San Diego Zoo

February 3, 2014

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The world-famous San Diego Zoo asked us to develop a solution for their new spaces. In the upper floor of this space, visitors are able to see presentation content developed by the Zoo. We put up three flatpanels in this area and the Zoo employees can integrate content from their laptop or a dedicated desktop in the room. Using a matrix switcher, the Zoo can choose which PC feeds each flatpanel monitor.

For their downstairs conference room, we integrated two flatpanel monitors and a Polycom Video Conferencing system. Using this system, the Zoo can bring in animals and have educational video conference sessions with schools in the surrounding areas so that kids can learn more about each animal.

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The BenQ MX822ST DLP projector

June 13, 2013

The BenQ MX822ST DLP projector

The BenQ MX822ST DLP projector is designed for presentations in a variety of situations, such as conference rooms and classrooms. It provides 3500 lumens of brightness with a low noise level. It features a 13,000:1 contrast ratio, 3D capabilities, and 1024×768 native resolution. The lamp features a long life of up to 3500 hours. The MX822ST is equipped with BenQ’s SmartEco Technology as well, which combines optimum levels of brightness and picture quality for maximum energy savings.  The MX822ST is built with DLP technology that supports 3D functionality, allowing users to showcase an immersive experience with the simple preparation of 3D glasses and 3D content from your BluRay player.

The MX822ST is great for classroom applications.  It promotes classroom collaboration as well as teacher-student interaction by facilitating a diverse learning environment that caters to all types of learners.  It also provides additional support for multi-device collaboration. With simultaneous teacher-student interaction, students can take turn making their contribution to the lesson under the teacher’s guidance and control.

Another great feature the MX822ST is it’s short-throw functionality, which makes it ideal for any situation where there is a presenter, such as a classroom or a conference room. It’s short-throw capability makes it possible to project a large, crisp image from a much shorter distance. This will keep the bright light out of the presenter’s eyes and eliminate any issues with them interfering with the image, while still being able to interactively use the projector.

Crestron DMPS-300-C

April 18, 2013

Crestron DMPS-300-C

Crestron’s DigitalMedia Presentation System 300 provides everything needed to equip any conference room with the best audio/video presentation capabilities available. A do-it-all presentation, audio, video, control, and signal-routing solution, the DMPS-300-C combines a control processor, multimedia matrix switcher, amplifier, and mixer with Crestron’s DigitalMedia technology into a single component. The DMPS-300-C provides matrix switching of seven simultaneous analog or digital sources to up to four displays and up to three analog audio pieces.  The future-proof platform ensures that the highest resolutions, deepest colors, and other new technologies can be distributed and managed for years to come.  Upgrade any room while simplifying what used to be a very complicated integration and control for any room full of audio/video sources, such as microphones, computers, speakers, touch screens, and displays.  The DMPS-300-C takes in every analog and digital source signal and transmits it all seamlessly over a single CAT5 wire.

 

Features

Matrix switching of seven analog or digital sources to up to four displays, plus up to three analog audio components. Distribute presentations long distances to other rooms over a single CAT5 cable.  Combines a control processor, matrix switcher, amplifier, and mixer with DigitalMedia technology.  The DMPS-300-C ensures that the highest resolutions, deepest colors, and other new technologies can be distributed and managed for years to come.

 

Integrator Benefit

The Crestron DMPS-300-C replaces a rack full of equipment, freeing up precious rack space.  Installation is easy as all existing wiring can be used, no new wires to pull or connectors to terminate. Fewer connection points mean fewer points of error, so troubleshooting is also simple.

The Benefits of LED Projectors

October 23, 2012

 

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Projectors have come a long way over the years and the traditional lamps used in projectors will eventually become a thing of the past. LEDs used in bulbless projector applications yield huge improvements in projector functionality and quality. With LED projectors, no longer will you have to worry about replacing lamps, degradation in image quality due to heavy use, high bulb temperatures and loud fans.

LED projectors used to be extremely hard to find, and also had price tags above $10,000.  But with many advancements in LED technology, prices have dropped, and there are many options when looking at a LED projector today. They come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges.

