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6 Healthcare Simulation Trends to Watch for in 2020

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The Top 6 Healthcare Simulation Trends to Watch Emerging technologies are changing the way healthcare is delivered, and those same technologies will change the way healthcare simulation training is delivered, and what skills prospective healthcare professionals need to succeed in the healthcare market of the future. According to research by Deloitte, global healthcare expenditures are…

Get Your Sim Center AV off Life Support with Proper Training

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Everything You Need to Know about AV Standards for Healthcare Simulation Every part of healthcare training and delivery has its own tools of the trade. A doctor has to know their way around a stethoscope and blood pressure cuff. And as a simulation technician, you need to know how to operate all the tools in…

Why Video Collaboration Is the Tool Your Modern Workplace Needs

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3 Workstyle Trends and Why Video Collaboration Is the Best Fit for All of Them While video is a medium that older generations are still getting used to—as anyone who has FaceTimed with their parents’ or grandparents’ foreheads can attest—for the generations currently entering the workforce, video chatting and collaborating is second nature. Millennials and…

How to Choose the Best AV for Your Simulation Center

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How to Choose the Best AV for Your Simulation Center The fanciest manikin and most up-to-date medical equipment won’t make much difference in your simulation center if you don’t have audio and video tools that allow students and teachers to communicate clearly during scenarios, as well as review and debrief scenarios once they are over.…

Getting Ready to Choose New Sim Lab Equipment? Read This First.

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Overwhelmed by a Sim Lab Tech Upgrade? Here’s Everything You Need to Know Are you a simulation technician tasked with choosing new technology for your simulation lab? And are you feeling overwhelmed by the task? Don’t panic. Choosing the best equipment for your sim lab—and getting it for the best price—can be as simple as…

5 Reasons You Should Be Working with a Qualified AV Integrator

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Qualified AV Integrators Can Save You Worry…and Money. Here’s How Managing your company’s audiovisual system is a full-time job, even in the best of circumstances. And it can be more than a full-time job if you are constantly trouble shooting and repairing malfunctioning AV systems. All that time rushing from fire to fire takes time…

How to Improve Patient Outcomes by Improving Teamwork

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Good Patient Outcomes Depend on Effective Teamwork The goal of every healthcare professional, from doctors and nurses to EMTs to pharmacists is the same: to provide positive outcomes for their patients. That goal, however, is not always easy to achieve. According to statistics reported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), around 400,000 hospitalized patients…

5 AV Capabilities Every Government Entity Should Update Now

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Deliver Better Experiences with Updated Government AV Technology The old adage “Close enough for government work” is a cheeky way to justify results that almost hit the mark. But when it comes to audiovisual technology solutions, many government agencies don’t come close to having the capabilities they need. That can end up costing governments—and citizens—a…

How to Take the Chaos out of Your Sim Center Control Room

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Need to Reduce Distractions in Your Simulation Center? Healthcare simulations are designed to prepare students for high-stakes medical situations. That means that while simulation exercises take place in a safe and controlled environment, they also need to replicate the chaos and urgency of a true medical emergency. When a “patient” codes or a barrage of…

Level 3 Audiovisual Named One of the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses

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MESA’S LEVEL 3 AUDIOVISUAL NAMED ONE OF NATION’S FASTEST-GROWING INNER CITY BUSINESSES Level 3 Audiovisal, Ranking; #53 Mesa, Arizona, November 14th, 2019 – The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) announced that Mesa’s Level 3 Audiovisual has made the 2019 Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America based on…

Are You CTS Certified? Here’s Why You Should Be.

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This Certification Can Be a Career Boost for Sim Techs As a healthcare simulation professional, your focus is providing training opportunities for healthcare students and professionals that will ultimately help them improve patient outcomes, and that takes a lot of different types of equipment. There are healthcare technologies such as manikins and vital sign monitors.…

4 Video Collaboration Tools That Can Enhance Any Meeting Space

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Are Your Video Collaboration Rooms Missing These Must-Have Technologies? The video conferencing market is estimated to reach more than $20 billion by 2024. In a marketplace that size, there is no shortage of solutions vying for your attention. Here are four types of video collaboration tools that deserve it. Check our list of what’s trending…

