How a Distributed Audio System Improves the Ambiance at Your Restaurant
TAGS: Commercial Automation | Commercial AV | High-End Audio
The sound system at your restaurant should elevate your patrons’ overall dining experience. While it may seem like an inconsequential upgrade, it’s actually a proven way to enhance your dining establishment’s ambiance and make you more profitable. A study published by the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science found that music volume plays a role in the type and quantity of food ordered. Another study published by SAGE Publications revealed that the style of music in a restaurant affects the spending levels of guests.
The great background music sounds good for your restaurant, right? It certainly is if you are playing songs through a high-quality restaurant sound system at your establishment in Chesterfield, MO. Read our blog to see how a high-performance, distributed audio system creates the atmosphere you want.
Discover Brighter Solutions for Commercial Lighting with Crestron
TAGS: Commercial Automation | Lighting Control
Upgrade your lights, save money, and enjoy seamless control. By installing a smart commercial lighting system at your business or organization in Wildwood, MO, you reduce energy consumption and improve your property’s appearance. Everything is fully integrated too, so you have complete control of the lighting intensity, hue, and color. You can even program a lighting scene to let the system set itself!
Just like a fresh coat of paint, new floors, or new furniture gives your commercial space a facelift, so does new lighting. Don’t settle for ordinary lights when smart lighting adds value and appeal to your space. Read more to find out why installing a new lighting system is the perfect choice for your business.
Make “Can You Hear Me Now” a Thing of the Past
TAGS: Commercial Automation | Conference Room Audio
"Can you hear me now?" was a famous tagline of a long-running series of commercials for Verizon Wireless. While cell phone communication continues to improve, it's a line we all tend to still use now and then with calls in certain areas.
One place that line should never be uttered is in a conference room during an important meeting. Unfortunately, all too many conference and meeting rooms are still equipped with only a speakerphone for calls with remote teams and partners. In today's fast-paced business world, and the need for clear and effective communication across town or across the globe, yesterday's technology doesn't measure up.
Keep reading below to see how to upgrade the audio in your Wildwood, MO conference room system for increased 21st-century productivity.
The Current Pandemic Has Also Shone a Light on the Benefits of Remote Collaboration
TAGS: Commercial Automation | Conferencing Cameras | Distance Learning
Granted, not much good comes out of pandemics or other catastrophes like war. If there is a silver lining at all, it’s that sometimes dire need accelerates the application of technology to fill a void. With so many people forced to work for home for social distancing, teleconferencing technology has proven to be a huge aid in facilitating collaboration and continuing knowledge work without a significant hit to productivity.
If you think about education, it has been particularly hard hit in the past few months. While education has significantly ramped up the use of technology over the past 20 years, much learning and activity still relies on more traditional in-person interaction. In the past few months, schools in St. Louis and across Missouri have been forced to shift to remote learning and scrambled to implement the right processes to manage it.
Fortunately, the technology for teleconferencing systems and remote collaboration is now quite mature and has come down the affordability cost curve dramatically. Facebook recently announced a rethinking of their workforce, where they might allow half of it or more to work remotely from home. In the same vein, schools can think about innovative ways of using teleconferencing to supplement existing learning programs and better respond to extreme situations, whether it's a pandemic or a severe weather event.
Keep reading to learn how.