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Microsoft Copilot

Unlocking the Power of Productivity: Microsoft Copilot for Your Organization  The corporate landscape is changing. Workplaces demand agility, efficiency, and innovation more than ever. Amidst this shift, Microsoft has unleashed a powerful tool: Microsoft Copilot. This AI-powered assistant promises to revolutionize workflows and empower teams across all levels of your organization. But what exactly is … Read more

Technology Solutions for Government

Government meeting rooms across the U.S. continually seek ways to improve their collaboration experience and provide better access for their residents, staff, and council members. Technology upgrades play a crucial role in achieving this goal by providing access to new tools and resources that streamline processes, improve communication, and enhance decision-making. Amplifying Voices in Every … Read more

The Modern Workplace

Not long ago, meetings took place with everyone in the same room. However, technology has enabled the evolution of how people meet and work, facilitating dramatic change in recent years. Whether you meet in a conference room, home office, hotel, or your RV, this issue of Close Up explores how Modern Workplace technology is delivering … Read more

LG MAGNIT

LG’s MAGNIT DVLED Display is comprised of a colorful mosaic of Micro LED chips that can deliver stunning images as the content creator intended. Vivid colors, breathtaking contrast, and ultra-fine detail combine to produce eye-catching images that immerse viewers and create a memorable experience. Bring your imagination to life with LG MAGNIT. At Ford AV, … Read more

LG All-in-One

All-in-One Micro LED Display Simple Installation Process Create a full screen of LG MAGNIT AIO with 5 units of assembled LED Display Modules (LDM). A unit consisting of 30 modules is preconfigured with reduced gaps thanks to LG MAGNIT’s professional module alignment process. Tightly hold the screen with its refined bezels and back cover, and … Read more

Intelligent Video – The AI-Powered Meeting

The way we work has changed drastically in recent years. With the rise and normalizing of remote work and hybrid meetings, businesses are looking for solutions to keep staff connected and engaged. AI-driven meeting rooms offer a solution that is both innovative and effective. They use artificial intelligence to automate many of the tasks involved … Read more

External Room Controls for Microsoft Teams Rooms

Microsoft Teams Rooms (MTRs) have become an indispensable part of modern business communication, facilitating seamless meetings and collaborations. These dedicated room systems come with impressive out-of-the-box functionality, making it easy to conduct meetings, share content, and communicate effectively. However, to truly harness the potential of MTRs, it’s essential to explore external control options that extend … Read more

Are Soundbar Microphones Adequate for Conference Rooms?

In the ever-evolving landscape of audio conferencing technology, soundbar microphones have emerged as a convenient all-in-one solution for conference rooms. These devices promise to streamline communication by integrating speakers, microphones, and cameras into a single soundbar form factor. With claims of impressive features such as long-range capabilities and AI-driven noise cancellation, it’s tempting to believe … Read more

Crestron 1 Beyond Intelligent Cameras Enable Hybrid Communication

So much of human communication is non-verbal – gestures, expressions, and body language. Crestron Intelligent Video takes these cues to the next level, enhancing how we connect in virtual and hybrid meetings and bringing back collaboration and dynamic engagement. Features that Foster Engagement Crestron1 Beyond AutoFramer™, AutoTracker™, and Automate™ Intelligent Video technology enrich the meeting experience … Read more
LG Large Format Direct-View LED Display Solutions

LG Commercial Displays and Direct View LED Displays: Enhance Your Message with Size and Color

LG’s Direct View LED Signage solutions are designed to create engaging viewer experiences both indoors and outdoors. With vivid colors, sharp images, and a wide variety of features, LG DVLED captures the attention of your audience and conveys your message effectively. Whether it’s in a busy shopping center, stadium, airport, conference room, or corporate lobby, … Read more

AI Features of Microsoft Teams Rooms: Cloud IntelliFrame and People Recognition

In today’s competitive landscape of AI technology, Microsoft once again takes center stage with groundbreaking innovations that are set to reshape the way we collaborate. As we step into a world where virtual interactions are the norm rather than the exception, Microsoft Teams Rooms introduces two remarkable AI features that are poised to revolutionize the … Read more
Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms by Ford AV

Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms: A more inclusive and collaborative vision for hybrid meeting rooms

Hybrid work has become the new normal, and meeting rooms need to be designed to accommodate both in-person and remote attendees. Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms are a new type of meeting room that are designed to provide a more inclusive and collaborative experience for everyone involved. What are Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms? Signature Microsoft Teams … Read more

Shure Conferencing Ecosystems: Studio Quality Sound for the Conference Room

Recognizing the importance of clear and reliable audio, Ford AV, a nationally recognized audiovisual design and integration company, has partnered with Shure, a pioneer in performance-grade audio solutions. Together, they present a range of Shure Conferencing Ecosystems that ensure studio-grade sound for every meeting, revolutionizing the way organizations communicate. The Shure Conferencing Ecosystems: A Solution … Read more

Poly Video Solutions for Microsoft Teams: Seamless Collaboration in the Hybrid Workspace

In the modern business landscape, video conferencing has become an indispensable tool for communication and collaboration. As more organizations adopt hybrid work models, the need for reliable and feature-rich video solutions has become paramount. Ford AV, an industry-leading audiovisual design and integration company, recognizes this demand and partners with Poly, a renowned technology company, to … Read more

Elevating Clarity in Conference Room Meetings: The Power of Beamforming Ceiling Array Microphones

In the ever-evolving world of audiovisual (AV) technology, achieving pristine audio quality is essential for seamless communication and impactful presentations. Ford AV, a distinguished national audiovisual design and integration company, proudly presents a game-changing solution with Beamforming Ceiling Array Microphones. Renowned brands like Shure, Sennheiser, Yamaha, Audio-Technica, ClearOne, Biamp, and Sony have embraced this cutting-edge … Read more

Logitech Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini: All-In-One Video Conferencing

In today’s cloud-centric business environment, effective communication is key to success. Whether you’re collaborating with team members or meeting with clients remotely, the quality of your video conferencing experience can make all the difference. That’s why we are excited to offer Logitech Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini – two powerful all-in-one video conferencing solutions … Read more
Logitech Sight

Logitech Sight: The AI-Powered Tabletop Camera That Improves Hybrid Meetings

Hybrid meetings are here to stay, and Logitech Sight is the perfect way to make them more inclusive and engaging for everyone involved. This AI-powered tabletop camera works hand-in-hand with Logitech Rally Bar or Rally Bar Mini to capture, identify, and present virtual attendees with the best sound and view of the meeting room action. … Read more

Crestron Hybrid Collaboration Solutions

Empowering Hybrid Workplace Solutions Crestron’s hybrid collaboration solutions empower teams with equitable meeting experiences. Technology solutions standardize spaces and experiences, making them easy to replicate and use. With seamless integration, remote and in-person participants can collaborate effortlessly. Experience the potential of Crestron’s hybrid solutions and unlock productivity in your meeting rooms.  Equitable and Engaging Ford … Read more

The Evolution of Meeting Room Technology at Ford AV

Just over 10 years ago, AV systems at Ford were complex and required a great deal of expertise to install and maintain. The system diagrams had to account for all of the sources, midpoints, and destinations, and the audio, video, and control had to be integrated seamlessly. This was a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. Today, AV … Read more

Q-SYS for High-Impact Spaces — Unlock the Potential of Your Space

Ford AV keeps your business moving forward with Q-SYS, a cloud-manageable audio, video and control (AV&C) Platform built around modern, standards-based IT architecture and driven by the Q-SYS OS. Structured to enable seamless, unified, and scalable human experiences, Q-SYS raises the bar with award-winning training, amazing support and innovative solutions. Ford AV and Q-SYS work … Read more

Enhancing Collaboration: 3 Ways to Perform Video Conferencing in Meeting Spaces

In today’s interconnected hybrid workplace, video conferencing has become an indispensable tool for businesses and organizations. It empowers teams to collaborate seamlessly, regardless of geographical boundaries. Ford AV, a leading commercial audiovisual integrator specializing in video conference integration, recognizes the significance of effective video conferencing systems. In this article, we explore the three main methods … Read more