The Must-Have Credential for Any Simulation Center Integrator

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Why a Certified AV Integrator Should Install Your Simulation Tech When you think of simulation centers, audiovisual may not be your first thought. But AV is as integral to the success of simulation centers as the life-like manikins receiving CPR. Virtually every aspect of learning—from recording scenarios to sharing video from vital sign monitors to…

How to Design a Huddle Room that Gets Results

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Empower Employees with the Right Collaboration Spaces Collaborative workplaces are the new normal across industries, and technology that supports collaboration isn’t a nice-to-have anymore—it’s a must-have. As outlined in this case study about financial services firm Bradley Wealth, clients also expect updated technology that makes working with your company easy and engaging. But just because…

Quarterly Simulation Skills Camp Focuses on Advanced Debriefing

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Simulation Skills Camp Emphasizes the Importance of Debriefing The team of simulation experts at Level 3 Audiovisual come from different backgrounds but share a common goal: to provide the simulation industry with a standardized level of education and training. To achieve this goal, Level 3 hosts and sponsors various education and training events throughout the…

New Partnership Brings Level 3 AV to the New York Market

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Level 3 AV Now Offers Standardized AV Integrations in New York Market Combining AV integration with AV system commissioning is as brilliant as combining peanut butter with jelly, and Level 3 Audiovisual can now provide this winning recipe to AV clients in the New York market. By acquiring Mineola, NY-based Audio Visual Resources (AVR), Level…

Tech Start-Ups Need Powerful AV. Here’s Why

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Tech Start-Ups Need Powerful AV. Here’s Why When you hear the word “start-up,” you might think of a small group of people toiling away on a protype in a basement or garage while they live off noodles and energy drinks. But in today’s market, rather than being lean basement operations, technology start-ups are consistently ranked…

3 Simulation Visualization Needs and the AV Technologies That Meet Them

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Improve Transportation Infrastructure with the Right Visualization Tools Seeing is believing, the old saying goes. But when it comes to visualizing existing data and simulated scenarios in order to address complicated infrastructure issues—such as transportation, mobility, and traffic—users need to see both real-time and historical data presented in a compelling way. And it needs to…

Expert Advice for Mapping Your Healthcare Simulation Training

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Expert Advice for Mapping Your Healthcare Simulation Training For many careers and professions there is a clear path to get from where you are to where you want to be. If you want to be an engineer, you get an engineering degree. If you want to be a doctor, you go to medical school. But…

Level 3 Audiovisual Ranks #2125 on Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000   For the 3rd Time, Level 3 Audiovisual Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 2125 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 189 Percent   NEW YORK, August 14, 2019 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Level 3 Audiovisual is No. 2125 on…

How to Choose the Best Video Wall for Broadcast TV

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How to Choose the Best Video Wall for Broadcast TV You’ve probably had a good chuckle at a broadcast TV blooper reel or on-air faux pas because there’s something funny about someone tripping over their tongue on live TV. But having the wrong technology in your broadcast TV studio or multimedia communications center is no…

Bradley Wealth Case Study

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A New Headquarters Remodel & AV Installation Case Study Bradley Wealth, a Financial Planning and Management firm, relocated and updated their corporate headquarters with modern architecture and award winning AV technology. The audio visual technology was custom designed and engineered specifically for the end users at Bradley Wealth to schedule, collaborate, and provide their clients…

5 Tips for Managing a Successful Healthcare Simulation Lab

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Simulation labs are a growing part of healthcare training and education programs, but simulation lab managers still face some challenges when it comes to hiring the right staff, raising the necessary funding, and purchasing the right equipment, among other things. In the final recap of Level 3 Audiovisual’s recent webinar, “15 Challenges in Healthcare Simulation…

Why Modern Buildings Need Interconnected AV and How to Get It

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Why Modern Buildings Need Interconnected AV and How to Get It Cast your mind back to middle school science (if you can!) and you’ll probably remember learning about ecosystems—a group of interconnected organisms or elements all cooperating in the same environment, like a rain forest or a coral reef. But ecosystems aren’t only found in…

How to Implement Modern AV in Historic Buildings

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How to Implement Modern AV in Historic Buildings Most people are familiar with the motto “reduce, reuse, and recycle,” but some things are easier to re-purpose than others. While anyone with a pair of scissors can turn an old pair of jeans into a hip pair of cut-offs, for example, re-purposing an older building for…

