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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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Healthcare New Construction – A Unique Specialty
Healthcare New Construction – A Unique Specialty

The challenges faced by the healthcare industry are special. Most healthcare organizations cannot just build a new building, bring in brand new staff or replace an existing system and process. Changes are strategic, well thought-out and planned over many years. Most of the work needs to be done in a legacy environment with an eye to the future to maintain the competitive edge and to be essential to the communities they serve. Captus Systems is unique in our expert understanding of the technology. Our engineers have designed and delivered hundreds of systems with that same philosophy.

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Improving the Look and Feel of a Traditional Hospital (aka Hospital Feel)
Improving the Look and Feel of a Traditional Hospital (aka Hospital Feel)

A video wall can be utilized in a space that either does not have enough traditional windows or none at all. A video wall can enhance the mood and could even change the feel of that basement office or the old feel of that patient's waiting room. This concept is also known as moving arts which is an LCD/LED screen placed into a picture frame of your choice.

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Telemedicine and Telepathology
Telemedicine and Telepathology

More with Less. Telemedicine & Telepathology are some of the leading technologies that hospitals are implementing to maintain and produce their unique and competitive value. Latency, caused by inadequate infrastructure can be mitigated and removed with new technologies delivering more functionality with less bandwidth. The modern medical facility delivers high resolution encrypted scans, video and other data to the person who needs to see it, when they need to see it. Multi-building campus facilities can bring the healthcare professional into the process, regardless of their physical location on the campus. Language translation at patient bedside or family waiting room can be provided with careful attention paid to the infrastructure and HIPPA rules. Solutions loaded on a tablet and attached to infrastructure, can provide remarkable and meaningful real-time results.

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Patient Waiting Areas – Patient Recovery Areas
Patient Waiting Areas – Patient Recovery Areas

Bringing a home to the hospital speeds recovery. This is a fact. An important element of the modern home experience is provided by Audio Visual + IT systems. Bringing the home into a patients recovery process is essential, especially for the tech savvy young people and the young at heart.

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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

We respond emotionally to daylight. Colors are vivid, surfaces reveal texture and an uplifting quality is associated to any room with an abundance of daylight. 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.

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

The corporate healthcare messaging experience is now an integrated Audio Visual + IT experience. Patient check-in via kiosk can save time and verify patient identity with added accuracy and security. This allows for better information pertaining to individual needs. Background music systems, centrally managed, can deliver a unique sound to each area and is a cost-effective method to improve the “hospital feel”. 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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Meeting Room Scheduling
Meeting Room Scheduling

Corporations invest billions in conference room build-outs and the technology associated with them. Yet, with all the money spent, it is difficult, if not impossible, to see the complete picture on the RoI as it relates to the technology. Has productivity been improved? Are people using the rooms? Is the technology in the room being used? Are people attending in person? Are they actually “seated” in the room, attending via conference all or not present at all? Captus Design Process puts tools in place to provide answers. Captus Systems has effective easy-to-use solutions with real-time data providing the insight. Easy to run reports are one thing but, dashboards and notifications use the power of technology to be more profitable and to make better decisions that bring value to the design process. With proper planning, putting a conference room together can actually be quite simple, and our Captus Design Process can and will put the tools in place to provide the right answers. Captus Systems has effective, user-friendly solutions with real-time data providing the necessary insight you need to structure your business model. Easy-to-run reports are one thing, but dashboards and notifications use the power of technology to maximize profit and conceive more sensible solutions that bring value and controlled variables to the design process.

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Microphones
Microphones

Innovations in microphone technology means the future of microphones are a networked device. Captus Systems believes in the power of the network and now the microphone is becoming a part of the IOT family. Dante – (Digital Audio Network through Ethernet) Definition: Dante is a combination of software, hardware and network protocols that deliver uncompressed, multi-channel, low-latency digital audio over a standard ethernet network cable using Layer 3 IP packets. To Captus Systems, Dante means microphones can be easily and cost effectively deployed to provide the best user experience available today. Ceiling microphones that fit perfectly into a 2x2 tile have the power of over 100 traditional microphones. When these are combined with algorithms programmed into latest Digital Signal Processors “DSP” the result is a speaker heard in uncompromising perfection. While every microphone is not perfect for every space, Captus Systems will help you select the correct microphone for the room based on all possible variables such as ceiling height, number of persons in the room, wall and floor coverings, etc.

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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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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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