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Learn How to Avoid Overloading Your Campus Technology

Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Bose Professional for its sponsorship of this five-part blog series on audiovisual trends in the higher

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The Evolving Higher Ed Learning Experience

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of a five-part blog series sponsored by Bose Professional.

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'Human Factor' Determines Success of Sports and Entertainment Venues

In our second installment of AV Trends and Insights, we addressed the popularity of public-private partnerships in the higher education

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Why More Universities Are Partnering with Businesses on Big Projects

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a five-part blog series sponsored by Bose Professional.

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The Implications of Active Learning in the Higher Education Market

Throughout his career, Brad Sousa, CTO at AVI Systems, has been finding the best ways to implement new AV technologies to enhance how

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University of Kansas Hospital Expects 30% Inpatient Volume Increase

The University of Kansas Hospital built its Cambridge Tower A in order to handle the expected 30 percent increase of overall inpatient

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The Foundation of a Solid Digital Signage Content Strategy

People out and about during their day may drive or walk by many digital signs. If they pass by the same image week after week and the

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Enhancing the Museum Experience with 4K Projectors

Everyone probably has a memory of being dragged to a museum as a kid. Walking around in silence, staring at static displays and

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One Way to Address the Shortage of AV Pros

What was once considered simply the “audiovisual industry” is now a high-tech industry of integrated systems, where emerging and

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Adoption Makes or Breaks Your Technology Initiatives

If you are implementing a proven solution at your organization, and everyone has the best intentions, what are the odds your project

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Smart Office Technologies: Cool or Creepy?

The technology in day-to-day life comes with a hefty dose of privacy concerns. People wonder how much technologies — like social media,

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5 Steps to Improving Workplace UX

The average American worker spends more time working at the office than they do at home—7.9 hours compared to 3.1 hours. If that time is

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Capture and Capitalize On Video Data with AI

The average knowledge worker consumes hours of digital media a day in the form of blogs, television broadcasts, Internet videos and more.

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3 Ways Technology Makes Life Better

As technology proliferates in both our homes and workplaces, obsession over fancy new gadgets has given way to worry about the long-term

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Does Collaboration Change with 4 Generations in the Workplace? [Infographic]

Companies are using teched out offices for everything from boosting productivity to attracting talent and engaging workers. Visual

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5 Things To Know About New Regulations For Wireless Mics

You might not be in the audio industry, but every industry uses audio solutions and that means upcoming FCC changes to the bandwidth

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How Healthy Is Your Patient Data Security Plan?

Put yourself in the patient's shoes for a minute.

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How Technology Can Improve Hospital Visitors’ Experience [Infographic]

When you’re thinking of a place to go relax and enjoy yourself, the hospital probably doesn’t come to mind. Some of us might default our

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The Future of the Office Is Everywhere [Infographic]

There’s no place like home to get work done when you can’t or don’t need to make it into the office. Unless it’s a hotel, the beach, or

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Why Smart Buildings Equal Smart Business

Smart buildings in science fiction are so smart they can predict your every need. They have personalities and can turn against its

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How Virtual Assistants Are Taking Control This Year

User: “Hey Siri, text John.”Siri: “What do you want to say?”User: “There’s an oil light on in the car.”

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Going to the Super Bowl? Here's a Look at the Technology at U.S. Bank Stadium

Unfortunately, the Vikings just weren’t able to #BringItHome.

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Look for Brighter, Thinner Digital Signage in 2018

Audiovisual (AV) technologies always have a bright and shiny appeal, but the newest displays and digital signage are literally as bright

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4 Ways IPTV Can Reduce Costs, Improve Video Quality

Video is rapidly becoming the communication medium of choice in many organizations because of its effectiveness in informing and

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Q&A with Dascom: What is IPTV? Everything you need to know

As we become immersed in 2018, your visions of crushing New Year's Resolutions may be quickly replaced by the reality of buffering, low

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2018 Tech Trends and Predictions: Voice command, AI, IPTV and More [Infographic]

Editor's note: This post was updated on Jan. 31, 2018. 

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What is IPTV? Why does it matter to your business? [Infographic]

  While your next townhall or executive broadcast might not garner ratings like that of Game of Thrones, the technology behind your

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5 Ways to Save on Your Next Technology Refresh

Does every workday feel like an episode of MacGyver because you’re using duct tape and virtual paper clips to keep technology working

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3 Tips for Upgrading Your Company’s Technology [Infographic]

Refreshing the technology at your organization can be an immense undertaking—evaluating solutions, juggling budget considerations, and

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You Might Need a Technology Refresh If You See These Signs

More than half of tech decision-makers say technology at their organization hinders the adoption of new technologies. But sometimes it’s

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What Are the Benefits of a Central Production Model?

