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Rooms, Auditoriums, Classrooms&Training Facilities 2002 Best
LCD Projector Lifts
Conceal your projector neatly away in the ceiling while not in use. Secure your LCD projector further with the optional key lock on the wall rocker switch!
In the past, you needed a projector and an interactive whiteboard to create an interactive learning environment. Now, you can make almost any wall interactive with the BrightLink 450Wi.
The Polyvision TS620 USB-Enabled Touch Sensitive Interactive Whiteboard brings your existing web resources and software tools to life. By adding class notes, sketches and drawings, it offers teachers a multi-sensory medium for turning every lesson into a dynamic one with practical features that make teaching more efficient.
Enjoy the Benefits of Videoconferencing !
Would you like to save money on travel, or enjoy more time at home but still keep in touch for those important meetings? Are you stuck because of weather but really need to be at a meeting or conference? If so you may be ready for Video Conferencing and Amik Technology can help! We design, supply, and install Video Conferencing Rooms we would be pleased to enable your office or Board Room to bring you face to face with clients and colleagues instantly.
If you would like to arrange a video conference in Thunder Bay we currently have a room for rent through Amik in partnership with Signal Resources (807-475-9341). You can video conference at our site or We can provide screens, projectors, LCD's, sound reinforcement, and either fixed or wireless mic's at a location of your choice. We also through partners can provide streaming and session recording. Request a quote today!
If you need to Rent a Videoconferencing Training Room for a Meeting in Thunder Bay or a larger board room contact Heather or Judy at the Innovation Centre. Cost $400
What have we been doing recently that is world class?
I have to admit that I haven't been writing much because we have been very busy!
In fact October 16 2012 Trinity United Church made the news on CBC, regarding the success they are having at broadcasting church services. They are streaming and are video conferencing during Sunday services from a studio and system we installed this year.
Minister Randy Boyd went further video conferencing into a National Theology conference at Queens University broadcasted from the studio to a room filled with a totally WOW'd audience who were very interested in how Trinity was addressing multi-site ministry with video technology.
Dr. Larysa Turko also interviewed at Trinity by CBC who is currently doing a PHD in education on videoconferencing as a method of reducing dropout rates in online distributed learning shared words of praise on how our bidirectional technology similarly makes church services come alive through participation of all of the church locations.
Archived streams of the services are available online at http://www.trinityuc.org
Video Conferencing makes Ontario Justice more efficient!
Ontario Justice uses video conferencing allowing people to appear in court from a large variety of locations including Jail, OPP Detachments, Police Stations, even the Coroners Office or City Morgue.
Since 2011 Amik Technology has been assisting Bell Canada and ET Group to install, troubleshoot and maintain the Ontario Court systems Video Conferencing infrastructure across Northern Ontario.
In the not too recent past a prisoner would need to be transported to the Court accompanied by up to 3 officers and would spend as much as half a day waiting for his 5 minutes in court. This process has been greatly streamlined through the use of videoconferencing.
Design Samples (6-10 people)
Travel isn't as glamorous as it used to be! With increased wait times and security it can be downright frustrating. There are important sales and initial project meetings you need to go to but I would like to suggest that there are also many meetings that you could attend through videoconferencing saving you time, money and frustration.
Ever thought of audio conferencing? I agree it's not bad, I have had very effective work meetings using an audio bridge. Videoconferencing is a whole step above audio conferencing, it allows you to get a lot more of what you gain in a face to face meeting (that body language, facial expressions, the ability to notice attention gaps) way better than the phone ever could.
Amik Technology would be pleased to assist your
organization with the planning, design, installation and training for your video
conferencing facility. We can take care of all the details, supply and install.
If you provide the Room, we will bring it to life!
With over 12 years of experience in the video conferencing field we have a good understanding of what works and who it will work for.
There have been a tonne of improvements in the videoconferencing technology area. This means it is getting much simpler to operate and more cost effective with the use of the Internet and high speed networks.
Yes, Video Conferencing isn't for everyone.
It represents a moderate investment in technology probably 2-5 business trips. It is also a significant culture change for many organizations. You may wish to try a few conferences by renting local systems like the Innovation Centre's training room or Contact North.
We would be pleased to help you to determine if video conferencing is the right direction for your organization. No cost, no obligation lets sit down and talk about how we could help you do business better with the use of a videoconferencing system.
