Commercial Solutions

Is Your Commercial Office In Need Of A Morale Boost?

Boosting morale and efficiency after the holidays can be tough; people have been traveling, partying, celebrating, and generally not thinking about getting work done. That transition back can make things even worse if your facility isn’t designed to encourage and support everyone getting back to work.

How can you help ease your employees back into work while making sure that your clients are getting the attention they need? Try some of these easy upgrades to your commercial space to get your staff back into the swing of things.

  • Play music at reasonable volumes in open work areas to cut down on ambient noise and help relax and motivate employees.
  • Offer a huddle space that allows employees to get together away from their desks to strategize and brainstorm.
  • Place digital signage around the offices to share information with staff and to celebrate individual accomplishments, awards, or milestones.
  • Use digital scheduling to help employees reserve conference rooms and workspaces, and allow them to control elements like the thermostat and music when they are using them.
  • Allow employees to open or close blinds and windows throughout the office. Using motorized window coverings will let employees do so with the touch of a button, and can allow you to control which blinds can be open and when.
  • Make sure audio solutions in your conference room and throughout the office are allowing clear communication with employees or clients from elsewhere.
  • Help employees and clients feel safe at all times by installing security cameras in your facility, particularly in dark areas like parking garages or hallways.

 

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.

 

6 Reasons A Smart Office Will Boost Your Healthcare Business’s Success

For the modern workplace, it’s essential to focus on what really matters, no matter the industry: connecting your people. Open-plan office concepts were designed to help facilitate greater pathways between employees, with the hopes of increasing productivity. Nowadays, it is the digital design of your healthcare office that opens up communication internally and beyond.

When you upgrade your current setup to a smart office, you’re immediately making mundane things and the day-to-day easier on employees, freeing them up to focus on what matters: your patients. 

These are six ways that your new smart office will help your business succeed.

  1. Automated lighting will help your office use less energy, and setting your system to adjust according to optimal light and the outdoors provides a better workplace environment.
  2. Personalized temperature preferences will help each employee feel more comfortable without needing to add or remove layers.
  3. Scheduling apps for conference rooms, huddle spaces, and other meeting areas allow everyone to secure a room when they need it.
  4. Multi-room audio systems can play the same content to every space when you need to, but also allow for employees to choose their own sound.
  5. Digital displays can share content throughout your commercial office, both with employees but also with clients. Cut down on the need to answer questions from guests about navigating the space, and give employees the information they need, where they are.
  6. Security cameras can help keep your employees and your company’s belongings safe. When you can check your feed and receive alerts from an app on your phone, you’ll always ensure that everyone and everything on-site is protected.

 

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 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 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.

 

4 Ways To Use TV Or Video Distribution In Your Commercial Office

No matter your industry, there are easy changes that you can make around the office that these days, are becoming expected.

And the most straightforward change you can make that has the most significant impact? Installing an A/V system that allows clients, employees, and guests to navigate and enjoy the experience at your commercial office.

With TV and video distribution, you’re opening up a visual world to draw in and assist everyone who visits your office, and there are almost endless benefits

Use Digital Signage For Navigation

Commercial offices benefit from helping clients easily navigate a space from the moment they walk in. Guests will enter the office less stressed and will feel as though you offer comprehensive care to everyone who comes in. Signage can point the way to check-in, restrooms, and other important places to know.

Make Waiting Areas More Comfortable

No one likes to sit and wait for a meeting, so the more comfortable you make your waiting room, the happier everyone will be. By streaming TV or related video, everyone will have something to occupy their time with. 

Boost Conference Rooms Efficiency

When you can speak directly and clearly to clients and colleagues around the world, you’re sharing information faster, and everything runs more efficiently. A well-installed A/V distribution system is necessary for any modern conference room.

Keep Your Facility Neater

Imagine if every TV screen in your facility needed a cable box or other wired device to play video — your space could quickly look like a mess. Instead, video distribution allows everything to come from one control hub, which can be hidden away cleanly and away from client-facing areas.

 

It’s Time To Makeover Your Commercial Boardroom — Here’s What You Need

How often do you make upgrades to your commercial office’s boardroom? Like many companies, it’s not usually until something breaks, or someone makes a comment that they take a good look at what high-level clients, board members, and other VIPs see.

