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A brief demonstration on using connection points on objects in Microsoft Visio. One of the major advantages of connection points is that you can easily re-position objects and they maintain all the wiring in between. I find this handy when you need to juggle things around a bit in the design phase. Tweet
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In order to evaluate the needs that an AV solution will meet, the first step is to start with a comprehensive site inspection. Another slang phrase for this is a “site spec” which I will use throughout this discussion. There are a few things that I have learned throughout the years that can make this...
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The post on Display Viewing Calculations from has been one of the most popular on this site, and we decided to make the calculations a little easier to perform for everyday use. Since our team also develops mobile apps, the best way to make this accessible to everyone was to create an app that would let...
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One of the major issues with videoconferencing deployment is understanding that there are more factors in play than just the video conferencing hardware. If you fail to recognize these details, the system will still work but wont be up to its potential. Telepresence is an industry buzzword equating to the optimal lifelike videoconferencing system. We...
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If you don’t have access to Visio or AutoCAD, OpenOffice Draw is a free* program that you can use to create signal flow drawings. One of the best features is being able to make a connector between objects, which lets you reposition items on the screen while maintaining connections. Check out the video to see...
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This is the second video in my series about using Google Sketchup to create 3D models of a room, from the reflected ceiling plan. Tweet
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As an AV Integrator, one of the key elements of every system is visual reinforcement. Although you may be able to get away with picking pieces from a list and throwing them together, sometimes the requirements of the project call for a more in-depth design approach. This article will focus on how the visual aspect of...
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Have you ever wanted to do some quick 3D design to visualize how things will come together? I have created a video that shows a very basic introduction to Google Sketchup, a free program to do just that. Follow along, and let me know if you have any specific questions. Note – You will have...
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