LED lamps in projectors are rated for over 20,000 hours of use, and many will even exceed this number, giving you up to 60,000 hours. This sort of longevity will save you thousands of dollars over the life of your projector because you will never have to replace a lamp again. This not only saves you money, but it saves you time. You will never have to open up your projector for basic maintenance tasks, or ever worry about dust getting around your bulb distorting your projector’s video. These long life spans are complemented with a 30% reduction in power consumption when compared to traditional lamps of similar lumen output.  All of this leads to a quieter projector than what you may have been used to.

Other than long life spans and efficiency, LEDs provide deep and saturated colors, up to 140% of the NTSC Color Gamut. These stats are also complemented by exceptional contrast ratios because the LEDs can be pulsed on and off much faster than a traditional lamp, allowing you to see more details in every picture.

LED projectors are now more affordable than ever, allowing the consumer to finally have a clean, no maintenance solution for your conference room or business environment.  Of course, that’s not to say that traditional projectors don’t serve a purpose too.  If you have a high resolution or high lumen need, than you may still need to look at traditional projectors.  Speak to one of our system designers today and see which projectors best fits your needs.

Crestron in San Diego

July 26, 2012

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Gotuwired is happy to announce that we are now authorized dealers for Crestron Electronics in San Diego.  Crestron is the leading provider of control and automation systems for homes, offices, schools, hospitals, hotels and more. Crestron provides the ultimate technology lifestyle. No matter where you are, or what you do, with Crestron you’re always connected.

Work

We know your San Diego based business will function more efficiently with the addition of some Crestron products.  Whether you need to control an AV presentation, video-conference internationally, or update your digital signage, Crestron has a control system to keep you connected. Add room sensors and set presets for shades to control daylight harvesting and only use lights as they are needed. Show off your energy savings from a flash-based, stylish interface in your lobby. Book an available conference room that has the technology and space you need, directly from Outlook or on your web browser. There are no limitations to keep your organization on the cutting-edge, increase efficiencies, and lower costs.

Home

You don’t need multiple remotes just to watch television, or a wall filled with switches and knobs that takes you 3 tries to find the right light. Take control of your home with just one button press from a sleek Crestron touchpanel or your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Select a movie to watch or music to enjoy from your favorite chair. Adjust your lights, shades, temperature and check on your alarm system without getting out of bed. With Crestron, the possibilities are endless.

School

Enhance curriculum through easy-to-use technology for teachers and professors. From an intuitive touchpanel select to play a DVD, use a document camera, or present a PowerPoint from the PC. Crestron makes it easy for instructors to use classroom technology, and for IT managers to support hundreds of rooms through the standard IP network. Tech support can remotely manage classrooms, labs, conference rooms and auditoriums globally and remotely. Control lighting and climate by time of day and usage. Check lamp life and schedule maintenance. Let your teachers and professors focus on teaching, not worry about technology.

Add the Crestron control app to your mobile devices, iPhone, iPad, or laptop and show off to all your friends all that you can do from the golf course or even the beach. Notice how the museum you went to this weekend has the same touchpanel on the wall that you have in your house. Everywhere you are, whatever you need, with Crestron and GotUWired, you are connected.  We are striving to become Crestron’s leading dealer in San Diego, so please do not hesitate to give us a call!

 

The Polycom HDX series

July 26, 2012

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The Polycom HDX series provides the combined experience of the best end-to-end high definition voice, video and content sharing in point-to-point and multipoint video conferences.  It is also easy to use, including access to the highest quality of service, support and training.

In today’s internet-driven world, the ability to conduct real time communication and collaboration has become critical to an organization’s survival. As the market leader in voice, video, data and web solutions, Polycom’s award-winning conference technology makes it easy for people to interact and maximize productivity—over any network, in just about any environment, anywhere around the globe. That’s why more organizations world-wide use and prefer Polycom conferencing solutions.

When it comes to gaining a competitive edge, it’s all about who has the ability to make better decisions, faster and more effectively. Your organization needs to be equipped to respond more quickly to customer demand, solve support issues, react to market opportunities, and battle competitive threats.

In today’s global marketplace, only the absolute best will do, and Polycom’s HDX product line is clearly the best, offering a video solution for nearly any application. It delivers the richest audio, clearest and sharpest video, most transparent technology, and easiest to use interface, all enhanced by world-class service and support. HDX products are built on HDTV standards. In video conferencing, this vastly improves the overall viewing experience and eliminates meeting fatigue. Additionally, colors are more vibrant and realistic; movements are more sharp and smooth. This offers users the ability to interact more naturally, offering more than nine times the video quality of CIF video.