If it’s been a few years, there’s a good chance that upgrading your boardroom will give you access to new technology that allows for even greater connectivity with people onsite and around the world. Not only will this help keep your VIPs happy, but you’ll also be able to see results in terms of efficiency and returns.

Think of it this way: a board meeting could potentially last for a couple of hours. Are you focused on what is being said at every moment? Not if you can’t hear the speaker or see the content being displayed. If you want to maintain the attention of the meeting participants, you have to provide a functioning and seamless A/V experience.

You Have To Welcome Their Devices

Nowadays it’s fairly common that meeting participants from inside the office and outside bring along their own devices, but there is no guarantee that everyone will be the same make and model. That’s why it’s essential to have a variety of connection and charger styles to ensure that no matter what they are using, participants can connect to the meeting.

You Have To Keep Things Simple

It’s likely that at least some of your board members are not technologically savvy, and therefore it makes it even more important that they can use devices they are familiar with. But you also don’t want them to have to jump through hoops to install programs or update components, so make it as easy as logging on and plugging in to get them connected.

You Need Good Display Screens

Imagine a scenario where you need to show a quick demo to the room, but your 15” laptop is the only screen available. Trying to make everyone crowd around means that no one will receive the full impact of your presentation, and a simple TV display screen could have solved this problem immediately.

 

The 3 Essential AV Needs For Any Commercial Conference Room

When it comes to your commercial office’s productivity, it is your audio-visual system that will help boost your employees’ motivation and attention. Incorporating these features into your entire office, whether by including touch screen check-in options for clients or multi-room music systems to create a particular mood, is guaranteed to keep your staff and visitors engaged and happy.

But when it comes to your conference room’s AV system, you’ll want to pay attention to the specifics of what the space is used for, and who will be using it.

These are three essential AV needs for any commercial office conference room, that will satisfy clients and increase overall productivity.

  1. Videoconferencing

In 2019, perhaps the most essential feature of a commercial office’s conference room is a quality video conferencing system. Whether you need to meet with clients abroad or pull in remote employees, you want the ability to connect quickly to enhance communication.

Some basics you need for a video conferencing system are:

  • A high-quality display screen
  • Effective microphones that allow for clear audio transmission
  • Strategically-placed speakers so anyone in the room can hear what’s being said
  • A software system that enables you to share documents and other resources during meetings
  1. Audio Options

While many of your conference room meetings may use video features, you also need to prepare for old-fashioned phone calls. Teleconferencing equipment is a must, as you want voices to be heard clearly on the other end of any call. When your system is hooked up to speakers and microphones spread around the room, you won’t have to worry about crowding over one table.

  1. Wireless Connections

The last thing you want is a conference room cluttered with wires, so it’s crucial that you minimize these distractions by going wireless. Laptops and other devices should easily and quickly connect to your other assets.

 

 About the Author

Experience Audio Video 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 Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 

4 Ways To Smarten Up Your Commercial Office With Audio and Video Distribution

These days, some of your staff or clients may never come into the office, as remote work becomes an attractive alternative for both commercial workers and employers. But when you have a remote staff that means you need to be able to connect with them regularly, which is why your office needs an updated audio and video distribution system.

Making your office smarter will help employees both on and off-site. And with enhanced communication, you’ll have higher productivity and do more business. Make things run smoother at your office and reap these four benefits.

  1. Deliver Different Entertainment Options

With just the touch of a button, you can have audio and video playing in your waiting area that is different from the audio in your desk area. Have any TVs set to the same or different channels, and change them from anywhere.

  1. Shut Down With A Button

Don’t accidentally leave music playing or a TV on when you have your audio and video systems controlled by a hub. Easily turn things on in the morning or off at night, whether you’re in the office or not.

  1. Quickly Share Information

With an intercom system, you can quickly let employees or clients know if they are needed. With the right audio distribution, your smart office system will ensure that your message isn’t competing with sounds from music or TV.

  1. Stay Plugged In

There is nothing worse than getting a last-minute meeting request from a client or associate and fumbling to get your conference room’s audio and video system working. With a smart office, you don’t need to worry about plugging things in; you can press a button and connect directly with the people that matter.

 

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.