4 Essential Audio-Visual Elements For Your Hotel Lobby

Nobody likes to wait, but the reality is, sometimes we all have to.

But when it comes to your hotel guests, you want them to have the most pleasant waiting experience possible. And that’s where a new audio-visual setup will help your lobby be more people-friendly.

When you incorporate these four elements into your AV system, you’re taking a big step forward when it comes to customer care. 

  1. Create a mood with the right lighting

For a chic hotel, low-level lighting in non-traditional fixtures is all the rage. When you integrate your lighting with your audio system, you can create an immersive experience for everyone who walks through the door.

  1. Provide entertainment with digital displays

Perhaps you have a guest waiting for their scheduled pickup. Providing entertainment helps put them at ease, and distracts from worry about the time.

  1. Use music to engage guests and employees

When you play the right music in your hotel lobby, you’ll keep both guests and your staff happy. With a multi-room audio system, you can choose where music plays, which music plays, and even change the volume from anywhere.

  1. Install interactive displays

Guests can use map features on interactive displays to plan out their sightseeing, and they can access games or other content you offer, providing multiple entertainment options.

 

3 Ways A Multiroom Music System Will Bring Your Audio To Life

How many times have you found yourself in one room of the house, waiting until a song finishes before moving along elsewhere?

There are plenty of reasons to justify why you don’t have a music system throughout your home; maybe you’re still stuck to your CD player, or you feel that you won’t use a bigger setup enough to justify the cost. But if you like music, a multi-room music setup will change the way you think of your audio.

These are three ways that a multi-room music system will bring your California home — and your audio — to life.

  1. Listen to anything

Switch from your morning radio to that new pop song you heard in the car with the touch of a button. You’re no longer restricted to your computer to access streaming services, and you can connect to your own digital library for your favorites.

  1. Move around freely (and have happier neighbors)

If your entertainment system is designed for one or two rooms, you may need to turn it up pretty loud to hear it in other parts of your house. So why choose between hearing music you like and folding the laundry when you have a system that allows you to take your music from room to room.

Not to mention, your neighbors will seriously appreciate it.

  1. Get rid of extra wires and cords

When you have a centralized music system, all of your audio components will be in one place. And with recessed or hidden speakers, no one will even know it’s there until the music starts. Just think of all the various speakers, charging areas, and other wires and cords of your old audio devices — and then imagine them gone.

About the Author

EAV has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappel and the EAV Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with EAV vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 

3 Boardroom Upgrades That Will Increase Productivity And Comfort For Your Commercial Space

When was the last time you looked at ways to improve your boardroom?

It’s vital to regularly survey the spaces in your commercial facility that are designed to be productive areas for work. If your boardroom isn’t welcoming to employees or clients, you run the risk of diminished productivity, attention, and returns.

But you don’t need to overhaul your entire space to make your boardroom more functional and welcoming. In fact, these three simple upgrades can directly help make your commercial business more successful.

  1. Manage Rooms Proactively

Whether you have one conference room or you have multiples, an easy solution to room management and scheduling is to have the room connected to a master schedule. Using a touchscreen pad or remote, employees can make sure they are in the right room at the right time.

As a bonus, turn your conference room into a smart room where you can control the window shades, thermostat, and even music so that every room is ready to impress.

  1. Get Video Conferencing

Anyone who uses your conference room should be able to quickly connect to clients or employees located around the world. With video conferencing, you’re facilitating a better way to conduct business, and you’re increasing productivity in the meant time.

  1. Hide Your Equipment

If people need to walk over or around pieces of your audio-visual equipment, you run the risk of damaging expensive items or distracting prized clients. Instead, find creative ways to hide extra equipment and wires, freeing up more space for the work that needs to get done.

 

About the Author

EAV has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappel and the EAV Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with EAV vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 

3 Smart Home Trends That Will Help You Design Your Own

One of the most coveted features for modern homes is the ability to handle multiple tasks around the house without needing to do more than press a button.

Smart homes have added a new level of convenience for homeowners, as they can control everything from security to lighting, from the comfort of home or even elsewhere. Turn on the lights when you’re away to make it appear that you’re home, or turn off the downstairs TV that you left on without leaving bed.

But no two smart home systems are alike, as you can customize yours to your home and your needs. When you’re ready to upgrade your home, these trends will help you figure out which features are right for you.

More Voice Controls

From Siri to Alexa, one of the features of early smart controls that has stayed popular is the voice control feature. You don’t need to carry a remote around with you to perform functions, and you can get an even faster reaction to your commands.

Caring for Little Ones and Pets

Parents have more opportunities than ever to make sure babies are safe and secure for their early years. There are new technological advances every day that allow you to monitor your baby’s breathing while they sleep, and even their heart rate.

Similarly, more and more pet owners are using smart gadgets to care for furry friends. Imagine being able to clean a litter box remotely, or say hi to your pet when you’re on vacation.

Upgraded Bathrooms

While the luxury toilet market sprouted some years ago and allowed users to control multiple functions right from their seat, other than those pricey objects, most bathrooms are decidedly un-smart. Features like motion activated lighting can help you take care of business in the middle of the night, and even voice-activated showers are on the horizon.

 

3 Audio Visual Trends For Your Commercial Space

If you want to keep your commercial workspace attractive to both clients and staff, it’s crucial that you stay on top of trends in the audio-visual world. But when it comes to this technology, what was once cutting-edge can quickly become old news.

In order to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your company’s audio-visual technology, it’s important to keep it updated regularly so that both your office’s productivity and bottom line are always maximized.

What trends do you need to be aware of in the coming years?

Go Big

Thanks to cost-effective projectors and dropping prices of TV display screens, companies can now wow their clients with video walls and other immersive displays. Whether you use these to create a “living” artwork or as a place to share information with everyone who walks through the door, using a video wall will grab and hold their attention.

AV and IT

Nowadays it is impossible to separate out your company’s audio-visual and IT departments. Because most modern AV technology utilizes and works with the same equipment and functions that your IT department handles, it’s crucial that your staff is always ready to solve problems. Have your IT staff attend training with AV installers and find ways to make sure that they know how to troubleshoot common issues.

Purpose-First Design

More and more companies are allowing the design of huddle spaces and other common areas to be driven by their purpose rather than aesthetics. Consider your AV needs first when planning out these areas and you’ll design a space that serves its purpose for collaboration and project management.

 

About the Author

EAV has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappel and the EAV Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with EAV vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.