INDEPENDENT PRODUCT REVIEW
​​​​​​​POLYCOM PANO

It's time for an independent product review by konnectus! In this review, Adrian Magno and Jonathan Cuthbertson look at the Polycom Pano wireless presentation solution. There is a lot to like about this product as it breaks down the barriers steps for a person to wirelessly share information onto a display screen from laptops, tablets, and phones. The Polycom Pano leverages the widely used technologies of Microsoft Miracast and Apple AirPlay - and this is the key to its success. Check out the video and share your own feedback on the subject.
 
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IMPORTANCE OF INITIAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Throughout this year we worked on a large workplace transformation project with one of our customers. It is very pleasing to see the successful outcome of the hard work by way of the people using the new AV Technology and enjoying the experience. The end of a project is often where many people focus to gauge its level of success. However, I find at the true success of a project is pre-determined much closer to the start. Watch this short video that tells the story. Enjoy.
 
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INTERVIEW WITH AN EXPERT - CONFERENCING MICROPHONES
Microphones. Most people don't like them. You have to hold them, or wear them, or they stick out at you from a piece of furniture. They just seem to get in the way, right? Why can't they be hidden away and just work? Well, in more and more cases that is now a possibility. In this short video, I interview "Audio Expert" Jim Seretis from Biamp Australia. Jim talks about some of the latest technology that Biamp has developed and put into their latest microphone products. These new products are designed for fixed installation applications in many different types of spaces. Check out the video and don't forget to contact Biamp for any information.
 
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KONNECTUS HIGHLIGHTS FROM INTEGRATE EXPO 2018 SYDNEY
Sydney hosted the annual Integrate Expo trade show last week where all the latest products and technologies in commercial AV were showcased. The latest trends and options in digital display solutions continue to evolve and impress. We seem to be at a point now where these screens just blend into the built environment. Take a short journey through the highlights with Adrian Magno and Fae Sarshoghi from konnectus. Enjoy the video, and tell us what you liked the most!
 
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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE TWO KEY PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMERCIAL AV TECHNOLOGY PROJECT?
Did you know that there are always TWO KEY PEOPLE that should be at the centre of every commercial Audio Visual Technology project to ensure the best results? Any idea who they are? Do you think they might be technical experts like Designers or Commissioners? Maybe they are involved in managing the project? Are they Client side, or Delivery side, or Both? Check out this short video to find out who these TWO KEY PEOPLE are. I guarantee it will help you on your next commercial Audio Visual Technology project.
 
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HOW CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES CAN BE APPLIED TO COMMERCIAL AV
We are constantly under the bombardment of the commercials and marketing that tell us cutting edge technologies such as voice control, or facial recognition can make our lives easier. New products from Google and Amazon also keep proving these statements to be right, especially in our homes. But how can these technologies be applied in the future to commercial AV applications? Here in this video, Adrian Magno and I took a closer look at this and provide the latest updates. Check it out, and weigh in with your opinions as well.
 
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LEARNING AV TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUR DAY TO DAY
So often I see people trained on how to use new AV technology systems and in some cases they are not trained at all. In this video, Jonathan Cuthbertson, Head Trainer from konnectus, explains the importance of training people not only on how to use the new AV technology but also on how to use it effectively in their day to day work lives.
 
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TOP 3 TECHNOLOGY "MUST HAVES" FOR HUDDLE SPACES
The market is flooded with Audio Visual and Communications systems designed for the highly popular "Huddle Spaces" we see in the modern workspace. However, there are 3 Key Functionalities that technology should provide in these spaces. In this short video, Alex and David discuss some of the popular Technology Trends for 2018 in the Huddle Space, and by the end of the discussion they agree on the 3 Must Haves! Do you agree? What other trends are you seeing?
 
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TOP 3 BARRIERS TO AV TECHNOLOGY UPTAKE
Organisations can sometimes rollout new AV Technology solutions and quickly find that their people are not using them. In this short video we discuss the Top 3 Reasons why your people may not use new AV Technology with the great enthusiasm expected. These "Hidden Barriers" can easily be avoided by following the tips outlined in this video. Enjoy, and don't forget to give us your feedback!
 
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ARE INTERACTIVE LCD SCREENS A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR YOUR ORGANISATION?
We know that interactive LCD screens have proven to be a big success in the modern classroom. We also know that this technology can be a powerful collaboration tool for teams in the workspace. However, the reality is that interactive LCD screens are still a niche product, and careful thought and planning is prudent before making the investment. konnectusJonathan Cuthbertson and Adrian Magno discuss this topic, and provide some very useful tips and insight about where and when to consider interactive LCD screens in your organisation.
 
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MEETING ROOM TECH THAT WORKS FIRST TIME 
The number one complaint I hear from people that use Audio Visual technology in meeting rooms is that they always seem to struggle to quickly and easily connect their laptop or mobile device, and present their information onto a display screen in the room. Watch this quick video and learn some of the common reasons behind why this happens, as well as, four examples of solutions that eliminate the problem completely.
 
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THREE KEYS OF NEEDS ANALYSIS IN AVT PROJECTS

AVT and ICT technology projects can be seriously compromised when the Needs Analysis and Discovery process with a customer is skipped, or not done in sufficient detail. In this video I share the 3 key steps of the Needs Analysis and Discovery process, which when followed, will guarantee great results on your current and future technology projects.
 
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MAXIMISING RELIABILITY OF AVT SYSTEMS
An AVT consultant is your Partner and Expert on technology projects. During the build and commissioning phase of a project your AVT consultant should be working closely with the various contractors and representing your interests to ensure the final solutions are robust and in line with your expectations. Watch this short video from konnectus’ Adrian Magno to learn more.
 
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VIDEO CONFERENCING PART I
 
Check out THIS good discussion that Jonathan and I had a while back on Analysing Needs for Video Conferencing in your organisation. What do you need video conferencing for? How often would you need it? Who would you be calling? What quality expectations or requirements do you have? What other questions come to your mind when speaking of a change in your AV System?
 
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VIDEO CONFERENCING PART II 

Learn about the six most common spaces and methods to video conference. Which of these are you, or should you, be adopting within your organisation? The trend is definitely moving away from large dedicated video conferencing rooms and spaces. Small huddle rooms and even mobile options are becoming more and more prevalent for many organisations.
 
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VIDEO CONFERENCING PART III
 
In this final chapter of our 3 part tech talk series on video conferencing you will learn about the importance of camera and microphone placement, lighting the room for best results, and why a space with good acoustic properties can significantly improve the audio experience on calls. 
 
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