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Listen…It’s not me, it’s YOU!

Listen...it's not me, it's YOU! Good communication is essential for every situation, so when you here that dreaded echo of your own voice coming back to you, is the problem at your end, or the far-end? Find out more about our next courses HERE

By | 2017-06-29T02:04:52+00:00 June 29th, 2017|AV Technology Blog|Comments Off on Listen…It’s not me, it’s YOU!

What matters more – microphone type or placement? – Part 2 The Demo

What matters more – microphone type or placement? - Part 2 The Demo In part one we discussed why microphone position has such a large effect on audio performance. In this video we demonstrate the difference in performance between three types of commonly used conferencing microphone - gooseneck, boundary and ceiling.  All three [...]

By | 2017-02-16T22:03:55+00:00 February 16th, 2017|AV Technology Blog|Comments Off on What matters more – microphone type or placement? – Part 2 The Demo

What matters more – microphone type or placement?

What matters more - microphone type or placement? It may seem obvious that a microphone positioned on the ceiling won't sound the same as one right in front of your mouth, but why is this?  And what are the relevant factors when choosing which to use? (apart from aesthetics...) Part 1 of [...]

By | 2017-03-31T01:52:03+00:00 February 6th, 2017|AV Technology Blog|Comments Off on What matters more – microphone type or placement?

New Shure Beamforming Microphone Demonstration

Shure Beamforming Microphone Demonstration What may look like a ceiling tile with a glowing LED in the corner, is in fact the new Shure MXA 910 beamforming microphone. Beamforming microphone arrays are one of those unique items of technology where the concept has been around for a long time, but practical implementations have [...]

By | 2017-02-06T01:06:46+00:00 March 31st, 2016|AV Technology Blog|0 Comments

Room Noise Part 2: How far is too far when is comes to microphones?

Room Noise Part 2: How far is too far when is comes to microphones? Following on from the theory presented in Part 1, we now look at the effect of noise in a real room.  It will quickly become apparent how big an effect a small change in distance will make when microphones are involved.

By | 2017-02-06T03:30:47+00:00 February 29th, 2016|AV Technology Blog|Comments Off on Room Noise Part 2: How far is too far when is comes to microphones?

Room Noise Part 1: How much is too much and how to measure it

Room noise! We all know what it is and how annoying it can be! But how much is too much? This is important to know in any situation where microphones are being used for conferencing. In part one of this series we look at the causes of noise and how to measure it. Part two [...]

By | 2017-01-19T07:07:34+00:00 February 16th, 2016|AV Technology Blog|Comments Off on Room Noise Part 1: How much is too much and how to measure it

Learn in 60 Seconds! (or thereabouts…)

One minute of video may not sound like a lot, but it’s surprising what a difference it can make.  Watch any television news report and you’ll get all the critical story details in little more than 60 seconds. Technication takes the same approach to training.  We give you all the important details in easily absorbed [...]

By | 2017-01-19T07:55:29+00:00 October 13th, 2015|AV Technology Blog|0 Comments

How poor room acoustics can destroy your conferences. Part 2

So you’ve installed a room full of high-quality microphones, splashed out on an expensive audio processor, carefully selected and placed your loudspeakers, but despite all the right equipment your conference audio still sounds mediocre... Sound familiar? All too often, the acoustic influence of the room is overlooked, so in this 2-part video series, we’re going [...]

By | 2017-01-19T07:43:01+00:00 August 10th, 2015|AV Technology Blog|Comments Off on How poor room acoustics can destroy your conferences. Part 2

How poor room acoustics can destroy your conferences. Part 1

So you’ve installed a room full of high-quality microphones, splashed out on an expensive audio processor, carefully selected and placed your loudspeakers, but despite all the right equipment your conference audio still sounds mediocre... Sound familiar? All too often, the acoustic influence of the room is overlooked, so in this 2-part video series, we’re going [...]

By | 2017-01-19T07:40:44+00:00 July 30th, 2015|AV Technology Blog|Comments Off on How poor room acoustics can destroy your conferences. Part 1

Perfectionism is dead! Long live Optimalism

[ezcol_1half] As I sit waiting for a haircut, finishing this blog post on my phone... (which started as a note made on a train, and was re-worked from home on my laptop)...I'm contemplating the cloud service that keeps my notes synced across all my devices, and I'm forced to admit that the technology works, and [...]

By | 2017-01-19T07:50:10+00:00 April 27th, 2015|AV Technology Blog|Comments Off on Perfectionism is dead! Long live Optimalism