The BEST User Interface is NO User Interface: Enhancing Meeting Experiences with Automation

In today’s fast-paced business world, meetings play a vital role in collaboration and decision-making. However, the traditional user interfaces found in meeting rooms can often be cumbersome and time-consuming. Thankfully, advancements in automation technology and artificial intelligence (AI) have paved the way for a new approach to meeting room interfaces. Ford AV, a leading provider … Read more

Professional Displays vs. Consumer TV Displays: Making the Right Choice for Commercial Applications

Benefits of Buying a Professional/Commercial TV display Television displays have become an integral part of our daily lives in today’s world. However, when it comes to commercial applications, businesses often face a decision between professional TV displays and consumer TV displays. Here are 6 benefits of investing in a professional TV display over a consumer TV display for … Read more

Embracing the Future: Wireless Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Video Conferencing

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, remote work and virtual meetings have become the norm for many organizations. With these changes, businesses have had to quickly adapt to ensure seamless communication and collaboration. One of the key technologies that have emerged to meet this need is wireless Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) video conferencing.  Let’s … Read more

Technology Solutions for City Councils

Better Community Access Council chambers across the U.S. continually seek ways to improve their services and provide better access for their residents, staff, and council members. Technology upgrades play a crucial role in achieving this goal by providing access to new tools and resources that streamline processes, improve communication, and enhance decision-making.  Improving Community Engagement … Read more

Elevate Your Conference Rooms with Cisco Webex Room Series: Ford AV, Your Trusted Integrator

In today’s fast-paced business environment, effective communication and collaboration are crucial for success. With the rise of remote work and geographically dispersed teams, organizations need reliable and intuitive conference room solutions that bring people together seamlessly. That’s where Cisco Webex Room Series comes in, and Ford AV is proud to be a certified partner and … Read more

Protect Your Technology Assets

See how Ford AV provides a wide range of service options to protect your technology investment, including embedding operational support staff full-time at your business. Essential Services Provided For Your Investment Digital technology is the catalyst of productivity when it works. When it does not work—the solution is rarely straightforward and requires experts to locate … Read more

Yamaha ADECIA | Networked Microphone Conference Systems

Yamaha ADECIA A family of products designed to work seamlessly together to provide complete and customizable communications solutions for meeting spaces or classroom audio. Certified for Microsoft Teams! Yamaha’s ADECIA Ceiling Solution is Certified for Microsoft Teams! Clear & Effortless Meeting Conversation for Remote and In-Person Employees. Let’s Get Started! Ford AV is an authorized … Read more

The Ford AV Difference

Ford AV has built a 50-year reputation of safely completing complex technology projects on time, on budget, and with satisfied end users. We understand what it takes to meet project objectives from design to construction. This is why Ford AV customers return time and time again. Not All Contractors Are Alike Experienced organizations know the … Read more

Make Rooms – Logitech Conferencing Room Solutions

Video Conferencing Rooms for the Hybrid Workplace, Compatible with Your Platform of Choice Ford AV and Logitech offer easy-to-use conferencing solutions for all room sizes. Talk to one of our UC experts to assist you with the best meeting technology for your space. DELIVER BETTER, EQUITABLE MEETINGS Logitech® and Ford AV support hybrid work with … Read more

Microsoft Teams Panels

Microsoft Teams Panels provide a native Microsoft Teams experience throughout your workday—from booking spaces to holding meetings. Everything at your fingertips, from floor plans and catering to concierge service and support. Benefits of Microsoft Teams Panels  *Upcoming features Find your ideal room scheduling solution from an unequaled selection of options Room Availability Indicators Illuminated signage … Read more
Microsoft Teams Rooms.