Midco Sports Network has been taking every step to increase coverage of high school and collegiate sports in North Dakota, South Dakota

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3 Ways IoT Will Impact Your Technology Refresh

While most of the 8.4 billion connected “things” in the "internet of things" (IoT) are consumer devices, businesses do most of the

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11 ways technology updates can save your bottom line

Imagine for a moment you walked into a bank and saw the employees using computers you remembered from the 1980s.

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Upgrade Technology to Stop Wasting Time [Infographic]

There are plenty of ways to waste time at work: long lunches, internet surfing, office gossip, and more. But some workplace time-sucks

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How AV standardization boosts user satisfaction — and your bottom line

There are plenty of common nightmares about the workplace. Ever have the one where you show up to work one day only to discover you have

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The Ins and Outs of Calculating Technology ROI [Infographic]

When making technology investments, a lot can be riding on your decision: productivity levels, employee satisfaction, and — like it or

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Definitions and Narratives: the Foundations of Quality

Speaking of quality, what is it? Joseph Juran defines quality as “fitness for intended use.”

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Interactive Signage in Healthcare Promotes Wellness

There’s a comfort in the familiar – we know what to expect, what is expected of us and how it works. Comfort reduces stress, and there

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Maximize User Adoption with These 5 Best Practices

What if you threw a party and nobody came? That’s a nearly universal fear. Some outgrow it, but for others, there’s a workplace

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AVI Brings ICL Performance Products International Connectivity

Once ICL Performance Products decided it was time to expand its Food Specialties Center, the global manufacturer realized it was going

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3 Reasons Your School Needs a Video Wall

College campuses can be vast places, where freshman tend to get lost the first week trying to navigate their new surroundings. But,

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3 Higher Ed Tech Trends to Watch

AV and IT managers in higher education are busy and don’t always have time to research the latest AV trends. With everything else going

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Digital Signage Can Improve Learning for K12, Higher Ed Students

Education, and the world for that matter, has seen significant change in the way students and teachers interact with one another to

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What to Know When Working with an AV Partner

Walk into a typical meeting room. It has a wall-mounted display, a way to hardwire in your computer, and a phone system.

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AVI Systems Completes 4 Bears Event Center Project

The 4 Bears Casino and Lodge Event Center debuted its newly renovated $47 million venue with a performance by singer-songwriter Toby

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3 Rules for Effective Password Management

As our lives increasingly move online, passwords are a more critical and ever-present part of what we do day-to-day. Yet, tech experts

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Don’t abandon remote work flexibility, improve it [Infographic]

  IBM is the latest company to make the news for rolling back options for flexible work schedules and working remotely.

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How Active Learning Technology Improves Student Outcomes

Undergraduate university students who are after a degree in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are more successful

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Why Live Streaming Is as Important as Ever for Companies

Profanities, wardrobe malfunctions, and announcing the wrong name as an award winner are only a few of the slip-ups that can occur

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UND Revitalizes Medical Facilities, Unifies Students

THE CHALLENGE The University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences educates almost half of all doctors in the

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How Gamification Makes Learning Fun

We all know a teenager (or adult) who can’t be pried away from video games -- and they are not alone. According to Peter Diamandis,

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How Can Virtual Reality Support Your Business Goals?

Once the purview of gamers and early technology adopters, virtual reality is moving into the mainstream—and into companies across the

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How Digital Signage Drives Your Bottom Line

When considering a major technology investment, the critical question is always: How will this improve my bottom line? When it comes to

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Reduce Cybersecurity Risks In 3 Simple Steps

When it comes to allocating money in the IT budget, cybersecurity often gets the short end of the spreadsheet. As security and data

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What are the benefits of virtual offices for start-ups?

Starting or operating a business costs money no matter how you look at it. You need to hire people, and you might need to invest in

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What digital media means for the AV industry, with Craig Frankenstein

Surely, you've heard it before: Print is dead.

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6 Ways to Create User-Friendly Office Environments

There are many factors that impact how productive employees are, but recent research shows that user-friendly office design has one of

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How to Choose Digital Signage Solutions

You’ve likely seen digital signage in places like Times Square or the Vegas Strip, but you don’t have to be the Rockettes to take

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David Maldow Gives Solutions for 'Workflow Nirvana'

David Maldow, the founder and CEO of Let’s Do Video, has worked on both sides of visual collaboration technology.

