Video Solutions Help Achieve Emphasis on Community Based Care


Healthcare costs are rising, our population is aging, and there are far too few doctors and providers for a patient base that is widely distributed and frequently far from health care facilities and medical expertise.

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Video Solutions Help Achieve Emphasis on Community Based Cart

SpaceCoast AV Communications helps close distance barriers by connecting patients, practitioners, specialists, and case managers utilizing collaborative standards-based video solutions for PCs and Tablets. Our team of technology specialists connects the entire healthcare team so that they can communicate over video from anywhere to support patient centered care.

For telemedicine encounters, the Polycom Practitioner Cart HDX mobile healthcare solution, for patient side, sends live high definition video, audio, and PC images to a specialist.  The specialist can connect to the cart from a distance using a standards based video conferencing system like desktop or mobile video solutions.  With Polycom the specialist can control the far end camera, and share their PC content or browser-based applications with the patient.

You can grow very large telehealth networks with the RealPresence Platform which utilizes a standards based, scalable, open system approach.  In addition to live point to point and multi-point video calls, it supports recording, archiving and web based video educational sessions for network members, and provides the resiliency and reliability needed in large video network deployments.

  • Reduce unnecessary re-hospitalizations utilizing collaborative solutions from Polycom for case management, discharge planning and support of patients with chronic disease
  • Enable live video collaboration between community health centers, hospitals, primary care physicians, specialists and patients
  • Support Patient Centered Medical Home
  • Deliver expertise at a distance for specialty services like TeleStroke, TeleMental Health, and Primary Care
  • Support experts on the go with mobility solutions that bring video to their tablets, and iPhones.
  • Utilize collaborative video for correctional telemedicine  to avoid costly, unnecessary and risky prisoner transports to hospital
  • Support multi-disciplinary teams over live video to deliberate, and confer on patient cases

ABOUT SPACECOAST AV COMMUNICATIONS

SpaceCoast AV Communications is East Central Florida’s leading Audio Visual Firm that designs, integrates and supports systems and environments that enable video collaboration.  SpaceCoast AV Communications has highly-trained and certified system engineers supporting clients across the  United States and Japan.  Visit www.spacecoastav.com for more information or connect with SpaceCoast AV Communications at (321)257-9700 and on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn

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Grow Your Restaurant Business


ENHANCE YOUR CUSTOMERS’ EXPERIENCE

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SpaceCoast AV Communications is committed to the highest standards of customer service in all public settings. To meet the needs of a diverse clientele, we provide state-of-the-art audio visual technology to enhance the visitor’s experience in restaurants, hotels, sports bars and other entertainment and hospitality venues.

We offer cutting-edge audio visual services for a diverse clientele of hospitality providers. These services include:

  • Digital signage and messaging
  • Outdoor sound reinforcement
  • Distribution audio and video
  • Presentation systems
  • Flat-panel displays
  • Surround-Sound
  • Touch-panel control of hospitality amenities
  • Customized wall plates and input panels

Outdoor Home Theater and Audio Visual


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So, you want audio video in your backyard?  With spring right around the corner now is the time to begin planning.

With Central East Florida’s mild climate, outdoor living is a treasured way of life. SpaceCoast AV brings your favorite music, TV, and movies outdoors and makes it all easy to access and use. Outdoor audio video options include basic stereo systems to full outdoor theater systems.

Weather-resistant outdoor speakers have been available for years; however, newer loudspeaker technology gives you much more consistent sound coverage. SpaceCoast AV can bury specially-made outdoor subwoofers into your landscaping; and multiple camouflaged speakers are hidden throughout the outdoor space providing very even sound coverage. This allows a lower overall volume level while filling your yard with sound over a much wider area than was previously possible. Your music system will easily be heard, but will be hard to find.

If you would like to enjoy your favorite TV programs and movies outdoors, special weatherized flat screen TV’s may be exposed to the weather elements and feature special screen coatings to minimize the glare of bright outdoor environments. For the ultimate in backyard entertaining, let the pros at SpaceCoast AV design and install an outdoor theater system, complete with large screen projection.