More Expert Advice to Solve Your Top Simulation Challenges

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No two healthcare simulation labs are exactly the same, but many sim techs face similar challenges. In the recent webinar, “15 Challenges in Healthcare Simulation and How to Conquer Them,” the simulation experts at Level 3 Audiovisual discussed the most common challenges and offered solutions to address them. You can catch up on the first…

Level 3 Audio Visual Receives Samsung Smart Signage Award for Project Excellence Installation of the Year 2018: Collaborative Space

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Level 3 Audio Visual Receives Samsung Smart Signage Award for Project Excellence Installation of the Year 2018: Collaborative Space InfoComm 2019, Orlando, June 13, 2019 – Level 3 Audio Visual has been honored with a Samsung Smart Signage Award for Installation of the Year 2018: Collaborative Space at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, an annual event…

3 AV Questions Every Sim Tech Should Ask

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Why Every Simulation Center Needs an AV Take a look at the job description for a simulation technician and your head might start to spin. From programming vital signs to setting up scenarios to managing inventory to applying moulage, there are lots of skills sim techs need. But understanding how to operate and troubleshoot the…

5 Healthcare Simulation Challenges and How to Conquer Them

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There are plenty of good things about getting bigger and stronger but—whether it’s a person, a company or an industry—it can come with growing pains, and healthcare simulation is no exception. As the industry expands and the technology gets more advanced, there are both opportunities to take advantage of and pitfalls to watch out for.…

What Is Lighting Control and Why Do You Need It?

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Remember when your parents used to yell at you to stop wasting energy and turn the lights off, for crying out loud? Well, they might have been on to something. In commercial buildings, lighting alone accounts for 38 percent of total electricity usage—more than any other building system. That means lighting accounts for a large…

The Top 5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and the Best Solution for Each

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The Top 5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and the Best Solution for Each Forty-three percent of U.S. workers said they spent at least some time working remotely in the past year, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report,  and that’s good news for their employers. Remote work increases productivity, decreases operating expenses, and reduces…

Level 3 Audiovisual Earns PSNI Global Deployment Certification

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Level 3 Audiovisual Earns PSNI Global Deployment Certification PSNI-certified companies improve the customer experience by providing consistently excellent integration services, no matter the project or location. Mesa, Arizona, June 3rd, 2019 — Level 3 Audiovisual is pleased to announce that Brad Peterson, Jeremy Elsesser, Lisa Hale, Leah Merly, Maria Cody, and Trisha Smith  have received PSNI…

The Best Tricks for Realistic Moulage on a Budget

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The Best Tricks for Realistic Moulage on a Budget Just like cheesy special effects can ruin a superhero movie, unrealistic wounds and symptoms can ruin a healthcare simulation scenario. Healthcare simulation training is the gold standard for improving both clinical competence and patient outcomes, but it works best if the scenario seems real. Moulage—special effects…

The Best AV Technologies for Government Agencies

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The Best AV Technologies for Government Agencies Your local courthouse or municipal building is a beacon for citizens that want to know more about what’s going on in their community. As the person in charge of audiovisual technology, you’re responsible for many things, including providing access to meetings, assistive listening in public spaces, or emergency…

3 Ways Video Walls Can Support Your Business Goals

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Wondering If You Need a Video Wall? Here are 3 Ways You’ll Benefit There are lots of ways to make a bad first impression on a potential customer or employee—have mustard on your shirt, a funny smell in your office, or outdated technology solutions that don’t always work. Alternately, you can make a good impression…

Missed the Simulation Operations Boot Camp? Here are the Highlights

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As the healthcare simulation industry gets bigger, it also gets more competitive. Simulation programs are growing, simulation technology is evolving, and anyone interested in a career in healthcare simulation needs to stay ahead of it all. To give current and future simulation technicians and operations specialists a leg up on their competition, Level 3 Audiovisual…

Benchmark Electronics Case Study

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The Right AV Drives Innovation. Here’s How. When Benchmark—an electronics engineering and manufacturing firm with clients in the aerospace, defense, and medical industries—decided to move their headquarters to Tempe, Ariz., it was about more than gaining a new building. Benchmark opened their doors in 1979 as a manufacturing subsidiary for medical devices but had been…

