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3 Commercial Audio-Video and Automation Trends in Hospitality

3 Commercial Audio-Video and Automation Trends in Hospitality

Given the surge in commercial automation and audio-video technology, today’s customer arrives with heightened expectations. Tech-drenched hospitality centers, including hotels, pubs and restaurants, grow more commonplace and accessible, and your guests will expect more businesses to raise the bar. It’s unfortunate but true: If the hotel down the road from your Frisco, TX, location offers voice control, your prospective guest might choose to go there instead.

Attract more guests, and keep returning customers safe and entertained, whether you own a hotel, restaurant, bar or resort. We’ll share a few of the top commercial audio and video and automation trends and how you can apply them to your hospitality business with the expert help of DeVance Electronic Lifestyle. Curious? Keep reading.

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Big, Immersive Entertainment

As video displays get more and more expansive and even cover entire walls, hospitality-sector managers should think bigger when it comes to entertainment. Whether you’re preparing your new bar for a busy SEC season or building a more competitive resort property with poolside TVs, don’t dismiss the power of video walls and massive displays. They’ll keep guests entertained and therefore more likely to say “Yes!” to a second round or dessert, increasing your profits. Size isn’t the only consideration: Ensure you have enough displays dispersed around the property to entertain a diverse fan base.

Every vertical within hospitality will also benefit from audio. Spas rely on music to help relax their guests while they enjoy a massage or facial service. Hotels need the right ambiance to greet lobby customers. Restaurants require masterful sound dispersion and volume control so diners can hear the music and their conversations.

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3 Creative Uses for Your Home Audio Distribution System

3 Creative Uses for Your Home Audio Distribution System

When we talk about multi-room audio, also known as audio distribution, we often mention the most popular, common way to enjoy it – through streaming services like TIDAL, Deezer, Pandora and a host of others. Fortunately, our choice partners for home automation systems, Crestron, RTI and Control4, are compatible with multiple streaming applications, letting you find countless tracks to play anywhere in your home. While our clients love their music-streaming services, we’ve discovered more ways to engage with your favorite media, using home automation, high-end speakers, audio receivers and, of course, a customized installation.


Did you know that you can think beyond digital content and take full advantage of your home audio-video system in more creative ways? Keep reading to learn what we’d love to help you explore firsthand in your Highland Park, TX, home

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Turntables

Old equipment, meet new technology. If you miss the long-gone days of listening to music from retro devices, we think you'll be delighted that these once-antique music players are making a comeback.

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3 Ways Interactive Whiteboards Boost Employee Engagement

3 Ways Interactive Whiteboards Boost Employee Engagement

Did you know that more than half of people identify as visual learners? Those people, likely many of your staff members, want to see and interact with pictures when they process important company information.

Are your presentations speaking to them? At DeVance Electronic Lifestyle, we recommend giving people tools that facilitate open, impactful communication. Engage your staff and empower them to participate with conference room equipment. If you want to combine the perks of visual tools with hands-on application, there’s no better place to start than interactive whiteboards. Keep reading to see why we find these devices beneficial for engaging employees and building stronger teams right from your Irving, TX, conference room.

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Work the Room


As a manager or business owner, we’re sure you’re familiar with this scenario: You’re presenting and trying to get everyone engaged, but instead you see blank stares around the conference room. Spare yourself this embarrassment by breaking the ice with interactive whiteboards that ensure feedback from even the most reluctant or introverted employees.

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4 Overlooked Elements That Boost Your Commercial Audio Video

4 Overlooked Elements That Boost Your Commercial Audio Video

When you’re planning a conference room and considering all the commercial audio video details, you’ll likely first think about the most noticeable elements you need -- like your display and speaker technology.

In our many years of experience installing automated boardrooms, we have found that often, the smaller, less flashy components make or break the meetings. Keep reading to better understand what we mean, and which three factors you should no longer ignore!

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Room Scheduling Software

Many hiccups can arise during a meeting scheduling process. It’s not uncommon, for example, for someone to set up a video conference but forgets to send the link to your calendar. A software glitch can allow a room to get double-booked.


Designating a place and time for a simple meeting should never be painstaking. Crestron’s Fusion room scheduling software connects everyone in your office to an easy-to-use scheduling platform. Employees can see which rooms are available on touch screens throughout the office, and press a few buttons to book a meeting, set a space and invite attendees. For your convenience, Fusion syncs with standard email tools, like Outlook and Google.

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