This exceptional user experience applies to sound, as well. Polycom’s patent-pending Siren 22 heightens users’ senses to new levels. HDX also incorporates Polycom’s patented Stereo Surround technology, bringing new life to each call. For a truly in-person meeting experience, video participants can hear remote participants’ voices in stereo through left and right speakers. Yet, all this is accomplished with a single HDX microphone array, powerful enough to pick up even a soft voice at the far end of the room and transmit it to everyone on the video call.

The Polycom HDX series was created by integrators, for integrators, offering the industry’s highest level of flexibility and performance. Easily integrate a Polycom HDX product into a university auditorium with multiple cameras, projectors and displays. Create a unique and compelling board room, complete with touch-panel displays, recessed lighting and individual monitors for each participant. Or build a state-of-the-art training facility with DVD’s that record each high definition video training, and HD document cameras to show local artifacts and documents. All of these meeting solutions, and more, are possible through integration using the Polycom HDX series and its powerful set of APIs.

Sharp AQUOS Board

May 18, 2012

 

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Sharp has launched their new line of interactive displays, the AQUOS Boards. The AQUOS Boards combine a high-performance 1920×1080 interactive display with a system for collaborative sessions. It is ideal for any setting that requires large scale collaboration, information and/or entertainment options, including meeting rooms, office lobbies, schools, airports, malls, exhibit halls and hotels.

The AQUOS Board offers business users seamless integration with presentation and video conferencing tools, including WebEx, GoToMeeting, and Skype.  Additionally, the system is compatible with familiar Microsoft products (Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Windows 7, and Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7).  The AQUOS Board gives workers similar high-quality display technology to what they already have at home, and allows for sharing all kinds of content between co-workers.  Users can employ a pen or even use their fingers for marking up displays and sending information to remote workers.

In addition to the display, the AQUOS Board also comes bundled with the PN-TPC2W7 Compact Whiteboard PC.  The whiteboard PC connects to the rear of the display; uses an Intel Pentium dual-core 2.5GHz processor and comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 7, Sharp Pen Software, and touchscreen drivers.  The AQUOS Board is engineered for commercial 24/7 use.

Additional Features

  • Edge-Lit LED Backlight – helps ensure reliable performance, high image quality and low power consumption.
  • High Performance Infrared Detection System – with multiple infrared sensors detect touch points with greater accuracy to increase usability and precision. Create work plans, highlight key topics, annotate files and more – and then share marked up documents or print hard copies for future reference.
  • Intuitive Sharp Pen Software™ Application – provides new dimension in interactive control. Utilizing the tip of your finger or touch pen you can open and close documents, enlarge or shrink images, even make hard copy printouts. This software is compatible with Windows® 7, enabling you to import Microsoft® Office® documents including PowerPoint® presentations.
  • User-Friendly Tool Bar – lets you select a variety of drawing options with a simple tap of an icon.
  • Dual Touch Interface – with two fingers, you can easily enlarge, reduce or rotate an image.
  • Built-in Library of Backgrounds to use during presentations – includes calendar, to-do list, meeting log, graph paper and action plan. They help make whiteboard presentations more effective because you don’t have to create forms or data templates by hand – you can go straight to the ideas and actions you want to convey.
  • Brilliant, Big Screen Images for Digital Signage – for use in public areas like trade show exhibit halls, hotel lobbies and conference areas, airport corridors and retail locations.
  • Engineered for 24/7 Commercial Use – provides you with the reliability and durability needed for your business.
  • Streamlined Communications via Direct MFP Connection – By connecting the PN-L602B to a Sharp network-connected MFP (multifunction product), documents may be scanned from the MFP and directly imported to the Sharp Pen Software for display on the PN-L602B. Image data can also be saved to a PC or sent to an MFP for printout.
  • 3-Year On-Site Limited Warranty – covers parts, labor and backlight, in both landscape and portrait modes.
  • Extensive Interface Capability – includes as standard interfaces HDMI® input D-Sub 15-pin RGB input, stereo audio input, stereo audio line-output and RS-232C input/output.
  • Optional Input/Output Expansion Board (PN-ZB01) – adds DVI-D input/output, 5-BNC analog RGB input, component video input, S-video input, composite video input (BNC), stereo audio (RCA) input x 2, RJ-45 LAN display control and stereo speaker output (7W x 2)
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified – with exceptionally low power consumption.

