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Network Security: Bad News and Backdoors

Posted by / February 5, 2016

SecurityIf you’ve been paying attention to AV news lately, you’ve probably already heard about the AMX controversy. The Blogosphere and Twitterverse have been abuzz with the news. Just in case you haven’t heard, here’s a quick summary:

Information obtained from SEC Consult, a security consultation company based in Austria, revealed that a dangerous “backdoor” account had shipped with many AMX devices. According to SEC Consult, this vulnerability might allow a hacker to spy on activity within the target system. SEC Consult claims that they discovered this vulnerability, alerted AMX, and received a response seven months later that a firmware update had addressed the issue. (more…)

Why You Need an AV Service Contract

Posted by / December 18, 2015

 

Now more than ever, your business needs an AV service contract.

Why?

Because AV solutions rarely stop at simple audio and video feeds. Commercial audiovisual integrators often design turnkey solutions for a wide range of mission-critical needs.

_DSC8524A powerful AV solution may encompass a variety of aspects, including:

  • lighting control
  • room automation
  • graphic user-interface (GUI) controls
  • network security
  • signal processing
  • videoconferencing hardware and cloud-based services
  • sound masking

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Don’t Make These 10 AV Design Mistakes!

Posted by / November 13, 2015

If you’re an architect, CTO, or CIO, it’s important to find the perfect audiovisual system for your room. You need a total solution that integrates seamlessly with the room. What does it take to make that happen?

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Well, there are a lot of factors to consider. Whether you’re designing a meeting room, boardroom, or classroom, the decisions can be overwhelming.

We have lots of experience designing, installing, and servicing mission-critical AV builds. If you need AV design, contact us today for a free consultation. 

It’s difficult to design the exact audiovisual solution you need without industry expertise. To help you out, we’ve come up with some critical mistakes in AV design. Avoid these and you’ll be ahead of the game!

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The Case for BYOD

Posted by / November 6, 2015

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Ready or Not…

There’s no question: BYOD (“bring your own device”) is here to stay.

Surveys show that the average college student uses up to seven devices, the top two being laptops and smartphones, for school. Other studies show that around 95% of employees use at least one personal device for work.

Many companies have addressed the prevalence of personal devices with updated device management policies. At the same time, BYOD-capable AV solutions have made collaboration more intuitive.

When meeting rooms and classrooms adapt to BYOD, productivity and workplace satisfaction soars. Some organizations still have doubts, and we’ll look at those doubts in this post. Still, BYOD capable technology has been shown to improve productivity and increase profits.

If you’re interested increasing productivity through collaboration, read on!

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Sound Masking, and Why Every Business Needs It

Posted by / January 14, 2015

What is Sound Masking?

sound-masking-900Sound masking is a technique used by a number of organizations to help cover up unwanted sound by utilizing auditory masking. By adding a barely audible natural or artificial sound to “mask” normal day-to-day noise such as human speech and other distracting sounds, businesses can turn their environment into a less distracting space, resulting in more productive employees.

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Conferencing Solutions for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

Posted by / August 25, 2014

web conferencing solutionsAs a premier provider of audio visual communication systems, Synergy CT specializes in business conferencing solutions for small to midsize business with multiple locations. To help business owners better understand our conference room audio visual services, we’ve compiled a list of our key components.

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3 Things to Consider Before Your Next Telepresence Meeting

Posted by / July 15, 2014

audio and videoAs the cost of travel and airfare continues to skyrocket, more and more businesses have decided to take the cost effective route of utilizing communication technology as a form of conducting meetings. There are thousands of tips on conducting meetings using video conferencing online, however, the steps taken beforehand are far more crucial in successfully executing a meeting via telepresence.

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How Video Conferencing Can Help Your Small Business Thrive

Posted by / June 11, 2014

small business  As many small business owners know, starting your own company can be overwhelming; especially when time management is a skill that’s often earned through years of experience. That’s most likely why nearly 50 percent of small businesses fail within the first 5 years. While it may seem like the odds are against you, there are steps you can take as a business owner to ensure the profitability and longevity of your company. Below are three ways that small businesses can save time and money by investing in commercial video conferencing services, which will keep you under budget, on time and on task.

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Press Release: Houston Audio Visual Company, Synergy AV, Changes Company Name to Synergy CT

Posted by / February 28, 2014

Alongside celebrating 10 years of business, Synergy CT embraces the audiovisual industry changes by modifying its company name.

Houston, Texas — Todd Spell, president and C.E.O. of Synergy CT, has officially announced his company’s name change from Synergy AV to Synergy CT. The change comes on the brink of the company’s 10-year anniversary as of March 1, 2014. Synergy CT has changed their business name only, and will still employ the same team of experts, from technicians to the president and C.E.O.

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Why Choose Wireless AV Solutions Over Wired?

Posted by / June 3, 2013

You might want to know how wireless audio video solutions benefit your business. Let’s start with this: In a world where productivity and efficiency are an ultimate priority, easy-to-use wireless presentation and collaboration systems fit the bill. And with the increasing use of portable mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones and tablets, telecommuters and teams in locations worldwide can easily and efficiently share and present your important data.

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