How to Create Realistic Moulage and Why It Matters

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How to Create Realistic Moulage and Why It Matters Every prank-loving adolescent knows all it takes is a little corn syrup and food coloring to whip up a batch of fake blood that will scare the pants off an unsuspecting mom, sibling or neighborhood friend. But recreating realistic wounds and injuries isn’t just for April…

Stressed about Your Sim Center Design? These 4 Tips Can Help  

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Stressed about Your Sim Center Design? These 4 Tips Can Help So, you’re designing an academic simulation center. You probably have a pretty good idea of the kinds of spaces you need—somewhere to run simulations and somewhere to debrief them, for example—but what about the technology each of those spaces require to run smoothly and…

PSNI Global Alliance Awards Viewhaus Sistemas and Level 3 Audiovisual ‘Best Places to Work in AV’

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PSNI Global Alliance Members Recognized in 4th Annual Employee Engagement Survey PSNI Global Alliance, the largest network of audiovisual integrators and service providers in the world is pleased to award Viewhaus Sistemas, located in Guadalajara, Mexico and Level 3 Audiovisual, headquartered in Mesa, Arizona, the “Best Places to Work in AV” award for 2018.  This…

4 Things Every Sim Tech Should Know

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4 Things Every Sim Tech Should Know Does your list of responsibilities seem to grow every day? Every organization’s simulation program is a little different and without an industry-wide standard for the role of simulation technician or operations manager, deciding what knowledge, skills, and abilities are most important can be a little daunting. The simulation…

How to Get the Most out of Your AV Budget

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It’s easy to think that something is better just because it’s more expensive. And if you are comparing, say, a Kia to a Lamborghini, that might be true. But in a lot of cases, it isn’t. In fact, the cheap seats at the ballpark usually have the best view. When it comes to audiovisual solutions,…

The University of Arizona, Health Science Innovation Building

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Awarded “Best Higher Education Project” by Commercial Integrator in the 2019 Integration Awards. This 9-story tower known as the Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB) at the University of Arizona, Tucson provides classroom systems supporting Zoom conferencing and Panopto recording, a multipurpose presentation and performing arts center, dozens of meeting and huddle spaces, a medical simulation…

Level 3 Audio Visual acquires New York based Audio Visual Resources (AVR)

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Level 3 Audio Visual acquires New York based Audio Visual Resources (AVR) March 6, 2019 7:00 AM Mountain Standard Time — Level 3 Audio Visual, LLC, a full-service AV integration and education organization located in Mesa, Arizona announces today the acquisition of Audio Visual Resources, Inc. (AVR) located in Mineola, NY.  The acquisition combines one…

What You’ll Learn at The Level 3 AV Simulation Boot Camp and Why You Need It

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Are You a Simulation Technician? This Training Is for You Your organization might be ready to shell out the money for a new or expanded healthcare simulation lab, but are you, the simulation technician, fully prepared to operate and manage it? Don’t fret if the answer is no, or maybe, or I don’t know. Level…

Thunderbird School of Global Management

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A Higher Education Audio Visual Case Study System Designed by James Chalifoux – Owner of Digital Media Design, LLC Project Overview Thunderbird School of Global Management, a unit of the ASU Knowledge Enterprise plans to relocate the campus from 1 Global Place Glendale, AZ to the Arizona Center office building located in downtown Phoenix at…

Simulation Experts Discuss Value of EMT Training

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Simulation Experts Discuss Value of EMT Training Simulation training has become the gold standard of healthcare education. But when it comes to experience and training for simulation technicians and simulation operators, the industry is still working on standard requirements and expectations. Many people interested in working in the simulation field are left to decide the…

Modern Work Styles Have Changed. Can Your Spaces Keep Up?

