Zoom or Teams? How to Use Both with Conference Room Technology

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Bring Flexibility to Your Conference Rooms with BYOM 

In the new landscape of hybrid work, conferencing setups like Zoom Rooms and Teams Rooms are bridging the gap between remote and in-person meetings. Now, the entire conference table can participate in virtual discussions, seeing and hearing their remote colleagues while being captured on a wide-angle camera and HD microphones. 

But there’s one issue with brand-centric conferencing systems. What happens if your staff uses Microsoft Teams, but you’re trying to join a client’s meeting link on Zoom? 

Incompatible conferencing software has been a head-scratcher for all businesses. But now, there’s a new solution. Using “BYOM” (bring your own meeting) techniques, your  conference room technology lets meetings be ‘agnostic’ about which platform to use over conferencing hardware. 

Read on to learn how BYOM can help your business! 

Texadia Systems is a commercial technology integrator based in the Frisco, TX area. Contact us here to learn more about our solutions for your business. 

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The Importance of Audio & Video Quality in Your Conference Room

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Return to the Office with Better Conferencing Experiences

Is your team returning to the office full-time—or embracing a hybrid model with some days remote? Many companies are excited about the prospect of being together in the office again, where personal connections and collaboration can thrive.

This is also a great time to reassess your conference room audio video. Is it built to accommodate virtual calls with remote workers or clients? Can your sound and video reach every eye and ear in larger spaces and auditoriums?

While you might be tempted to continue using the tech you’ve had for years, there are very valuable reasons why it’s worth it to upgrade to high-quality AV. Could your Plano, TX, business benefit from an AV installation? Contact Texadia Systems if you’re interested to learn more!

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Why Dallas Businesses Are Switching to AV as a Service

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The Simpler Approach to Business Software & Hardware

Have you heard of AV as a Service? Also referred to as AVaaS, it’s a subscription plan that provides technology to your business for a monthly fee. So, whether you need conferencing displays, smart systems, digital signage, or touchscreens, it’s all part of the plan and can be swapped and traded out at any time. AVaaS also includes the installation, management, and technical support services with ongoing training for your team.

Traditionally, businesses would purchase all their hardware upfront. But as a new alternative, AVaaS covers all your needs within a monthly subscription. If you ever decide you don’t need equipment anymore, we’ll take it away and replace it with new hardware.

Some business owners ask us: why wouldn’t I want to own my technology? There are many reasons businesses in Dallas, TX, are switching to AVaaS and forgoing hardware ownership. You may find your company could benefit, too!

Want to learn more? Contact Texadia Systems for a no-obligation consultation about AVaaS. And continue reading to see why it’s worth making the switch to AVaaS!

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Leverage Microsoft Teams with an Upgraded Video Conferencing System

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Features to Include in Your Conferencing Spaces

Does your business use Microsoft Teams, or is thinking about switching to the platform? Teams is a software that lets you host and join audio, video, and web conferences with anywhere from 10 to 10,000 people. It’s also used for chat, emails, calls, and calendars.

But if your staff is only using Teams on their desktop computers or laptops, you’re missing out on valuable conferencing solutions! With the right hardware, you can access Teams seamlessly across your business and enjoy more dynamic meetings.

In this article, we’ll share how you can upgrade your video conferencing system to make the most of Teams. And to find conference room AV in the Dallas, TX area, contact Texadia Systems here.

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Who Is Sitting at Your AV & Technology Planning Table?

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Plan Your Business’s Technology Needs with Each Department in Mind

When adding technology to your business’s infrastructure, the first people you consult are IT. That’s a given. You need the IT team’s input as the company’s network bandwidth has critical requirements, and quality of service is paramount with networked equipment falling in their laps.

But how does the planning of technology affect other departments?

In this article, we’ll look at how multiple departments in your business may have different technological needs. And if you’re looking for commercial AV solutions in the Fort Worth or Dallas, TX area, Texadia Systems is your local AV technology company. Contact us here to learn more about our services!  

