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Digital audio over internet. Should you?

There are several vendors in the Audio Visual (AV) Industry that have developed digital audio solutions. As far as Fast Track is concerned,  the BEST is DANTE (Digital Audio Networked Through Ethernet). Dante has quickly become the Defacto standard for digital audio in the AV industry Here is why: DANTE is 13 times larger than … Continued

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Fast Track 5 Myths about Copper and Fibre Data Cabling

5 Myths about Copper and Fibre Data Cabling

Many claims create myths surrounding copper and fibre data cabling. Here are five of them.   1. Any old Electrician can do the cabling This is not necessarily the case. Many customers believe cheap is best and “my electrician can just do it while he does the power cabling”. In some cases, this can be … Continued

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Fast Track Communications 8 Critical Decisions That Are Often Not Considered when Planning Office Electrical and Infrastructure Cabling That You Need to Know

8 Critical Decisions That Are Often Not Considered when Planning Office Electrical and Infrastructure Cabling That You Need to Know

Planning your office electrical and infrastructure cabling? Here are 8 critical decisions often not considered when customers are planning their office Electrical and infrastructure cabling and why it’s important for you.     Letting the builder include it in their scope. Our experience is quite often the builder is tasked with including the Electrical and … Continued

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The Secret To Your Successful Video Room Cable SetUp

We all spend a lot of time looking at features, specs and selecting the essential items that make up the video conferencing room solution we need. We want to be certain that our decision of conference provider and connected room hardware is accurate and when we are satisfied we place the order and sit back … Continued

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Everything You Ever Needed To Know About Agnostic Software

Some hardware manufacturers have an AGNOSTIC view of video conferencing software which means that their hardware will serve any software package you have in the room. Often this means you would BYOD (i.e. your own PC) with the software installed and connect via USB cables to the camera and microphones etc. These are useful when … Continued

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The Finest Project in my Career

By Ashlee Ball Senior Client Development Manager Having been a sales specialist in the IT industry for a while now, I’ve presided over the sales and delivery of 1000’s of technical projects. Each and every one of them were subtly different, each client was heavily involved and influenced the outcomes in ways that manufacturers couldn’t … Continued

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Working From Home: Untangled

I subscribe to blogs and there are some really observant writers out there. As an AV/VC professional, this one got my attention today. I recommend looking this guy up- link below.   Here is a brief excerpt.   ….Just about every office worker who still has a job is now working from home, growing weary … Continued

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Video Vendor Showdown. How to Choose.

I just got back from an international partner conference for a major Video Conferencing vendor. I go to a few of these every year for different vendors and there’s a definite theme amongst them. Distilled, the main message is…’ we are the only game in town, every other player in our vertical sucks’. They ‘prove … Continued

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When Devices Replace People

A Greek, a Pom and an Aussie go into a bar for a drink. No, not a bad joke. This is an annual meeting of three technology business owners for a Christmas beer and a meal. I was late and the seats had been found so I am guessing we had some human intervention to … Continued

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Why some Video Conferencing Solutions Cost More than Others

Video solutions – the costs vary a LOT…. Why? Cisco, Poly, Lifesize, StarLeaf and others offer a ‘turnkey’ solution which includes room hardware, bridging software and professional services. Vendors like Microsoft,  Zoom,  BlueJeans and others do not. Leaving alone the end quality issue (which is so contentious I will dedicate a blog to this alone) … Continued

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How Important is Lighting in my Video Room?

Lighting in my Video Room – Does it REALLY matter? If you don’t mind the far end seeing you appear Balder / Fatter / Unwell, or worse- ghoulish. Then NO – you can leave it like it is. Theres no point in reading further. However, if you do mind.. please read on. You don’t have to … Continued

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Would you drive a car with a ‘DIY’ engine?

Would you really drive a car with a ‘DIY’ engine? I wouldn’t. And the custom cars that get hand built are so expensive that hardly anyone can afford them. Video Conferencing is considered part of the communications engine of a company. So why would you apply a DIY approach to something so vital? Theres an … Continued

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