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Conference Rooms Are Out.  Huddle Spaces Are In.  Here’s Why A lot has changed in the workplace since the days your grandpa or dad put on a tie, suit coat and hat and headed out the door to the office day after day. Every day is casual Friday and employees are just as likely to…

How to Design a Training Room That Delivers Results

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Designing a Training Room? Here’s the AV You Need Your corporate training team has spent weeks preparing for a company-wide training event. The invitations have gone out, the presenters have been confirmed, the PowerPoint slides are ready to go. But is your training room equipped to handle what’s coming? If participants have to wait for…

5 Reasons Your Boss Should Send You to Simulation Boot Camp

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Want to Up Your Simulation Game? Boot Camp Can Help As a simulation technician or operations specialist, you know how valuable training can be in helping you better manage and operate your organization’s simulation center. You may also know that Level 3 Audiovisual’s three-day, all-inclusive simulation boot Camp is the best place to get that…

Give Remote Students a Front Row Seat to Better Learning

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How to Give Remote Students the Classroom Experience Distance learning and extension programs are excellent ways for higher education institutions to increase enrollment and reach without making large investments in new buildings, staff, and other infrastructure. But the colleges and universities that will benefit the most these programs are those that create a remote learning…

How Intelligent Device Monitoring Can Save Your Simulation System

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Ditch Simulation System Downtime with Non-Cloud Monitoring It used to be that the biggest threat to classroom training was a broken piece of chalk or a dead bulb in the overhead projector. As more and more medical training programs and healthcare facilities incorporate complex simulation systems and technologies, however, the number of things that can…

AV Busting Your Budget? An Integrator Can Save You Money

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AV Busting Your Budget? An Integrator Can Help   Have you ever started a home improvement project by uttering these famous last words: I bet I can do that myself? Only, you later discover after multiple trips to the hardware store, a string of unforeseen complications, and a lot of swearing that it would have been…

3 Ways Mobile Recording Improves Disaster Preparedness

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How Mobile Recording Can Improve Your Disaster Training If there’s a massive pileup on the freeway and 50 injured patients head to your emergency room, will you be ready to receive and treat them? If an earthquake damages your corporate offices, do you know how to evacuate everyone quickly and safely? If a military helicopter…

3 Questions to Answer Before You Choose a Simulation Solution

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Cheap Simulation Systems Aren’t a Bargain—Here’s Why If you are trying to decide between two pairs of navy blue socks and one costs $5 while the other costs $25, the decision is likely a no-brainer. When it comes to comparing and choosing simulation software, however, you shouldn’t make your decision based on price alone. Unlike…

Why an AV Engineer is Critical to Your Next Integration Project

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How an AV Engineer Makes the Most of Your Budget They say it takes a village to raise a child, but a lesser known proverb says that on every successful audiovisual systems integration team is an AV design engineer. AV integration projects are rarely the work of a single person—they are a group effort. And…

Why Debriefing Is Critical to Simulation Training Success

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Debriefing Improves Simulation Education—Here’s How Have you ever watched a video of yourself and wondered why in the world you were talking so loudly, playing with your hair, or doing something else that you weren’t aware of at the time? Video can reveal a lot of details that get overlooked in the moment. Simulation training…

5 Presenter Personalities and the Best Boardroom Tech for Each

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How to Choose Boardroom Technology that Lets Your Style Shine You might know a car enthusiast who dropped a lot of cash on some fancy rims or a movie buff who invested a little extra dough equipping a killer home theater, but when was the last time you heard someone bragging about tricking out their…

3 Budget Hacks for Your High-Fidelity Healthcare Simulation System

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Simulation Environments for Less If you’ve ever seen a holiday blockbuster film then you’ve probably been transported to a faraway place—a planet at the outer reaches of a futuristic solar system, backstage at a rock concert, or the front lines of World War II—maybe without even realizing it was happening. Healthcare simulation labs require a…

Does Your Command Center AV Respond to Emergencies – or Create Them?

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Does Your Command Center AV Respond to Emergencies – or Create Them? There are some instances—for example when you are choosing formal attire or a piece of decorative furniture—when form trumps function. In the case of audiovisual technology for a command and control center, however, form and function go hand in hand to help operators…

Save Money in the Long Run with an AV9000 Certified AV Integrator

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Save Money in the Long Run with an AV9000 Certified AV Integrator If you’ve ever invested in technology only to learn later that it needs to be rewired, reconnected, or even replaced, you know that can be both frustrating and expensive. You may end up spending more by having to replace cables, tear out walls…

