14 Jan Top Commercial AV Trends to Watch Out for in 2019
Tech-Savvy Solutions for a Boost in Business Operations
For any business owner, a new year usually marks the beginning of a fresh plan for streamlining operations and increasing profits. Your plan could include making changes in staff or expanding your office space, but staying up to date with the latest commercial technology solutions should be at the top of your list.
We know how important of a role technology plays in the operations, productivity, and overall success of any business in Nashville, TN and beyond. That’s why we’ve put together a list of top tech trends you should be on the lookout for this year, from commercial AV and voice control to sound masking solutions and more. Keep reading to explore the trends.
The rise of telecommunication is sparking new innovations in AV conferencing as more employees work from remote locations and create a dispersed workforce. As a result, AV conferencing systems are becoming much more scalable to keep up with expanding businesses and moving employees in order to maintain effective communication and collaboration between staff members and clients.
Voice control is helping us every day in the home, but its place in business is also growing, assisting employees in day-to-day operations to boost productivity. According to the Forbes Technology Council, voice-activated technology will be used more commonly in the workplace for improving customer service phone support, augmenting internal workplace education, integrating with business apps to keep track of to-do lists and meetings, improving search engine efficiency, enhancing IT operations, and more.
Video walls and digital signs will soon take over business rooms and hallways, serving a multitude of needs for better communication and collaboration.
Interactive video walls will provide on-the-spot training and awareness videos for new staff, and digital signage in common areas will provide team-building entertainment for a boost in morale. Large displays will also be used throughout the office to show visual representations of important data so that KPIs are always visible at a glance.
These days, office space setups vary greatly, from traditional cubicles to small huddle spaces and cafés. To help mitigate distractions in any work environment, more businesses will begin adding sound masking solutions to their spaces.
Sound masking is the process of adding background noise to an office space in order to reduce noise distractions, protect speech privacy, and increase productivity in the workplace. It may seem backward, but sound masking actually helps make the office seem quieter, keeping employees less distracted and more productive—no matter their work environment.
Crestron Room Scheduling
As the workplace becomes more fast-paced, flexible, and dispersed, Crestron room scheduling panels will increasingly serve the need for more efficiency, connection, and collaboration across all meeting spaces.
Creston’s intuitive interface allows any user to reserve a respective room on the spot, browse meeting information for that room, and see an at-a-glance view of the day’s scheduled meetings. Users can perform functions such as check-ins, extend meeting times, or end meetings early with Crestron’s built-in room scheduling software. Even change the interface to match your business’ branding for a personal touch.
Crestron’s room scheduling panels will help businesses optimize their meeting experiences, with automatic connection to any standard calendar platform and support for digital signage across all displays in the office to increase communication.
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