SpaceCoast AV has years of experience remotely locating most of the audio/video components indoors, yet offering seamless control of them from roaming handheld remote controls, or even home automation touch screens cleverly concealed to protect them from the elements.

Please call 321-257-9700 or contact us by email today for more information on how you can get the outdoor audio video system of your dreams.

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On the 6th day of an AV Christmas, what’s hot and what’s not, Home Theater-In-A-Box Systems


Are you looking for something a little more flexible than a sound bar-type system, but still don’t what the hassle of an images (2) expensive home theater system? Then a home theater system-in-a-box may be just for  you. Granted, these are not high-end systems, but in a price range from $200 to  $2,000, there is a system out there that will fill basic needs, whether in an apartment,  meeting room, or moderately-sized living room, that can fill the bill.

 

There are several types of configurations, but the majority of systems come packaged with everything you need to get your own basic home theater started including a DVD or Blu-ray Disc Player/AV receiver (combination or separate components), all the speakers, including the subwoofer, a remote control, and, the best of all, all the wire you need to connect it all together, including standard AV cables to connect to your TV. A pretty good deal, especially if you are buying a home theater-in-a-box system as a gift.

Call us at 321-257-9700.

On the 3rd day of an AV Christmas


Welcome back to the 3rd day in our series of the 12 days of an AV Christmas.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me and LCD and Plasma Flat Panel TVs

ImageLCD and Plasma flat panel TVs continue to be hot, hot, hot! Prices have come down significantly this year, with many 42-inch size LCD and Plasma televisions selling well below $999. You may see some extremely attractive door busters on LCD and Plasma sets the day after Thanksgiving.

However, you also see that there are many TVs labeled as “LED TVs” – but don’t get sucked into the hype that makes you think that these are a different type of TV. So-called “LED TVs” are actually LCD TVs that use a type of backlight system powered by LED lamps.

In addition, with the maturing of LCD technology and more efficient production methods, screen size availability of LCD TV, once relegated to below 37-inches, are now quite common in sizes up to 50-inches and larger, with some manufacturers offering 70-inch sets, and Sharp offering 80 an 90-inch LED/LCD TVs. Large screen sizes in the 42-inch and up range was territory once dominated by Plasma televisions, but with the increasing availability of LCD TVs in larger screen sizes, they are dominating store shelves. However, that does not mean that you should not consider a Plasma TV. Plasma TVs generally offer better black level performance and motion response than LCD TV, and come in sizes up to 65-inches (for consumers – professional sizes go up to 150 inches).

Also, just as with Blu-ray Disc players, an increasing number of LCD and Plasma TVs are incorporating Smart TV capabilities, so if you desire this feature on your TV, check to see if the TV you are considering offers it.

Another feature to consider on a TV is 3D. Contrary to what you may have heard, 3D is not “dead”. 3D is now just one of a number of options that are available on many TVs. Also, all 3D TVs can display regular 2D TV images as well. Check out my Complete Guide to Watching 3D at Home for more details.

To complement the 3D TV feature, there are a growing number of 3D Blu-ray Disc movies available (about 230 titles as of September 2013),  some occasional 3D Cable/Satellite TV program feeds, as well as 3D content that can be streamed or downloaded from the internet, such as Vudu and 3DGO!

If you are interested in a 3D TV for the holidays either for yourself or as a gift purchase, definitely keep on the lookout for package deals that may include a TV, Blu-ray Disc player, and/or extra 3D glasses – TVs that use the passive glasses 3D viewing system, as you will see offers anywhere from two to six pairs of glasses included with the TV – and if you need more, they are very inexpensive. The TVs that require active shutter glasses may only include up to two pairs with the TV, and sometimes none are actually included. If you are shopping for a family, definitely watch for the best deal on 3D glasses. Just remember that you cannot use passive glasses with a TV that requires active glasses or vice versa. Check out the details.