Microsoft Teams Rooms

Bring Teams Meetings to the Conference Room An installed Microsoft Teams Rooms solution in the conference room allows everyone to be seen, heard, and fully participate from anywhere.  Ford AV certified designers address room acoustics, lighting, camera placement, and more to set the stage for an engaging and productive meeting. Seamlessly Connect People Across the … Read more
Ceiling Beam Mic Array.

The Beam: Physics and Technology Innovations

Truly some of the wildest innovations in technology involve what we’ll call The Beam.  Whether you’re in a conference room or concert, these technologies seem to defy physics, but actually leverage it – putting the focus where it needs to be and heightening the user experience! Beam Me Up Placing a microphone close to the … Read more

House of Worship and Microsoft Teams

Has your church experienced the difficulty of deploying video conferencing to volunteer leaders?  Many church congregants working from home routinely use web conferencing tools to remain connected. Volunteers look to church leaders to provide an easy-to-use and effective tool to continue working with their small groups, Bible studies, training classes, committee meetings and more! Microsoft … Read more

Body-Worn Cameras: An Essential Technology for Essential Workers

Capture evidence, deter aggression & provide peace of mind for those risking their lives during the current pandemic published: October 20, 2020 by Avigilon CHALLENGE Essential workers around the world are risking COVID-19 infection on a daily basis to ensure emergency services are available, waste is collected, public transport still operates, and supermarkets remain open. In … Read more

Top 3 Video Security Solutions for Commercial Businesses

published: September 13, 2019 by Avigilon Commercial businesses often face unique video security challenges depending on their facilities, assets, daily operations and the nature of their work. To help protect your commercial business and its resources, deploying a smart access control system that integrates with video management software and high-quality video security cameras lays a solid … Read more

Classroom of the Future

A New Norm For Remote Learning Give your students the quality learning experience they deserve. Regardless of location, Mediasite can provide a quality learning experience to your students. Transform learning into an active, memorable experience with Mediasite’s engagement tools. CLICK FOR A FREE E-BOOK Ford partners with educational institutions across the country from universities to local … Read more

Mediasite Quick Start Package

Mediasite is the industry leader for virtual learning, lecture capture and cloud streaming and quickly scales to accommodate your new viewership and storage needs. Act now to fast-track your virtual environment with our discounted quick-start packagesck-start packages. VIRTUAL QUICK START PACKAGE MEDIASITE VIDEO CLOUD up to 1,000 hours of content free Mediasite Video Cloud scales … Read more

How to set up the ideal Home Office

Ideal is a key word. Since many have had to rapidly transition to work-from-home mode and may not have had time to plan ahead, I wanted to share some key tips when creating your home office to help you maximize your performance. Location, location, location … Unless you have a dedicated home-office space, you are likely trying to find a spot to co-opt … Read more

Optimize for Every Room Size

CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm and is routinely included on the Fortune 500. Located high above Park Avenue, CBRE’s Manhattan office features multiple conference rooms and huddle spaces integrated with Zoom video conferencing software. Zoom Rooms integration simplifies three of the biggest conference room pain points: … Read more

Telehealth Video Conferencing

The convergence of AV & IT in the healthcare field have increased both opportunities and the demand from patients and medical staff.  It has also raised the bar for healthcare systems to provide more options for patient access to medical providers and improve levels of care while reducing cost. Ford AV is innovative in supporting … Read more
FIRMSPACE | HOUSTON, TX

Hardware Doesn’t Have To Be A Hard Decision

Your organization may already have a Unified Communications (UC) platform like Microsoft Teams, Cisco WebEx or Zoom deployed. However, to add a new meeting room, leaders must decide which hardware to use: a PC, a portable device or a dedicated device. Each of these have different benefits including flexibility, security and user experience. Flexibility Have … Read more
Indeed Conference Room

Be Seen with Large Format Displays

Indeed, a global leader in workforce staffing, opened a new office in Austin’s Domain Tower. The eleven-story, 310,000 SF facility accommodates over 1,700 employees and visitors. To make the right impression to guests inside and outside the building, Indeed partnered with Ford to create a video wall display that is the centerpiece of the building’s … Read more
Bank of Hawaii | Honolulu, HI