4 Things to Look for in a Healthcare Simulation Partner

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4 Things to Look for in a Healthcare Simulation Partner Creating a functioning, respected healthcare simulation program can be a daunting task. Technology is an increasingly important part of healthcare education, but when planning a simulation lab, you’re doing more than just outfitting a building with cameras and manikins—you’re planning to meet quality, compliance, and…

Why Simulation Managers Want Educator Standards

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Why Simulation Managers Want Educator Standards Treating a gasping patient who’s reported severe shortness of breath or a postpartum mother who’s hemorrhaging can overwhelm a nursing student. Fortunately, simulated scenarios take the risk out of practicing in such emergencies. Unfortunately, not all nurse educators are trained to plan and implement these simulations to the same…

Video Conferencing Can Fill the Gaps in Your Workflows

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Video Conferencing Can Fill the Gaps in Your Workflows Today’s companies are all about the flow of information from colleague to colleague and team to team. So when work at your organization gets stuck, lost, or forgotten, where does it usually come to a grinding halt? In email? On team collaboration boards? During meetings? If…

Nursing Education: Too Many Hats; Not Enough Heads

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Nursing Education: Too Many Hats; Not Enough Heads Many simulationists share a common issue when it comes to day-to-day operations in a simulation. The reality is, many simulation programs are understaffed, and most faculty already have more hats than they can comfortably wear.  This has many programs looking closer at the evolving simulation operation specialist…

How to Make the Case for Better Video Conferencing

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How to Make the Case for Better Video Conferencing Is video conferencing at your organization up in the air and all over the place? Maybe some employees love to hop on impromptu video calls with just about anyone from anywhere—even when they’re just down the hall. On the other hand, some resist turning on the…

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Simulation Technology?

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Simulation Technology? Just as medicine continues to advance, healthcare simulation—and the standards that govern it—are also evolving. It’s important that healthcare organizations keep up, but how do you know when and what parts of your simulation technology should be upgraded? How to Tell It’s Time for Something New Before…

How the Experts Achieve Video Collaboration Success

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How the Experts Achieve Video Collaboration Success Video collaboration in the workplace is more the rule than the exception. For example, 55 percent of organizations use Skype For Business—but not every tool out there will be the right fit for your particular needs and business case. Here are some best practices; to help you pick…

3 Steps You Should Take When Planning For Your Healthcare Simulation Facility

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3 Steps You Should Take When Planning For Your Healthcare Simulation Facility Building out a space for a healthcare simulation center involves much more than just finding a space and the technology to put into it. How will the technology work in the space to optimize workflows? How do you ensure the use of space…

Do You Need a Video Collaboration Expert?

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Do You Need a Video Collaboration Expert? Even if skinny jeans are “in,” they may not be the best choice for you if you don’t like the way they look and feel. The same logic goes for choosing video and other collaboration technology—just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily right for…

4 Ways to Optimize Time as an Operation Specialist

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4 Ways to Optimize Time as an Operation Specialist A new hire, a simulation technician for an undergraduate simulation program, attended a manikin vendor’s class on programming scenarios.  She had already been working for many years in various IT roles, so learning the technology used in simulation was an exciting opportunity. The course was attended by over 15 nursing…

6 Standards for Simulation Programs of Any Size

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6 Standards for Simulation Programs of Any Size There are plenty of times when size matters. A bite-sized candy bar won’t always satisfy a sweet tooth and a small business can’t always compete with larger players in their industry. For healthcare simulation programs, however, even a small team with limited funding can succeed just as…

5 Reasons the Government Needs Updated Technology

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5 Reasons the Government Needs Updated Technology For companies in the private sector, updated technology is critical to beating competitors and increasing revenue, so many businesses build their budgets to prioritize AV and IT spending. For public sector organizations, however, updating technology is not so simple. An incremental, year-to-year budgeting process can make large capital…

Simulation Provides Low-Cost, Low-Risk Nurse Training

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Simulation Provides Low-Cost, Low-Risk Nurse Training Nurses are known for how busy they are since patient needs often can’t wait. And the nursing shortage means they need to focus on real patient care without the added responsibility of training students. In fact, a shortage of instructors is a big factor in why nursing schools turned…

