AV Trends and Predictions for 2024
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
It’s Time to Get Serious About the Future of the Office
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.
Service vs. Support: What’s the Difference, and Why is it Important?
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
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.
The State of AV:
ISE 2023 Takeaways
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
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.
Looking Into Our Crystal Ball: Three AV Trends to Watch in 2023
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
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:
Hardware vs. Software: Where’s the Industry Going?
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
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?
Why Integrator Relationships Are Critical
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.
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.
Staying in the Picture: How to Navigate Meeting Room Camera Options
The last few years have brought about a lot of change in how we are seen and heard in meetings, especially now that many offices are adopting a hybrid work model. Let’s take a deeper look at how camera capabilities can aid in establishing meeting equity for all.
Inside A Dedicated Support Team
We recently sat down with three of our dedicated support technicians – Ron Kuba, Steve Caparco and Mitchell Cummings – to learn more about what dedicated support is all about. During our discussion, they filled us in on their roles and the value a dedicated support team brings to organizations.
This month, learn about some exciting changes to the Sales Organization at RoomReady, hear about a preview of Microsoft Front Row and read about the latest A/V industry news.
Making My First Call Using Microsoft FrontRow
In late January 2022, Microsoft began to roll out a public preview of Front Row. Our friends at Microsoft have shared a lot of content highlighting the features Front Row offers to enhance collaboration, so I was eager to enroll my Windows MTR system and experience what the excitement was all about.
The Pantagraph: 5 questions with Jamie Huff, president of Bloomington-based RoomReady
Each week, The Pantagraph profiles a different community member. The week of February 6, 2022 featured RoomReady President, Jamie Huff.
Hustle Smart Impact on AV Installations
At RoomReady, one of our Core Values is Hustle Smart. We believe thinking AND doing are equally important for success. It’s an AND for us not an OR. Our proven process, solutions, products, and mindset are built around doing both to ensure we are making things faster throughout a project.