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Considering Digital Signage Solutions? Here are 4 Things to Know. Considering Digital Signage Solutions? Here are 4 Things to Know.

The More You Know, The Better Your Solution Will Be

By its very name, digital signage is something you instinctively know. The colossal marquee video walls in New York's Times Square with everything from headlines to video are digital signage. Starbucks has gone to digital menu boards at many locations, letting them easily promote different options appropriate to the time of day. But behind the scenes, the right systems, processes, and practices need to be in place for a successful digital signage implementation.

As an expert in all things AV in the commercial space, our team at Level 3 Audiovisual has years of experience with digital signage solutions, including video walls for mission-critical applications. Whether you are considering a video wall for a monitoring or educational solution or signage for wayfinding, we can help you navigate the options and design, build, install, and maintain the right solution. So, what are the things you need to know for your Phoenix, AZ digital signage project? Please keep reading below.

Incorporate Online Simulations into Your Healthcare Curriculum Incorporate Online Simulations into Your Healthcare Curriculum

Leverage the use of virtual medical simulations to offer students more learning opportunities

Although the coronavirus pandemic is finally loosening its grip on the U.S., a number of the innovative tools, strategies, and practices we employed during pandemic times are here to stay. When the world was in lockdown for over a year, healthcare educators raced to find ways to deliver effective online learning to medical, nursing, and other healthcare students.

One solution that emerged and grew rapidly was online healthcare simulations. Like in-person medical simulations, online simulations provide healthcare students with an interactive, engaging environment to practice clinical and decision-making skills. Sophisticated, web-based platforms allow students to assess virtual patients and take actions like prescribing medications, ordering labs and imaging studies, and making care decisions.

Even as students return to classrooms, online educational tools will remain a vital part of the curriculum. Medical training programs and facilities will need to provide an integrated approach to meet the needs of all students.

Keep reading to learn several advantages of bringing online simulation learning to your Houston, TX, or U.S.-based facility. Then use the resources we’ve provided to help you find the right platform for your educational goals.

AV as a Service: What Is It? And What Can It Do for Your Company? AV as a Service: What Is It? And What Can It Do for Your Company?

4 Ways Turning AV into a Service Helps Your Company

What is AV as a Service, or AVaaS? AVaaS is turning the purchase and maintenance of a company's AV infrastructure into an expense item. Many corporations have sold corporate headquarters buildings and turned around and leased them back in long-term arrangements. Why? In many cases, highly valuable real estate generated large returns, but they didn't reflect in the company's valuation. They turned that investment into cash that could be reinvested in the company's products and services that are the core drivers of the business.

You could think about your company’s AV infrastructure the same way. Is your investment in video conferencing equipment and software, control systems, displays, digital signage, and other assets something that adds to your company's business value? Most likely not, as these investments depreciate over time and become obsolete in a few years as technology advances. This generates depreciation expenses, and while there may be tax benefits, there are also real cash outlays for maintenance and staffing to support these systems.

AVaaS is a way for a company to outsource AV and consume it as a service. With a predictable upfront startup cost and maintenance, a company can hire an expert AV integrator and avail itself of several advantages beyond the financial aspects, although it will also save money in the long run. Keep reading to see four ways AVaaS can help your company in Tempe, AZ, or anywhere in the world...

Are Your Meeting Rooms Prepared for Modern Workplace Dynamics? Are Your Meeting Rooms Prepared for Modern Workplace Dynamics?

Meeting room design should facilitate remote communications, collaboration, and productivity

Meetings are a fact of life for the modern employee in today’s workforce. But having a meeting and having a productive meeting are two completely different concepts. A few years back, Harvard Business Review conducted a survey with 182 senior managers. Approximately 71% said that meetings are unproductive and inefficient, and 62% said that meetings miss opportunities to bring the team closer together. 

Meeting room design plays a significant role in facilitating productive meetings. Easy-to-use AV technologies foster better communications and more interactive collaboration while eliminating common meeting hiccups like bad audio and IT problems. And good AV design is more critical today than ever as meeting spaces shift to accommodate more video conferencing and remote collaboration.

Are your Scottsdale, AZ, meeting spaces designed with modern challenges in mind? Let’s take a look at two common meeting spaces — huddle rooms and conference rooms — and the AV needs for each type of room.

Improve Your Bottom Line by Using an MSP Provider for AV Technology Improve Your Bottom Line by Using an MSP Provider for AV Technology

Managed Services Let You Focus on Your Business

What is an MSP provider? Your business may already be using one even if you don’t use that term. Does your business use ADP or a similar company for payroll and benefits administration? This is one of the most common managed services, and even the largest corporations use them.

When it comes to vital business functions like payroll, why would a company use an MSP like ADP? The reasons are straightforward. While important, payroll is a standard function. With a managed service, companies don’t have to deal with the ins and outs of changing tax laws, reporting, and running a site for employees to track benefits and pay.  These things are necessary and essential but don’t differentiate your company in its core business. 

Another area that is increasingly popular for managed services is technology. Technology is constantly changing and often becomes rapidly obsolete. A laptop from five years ago may not efficiently run the latest Windows or Macintosh operating system, and your 720p conference room cameras lack the resolution for today’s fast-paced world of video meetings. If keeping up and managing technology isn’t part of your company’s differentiation, managed services can help you stay current and focus on what’s important. Keep reading to see how MSP providers can improve the bottom line in your Phoenix, AZ organization. 

3 Medical Scenarios You Can Create in a Healthcare Simulation Lab 3 Medical Scenarios You Can Create in a Healthcare Simulation Lab

Expose medical trainees to the types of situations they’ll be facing in the real world

Simulation-based education is an advanced tool for educating and training a new generation of doctors and nurses. Medical simulation technology uses a combination of AV components, advanced simulation software, and life-like training manikins to create hands-on, interactive scenarios that medical and nursing students are most likely to face in real life. Medical schools, teaching hospitals, and nursing programs in Washington, D.C., and across the U.S. are coming to realize the unique benefits simulation-based education brings to the medical field.

Among other training purposes, simulation labs are used to train students in three common healthcare scenarios where students can benefit from hands-on practice: emergency medicine simulation, surgery, and clinical exams. Keep reading to learn more.

Three Ways That Your Organization Can Benefit from Managed Services for AV Technology Three Ways That Your Organization Can Benefit from Managed Services for AV Technology

What Business Are You In?

Technology is a necessary tool for business. Your organization depends on technology for the systems that enable communication and collaboration both internally and externally with partners, customers, clients, suppliers, and more. Without a doubt, you have a substantial investment in technology tools as an underpinning for your enterprise, perhaps more than you realize. 

4 Tips to Make Your Digital Signage Installation More Effective 4 Tips to Make Your Digital Signage Installation More Effective

Make the most out of the display space you have available

Digital signage is a convenient and effective way to drive increased customer engagement with your brand through content that advertises, educates, informs, and entertains. But in a world where the average person spends a large chunk of their day absorbed in computer screens and smartphone screens littered with digital advertising, how do you make your digital displays stand out?

We have some tips to help you make the most out of your digital signage display in Tempe, AZ, or elsewhere in the U.S. Keep reading to learn four best practices.

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