AUDIO VIDEO SYSTEM DESIGN
Audio Video Systems Design Company in Metro Detroit
Mercury Sound & Lighting has been designing audio video systems for Michigan businesses that recognize the need for technology to help them share information, improve efficiencies, and communicate with conference teams or customers across the globe. We design AV systems for use in teams meeting rooms, small and large conference rooms, training rooms, houses of worship, lobby and front desk walls, or anywhere else you need a dynamic visual representation for your brand or message. We design systems to integrate with Apple or Microsoft laptops, desktops, and mobile devices and can be hardwired or accessed by plug-in, Bluetooth, or Airdrop. We work independently or with your IT manager to get the systems your business needs to improve communications.
AV Systems for Conference Rooms
Large or small, when we design audio video or audio visual systems for conference rooms, we consider room size, seating configuration, who will be using the equipment, and how the system will be accessed before we finalize our proposal. Although our AV systems are easy to use and require little ongoing maintenance, we include installation, programming, training, and support with your audiovisual system package. When you’re ready to turn your conference room into a video conference room, call Mercury Sound & Lighting; Michigan’s leader in AV conferencing suites.
What is Video Conferencing
The combination of audio and video software allows people to meet in real time, independent of their physical locations, through video conferencing. If you operate with scattered teams or need to communicate with potential clients or customers but are unable to meet in person, video conferencing is a popular choice.
Benefits of Video Conferencing
Without the bother (and expense) of traveling to an in-person location, video conferencing provides chances for collaboration, productivity, and enhanced engagement with coworkers, stakeholders, and consumers.
Face-to-face contacts with coworkers, potential clients, stakeholders, or customers can be had affordably using video conferencing. It’s more intimate and interesting than a phone chat, and it’s considerably less expensive and time-consuming than paying to travel (by car or plane) to meet someone for an in-person conversation.
As was already mentioned, video conferencing allows for a more intimate relationship. The indicators we use to effectively connect with one another on a daily basis—eye contact, facial emotions, and body language—are all lost in phone or email conversations. Since you spend less time running to conference rooms between meetings or driving to meet a customer, video conferencing can boost team productivity. Instead of using email or Slack, video conferencing can promote better teamwork.
Video Conferencing Applications
Video quality and images is the most important factor in video conferencing. That stretches past how the image shows; even the top-of-line quality will not matter if calls repeatedly drop, or users disengage. We put each online meeting app to the test to evaluate how well it functioned when the internet connection’s quality varied.
Many consumer-facing video chat applications, like Apple’s FaceTime, wouldn’t function as a video conferencing application. To perform meetings, organizations want more than simply a reliable video connection. In conclusion, the top video conferencing apps:
Offer consistently excellent audio and video. This must be the one function that web video conferencing software applications is capable of.
Make scheduling, starting, and joining meetings simple. Meetings should ideally be easily booked and put on your calendar, and you should only need to click on clear links to join the call.
Include tools for collaboration. The basic minimum is conversation and screen sharing. Beyond this, the top online video conferencing tools provide whiteboarding or even direct collaborative tools.
A video recording option is included. Bearing in mind that not all people can attend every meeting, video recordings fill in the gaps for those unable to attend. Your online meeting software should make recording a meeting as easy as clicking a button.
Anyone who has remote team members or works remotely can greatly benefit from Zoom. There’s a great reason why it’s the most broadly used video conferencing app: it simply works.
You can be sure that each person will be able to enter a Zoom meeting if you send the link. Every key platform has applications, and you can assume that each person has already installed the software and set it up to work at this point. Just following the link will allow the user to join the meeting. It’s difficult to overstate how important that is because nothing makes a meeting less beneficial than when somebody is unable to attend.
Additionally, Zoom is quite dependable. Normally, it will keep playing your movie even with a questionable internet connection, at a lower quality setting. Any call can be recorded as a full video, and users can also speak with one another via text chat in both group and personal communications. Additionally, you have the option of sharing your full screen, a particular app, or just a part of it. If you like, you can also share audio from your PC.
Recently, Zoom has introduced a lot of functions. It currently has one of the greatest whiteboards available, which makes it quite simple to quickly fill a virtual board with diagrams, pictures, and sticky notes. Additionally, real-time transcriptions with closed captions are supported.
Zoom enables you to connect to room conferencing devices, book video conference meetings in advance, and chat whenever you want with any of your connections. Overall, the team video app is almost ideal.
By linking Zoom to Zapier, you can increase its functionality and reduce the tiresome effort associated with scheduling and following up on discussions. You can, for instance, set up video conferences when someone makes an appointment or receive reminders for forthcoming meetings. Zoom calls can also be automatically added to your calendar.
Video is a challenge for most team chat software, or it is given only passing consideration. Not Microsoft Teams, which has some of the most feature-rich video conferencing capabilities available today.
An excellent whiteboard is included. Draw an imperfect circle, for example, and it becomes a perfect one thanks to the program’s smoothing abilities when you draw freehand. This makes it simple to make on-the-spot diagrams and notes. There are also many other collaborative tools available here. For example, the discussion from the gathering is archived in your team chat function. Meeting notes can be taken using a built-in note taker, and they can be sent out to the team after the meeting. Even better, you can share the auto created meeting transcriptions.
If the video wasn’t of excellent quality, none of this would matter. It is. Teams functions effectively even during long calls, and there are many choices available to make the meeting run efficiently.
The app isn’t flawless. Microsoft frequently updates its apps with new functionality, which clogs the user interface. With Teams, it is definitely the case. Additionally, while inviting someone from outside your company to a Teams meeting is simple, it is not as frictionless as Zoom. If someone doesn’t already have Teams installed, expect problems.
And the price? Due to the fact that Teams is integrated with virtually every version of Microsoft Office, you are probably already paying for it. Teams is a good option to consider if you want a team chat tool that also provides high-quality video conferencing.
We Design Audio Visual Systems that Take Your Organization to the Next Level
Whether you’re running the tech department of a Fortune 500 company, small start-up, or somewhere in-between, you need the proper AV systems to connect with your team, your customers, and your board of directors. Mercury Sound & Lighting (MSL) specializes in AV systems for business. We have the experience, technology, and capabilities to design AV systems that meet your needs and set you up for successful communications month-after-month. And as an MSL customer, you’ll have a team of AV experts who can train, troubleshoot, perform system updates and upgrades whenever you need them. For example, we’ve completed complex system installations for churches, mosques, and other Houses of Worship as their congregations have grown and their needs evolved in-regards to their praise bands, gospel groups, and choirs.
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