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3 Signs Your Conference Room Needs Acoustic Treatments

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“Can You Hear Me Okay?” It May Be Time for Acoustic Solutions

You’ve installed an HD display, tabletop conferencing devices, microphones, and cameras…what could possibly be missing from your conference room?

Have you included acoustic treatments?

Acoustic treatments are an often-overlooked component in the modern conference room, but depending on how you use the space, they may be absolutely essential for your team’s success. Does your Dallas­/Fort Worth, TX business need acoustic treatments? Find out below!

And if your company is interested in acoustic treatments, sound masking, or soundproofing solutions, contact Texadia Systems to get started!

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What AV Technology Are You Using with Teams?

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Make the Most of Your Microsoft Teams Experience with Upgraded Conferencing Hardware

Is your company currently using Microsoft Teams? Or are you thinking about making the switch? If you’re new to Teams, it’s Microsoft’s unified communication platform that combines chat, file sharing, video meetings, and application integration all-in-one. Teams assimilates with Office 365 and features extensions that work with non-Microsoft products.

In your office, you can bridge the gap between those working remotely and in the office with conferencing AV equipment. With the right hardware synced to Teams, everyone will easily see, hear, and participate.  

To improve your business’s Teams experience, consider the following AV solutions. And to bring unified communication solutions to your Dallas, TX company, contact Texadia Systems to learn more today.

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Looking to Boost Collaboration? Here’s How Unified Communications Can Help.

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Build an Effective UC Strategy to Bring Your Business Together

If you manage a company that spans multiple departments, floors, buildings, and even cities, you need a simple way to keep everyone connected. And if there’s remote staff working alongside in-person teams, work flows smoother when communication is consolidated into one place. 

That’s what unified communications do best! A unified communications (UC) system provides seamless connections between internal and external channels. How? 

We’ll share all you need to know about unified communication solutions to help your Dallas, TX business make the most of each day. And to learn more about commercial solutions, subscribe to our monthly newsletter for workplace technology tips and ideas. 

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Why You Should Choose Design-Build for Your Next AV Project

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The Benefits of Hiring a Design-Build Integration Firm

If your business needs an AV technology upgrade, there are typically two routes you can take. You could hire an AV consulting firm to design a system that they’ll put up for bid to installation firms. Or you can call up an AV integration firm that will both design and install the technology. 

Some folks may tell you that it’s best to split the work between two experts. Let one firm handle the design, and another do the installation. But we believe there’s real value to working with a design-build integration firm that does both jobs. 

Whether you need a conference room audio-video system or digital signage across your business, read on to see why hiring an AV integration firm is the smartest choice for your Fort Worth, TX company. And to learn more about commercial AV possibilities, subscribe to our monthly newsletter here

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How Crestron Can Take Your Presentations to the Next Level

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Make Your Meetings More Efficient, Engaging & Quicker to Start

Until you’ve used Crestron conferencing technology, you’ve never seen how sophisticated and streamlined presentations can be. A Crestron system unifies all of your devices under one network, making it seamless to switch who’s presenting, bring remote staff into a call, and even adjust the way the lighting looks.

Crestron isn’t something that can be picked up from the store or ordered online. It requires an experienced, certified Crestron dealer to program and install solutions that cater to your business’s needs.

Read on to imagine how Crestron can enhance your Dallas, TX business. And to keep up to date on commercial automation, subscribe to our monthly newsletter here

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3 Meeting Pain Points That Zoom Rooms Can Solve

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What Are Zoom Rooms? They May Be the Cure to Your Conferencing Woes 

Offices across the country are turning conference rooms and huddle spaces into Zoom Rooms. You’ve likely heard of and possibly used Zoom video conferencing software before, but what is a Zoom Room? 