About Amik and the Projects we have done ....
As a consulting firm we offer a product
independent service that ensures you get the best product for
the task, not necessarily the most expensive. We also offer experience in use of the technology which will help you to avoid the pitfalls and system design issues that make some systems cumbersome.
In general Amik does computer technology projects. We implement many different types of technology solutions for many different types of clients. Often we work as an extension of a businesses internal resources. So keep us in mind for that next big project regardless of the exact technology!
Did you know that many larger installations of video conferencing
technology required architectural services? Services such as electrical engineering
for power and lighting, mechanical engineering for ventilation,
acoustics engineering for echo and noise issues, even paint colour and furnishings need to be considered.
An effective implementation of video conferencing
will compensate for your investment through reduced travel costs and increase workplace productivity. Many find that their sales effectiveness improves, customer satisfaction increases, and mistakes related to poor communication decrease due to the use of visual communication instead of relying strictly on audio or even worse email.
So what happens to those who don't do their homework?
to properly engineer this type of system , to train and to manage change will result in less effective
meetings, which will eventually lead to lack of use of the system. This means that you will fail
to meet risk reduction, cost reduction and productivity goals. Yes you will end up stuck with a system that you paid a lot or money for and that nobody uses.
In lesser cases you will fumble around looking technology challenged where programming and proper design could have made operation easier thus allowing you to focus on the tasks at hand ... that customer, that sale, or the information you are trying to exchange.
Conferencing Room Design Samples (University Lecture
This project involved the retrofit of a large
75 seat lecture theatre at Lakehead University in 2001. The room was a
prototype room with the findings of the project being used as
input to the design of the ATAC building constructed in 2003.
Lakehead University School of Medicine (2005)
Amik Technology provided equipment installation, cabling, and room layout changes in cooperation with Precision Camera Inc. for the Lakehead University's School of Medicine
This is a multi-purpose room with similar requirements to the French Catholic School Board project completed in 2004.
The system features Polycom Codec, Crestron control technology, Polycom Vortex echo cancellation, SURE wireless mics, VCR, DVD, ELMO Doc Camera, Presentation PC input, and a Sony plasma screen all on a moveable cart.
What's new? From a business stand point the room changes have extended the rooms capacity from about 12 up to about 40 where originally the last 28 people of the 40 received a very marginal video conferencing experience. Technology wise the Extron's MGP 462D supplies 2 images to one wide format projector and allows 2 side by side images instead of the dual screen, dual projector configuration used in the ATAC building lecture theatres.
A new much wider screen was installed on the wall to the right of the podium pictures above and replaces the one on the end wall. Also shown in the above picture is the rooms capability to host presentations directed to a smart board rear projection system (see screen at end of tables).
Note also that the room has a multi purpose element with the use of tables that are moveable and offer flexibility orientation.
Township of Schreiber (2010)
Amik Technology supplies and installs three video conferencing multimedia systems for the Township of Schreiber's new location in the former Schreiber high school on Alberta Street.
Carts shown above are totally portable and can be disconnected from the wall if required. Eight foot Da-Lite screens and 4500 lumen projectors create an impressive image for either local presentations, distance education, remote training, or meetings.
Utilizing the sites high speed internet connection Schreiber can now communicate and participate with other communities in the North and around the globe via IP videoconferencing.
Transmitting VGA over CAT 5
AV over twisted pair is the transmitting of Audio, Control and Video over UTP cable traditionally associated with networking and telephone systems.
This exciting new solution has really taken the guess work out of getting a clear image onto ceiling mounted projection systems. For more information on this technology please see Extron's Introduction to VGA over UTP
RapidRun Video Cabling System
Wide variety of outlets, HD15, HDMI, RGB and others
Cables from 5 to 100 ft designed to slip through conduit
Wide variety of standard leads.
RapidRun is an award-winning interconnect system designed, from the ground up, to evolve with the components of your installation. Featuring an amazing connector technology and incredible flexibility, RapidRun is able to handle whatever signal you need wherever you need it; this versatility allows easy customization of any system.
The RapidRun system consists of three Runners and a collection of Break-Away termination options that function with specific Runners. Two Break-Aways are required for each Runner, one on both ends of the cable. The multiple combination options allow you to customize the system in order to create your desired configuration.