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Five Critical Aspects to Manage in AV Systems Integration Projects Five Critical Aspects to Manage in AV Systems Integration Projects

As AV Infrastructure Becomes Mission-Critical, It Should Be Implemented Accordingly

Some years ago, AV systems tended to be separate projects and departments within organizations. While important, they were not tied to the computing and communication systems organizations used to run their business. The convergence of all information on digital technology has changed that. Today, collaboration platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams integrate communication, collaboration, and productivity to serve workers in offices and remote locations. This level of integration is forcing organizations to rethink AV infrastructure as an integral part of their technology strategy.

With AV technology deeply embedded and such a key part of today’s workforce, it needs to follow similar systems integration strategies applied to computing systems and mission-critical business applications. Keep reading below to explore five important aspects of integration projects needed for successful AV implementations spanning from Phoenix, AZ, to your worldwide locations.

Does Your Healthcare Facility Need VR Medical Simulation Technology? Does Your Healthcare Facility Need VR Medical Simulation Technology?

Let’s explore what VR simulation can and can’t do in the healthcare training field

Virtual reality (VR) is one of many emerging technologies that’s transforming the healthcare education field. VR technology is one method through which medical simulation scenarios can be delivered to physician, nursing, and PA students during their training programs.

During a VR medical simulation scenario, headsets provide a dynamic, 3D view of simulated patients and structures, and students use hand controls to interact with the scenarios. Sophisticated software is used to design the scenarios, and virtual patients respond realistically to students’ decisions for care and treatment. 

Virtual reality technology is glamorous and enthralling, and many educators are excited by the possibilities VR solutions could bring to medical training programs in Miami, FL and worldwide.

However, before you decide to invest in VR solutions for your facility, take the time to consider: when is virtual reality the right solution? When is it not? Let’s explore these questions in further depth.

5 Benefits of Developing AV Standards for Your Enterprise 5 Benefits of Developing AV Standards for Your Enterprise

Is Your Conferencing and Meeting Infrastructure Keeping Up with Your Business?

Your business never stands still; it is always evolving and changing. Even if your business is stable and not high-growth, change is inevitable. Industries, partners, suppliers, and customers all evolve, grow, and change, and technology influences much of it. You may still do some business via fax machines, but is that tool as indispensable as it once was 30 years ago? The tools of your trade must grow and adapt with you.

One of your business’s key tools is AV technology. Your meeting spaces, conference rooms, executive boardrooms, and training rooms all employ various communication and collaboration technologies to work internally and with outside constituencies. Is your business keeping up with the investments needed for today’s collaboration? The right AV design and strategy can keep your Tempe, AZ, and worldwide facilities up to speed with the needs and speeds of today's business.

Keep reading below to learn more about how documented AV design standards enable your enterprise AV infrastructure to scale and adapt to current and future business challenges.

Torn Between a Video Wall Vs. Projector for the Conference Room? Here’s Our Hot Take. Torn Between a Video Wall Vs. Projector for the Conference Room? Here’s Our Hot Take.

Smarter and more interactive video walls are edging out projectors in the conference room

It’s the ultimate showdown as you move forward in the process of updating your conference room technology: video wall installation vs. projector system. For years, projectors and screens dominated meeting spaces for sharing presentations, graphs, charts, and videos on a large scale. But today, smarter, larger, and more interactive video walls are beginning to edge out projectors in terms of display capabilities.

Custom-designed video wall solutions that facilitate greater collaboration during meetings while also serving as visually impressive centerpieces for your conference rooms are the future of display technology. Below, keep reading to learn Level 3 Audiovisual’s take on where we see the display industry trending for conference rooms in Scottsdale, AZ and across the globe.

3 Critical Ways Managed Services Improve Your Company’s AV Infrastructure 3 Critical Ways Managed Services Improve Your Company’s AV Infrastructure

Understand How Managed Services Companies Advance Your Company’s Efficiency

Managed services are increasingly common in the business world. From payroll processing to outsourced IT support, companies are taking advantage of the expertise and efficiency of external organizations to provide essential services while focusing on building infrastructure that’s core to the business.

With today's rapid technological change, organizations are taking a closer look at technology investments and the support staff needed to deploy them. While many organizations have migrated to utilizing managed services for a wide range of IT technology needs, only recently have they looked at using a managed model for audio-visual and communication infrastructure like conference rooms, meeting spaces, digital signage, video walls, and other applications.

In this post, we want to explore three critical areas where AV infrastructure managed services companies can add value to a company, whether here in Phoenix, AZ, or globally. Keep reading below for more!

Using Virtual Medical Simulation for Communication Training Using Virtual Medical Simulation for Communication Training

Virtual simulations support practical training to improve patient-provider interactions

Good patient-provider communication is a core component of delivering high-quality patient care. But sometimes, training programs to improve medical students’ interpersonal communication skills aren’t effective. Facilities often use standardized patients — actors or other students engaging in role-playing as actual patients — for training purposes. However, med students may find it difficult to suspend disbelief or take a role-playing scenario seriously.

Virtual medical simulations have emerged into this landscape as an effective tool to improve patient communication skills. AI-powered virtual standardized patients can adopt distinct personalities, attitudes, medical histories, health conditions, and symptoms to deliver immersive simulated experiences that model real-life patient-provider interactions.

Keep reading to learn how online simulation programs with virtual standardized patients can help medical students in New York City, NY, and worldwide practice and improve vital communication skills.

What Does a Good Managed Services Contract Look Like? What Does a Good Managed Services Contract Look Like?

A clearly defined technology services agreement creates enormous value for both parties in the contract

In recent years, business IT leaders in enterprise organizations have sought to increase agility, improve technology utilization, and access greater skillsets and specialized resources by outsourcing AV system project management, deployment, operation, and monitoring to highly skilled managed services providers.

Of course, one of the most challenging hurdles of transferring day-to-day AV operations and oversight to a third party is the perception of giving up control over vital technology assets. An ironclad contract that sets expectations, defines service levels, and outlines penalties for services unmet is a critical component of the partnership mentality that an IT managed services agreement relies on.

At Level 3 Audiovisual, we lay the groundwork for a long-term relationship with a service contract that can scale from your business needs in Tempe, AZ to your worldwide operations. Keep reading to learn four elements that make up an effective managed services contract for AV and information technology infrastructure.

What Is One of the Most Overlooked Benefits of Managed Services? What Is One of the Most Overlooked Benefits of Managed Services?

24/7 monitoring and management help prevent system downtime and costly service visits

Imagine you’re chatting with a friend on Zoom video, and the call cuts out. That’s a shame, but there’s no real harm done — you can reschedule the video call or finish your conversation over text message. Now imagine you’re giving an important presentation in the boardroom with business partners from across the U.S. participating remotely...and the connection cuts out. The consequences are far more high-stakes in this situation.

Outages and system downtime can result in catastrophic financial costs to your business. The time and productivity lost while restoring AV systems cuts into your bottom line. And it’s not just your time and productivity — your business partners suffer too, which can impact your relationship with them.

Outsourcing your AV systems monitoring and management to an experienced managed services provider can prevent costly system outages, downtime, and service calls. Keep reading to explore this crucial component of managed services for your business in Scottsdale, AZ, or anywhere in the world.

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