Zoom Rooms is a software-based video conferencing system that lets users connect any hardware to Zoom meetings. This could include cameras, speakers, monitors, tablets, and touch screens by any brand, making it the most flexible video conferencing solution. 

Meetings and presentations can be a headache of technical difficulties, but Zoom Rooms eases those common pain points. Below, Below, we’ll dive into three ways Zoom Rooms will help your Fort Worth, TX company thrive with both in-person and remote staff.

And if you’d like to learn more about conference room AV, automation, and technology, subscribe to our monthly newsletter here

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Use Your CapEx Funds More Effectively for the Technology You Need

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Make the Smartest Choices for Your Dallas Business 

CapEx and OpEx—what is the difference? Well, that distinction can make quite an impact on your business’s taxes. 

Capital expenditure (CapEx) are funds your business uses to acquire, upgrade, and maintain physical assets, which could include updating property, landscaping, technology, or equipment. Operational expenditures (OpEx), however, are non-investment purchases that are related to recurring daily operations. For example, OpEx could cover rent, payroll, office supplies, marketing expenses, or transportation. 

So how does a business decide where to allocate CapEx funds? If you’re reading this article, you may be trying to decide if technology upgrades will be effective and financially feasible. In this article, we share how Dallas, TX businesses can use their CapEx funds more effectively. 

And if you’re looking for a commercial AV system installationcontact Texadia Systems here to explore your options and learn more. 

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The Biggest Benefits of a Video Conferencing System

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Upgrade Your Teleconferences with a More Personal & Engaging Solution 

For decades, business teams have joined calls over conference phones, dialing in to meet with clients or other office locations. But is it time for your company to upgrade to a video conferencing system

With an HD display, camera, microphone, and software system that connects it all, you’ll be able to see your call participants, and they’ll see your entire team. We install and program video conferencing systems across the Dallas/Fort Worth TX area, and have seen how the technology benefits our commercial clients. When you upgrade, you can expect the following results. 

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The Top 3 Reasons Businesses Are Switching to AVaaS

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Should Your Texas Company Switch Too? Learn How AVas a Service Works 

What is AV as a Service? Also known as AVaaS, it’s a subscription plan that provides your business all the technology your staff needs, from conferencing hardware to digital signage. AVaaS plans include installations, maintenance, and technical support with ongoing training. Plus, if you ever want to swap equipment for new technology, we’ll trade it in so you’re never outdated. 

The traditional approach to commercial technology is to purchase everything upfront. But with AVaaS, you pay a monthly fee for a package that covers your needs. If you ever find you don’t need the equipment anymore, we’ll come and take it away. 

You might be wondering, why wouldn’t I want to own all of my business’ technology? We’ll share below why companies worldwide are switching to the AVaaS model. You may just find your Plano, TX enterprise could benefit, too.

Want to learn more? Subscribe to our free monthly newsletter for all commercial AV and automation news.

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How Can Unified Communications as a Service Save My Business Money?

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Save Time & Expenses with UCaaS

In the modern business world, we communicate with clients and coworkers not only in the office, but across the city, state, country, and globe. We send and receive files instantly, attend virtual meetings, and ping remote teammates with questions that are answered minutes later. 

In such a fast-paced environment, you need a system to keep up and stay on top of your work. Unified Communications (UC) integrates all your company’s communication technologies and information into one system across all your devices. 

But assembling and upgrading a UC system can be a hassle. That’s where UC as a service (UCaaS) can help. As UCaaS providers, we’ll handle the infrastructure and installation for you in an affordable and convenient package. You’ll avoid the initial expenses of setting up a system and can swap out technology anytime you’d like. 

To see how UCaaS can help your Fort Worth, TX business save money, read on below. And if you’d like to learn more about commercial and conferencing technology, sign up for our free monthly newsletter here.