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Technology for a More Productive Workplace

Countries and companies have been experimenting with the idea of shortening their workweeks recently. They want to improve the quality

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InfoComm’s Job Task Analysis Helps AV Pros Worldwide

Installation Technician Mitch Carlson didn’t quite know what to expect when flying into Fairfax, Va., to participate in InfoComm’s

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Choose Devices That Support a Mobile Workforce [Infographic]

One of the pros of a mobile workforce is that employees want to use their own devices. One of the cons of a mobile workforce is that

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How to Secure Mobile Devices in the Workplace

Workers used to leave work at the office, or at least, they’d be limited to what they could fit in their briefcases. Now your employees,

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CTO Brad Sousa Talks Telehealth Changes with WorkSpace Today

AVI Systems CTO Brad Sousa sat down with Polycom’s WorkSpace Today to talk about what’s going on in the telehealth field as a part of

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The Waiting Game: Benefits of Digital Signage in Healthcare

When you go to a hospital, the waiting room can be boring, but it’s often more than that. Patients may be uncomfortable or in pain, and

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Telemedicine patients to reach 7 million by 2018

Your hospital may not yet be staffed with holographic doctors and medical tricorders, but it should be preparing for the millions of

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A Breathtaking View with a Matching Athletic Facility

The Challenge The University of Colorado – Boulder (CU) campus sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, giving all who visit a

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Find Out If You Have a Connected Workspace or a Horror Story

Have you ever heard someone in your office proclaim that technology hates them or is being disagreeable? When your team has technical

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How Well Does Your Office Collaboration Technology Work? [Quiz]

Choosing collaboration technology can be fun. Designing workspaces can be fun. Assessing your current collaboration capabilities and

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Should You Modernize Your Health Care Collaboration Tech?

Hospitals and other health care facilities are busy building video consulting rooms so they can expand their services to more patients,

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Why 60% of Patients Want Virtual Doctor Visits [Infographic]

Video conferencing has long been an effective and convenient way for families and friends to stay connected, for business professionals

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Now Is the Time to Update Command Centers [Infographic]

Control and command centers should always have the best technology. However, when their purpose is to monitor and manage public safety,

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How Technical Difficulties Cost Time, Money, Peace of Mind

When you’re the first one on a conference call because other meeting participants are struggling to connect, what do you do?

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A Life-Saving Company in need of Technology Saving

Missouri Employers Mutual (MEM), a workers compensation insurance provider, opened its doors in 1995, dedicating itself to safe working

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Case Study: Capella Tower Transformation

Capella Tower, located in downtown Minneapolis, has welcomed visitors from multiple entrances for over 20 years. And now, after all this

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10 Technologies and Trends to Watch in 2017

The wealth of technologies available to organizations in 2016 often made audiovisual integrations even more complex. Emerging technology

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4 Collaboration Styles and Tech Needs

Variety is the spice of life, and it takes all kinds of collaboration styles to make a company successful. When your work meetings are

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Make Employee Training Fun with New Technologies

The business world certainly has a healthy appreciation for employee training, but every so often debates surface about its value and

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Virtual Reality Market to Increase to $38B by 2020

With Snapchat or Facebook Messenger, you can apply bunny teeth, superhero masks, or any number of filters to give yourself a new look --

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Collaboration Solutions That Let You Do More with Less

For as long as remote collaboration tools have been around, corporations have offered flexible work options. Those tools started out as

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Enhancing the Learning Environment with State-of-the-art AV

In this day and age, there is no escaping the constant technological advances. Technology has evolved our everyday life, especially in

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Your Guide to Comparing Remote Collaboration Technologies

It used to be that when your team had a meeting to discuss a big presentation, true remote collaboration was a challenge. If everyone

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A+ Technology: Tablets as Teaching Tools

The debate over tablets in schools has taken many twists and turns over time. It’s always hard to predict what will happen with new and

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Hold the Phone! Choosing Modern Meeting Solutions

How many web conferences have you given up on, instead resorting to a phone call? The trouble with that is remote participants can’t

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Set Employees Free with Collaboration Technologies

If an important idea has ever struck you in a less-than-ideal time and place, you know how frustrating it can be to try to rally your

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Plan to Improve Patient Experience with Digital Signage

There’s an often-cited statistic that 30 percent of first-time visitors get lost in the hospital.