For information on what you need to know before you buy an LCD or Plasma TV, whether you opt for a basic TV, Smart TV, or 3D TV, as well as some buying suggestions,you can give us a call at 321-257-9700 or send your questions to us at info@spacecoastav.com

If you need to have your flat panel wall mounted, installed or configured. Give us a call for a free quote. 321-257-9700 or send your request for quote to sales@spacecoastav.com. One of our team members will contact you.

Social Media Strategy Critical to Success of Political Campaign


It’s time again to begin thinking about and planning for the 2014 round of elections. This means TV ads, debates, public appearances, pictures of politicians holding children – all part of a typical political campaign. The savvy, modern politician also knows that their social media strategy is critical to the success of their political campaign.

For example, California representative Eric Swalwell made news by being the first-ever congressman to broadcast his vote via Vine, a social media network that has recently outgrown the epithet of “fledgling.” It was a six-second clip of him voting “nay” to the GOP’s attempts to decrease health protection for women. Needless to say, this made him quite popular not just among women, but also among youths and users of the social media technology.

It’s worth pointing out how recognizable Swalwell became simply because he posted some good content in a low-competition area. Only ten Senators currently use a social media app for their campaigns, despite the Senate having released an official statement of approval on using Twitter’s video-sharing app.

Below  are some more tips on using social media effectively in a political campaign:

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  • Getting there first. Dear Mr. Swalwell, thanks for the lesson learned!
  • Learn the niche of the network. On Twitter, this means being able to write a short but meaningful message that generates enough interests to get clicks. On Vine, this means capturing something memorable in six seconds. On Facebook, it could mean a bunch of different things depending on the brand and the audience. It’s all about doing what’s right for the medium and the people who use it.
  • Ask questions. People want to feel like their representatives are personable and want to hear what they say. No matter if you’re a brand, an individual, or a political campaign, your audience will be engaged by questions.
  • Stay human. No one wants to feel like their representatives are untouchable gods in the sky – it’s good to have a witty statement here, an update on the politician’s life there. These should not be the majority, however.
  • Recognize your followers. Say a certain political campaign stands behind increasing funds for education. Wouldn’t it be great to ask your followers for children’s hand-written messages and drawings – and then to share them? This kind of move is adaptable to many different platforms. The Internet is no longer a one-way information street. Recognize and learn from your followers.
  • Finally, have great content. It’s been rehashed so many times, but there’s no way around this one. Everyone looking to be successful on social media needs to have the content to back them up. Link to relevant articles and news, post meaningful pictures and videos, and don’t post anything unnecessary  (i.e. “Good night!”).

Special recognition to Author Anqi Cong for this content.

SpaceCoast AV Communications provides the Audio and Visual products, technologies and integrated solutions that bring people together; allowing people to share ideas and thoughts through media rich communications and collaboration solutions. We bring the value of  allowing people and organizations the ability to focus on what they need to do, better, faster and more efficiently.

 

5 Keys to a Successful Home Automation Investment, Key #2


Welcome Back to Key #2 in this 5 part blog. Yesterday, we looked at whether or not you have the right home. We came to the conclusion that Home automation systems can be installed in all types of homes, from the newest, most modern houses to those that have been standing for years.

Today, we want to determine what you want to automate:

So your second key to ensuring an awesome return on your home automation investment is to consider your lifestyle. Ask yourself what automated solutions would make your life easier and more pleasant. Do you want to get rid of the stack of remotes for all your audio-visual equipment? Do you want the ability to listen to your music collection virtually anywhere in your house? Do you want all of the lights in your house to go off when you leave? Do you want to be able to check on your home from anywhere in the world to make sure it’s secure?

ControlWhether wired or wireless, you can automate practically any electronic device in and around your home. You can automate your swimming pool or spa, inside and outside lights, electronic gates, sprinkler system, garage doors, music, movies, television, heating and cooling, security system, door locks, security cameras, and on and on. The possibilities are virtually endless.

 

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