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Cisco Collaboration Tools
Cisco Collaboration Tools

Do you work the same way you did 10 years ago? Think about how the way you work has evolved. Chances are it’s no longer 9 to 5. And it’s not all in one office. Work today requires collaboration and involves teams spread across time zones. Harvard Business Review surveyed business leaders worldwide about how collaboration is changing within their organizations. say “effective team communication” has become more important over the past two years are investing in easier-to-use collaboration solutions. report that collaboration with external parties has increased in importance. Technology that puts collaboration first Make work more intuitive with easy-to-use collaboration technology. WebEx Teams (formerly Cisco Spark) Unify your voice, video, data, and mobile applications. Learn More > WebEx Meetings With Webex Meetings, joining is easy, audio and video are clear, and screen sharing is easier than ever. Forget about the technology, focus on what matters. Learn More > WebEx Devices Award-winning room and desktop devices make online collaboration even more lifelike. Learn More > Why Cisco & Captus There are a lot of solutions from which to choose, but there’s only one proven leader. Cisco has twice the share of any competitor in video and web conferencing. And 95% of Fortune 500 companies are using video-enabled Cisco Collaboration solutions. Read Gartner’s insights, and see how Cisco continues to lead the pack. Read the report > What Are You Waiting For? Try WebEx for Free!

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Captus Design Process (CDP)
Captus Design Process (CDP)

The Captus Design Process “CDP” brings unparalleled results to your Audio Visual Technology project. Our non-ego, pragmatic, fact-based, data-driven, approaches drive measurable repeatable outcomes. The CDP confronts an all too common problem – Expectations not met throughout the design and delivery process. Captus was founded for just this very moment in a time. The CDP provides lower cost, better results and better documentation. It is now too important to use anything less than the proven disciplines taken from years of Best Practice in AV and IT and combined into the CDP. The Captus Design Process is: Consultation & Understanding of Requirements, Expedited Service, On-Time RFI Responses and Submittals, Detailed Documentation and Drawings, Expert Project Management, Executive Overview, Multiple Vertical Expertise and In-house Engineering Team. Why Captus Systems provides a team with the knowledge of IT, the understanding of AV, the design sense of a creative team and technology to manage it all. The Captus management team has over 120 years of combined experience, delivering successful technology solutions and construction projects, with the highest integrity across North America. Technology drives innovation. Lead with Technology – Deliver with People.

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Video Walls
Video Walls

Video walls have the power to captivate. Video Walls can change the mood of a space simply by switching content or configuration. Their versatility, for example, allows for displaying marketing content in various configurations and then switched to a single full display mode for an executive briefing. Video walls are widely used in applications from Command Centers to Reception Lobby’s to Boardrooms. Video walls have become an important way to differentiate rooms and spaces by integrating technology into a static architectural element; The open wall or floor. Mounting options, aspect ratio, resolution, serviceability, power and environment include some of the most important factors to consider when selecting the correct solution. Captus Systems experience spans the gamut. We have delivered video walls for Command Center and other 24/7 applications supporting the industry’s highest reliability with up to 60,000 hour mean-time between failures. When something as important as the video wall is deployed in the organization you need the best team ensuring its operability, reliability and sustainability. Captus Systems is a leader in video wall technology.

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Sound Masking
Sound Masking

Sound masking reduces noise distractions, improves productivity and protects speech privacy. The modern workplace has a speech privacy problem. Speech privacy is the inability of an unintended listener to understand outside conversations. A worker with a lack of speech privacy will overhear lots of conversations they shouldn’t. The majority of office workers (60%) are unhappy with the lack of speech privacy and speech privacy is the number one driver of workplace dissatisfaction. Speech privacy effects the bottom line. Trends in the design and architectural communities, that has brought many efficiencies, are also contributing to new challenges faced. Open floorplan designs have brought workers closer together and have fewer materials (carpets, ceiling tiles and partitions) that block and absorb sound. The increased use of glass and metal improve aesthetic but amplify office noise. Sound masking is the process of adding an unobtrusive background sound to the environment that raises the spaces ambient noise level. It is barely noticeable, sounding like the HVAC, specially tuned to make voices less intelligible and therefore less distracting. A Captus Systems designed sound masking system will be easy to install & setup, will operate on a schedule, can be managed via a web interface, can be integrated with paging, background music and emergency systems.

