AV has always had a place in education – and as is the case with technology – its use has developed over time. The times of dot matrix printers in a communal computer lab have long gone and been replaced with a new generation of digital natives who demand technology in the classroom. In this post we’re going to explore a few of the trends which are taking place in education, and the way in which AV technology has helped.
Before we speak too much about connection plates we need to talk about sound. More specifically surround sound. When we do, what comes to most people’s mind is Dolby surround sound and quite rightly so. As they are without a doubt a world leader when it comes to audio noise reduction and compression.
But did you know there are more than one type of Dolby surround sound speakers?
When you think about projectors you may think of personal use in the form of home cinema installations. Or business use perhaps in the form of presentation equipment. Or even education use in schools and universities. What wouldn’t usually immediately come to mind though would be the presence of projectors of the Church, in reality though technology is as present in the Church as any other sector.
Last month we took you through the history of the projector, all the way through from Chinese lanterns in 200BC all the way up to modern digital projectors. Luckily in today’s modern age, we no longer have large, cumbersome equipment which are difficult to store, and with the addition of projector lifts, we can even hide it out of sight for a sleek and smooth finish.
Similar to our TV lifts, a projector lift is a basically an electrically powered system which allows the user to conceal their projector into ceiling voids. At the press of a button people are able to lower the projector down to a height that has be pre-set which makes it both consistent and reliable, ensuring that the project returns to the same setting every time without having to set it all up manually.
A TV lift is a basically an electrically powered system which moves a television. This can be horizontally or vertically in and out of furniture, the ceiling or walls. This not only allows the user to save space within a room, but it also allows them to integrate a TV into the design of a room. Today though specifically, I want to talk to you about ceiling lifts.
Ceiling lifts allow TV’s to be concealed horizontally within a ceiling and at a press of a button, hinged downward for perfect viewing. Many ceiling lifts are perfect for when you have a relatively small ceiling void area, or when you have limited space. They allow televisions to be concealed unobtrusively when not in use freeing up floor and wall space in any room.
Projectors in their most basic form is an optical device that projects an image onto a surface. That can be a single image or a series of images and the surface can vary from a projector screen to a simple white surface such as a wall. The projector has a rich history which dates all the way back to BC, one which we will now explore.
So here we are – our final installement in the monthly series where we will be looking at the audio-visual industry and looking at ways which it can help us work, rest and play. This month we are looking at the world of play. If you missed our previous installments then you can look back and read all about work and rest.
We’ve heard about how AV installation can help businesses strive, can help people relax but how can it help you play? Well, the answer is any way that you want it to!
TIME TO GAME
There are alot of gamers who love to step into a virtual world and AV Installation can really enhance that experience. Wide screen digital TV’s to give your picture quality and clarity, adjustable TV mounts set up to optimise your viewing experience as well as integrated sound systems all give the user the best possible experience.
As touched in our last post: AV Installation – helping you work, REST and play – there is more to the world of AV than just TV’s. For those who prefer audio entertainment as opposed to visual then there is a whole world of background music systems for you to discover.
There are three main areas that this area can be optimised to enhance your business or home:
Background music systems for retail
Comsumers today are not simply just buying a product; if they wish to do that they can do so online very quickly at the post of a button. If they are shopping in your store then they are also buying the experience and music adds to that. Ther can be no doubt that people are influenced by music and you can easily use it to capture the attention of your demographic and draw them into your store. If they enjoy their experience with you, they will come back, and if they come back then they buy more.
So here we are – our second installement in the monthly series where we will be looking at the audio-visual industry and looking at ways which it can help us work, rest and play. This month we are looking at the world of rest. If you missed our first installment ‘work’ then you can catch up here.
For rest we’re going to look at the truest form of relaxing….watching TV. Which as you can guess is right at the heart of AV Installation. The service we can provide is all about setting up your TV and home entertainment system to enhance your viewing experience whilst optimising the space available to you within the home, and there are so many options available to you.
Imagine the scene, you’ve bought a new TV or have reorganised your living room and you want to wall mount your TV. You’ve done the work and now your faced with an ugly bunch of cables hanging down the middle of your wall….now this wasn’t the look you were looking for! This is where TV walls and specifically CINEWALL® can help as they offer very latest in wall mounted flat screen TV solutions.
Basically what this is, is a decorative panelled feature wall which offers an attractive solution to wall mounting flat screen TV’s and concealing all the interconnecting leads without the need to chase out and replaster. In short it is an ornamental panel system on top of an existing wall which allows customers to hide unsightly cables in an elegant way while providing a sleek and professional finish.