Veraview is happy to have been a part of the new Erie Community College (ECC) STEM Building. The structure, space allocation, and up-to-date infrastructure set this building apart from the rest of the campus, bringing science and biology to the forefront of the college’s student demographics. But ECC brought the upgrade to a new level and that’s where Veraview comes in.
Veraview Installers Wiring Projectors
Although academic criterium is forever evolving and still extremely relevant in the workspace, it is also expensive and does not always leave students with hands-on, non-theoretical exposure. We help elevate a college’s investment in the classroom by providing an environment with the best tools to bring that exposure to the classroom.
Duel monitors for classroom content sharing and video conferencing
Screen for content collaboration
For ECC, Veraview installed distance learning tools, such as video cameras, projectors, and screens to many of the classrooms. You often hear of rooms having this technology, but what you don’t hear about is what sets these tools apart. Here are just a few factors to consider: Classrooms typically have ambient light throughout the room and many rooms are too large to have a great video experience. Whether that be a presentation or a video conference. Choosing the right screen that absorbs the variable light fluctuations so that it is visible from any angle in the classroom, as well as having a projector bright enough to cast the image through the light is paramount. A student also needs to hear and be heard from anywhere in that room and a far-end participant needs to be engaging to all the students. Knowing what equipment works best in a specific environment is key to success.
Classroom podium wired for technology
Of course, bringing technology into a room and not making it easy for an instructor to use simply doesn’t work. It needs to be centrally managed in an environment that is conducive to a teaching environment; leaving the instructor to focus on the curriculum rather than the technology. Veraview integrated these tools into each room in a way that supports the specific classroom objective. The ECC Stem building is set up to continue to grow and build virtual resources well into the future. This is what sets a college apart, building student enrollment and creating an increased enrollment strategy regardless of the economy and local restriction. The world is open to the classroom. ECC opened the door with complimentary upgrades to make that happen and we are proud to have integrated the technology into the classroom.
Millennials (and the children of millennials) have grown up with technology. Communicating digitally is very familiar to them- in fact, it’s preferred. Today’s college and K-12 educational systems are realizing that they need to adapt to their digitally-inclined audience.
Video wall outside of the Montreal Museum of Art
I’m sure you’ve seen them before, in certain cities it seems like they’re everywhere; no, not rats, I’m talking about video-walls. Just this past New Year I was in Montreal and came across an awesome installation outside of a museum. Not only do I see video walls in my leisure time, I see the video walls we install for our customers and it really is amazing what they can do. So, who wants a video-wall, and why?
Let’s face it, AV and IT are converging but your average IT guy isn’t an AV pro. This may come as a surprise and you may start to wonder, “how come I can’t go to Best Buy and hang the TV myself?” The short answer is, you can; the right answer is, you shouldn’t. Why shouldn’t you?
Matte white, end of discussion. Let’s move on to something that actually matters, right? Wrong, absolutely wrong. Matte white has long since been a standard in the industry but there are other options that you may not have considered. Different screens are optimized for different environments which is exactly why matte white isn’t perfect for everyone.
We all love technology when it works, wouldn’t it be nice if technology worked the way we want it to all the time? You shouldn’t have to fumble through inputs on five different remotes just to get your laptop to show up on the conference room display. At Veraview we understand, that’s why we offer a variety of solutions to make your conference room functional without the help of your nearest IT person. We partner with Crestron to bring you cutting edge, easy to use, control and automation products to make your work day easier. From the “AirMedia” and touch panels to wall plates and mounts everything we use in the conference room is designed to make your life easier and your space more functional.
Kindly borrowed from www.hi-wallpapers.com
When I think of a video wall one of the first images that comes to mind is the Architect’s room in The Matrix: Reloaded. Each wall is covered in old, small, CRT displays with large bezels. While that wall works in the movie it’s not something you are likely to see in the real world. In reality video walls are made to be as seamless as possible so as not to disturb the image that is spread out across the screens. To achieve this seamless image, manufacturers have been consistently slimming the bezels of their displays.
In an earlier blog post I mentioned the affordability of video conferencing technology, specifically, cloud based video or video as a service. Video as a service differs from traditional infrastructure based video conferencing in a few ways, the largest difference being hardware.
In a traditional infrastructure based environment there are several hardware components needed to complete the system, all of which provide unique capabilities such as firewall traversal, connectivity for mobile devices and video capture/streaming to name a few. In addition to the “behind the scenes” equipment you have your cameras, microphones and speakers. This kind of system can become quite costly and is not necessary for many end users who do not need/want to manage all solutions in house.
If you are still using a PSTN phone network (regular phone line from Verizon or the likes) in your business, it is time for an upgrade. A VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone system is less expensive and more versatile. You have heard about and might already be using a service such as Vonage, Basic Talk, Magic Jack, etc. in your home, so why not in your business?
VoIP phone systems are not tied into the old PSTN network, making them less complex, easier to manage, less expensive (no copper phone lines to maintain) and overall more functional. These factors make VoIP the perfect solution for everyone (unless you have no internet access).So why haven’t you made the change? Perhaps you don’t want to make the initial investment or you figure, “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” This is perfectly understandable, change is tough for everyone but in this case it shouldn’t be. Your IT personnel will no longer have multiple networks to manage, your future wallet will love the extra weight it’s put on and your employees will appreciate the convenient features that can be built into the phones.