29 Jan 2015

Kramer VIA Connect

    Kramer VIA lets you connect wirelessly, collaborate easily, and engage everyone in the room in the work you’re doing. It provides a common platform for all those laptops, smartphones, and tablets in real time on one digital canvas. So things get done right then and there—not afterwards or through email.
    Kramer VIA is a shared workspace for team collaboration in real time. Anybody who’s in the room can help create and edit a common document through their individual devices, then share and save it. Designed to eliminate wasted time, lack of productivity, and distracted attendees in meetings, classrooms, and presentations, Kramer VIA is the enemy of inefficient meetings. That’s because VIA acts as a collaboration hub so you can:

    Connect
    VIA is a solution that enables you to bring your own device (BYOD) to a meeting: Mac® or Windows laptops, tablets, iOS or Android based Smartphones. Just log on using Wi-Fi or LAN connections and you are connected. It’s wireless, it’s instantaneous and it’s easy!

    Collaborate
    Attendees can work together in a meeting, using VIA’s network. All you do is click “Step-In” and your screen is integrated on the main display. Then, you can start collaborating and interacting with other participants, work on a shared document, save it and send through the VIA Cloud or even use the interactive whiteboard.

    Engage
    VIA enables authentic engagement in meetings. You can share your files with other participants, chat or stream full HD videos in perfect quality. Everyone gets to participate, interact and be involved. Attendees become active participants – not bored bystanders.

    via Kramer Electronics

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    04 Dec 2014

    Cloud Video Conferencing from Digicom

      Digicom to white label the Cirrus-Connects cloud video conferencing for the Irish market

      Digicom has chosen to add the Cirrus-Connects cloud video conferencing solution to their product portfolio. Cirrus-Connects is now amongst an already impressive list of Digicom partners such as Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize, Samsung, Sony, NEC and Ricoh. As the number one choice for Print and Audio Visual/Video Conferencing solutions to the business sector in Ireland, Digicom recognise their clients changing needs for video conferencing solutions. Digicom aren’t just looking for a solution that looks great, they want a technologically robust solution that delivers significant benefits to their customers.

      Not only do companies wish to continue using video conferencing at the boardroom level but due to the power from desktop/mobile hardware devices and the ever increasing telecommunication networks, companies want to easily connect their offices, customers, suppliers and partners and remote staff by video. “It’s all about the user experience! I’ve been so impressed with the reliability of Cirrus-Connects”, says Digicom Sales Director Peter Fox “the interoperability it offers and how simple it is to use, especially when running it from a webbrowser without the need to download any software plugins. With immediate effect, Digicom will be deploying Cirrus-Connects for use in our own business process”. Digicom has white labelled Cirrus-Connects under the Digicom brand.
      Cirrcom Limited Managing Director, Steve Roberts is very proud and privileged for Cirrus-Connects to be associated with Digicom.

      For further information, please contact:
      Digicom
      Peter Fox, Sales Director
      T: +353 (0)1 460 0022
      E: peter.fox@digicom.ie

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      01 Dec 2014

      How I Made It | Greg Clarke

        The Sunday Times recent ‘How I Made It’ article on Greg Clarke (Managing Director, Digicom). Read how Greg has grown the business since 1997, and also what lies in store for the future: “We have a good management team in place and good systems and processes. This means things are handled better, which means [profit] margin is better too. All in all, we have a good platform for growth”

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        01 Dec 2014

        Ricoh Projectors | Freedom of Expression

          A record-breaking throw distance of just 11.7cm allows the Ricoh projectors to be placed just inches from the wall, ensuring that nothing comes between you and your message: no shadows; no noise; no glare. Use it to display images of up to 80 inches in meeting rooms, classrooms, museum displays, restaurants, bars, shops, window displays, anywhere there is a wall or flat surface to project upon. And because it is so compact and light, you can move it from room to room and even carry it to meetings off-site.

          The PJWX4130N boasts all the features of the PJWX4130, plus wired and wireless network connectivity, a USB port for PC-free presentations and enhanced device management.

          In summary:
          Can be placed just 11.7cm from wall and will display images up to 80cm.
          Optional Unique Stand.
          HDMI Input.
          Bright with 2500 ANSI Lumen.
          Automatic distortion adjustment and wall colour correction.
          Network Connectivity.
          Low Energy Consumption.
          3Kg.
          Quick start/shutdown
          Rapid 3 second start-up makes these projectors deal for impromptu, ad hoc meetings.
          USB storage: A USB 2.0 interface allows JPEG images and MPEG2 video to be projected directly from USB memory devices for PC-free presentations.

          For more information on the RICOH Projector & AV range contact a member of the Digicom Team today.

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          22 Sep 2014

          Polycom RealPresence Group 500 Special Offer

            Digicom are running a Polycom trade in promotion discount of up to 25% for your existing Video Conferencing units. This offer applies to the equipment listed below. As you can see is not limited to just Polycom units. As an added incentive for the next 2 months, we are also bundling Premier Maintenance for Year 1 Free of Charge for trade ups to the Polycom RealPresence Group 500 series. This only applies to trade-ups and is in an effort to encourage replacement of end-of-life kit.