Interactive Whiteboards – Communicate Effectively

December 14, 2011

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An interactive whiteboard is an effective tool for communicating information to any group. This twenty-first century technology can be of assistance to a teacher who is delivering an exciting lesson to a classroom of children. Also, just as easily, an interactive whiteboard can be used to explain data and statistics at a business meeting.   The interactive whiteboard serves its purpose of displaying all sorts of information in an interesting format.

 

Through the years the technology used to convey ideas in the classroom and in the business world has moved from a static visual aid to a presentation that comes to life with colorful images. The forerunners of the interactive whiteboard include the chalkboard, the paper flip chart, and the traditional whiteboard. The presenters using these methods were limited in color choice, image dimensions, and the amount of space available for explanation. The electronic element of the interactive whiteboard allows the presenter to arrange and highlight information in a creative, attention-grabbing fashion.

One of the benefits of using this type of whiteboard is the ability to manipulate the information that is being shown.  It allows its user to apply markings to the text, drawing, chart, or other piece of information that is being projected. The information can then be printed or emailed from the whiteboard, making for a very user friendly experience.

 

These whiteboards can be a valuable tool in the business world. Graphs, charts of statistics, sales numbers, or any other significant information that needs to be delivered during a meeting will be communicated effectively via an interactive whiteboard. Plus, the critical material being displayed can be printed and passed out to the group members for later study. An interactive whiteboard allows all of the attendees in a large conference room to easily see the information being explained. Likewise, the individuals in a small group are able to share their thoughts on the material using the whiteboard to illustrate important points. In order to ensure that your next meeting is an effective one, an interactive whiteboard is the way to go.

What Audio/Video Improvements Can Do For Your Organization

January 20, 2011

Audiovisual isn’t just slide shows on rickety projectors anymore.  The audio video industry, like everything else, has taken a gigantic leap into the technological future.  Audiovisual systems enable a business to get their message across more effectively, because in many cases, visual presentations of information are much more memorable

Your company likely doesn’t have anyone with expertise in audio video.  It’s not uncommon to see IT specialists called in to try to set up a firm’s audio video system just because they have a basic techie background.  But real audio video specialists are engineers who can design to your company’s exacting specifications.  They do everything from hanging a projector from the ceiling of your meeting room to installing a motorized screen that comes out of the wall to programming the software that facilitates it all.  Your conference room can be transformed into a state-of-the art think tank, with all the equipment controlled by a single remote.

Seventy-five percent of all projection systems sold are for PowerPoint presentations, but audio video services range from LCD projectors to interactive whiteboards to audio and video conferencing systems that enable your staff to exchange ideas from as far away as separate continents.  Technological advances have kept pace with those in consumer electronics, with wall-hanging plasma displays that can handle inputs from different sources, including DVD and computer sources.  With all these technologies, your meetings can include interactive video, striking graphical representations of any kind of data, and information that viewers can engage with in powerful ways, whether the context is an employee in-service training, consultations with business partners or proposals to prospective customers.

The key variables in selecting audio video services are centered around what your company is going to use them for. The initial meeting with is called a “needs assessment,” and based on the information you provide, services will be designed around that.  Are the majority of your presentations based on PowerPoint, videoconferencing or computer-based training?  The number of meetings you conduct, the size of the group, and what type of presentation you are conducting should all be taken into account.

San Diego Audio Visual

June 14, 2010

Gotuwired of San Diego is a full-service supplier of San Diego audio visual, installation and staging for any conference room, facility or trade show in San Diego County and all surrounding areas. Our company can provide you with the latest and greatest turn-key audio visual systems to support all your conference room or event planning needs.

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San Diego Audio Visual

We also provide continued technical support to ensure the San Diego audio visual system operation long  after installation is complete.

GotuWired Audio Video has refined the methods of design, integration, and support for audio visual systems, by combining high-class audio visual practices with a truly client-oriented approach. We are proud of our wide experience and we are dedicated to integrity, flexibility and quality in all that we do.

San Diego has chosen us as its number one source for audio visual equipment installation services because of our exceptional skills, flawless execution and the years of audio visual experience in San Diego.

Call us now on 760.587.1516 to speak to one of our friendly San Diego audio visual specialists, we’re your best choice in San Diego!

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