Classes are in-person. Classes are online again. Back to in-person. Online again. This is a cycle playing out at schools across the country, and there does not seem to be an end to the cycle in the short-term. Some schools used the spring and summer closures to prepare classrooms for either virtual or hybrid learning opportunities, while others fully expected to be back in the classrooms in a normal routine by now. Many schools that did not invest in technology upgrades over the summer are beginning to consider these projects, hoping to have them in place for the winter and spring semesters.
Cleaning instructions for the monitors, displays, touch panels, dynamic microphones, and condenser microphones in your office and conference rooms.
Schools that hadn’t prepared their online learning capabilities before now have a significant incentive to invest: grants and legislation that allocate funding for technology and professional development investments that support distance learning.
Now more than ever, it is critical to communicate real-time information and guidelines to the people entering your facility. Digital signage and displays ensure that you are communicating real-time safety information to visitors.
Current events are causing shifts in how we think about everything, and education is no exception. With K-12 and higher education classrooms closed across the nation, many educational institutions are moving up the timelines for construction and renovation projects, often with an updated scope to account for changes that will need to be in place when students return to classrooms.
Many companies recently and quickly implemented short-term work-at-home procedures. As reality now sets in and we are facing many more weeks of employees working from home, companies are looking for cost-effective web conferencing solutions that offer better audio and video quality, more security, and flexibility.
An emergency operations center (EOC) is a central location where teams gather and analyze situational information, make strategic decisions, create operational and communications plans, and implement plans with the appropriate resources, personnel, and technology during any sort of emergency or incident. The communication and collaboration systems in an EOC are critical components that ensure important real-time information can seamlessly flow into and out of the room.
Your meeting rooms and collaboration systems were likely designed with the intent that people would be gathering in them to meet and collaborate in-person, possibly with other groups of people in one or two locations. But, given our current circumstances, your meeting rooms are likely not filled and your people are relying on your collaboration systems to accommodate more attendees in more locations than ever intended.
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