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Creating the Perfect Conference Room Atmosphere with Smart Technology

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Conference Room AV for the Modern Workspace 

People like to complain about meetings—that they’re boring, too long and accomplish little. But meetings and conferences should be where your team sets goals, raises questions, and comes together to share their strengths toward a common objective. 

Every business owner likes to imagine that their company’s conference room will inspire hours of productivity with the walls and table covered in new ideas. But more often than not, teams aren’t focused, and the technology won’t cooperate. 

In today’s business landscape, you need conferencing technology that’s up to speed with both in-person and remote work. The best conference rooms use technology not only as a tool but to create the ideal work environment. 

As a commercial AV integrator based in the McKinney, TX, area, we help Texas businesses create collaborative and inspiring office spaces. Below, we’ll share how the right conference room AV and automation can help you make the most of your meetings. You can also learn more in our blog and monthly newsletter

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What Are the Benefits of Zoom Rooms?

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And Other Questions About Zoom’s Unified Communication Solutions 

It seems like almost everybody hopped on the Zoom train in the past year. There were Zoom wine nights with friends, Zoom first dates, and even Zoom holiday parties. Moreover, nearly half of the U.S workforce shifted to full-time remote work and Zoom rose to the top as the favored video conferencing system. 

Many of us may be returning to our offices soon, but virtual meetings are the future of modern business. If you manage a company with numerous office locations or with a remote staff, you’ll need easily accessible ways to connect everyone. 

Zoom Rooms is a communications and collaborative system that combines audio-video hardware with Zoom video conferencing. To learn how Zoom Rooms’unified communication solutions will benefit your Fort Worth, TX business, we answer frequently asked questions below. 

Plus, if you want to learn more about the latest automation and conferencing tech, you can subscribe to our free monthly newsletter here for articles from Texadia Systems, Fort Worth’s leading AV consultant. 

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Why Direct-View LEDs Are the Best Choice for Offices

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No Glare, Brighter Images, and Screens at Any Size or Shape

If you’ve ever seen a seamless, glare-free video wall in an office building, it was likely a direct-view LED screen. LEDs are used for conferencing screens, digital signage, and attention-grabbing video displays. Not sure what a direct-view LED screen is? That’s what we’re here to explain. 

Read on to discover the difference LEDs make in conference room AV and why they’re superior to LCD panels. With help from our team, your Plano, TX office will be more stunning than ever. 

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How to Eliminate Echo & Improve Privacy in a Glass-Walled Conference Room

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If Your Office Looks Stunning but Echoes, Here’s What We Can Do 

It’s not hard to see why glass-walled conference rooms are popular. They're stylish, sleek, and open up the floor for a collaborative, transparent environment. But there’s one downside to glass rooms that all business owners realize eventually. Glass walls can produce such strong echoes that you might feel like you’re working inside a cave. 

Not only do glass rooms echo, but as your voices bounce off the walls, the rest of the office will hear your conversations. This is not only distracting but may make your staff feel they have little privacy when in the conference room. 

If you recently moved into or built a glass conference room, or if you’re planning to install glass walls, acoustic treatments can go a long way to reduce echo and loud voices. As a commercial AV consultant based in the McKinney, TX area, we’ll share what you should do with a glass office room below. 

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Returning to the Office? Here’s How to Make the Transition Easier

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Simplify Your Return to the Office with Touchless Technology & AV as a Service 

While the world and technology evolve at rapid speeds, we want to help businesses stay flexible. And as the past year’s events proved, it pays to be adaptable. Companies that we're able to shift their processes quickly at the start of the pandemic were the ones who landed on their feet. 

And what could be more flexible than an AV as a Service plan? Rather than invest in new conferencing hardware, software, screens, speakers, and installations, you’ll be subscribed to a monthly service that includes upgrades at any time. Plus, your staff will feel more comfortable and safer with contactless AV. 

Read on to discover how AVaaS and contact-free technology can help your Frisco, TXcompany thrive during uncertain times. And for more on commercial AV, you can learn more in our blog series here.

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