How Many Speakers Does Your Home Theater Really Need?

One of the main reasons people go to the movies is for the immersive experience, including hearing a film at the volume and quality it is intended to be heard at.

So why would you skimp on the sound in your home theater design?

Finding the right speakers for your home theater means looking at costs, overall quality, and the specific uses for your room. In most cases, your basic setup will have a speaker in the center, possibly a couple of speakers in corners, and a bass speaker to get those deep sounds without distortion. You can get a good experience from this setup when they are installed correctly, but you won’t have the same audial effect as you would in a movie theater.

When your budget allows it, consider tower speakers flanking your screen or placed in the corners of the wall that the screen sits on. When tower speakers have several different speaker sizes in them, viewers get a layered sound that is heightened by the smaller speakers distributed in your room. Plus, because tower speakers are tall, they can combine as many elements as needed to bring your home theater to life.

With modern technology, you don’t have to worry about giant speakers that look like they belong in a nightclub; many tower speakers are now designed to become part of a room’s overall décor, not eyesores. However, you do get the added benefit that these speakers function wonderfully with different types of sound, not just that from movies. Use them for music, gaming, or other experiences where you want a quality sound.

 

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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.

 

How Digital Signage Can Help Your Commercial Bar

Are your patrons getting all of the information about your commercial bar that they should be?

With digital signage, you can keep both your employees and customers up-to-date on scheduled events, select notifications, and promotional opportunities. Create your own content to engage patrons while they drink and keep them around longer.

But beyond content related to your business, you can also use digital signage to boost your revenue with advertising dollars. With this kind of setup, you’ll work with a third-party advertising company to display ads on your digital signage. The downside of these advertising platforms is that you often won’t be able to control the content, which means your customers may not find them interesting.

Sticking with either of these methods exclusively can mean sacrificing your ability to keep everyone up to date. If you only have advertising on your digital signage, people may grow bored and ignore your signage altogether. But if you just have your own content, you’ll have to keep it updated regularly.

The ideal setup is typically to have a combination of advertising and business content, giving your customers relevant information promptly. You don’t have to spend as much time devising and uploading content, and you’ll have a fresh selection of advertising that helps promote other local spaces.

Finally, remember that you’re giving your customers something to look at other than their phones. TV stations and preferences vary, so giving people a new object to look at means they’ll stay happier longer. Use that to your advantage, and see greater success.

 

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.

 

How A Video Distribution System Will Make Your Healthcare Facility More Productive

Are you taking advantage of all the available audio-visual solutions that can help your healthcare facility be more productive?

If you aren’t using video distribution, then the answer to that is probably not.

With a linked video distribution system, employees and patients can have access to any of their information no matter which room they are in or who they are speaking to. And by implementing these ideas into your building, you’ll find everyone is more productive and more satisfied with their services.

Keep Track Of Shared Goals

With shared video distribution, you can ensure that all linked screens display the content you want. This can be a significant boost to productivity as it allows all employees to visualize the progress made towards these goals. If you want to conduct a certain number of patient intakes, when everyone sees the progress being made, they’ll stay motivated to keep going.

Hold Better Meetings

Tired of lagging video displays when you try to hold a meeting with remote clients or partners? A video distribution system will help make sure that you’re always ready for any meeting, and so is your digital technology.

Celebrate Your Staff

One of the most tried-and-true ways to increase employee productivity is by keeping them happy. Using video distribution can be a simple way to get a celebratory or congratulatory message out to the office; list someone’s birthday or special achievement to stimulate conversations between employees and a more positive atmosphere for visitors.

Incorporate Touch Screens

When patients can check in with a video screen, you’re moving them along quicker, and they feel as though they’re getting an immediate response.

 

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.

 

Audio Visual Solutions For Coordinating Huddle Spaces In Commercial Offices

Having one or more huddle spaces in your commercial office is a great way to allow employees to collaborate and communicate in settings less formal than conference rooms, and less distracting than offices.

An ideal huddle space has room for several people to sit comfortable, enough desk space that people can write and/or setup laptops, and an audio/video distribution setup so that ideas can easily be shared with the group.

But as with any commercial office technology, you can’t expect a seamless system to work without some help. These audio visual solutions are ideal for coordinating huddle spaces in your office.

Reserve Spaces Remotely

One of your employees received an email on the way to work regarding an unexpected change that requires the team to meet immediately. Rather than waiting to get onsite, a scheduling app will allow your staff to reserve a room whenever they need to, and from anywhere. As a bonus, that employee could share their huddle room reservation with the rest of the team simultaneously, saving lots of time in the process.

Preprogram Spaces

Rather than fumbling with light switches, monitors, or sound when you’re in a huddle room, what if they could be preprogrammed with your settings beforehand? Allow staff to set desired room temperature, music, and lighting to increase their efficiency.

Optimize Displays

When your commercial office employees are strategizing over an issue together, give them a space to work out ideas where everyone can see them. A smart whiteboard can help everyone keep track of what gets written down, and large display screens can help employees share digital assets.

 

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.