All posts tagged AV

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…)

The Case for BYOD

Posted by / November 6, 2015

Videoconferencing on Laptop

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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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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Synergy AV Changes Company Name to Synergy CT

Posted by / February 28, 2014

You may have recently noticed that Synergy AV started using the name Synergy CT.  You may also be wondering why the change? Is this a different company? Has there been a change in management or ownership?

What does this mean to me?

This does not mean we are a new company. We have not gone through a legal corporate name change or change in ownership, just a trade name change, a DBA as most people know it. To most of our customers we are simply known as Synergy so that will not change. Our old website address and emails will continue to work for the foreseeable future so we will not miss any communication from past customers. We are the same team of professionals, from technicians to the President/CEO.

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