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Three Ways Flexible Healthcare Workspaces Stretch Your Budget Dollar

Creating departmental budgets might land somewhere between visiting the dentist and the department of motor vehicles on the list of

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Make Technology Work for You, Not Against You

Technology has not only improved the quality of life for countless people, but is has changed the way the world does business. However,

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Limit Disruptions when Implementing New Collaboration Technologies

We’re preparing some fun new material to help you create and update your collaboration spaces. But before you start upgrading your

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Work Happily Ever After with Modern Meeting Tech

Have you ever been in a meeting where participants spend an hour hashing out details, diligently taking notes, but they can’t actually

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Remote Work Equals Productive Work with the Right Tools

When we talk about remote work, we hear a lot about the lone workers who are driving the trend, but the real story is much bigger than

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Fairy tale Collaboration Starts with the Right Technology

Do your meetings always seem to start off on the wrong foot? Maybe they start late because the host has trouble figuring out the

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13 Questions to Ask an AV Partner

AV partners offer free assessments for communication and collaboration projects all the time. But, what's equally important is your

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5 Reasons Your Company Isn’t Embracing Video Conferencing

Video conferencing is quickly becoming a mainstay in modern business. Organizations looking to cut travel and overhead costs while

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Questions to Ask Before Investing in Mobile Collaboration

We know the importance of video conferencing in this new age of global, digital, mobile, and flexible working in environments that are

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Take Control of Your Collaboration Spaces

Many companies employ a free-for-all system when it comes to finding meeting spaces. The quest for a collaboration room becomes everyone

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Create a Technology Roadmap for the Future

Whether you “hate” change or not, it can be difficult. The speed of change for current technologies makes purchase decisions complex and

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Artificial Intelligence Is Here to Help

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, recently announced he plans to build a basic AI assistant. "My personal challenge for 2016

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The Connection Between Work and Home Goes Both Ways

The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t about things at all. It’s about people and what their connected “things” allow them to do. Technology

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The Technology Behind the Mobility Revolution

The mobile workforce wants to be able to do everything from everywhere. They don’t want to always have to head into the office for

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What Going Mobile Means for Your Business [Infographic]

In Joe Versus the Volcano, Tom Hanks plays Joe, a clerical worker whose job stinks. Everyone at the company arrives at the same time,

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Get Ready for Wearables in the Workplace

Wearable technology–a.k.a. “wearables,” as in Apple Watch and its Android equivalents–are seriously catching on. According to

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Is It Time to Refresh Your Workplace Technology?

After you've sat down for a meeting, it usually goes a few ways. Either it's great, smooth sailing and productive. Or, it's not.

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The Workplace Meeting Is Changing: How to Keep Up

The tried-and-true workplace meeting is changing–and fast! Although face-to-face meetings still occur, virtual meetings using Skype,

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The Year of the Smartphone? [Infographic]

In 2016, mobile devices could become the primary computing devices in our lives. According to Wired magazine, smartphones and tablets

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Take Government Services Digital to Improve Public Satisfaction

A high priority for business is improving customer experiences. In fact, it ranks just below increasing revenue in a recent Forrester

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How Video Walls Can Support Your Business Goals

If you’re a movie buff, the idea of video walls may conjure up the Official Correspondence from the Capitol of Panem in the Hunger

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Reinvent the Workplace to Support a Changing Workforce

When practically every major analyst firm is projecting upwards of 50 percent of the workforce will be mobile in the next three to five

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How the Internet of Things Might Impact Your Technology Refresh

You can’t look at a business or technology site without hitting at least a dozen articles on the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s a hot

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How to Measure the ROI of Your Digital Signage Strategies

Finding appropriate metrics by which to measure your business efforts can be complicated.

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How Audiovisual Technology Fits in Medical Facilities

The advances in medical technology are redefining the ways health care facilities cater to patients. In addition to saving lives, these

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AV and IT: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

AV and IT convergence essentially means transporting three different types of systems—audio, video and data through IT data networks.

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Live Video Streaming: Watch out for these Bumps in the Road

Many different religious denominations have embraced the use of technology in their Houses of Worship in order to create richer worship

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Keeping Live Events Live with Video

At AVI, we love hosting regional events, trainings, and educational seminars. We also understand you are busy and it’s not always

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How Technology Enhances the Museum Experience

The North Dakota Heritage Center, located on the Capitol grounds in Bismarck, is home to the State Museum, the State Historical Society

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Washington University Enhances Learning – Not Obstructs It

Take a stroll through the 102,000-square-foot Olin School of Business at Washington University and you’ll see students using

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