Breakdown Barriers With Video Walls: Location Location Location

Whether inside or outside, traveling or at the workplace, live concert or house of worship — GIANT video displays are part of our everyday life. Now more affordable than ever, video walls are used to deliver advertising, critical information or create an environment that inspires both guests and staff. Welcome Spaces Yesterday’s lobby is now … Read more

Crestron and Logitech Partner to Deliver a Premier Workplace Collaboration Experience

Reference designs pair Crestron’s Flex platform with Logitech’s Video Collaboration solutions to provide the best user and room experience. Crestron, a global leader in workplace technology, has announced a new partnership with Logitech to deliver a premier video conferencing, room control, scheduling, and management experience for rooms of any size. “This is the coming together … Read more

Samsung – The Wall Professional – Find out what greatness is.

Introducing the next great innovation. Introducing The Wall Professional. Greatness is something many aspire to, but few achieve. True greatness is the result of years of hard-won breakthroughs, meticulous attention to detail and a never-ending desire to inspire. With a history of greatness, Samsung has once again added to our legacy. Greatness like no other.The … Read more
Complete Crestron Flex Family

Crestron Flex Video Phone powered by Microsoft Teams

Even as Crestron has started shipping the new line of Crestron Flex UC solutions, we have been hard at work with Microsoft to expand the portfolio. At this year’s Enterprise Connect, Crestron previewed what’s to come in 2019 with a revolutionary new Microsoft Teams device that brings the power of video to the P-series of … Read more

Ford AV SHS Installation Spotlight

Ford AV partnered with AtlasIED to meet a customer’s needs for great sound with specific aesthetic restrictions. The SHS speakers provided great sound coverage, a low form factor, and visual customization abilities.
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Healthcare Technology Has Evolved: The Convergence of AV & IT

The convergence of AV & IT in the healthcare field have increased both opportunities and demand from patients and medical staff. Whether the need is creating a great experience for patients & visitors or functional space for training & collaboration, there’s a great AV technology solution that is sure to improve, impact and impress. TELEHEALTH … Read more
UT Southwestern Medical Center

5 Things to Remember When Building a Healthcare Simulation Center

You are finally given permission to move forward with building a medical simulation center or renovating your existing space. How will audio video technology fit into this project? Here are some suggestions to help make that journey a little less bumpy. Start early Whether you are creating a high-fidelity simulation lab, task training lab, lecture … Read more

4 Reasons Why You Should Use an Independent AV Rental Service for Your Next Event

Have you considered hiring an independent AV rental service for your next event? Many don’t even realize it’s possible to hire AV rental services outside of the venue’s own AV team. Independent providers like Ford AV’s Rental Center can equip you with everything your event needs from a dedicated and professional staff to reliable technology … Read more

Monterey Bay Aquarium – Using AV to Encourage Conservation Through Education

A World-Class Aquarium Strives to Do More Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the most well-known and acclaimed aquariums in the world—and for good reason. Opened in 1984, the aquarium focuses on ocean conservation and education and has revitalized the local area of Cannery Row. Today, it continues to grow with 27+ dedicated buildings and … Read more
City Center Las Vegas - Mandarin-Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Create a Destination: Keep Your Guests Coming Back

A successful visit to today’s hospitality venues demands memorable guest experiences. A great way to have your guests put their phone down, can be using AV technology to capture their attention in a unique and creative way. Digital SignageTurn your lobby and hallways into an art exhibit, while still communicating with visitors and staff. Direct … Read more
oracle austin

Attract Today’s Talent with Tomorrow’s AV

Oracle, one of the world’s largest software companies, recently completed the initial phase of a 565,000 SF campus outside of downtown Austin. As part of their plan to capture Austin’s growing pool of young professionals, Oracle’s executives sought an AV solution that would inspire and excite potential talent from the moment they walk in the … Read more
bank-of-hawaii

Aloha: Say More Than Hello to Visitors

At the flagship branch of the Bank of Hawaii, dynamic images feature the local sights and culture of the eight Hawaiian islands. Images such as tropical fish swimming along a vibrant coral reed, a breathtaking view of a rainforest or a bustling Waikiki Beach can be seen from the street. Together, these images welcome visitors … Read more
Cicso WebEx Rooms.