            Polycom RealPresence Group series combines great video experiences and a new breakthrough simple interface with the broadest interoperability and lowest total cost of ownership of any video. The Polycom® RealPresence® Group Series brings a new standard of efficiency and productivity to your group collaboration. It combines great video experiences and a new breakthrough simple interface with the broadest interoperability and lowest total cost of ownership of any video collaboration system.

            For conference rooms and your other meeting environments, the Polycom RealPresence Group 500 delivers powerful video collaboration performance in a sleek design that is easy to configure and use. Support for dual monitors and ultiple options for sharing content make it an ideal fit for most standard-sized meeting rooms. Single-cable connections for video and audio simplify setup, while the small, sleek design allows for discreet placement of the device. Plus, the small design makes it ideal for mobile applications, whether moved to different locations within a building or used as part of your mobile video kit.

            Full list of equipment eligible for trade-in: Cisco/Tandberg (C Series, MXP Series, MSE Series, Edge Series), Lifesize (Room, Team, Express), Sony (PCS Series), Aethra (Vega series), Huawei (View Point Series), Radvision Scopia VC240, VTEL conferencing systems, Polycom iPower, Polycom View Stations and Polycom VSX series.

            The program with additional free maintenance bundle runs until 12th November 2014.

            Feel free to Contact Digicom for more information on this trade-in offer or call 01 4600022.

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            09 Sep 2014

            Digicom now offering Sony Bravia 4K Professional LED TVs

              Digicom are now offering our customers greater choice with Sony Bravia 4K Professional LED TVs. Available in 55” and 65” screen sizes, as well as our largest 85” model, they bring the incredible depth and picture quality of 4K resolution to business and retail. Plus web-friendly HTML5 means users can create digital signage, easily.

              Our range of superior quality public display screens and projectors, highly creative video walls, leading digital signage software and intuitive content management solutions enable businesses, education establishments, venues, retail environments and transport hubs to maximise audience engagement.

              Professional design
              The FWD-55X8600P, FWD-65X8600P and FWD-85X9600P offer all the technological performance and style you’d expect from BRAVIA. The 4K LCD panel produces four times the pixels of Full HD for outstanding picture quality, while the ultra-slim design enhances any corporate or retail environment.

              Simple, flexible
              Standard mountings for installation plus straightforward operation and controls mean that a BRAVIA Professional 4K LED TV integrates easily into any environment. Customise and store preferred settings with Hotel Mode, and copy them from display to display via USB memory.

              Optimal controls and signage creation
              Each display includes USB playback, IP control, RS232C control (with optional accessory CBX-H11/1), Hotel Mode and web-friendly HTML5 for easy digital signage creation.

              Get in touch with a consultant from Digicom today to help find the best Sony Bravia 4K solution for your business.

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              28 Aug 2014

              Digicom renewed as Cisco Ireland Authorized Technology Provider (ATP)

                Digicom has again met the resource requirements for the ATP – Cisco TelePresence Video Express program and has demonstrated its qualifications to sell, install, and support customers with ATP – Cisco TelePresence Video Express products and solutions in IRELAND.

                In recognition of this achievement, Cisco will continue to recognize Digicom as having achieved this ATP designation in the Cisco Ireland Partner Locator at http://www.cisco.com/go/partnerlocator.

                “Cisco values the ongoing commitment and expertise that Digicom has demonstrated and looks forward to continuing this valuable relationship.” said a Cisco representative.

                 

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                26 Mar 2014

                Where are AV Integrators Going?

                  Well not away, if you must know. The coming years for AV integration is quite exciting, but challenging as the merger of IT & AV matures.

                  Cloud: Everybody’s going there, everybody is tired of the name. But AV as a Service is also moving to the cloud. Both Client and Integrator will win. The Integrator because of the ongoing monthly revenue. The Client because of the value the integrator will view the partnership and the need to constantly provide a best service to the client, over a lifetime. The even better news for the client will be no further requirement for big capex budgets in order to keep up to date with the technology. Their Integrator will insure that is the case ongoing. Video Conferencing will be the dominant product in this space and when the standard moves to web based RTC, watch the exponential growth.
                  Smart Building: AV Integrators own the expertise and technology excellence to manage a secure IP platform to run a commercial building. Cisco, IBM, Honeywell and Accenture are all aware and involved in this space as a result. Water, Access & Security, Fire & Life Safety, Elevators, Lighting, HVAC, Energy Management, High Speed Internet, Wireless Connectivity, VPN Access, IP Telephony, AV Conferencing and Digital Signage can all be seamlessly managed and integrated through one smart IT platform.

                  Big Data: A collection of data sets so large and complex, that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management or traditional data processing. Otherwise known as ‘the internet of things’. Well with every object having an IP address, this will allow AV Integrators to gather useful information for the client and make decisions, as a result of this. This will mean the Integrator will even get closer to the client, with ongoing useful information and ways of improving client efficiency or even saving them money.
                  It is thought the space will become so specialist and client/ integrator relationships, so tight, that the Integrator needs to choose the segments that they are best in and as importantly, choose the market segments they are best not in. Gartner have recorded that 15%-40% of the AV Integrators we have today, will not exist in 3 years. Up to now, the sales person was able to roll up their sleeves and dig in. The future is about a group of people selling to another group of people, always asking how can we improve the clients business and when they can expect their return. Paying attention to our clients wins.

                  Peter Fox, Digicom Sales Director

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