference Room

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A Poly Studio X70 in a large conference room to enable Zoom meetings.

Executive Boardroom with Dual Quad Cameras

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A Boardroom featuring a 98″ Display, and two Cisco Quad Cameras positioned at angle on custom millwork to eliminate any gaps in the video pick up. The space features three primary zones of speakers and a fourth zone for overflow so that users can hear clearly, while additional ceiling microphones ensure clear audio pick up so remote attendees aren’t missing anything.

Why relationships are critical when selecting an integrator

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When you think about selecting a partner to handle your meeting room technology integration, what’s the first question that comes to mind? How much is this going to cost me? But how much stock do you put on the relationship? It might be time to reprioritize.

Indiana County Government

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When operations for an Indiana County Government were delayed due to in-person restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the county’s IT director brought in CBTS and RoomReady to implement remote meeting technology. Solutions were designed and installed in a variety of spaces ranging from the Superior Court and justice buildings to the community corrections and detention centers.

Major Utilities Provider

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A Major Utilities Provider in the western U.S. asked RoomReady and Presidio to simplify their installation process and wanted a meeting room model it could easily replicate, allowing the utilities provider to roll out new spaces quicker.

Global Electronics Manufacturer

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When a Leading Electronics Manufacturer needed a vendor who could install the room in a week or less, RoomReady delivered. With continued support and training, everyone at the company can easily use the rooms.

The RoomReady Review – June 2022

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This month, learn more about our COO, Ty Mericle, our expansion on the west coast with the opening of our new Oregon location and the latest industry updates.

The RoomReady Review – May 2022

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This month, learn about how different camera functionalities can aid in establishing meeting equity for all, an overview of RoomReady’s services, more about purchasing our patented Set Mount from Anixter and the latest industry updates.