5 Ways Display Video Walls Beat Projectors

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5 Ways Display Video Walls Beat Projectors If you’ve ever had to choose a display option for an office, venue or event, you’ve probably asked yourself this question: Which is better, a flat panel display video wall or a projector video wall? The short answer is, it depends. There are certainly applications where a blended…

3 Ways to Increase Faculty Buy-In for Simulation

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3 Ways to Increase Faculty Buy-In for Simulation Imagine someone sitting you down in the cockpit of an airplane and telling you to figure out how to fly it. Seems ridiculous, right? The technology is so daunting and complex, anyone who isn’t a trained pilot would need a lot of help to figure it out.…

5 Crestron Huddle Room Solutions You Need

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5 Crestron Huddle Room Solutions You Need These days huddle rooms are the rule rather than the exception, and for good reason. Huddle rooms help mitigate one of the main downsides of open floor plans—noise and distractions—so employees can focus on productive collaboration. Huddle rooms also provide flexibility and are often a more practical use…

Quality, Seamless Integration, Ease of Use, and Timely Support: What are you willing to pay?

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Quality, Seamless Integration, Ease of Use, and Timely Support: What are you willing to pay? Several companies have benefited from a manufacturing and service model that delivers on quality and usability.  Think for a moment, when considering computer and device innovation (for example), what computer companies do you think of that fit this characterization?  When…

How to Solve Common Simulation Challenges

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How to Solve Common Simulation Challenges Simulation technology is a hot topic these days, and its popularity is only increasing. Why? Because simulation helps healthcare students and providers prepare for high stakes scenarios in a safe, low-risk environment. Simulation-enabled education and training ultimately improves provider performance and patient outcomes. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t…

When You Should Rent AV Equipment

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When You Should Rent AV Equipment If the only time you’ll wear a tuxedo is on your wedding day, you’re probably better off renting one than buying one. And if your company hosts only one or two events or conferences a year, the same is probably true of the specialized audiovisual (AV) equipment you’ll need…

7 Reasons to Standardize Your Simulation Technology

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7 Reasons to Standardize Your Simulation Technology Simulation technology has become an integral part of the training and education. For industries like medicine and emergency response, where the stakes are high, errors can be costly not only financially but in patient outcomes. Simulation technologies can be a significant investment, but standardizing these solutions can make…

3 Benefits of AV Certification for Tech Managers

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3 Benefits of AV Certification for Tech Managers Audio visual technology and integration standards are changing fast, so keeping technology personnel up-to-date on training and product knowledge has become a significant challenge. Lack of training can lead to problems like miscommunication over technology needs, inadequate system testing and fine-tuning, delayed AV installations, and increased costs…

4 Ways Simulation Technicians Add Value To Your Organization

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Simulation Technicians Improve Education – Here’s How In a real life medical emergency, wasting time becomes a matter of life and death. In a simulated medical emergency an actual life isn’t on the line but wasted time can still be damaging. If an educator has to spend time on setting up the system, troubleshooting the…

All Things Considered: What To Ask Before Purchasing Ed Tech

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All Things Considered: What To Ask Before Purchasing Ed Tech Education is a staple of modern life and technology is increasingly a staple of modern education. The education technology industry represents $8 billion in annual spending, and public schools in the United States spend $3 billion a year on digital content. In most cases it’s…

Minimize Meeting Problems and Collaborate with CoreTouch

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Minimize Meeting Problems and Collaborate with CoreTouch Have you ever had those meetings when you would bring your laptop or tablet but couldn’t connect it to a projector, monitor, or any other kind of peripheral? With a presentation ready to go, you wasted so much time trying to figure out how to make the technology…

4 Things to Know Before You Buy A Video Wall

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4 Things to Know Before You Buy A Video Wall Once confined to company lobbies, secretive government command centers and science fiction movies, video walls are becoming increasingly commonplace across multiple industries including retail, higher education and utility and traffic monitoring applications. And that’s just the beginning. According to a recent industry forecast, the global…

3 Audio System Upgrades to Consider

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3 Audio System Upgrades to Consider Of all the professions out there likely to run afoul of the law, an IT buyer or AV integrator probably doesn’t come to the top of your mind. But, thanks to new FCC regulations about bandwidth use, your AV solutions—particularly your wireless microphones whether they’re in conference rooms, auditoriums…

