People often ask exactly what we did to make the Curtiss Hotel in Buffalo, NY, a “smart hotel”. We provided the phone system for each guest room and office space within the hotel, along with wireless access points, digital signage and automated concierge service. We managed these hotel amenities along with Audio Visual, lighting, climate, and shading with a Crestron control system. The experience within the hospitality market is second to none for both the management of the hotel and the hotel’s customers.
The below link is an article by Crestron about our work at the Curtiss.
Crestron TSW touchscreen
Looking for more information? Call our office for a private consultation to see how we can improve the way your organization communicates.
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.
Dual 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.
You’ve seen the invitations and we hope you’ve already registered but just in case you haven’t, we’ll give you one last chance. Veraview and Millington Lockwood have partnered to host the biggest open house of the spring, focused on “The Collaborative Work Space”. Our partnership couldn’t be more complimentary, Veraview specializes in collaborative technology and a large part of Millington Lockwood’s business is providing furniture solutions to firms that accommodate and maximize their use of technology. Our goal throughout the event is to highlight this relationship between the space in which we work and the technology we use. Seminars given by industry experts will provide insight into growing trends and innovative technology while Millington Lockwood’s furniture idea center will set the backdrop for ad-hoc demonstrations and opportunities for hands-on engagement. Our lineup of speakers include Polycom, Mersive, Extron, and AMX. Continue reading
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?
The AV industry has changed quite a bit since we were in high school. The days of overhead projectors and combination DVD/VHS TVs on carts are long gone. The same holds true in our corporate spaces, what was once a projector, screen, and wall plate is now a Crestron touch panel and room scheduler, wireless collaboration devices and HD video conferencing.
What is WebRTC? How does it work? Why is it important? You may not know the answers to these questions just yet but I’m willing to bet you’ve visited a website or used a mobile app within the last day that utilizes WebRTC. Why am I willing to bet? One site, Facebook.
PC-based or “soft” conferencing is any type of conferencing which utilizes an application or program rather than a dedicated hardware unit. There are many well-known soft clients available such as Skype, Facetime, google hangouts, etc. Soft conferencing has a variety of use cases, from companies just starting out with video conferencing to enterprise level deployments of 1000+ users.