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Shading Control
Shading Control

Utilizing daylight saves energy by reducing the need for electric light sources. Automated shades improve privacy and security either by allowing natural light in with semi-translucent shades or by using blackout shades to completely block views. Imagine opening or closing an entire wall of window treatments at the touch of a button. Presets can ensure the perfect amount of light is allowed in throughout the day, creating spaces that are always at the appropriate temperature and are as bright as they are needed to be. These are provided either through a single touch or can be automated via daylight sensors. Coordination with trades and proper installation are key to successful deployment and ease of operation.

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Retail Digital Signage, Interactive Media Networks
Retail Digital Signage, Interactive Media Networks

The retail experience is now an integrated Audio Visual + IT experience. Examples of this are seen everywhere. Signage kiosks, that shows the latest offering and can also capture email addresses and cell phone numbers. Background music systems that are centrally maintained can include custom feeds, based on real-time offers, available only at that branch. Location services that recognize your customers when they enter the store, providing a more customized experience. Commercial Signage has many applications like reinforcing a brand, displaying an events calendar, streaming news or welcoming new employees and clients. Captus believes that digital signs that “dissolve” into the aesthetic have the increased power to captivate by putting the focus on the message, and not the display. Captus Systems believes the aesthetic matters. We help you find the correct technology, so the power of the content can be delivered to appropriate audiences throughout the enterprise and centrally maintained.

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LAN Audio Video Switching - Network Video Distribution
LAN Audio Video Switching - Network Video Distribution

This is where IT and AV become one… and the design community has begun to recognize the ramifications are not just to a network. The impact on design will be profound. An AV cabinet that may have resided in its own room, has been getting smaller for years and may disappear completely. Standalone racks are being replaced with network receivers, encoders and decoders residing in specialized AV / IT in-wall boxes. The AV IDF and IT IDF, already similar, will become indistinguishable from each other. While the look of the spaces will become more streamlined, the design needs will also shift. Heat, location and bandwidth become critical. Captus Systems has the data, tools and experience to help. Our unique understanding incudes the best practices from IT and the unique capabilities in AV. Now overflow can mean viewing a CEO Town Hall Event in a completely different building in a different state (or country) as a part of the basic system design.

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Video Conference Rooms – Audio Conference Rooms
Video Conference Rooms – Audio Conference Rooms

Video Conferencing has become a standard form of corporate communication. The cost of video conference rooms has been steadily declining and boasts of improved experiences have fallen short of the high expectations. Year after year, when users are asked to rate experiences in AV enabled rooms, the experience that has consistently rated poorly is the audio experience; until now. Better choices being made early in the design process will mitigate many of the factors responsible for expectations not realized. Captus Systems video and audio conference room solutions are unique because of their consistent high-quality results. Hallmarks of a Captus Systems video + audio conference room are: No visible wires. Perfect camera angles – so meeting participants appear to have a seat at the table. Perfect Audio – everyone on the call can be heard with crystal clarity as if they are in the same room. Ease of operation – calls can be scheduled to connect based upon a calendar invitation. Whether implementing a standard video codec (using Cisco, Polycom, LifeSize) or a PC based solution (using Skype for Business, ZOOM, Vidyo) or just calling into an audio bridge - every user experience is the same. Variables to be considered include, but are not limited to, too many hard surfaces, glass walls, open ceilings, etc. Specifying the correct camera, installing at an optimal camera height with appropriate pan-tilt-zoom capabilities and specifying correct microphones programmed into latest DSP technology can have an oversized effect on performance and expectation. Contact Captus Systems today to ensure that your video conference room will perform as intended and will exceed expectations of all concerned. Call Captus Systems to have your Video Conference Room designed for FREE.

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