How To Achieve Quality in Audiovisual Technology

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How To Achieve Quality in Audiovisual Technology For students the nightmare is showing up on the day of a test and realizing you’re late and forgot to prepare. Or standing up to give a presentation and realizing you have no clothes on. For the AV integrator and IT professional the project nightmare is getting to…

A Crestron and Zoom Partner for a New Meeting Room Solution

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A Crestron and Zoom Partner for a New Meeting Room Solution There are plenty of times when less is more, including when you are making decisions about your conference room technology. The best meeting room technology is a simple, one-stop, unified solution. But many conference rooms today are cluttered with technologies, including conference phones, USB…

Benefits of State Contract Preferred Vendors

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Benefits of State Contract Preferred Vendors If you’ve ever bought a house, planned a wedding, or organized a large corporate event, you’ve probably consulted a list of preferred vendors. Preferred vendors are service providers who have been vetted by a realtor, a wedding planner, or a venue—for example—and are recommended for superior service—and because of…

AV Technology Warranty and Maintenance 101

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AV Technology Warranty and Maintenance 101 If your presentation system stops working four days before an in-house conference, you likely have better ways to spend your time than digging up warranty information and troubleshooting the source of the problem. Researching technology investments can be a hassle, but managing and maintaining them for years can be…

FAQs: Answers to Common Questions about Simulation in Healthcare Education

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FAQs: Answers to Common Questions about Simulation in Healthcare Education Simulated training exercises have been part of medical education for more than 2,000 years. While medical and nursing students once learned their craft using statues with “veins” made of blown glass, today’s medical simulation manikins are sometimes indistinguishable from human patients. Simulation solutions allow students…

5 Ways to Protect Your Technology Investment

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5 Ways to Protect Your Technology Investment Have you ever purchased a new piece of personal technology—a smartphone or a laptop, for example—only to find out a few days or weeks later that a new and improved version is about to drop? In the fast-paced world of personal devices, buying the latest and greatest doesn’t…

Which Costs More – A Video Wall or No Video Wall?

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Which Costs More – A Video Wall or No Video Wall? The adage “You only get one chance to make a first impression” is just as true with places as it is people. Whether it’s a hotel, a student library, or a lobby, what we feel the moment we walk in often translates into an…

6 Ways to Lessen Distractions in the Control Room

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Organized Control Rooms We invite you to read Lessening Distractions in the Control Room before you begin reading this section. It is an introduction to the challenge for the simulationist in regard to cognitive load. This article begins a discussion on the types of technologies that will help address these challenges.  Lessening Distractions in the…

Audiovisual Design & Consulting Services

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Audiovisual Design & Consulting Services There are as many different professional AV solutions as there are uses for them. With such a wide array of audio visual solutions available today, and as that number increases with the ongoing evolution of technology, audiovisual design and consulting services provide expert interpretation of needs and selection of AV…

Lessening Distractions in the Control Room Creates Better Simulations

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Why Lightening the Cognitive Load of the Educator is a Win for Everyone Let’s face it, simulation control rooms could use a huge makeover; so many distractions can overwhelm most simulationists. Cognitive load refers to the total amount of mental effort being used to accomplish a set of tasks, or just one task. The human…

Audiovisual Design: How Do AV Engineers Play a Role in my Design?

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How Do AV Engineers Play a Role in my Design? An AV engineer in the past, had a skill set more focused on (surprise, surprise…) the audio and visual aspects of presentation and communication systems. Properly specifying components like speakers, amplifiers, audio processors, microphones, projectors and displays, were all in the wheel house of the…

Top 5 Ways to Trick Out Your Boardroom

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Top 5 Ways to Trick Out Your Boardroom   1. The Collaborator You like to get people involved? We get it. Let us find you the right collaboration engine for you to share one, two, four, or even more sources on a single or multiple displays for your boardroom. A little extra something: We can…

AV9000 Quality Assurance & Training with Level 3 Audiovisual

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AV9000 Quality Assurance & Training with Level 3 Audiovisual Along with the productivity-boosting benefits of the increasingly connected technologies we use at work every day comes added complexity. Those sleek new videoconferencing, audio visual networking, video display, audio systems, and collaboration tools require a thoughtfully engineered system design that provides ease of use on the…

 

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