Cisco Webex Room Series

Bring more intelligence and usability to huddle, small, medium, large, and custom video-collaboration rooms with Cisco Webex Room Series.
Zoom Rooms.

Zoom Rooms

Zoom Rooms make communication with teams, customers, and partners easier and more efficient.
Huntington University

Active Learning: AV in Education

Beyond the glow of the large-format digital displays that replaced whiteboards and projectors in many learning environments, something even bigger is brewing. AV has had a positive impact on the education market, but in terms of real innovation, not much has changed in the typical classroom. Today’s passive AV learning tools—essentially large, mounted screens hardwired … Read more
nanolumens bank of hawaii

AV Technology that Hides in Plain Sight

New interior design trends seek a simple, minimalistic environment to create a calming experience for staff and visitors. In contrast, the workflow of most organizations increasingly relies on technology to improve collaboration and productivity and stay competitive in today’s global economy. In order to resolve this conflict, AV innovators are creating new technology that hides … Read more
Cloudera India

AV in India: Building Partnerships Abroad

Cloudera and Wes Akin of Ford AV began their AV partnership back in 2015 when they worked together on an expansion of Cloudera’s office in Austin, Texas. Since then, Akin has helped design and implement AV systems in Cloudera offices across the globe including Palo Alto, New York City, London, Budapest and Singapore. Now they … Read more

Atlas SHS Speaker

AtlasIED is literally changing the game of ceiling loudspeakers. The NEW SHS loudspeaker is incredible, invisible sound you have to hear to see. ©2018 Atlas Sound
Huntington University

The Digital Campus

Today’s AV technology not only brings the student and instructor together to improve the overall classroom experience, but also provides many solutions that can be centrally managed from an IT or administrative office. Life Safety What is your emergency plan? Keep your campus safe with a fully integrated Emergency Communication System (ECS) that combines the … Read more
BHP Billiton Petroleum

How BHP Stays Ahead in an Unstable International Market

As a multinational energy company, BHP Billiton has offices on four continents and operates around the clock. It is essential for the company to have access to exceptional conferencing capabilities and AV equipment to conduct business around the world. Ford AV’s most recent collaboration with BHP took place in their 600,000 SF Houston campus where … Read more
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Seamless is More: Sony’s New Crystal LED Technology

The future of digital signage and video walls has arrived. After winning Best of Show at InfoComm 2016 and ISE 2017, Sony’s highly anticipated Crystal LED video canvas technology is set to hit the market. Sony is years ahead of the curve with this one. The robust features of this premiere product are currently unmatched. … Read more

Sony Crystal LED

Sony Crystal LED, sold by Ford AV The future of digital signage and video walls has arrived. After winning Best of Show at InfoComm 2016 and ISE 2017, Sony’s highly anticipated Crystal LED video canvas technology is set to hit the market. Sony is years ahead of the curve with this one. The robust features … Read more
RealPage Training Room

Meeting Made Easy: Technology resolves meeting space conflicts

Corporate growth is exploding in Dallas, TX with great success for both new and established brands. In fact, if you have ever rented an apartment or vacation home for the week you have probably utilized one of these brands on the rise: RealPage. RealPage recently moved their headquarters from Silicon Valley to Richardson, TX, which … Read more
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Shure Microflex Advance

The invisible audio solution for AV conferencing.

Microsoft Surface Hub 2

Move beyond meetings, to true teaming Teams come in all shapes and sizes. They can be local or spread across the globe. People are your biggest investment – and your most valuable asset. To transform from collaboration to true teamwork, you need to invest in tools that bring out their best in the conference room, … Read more

Design / Build

AV is a common afterthought in the construction process, but savvy customers know that getting the AV designer involved early is key to a successful project. As soon as the building plans start to be conceptualized, the AV designer can play a critical role. Early on, a creative design team can advise the architect regarding … Read more
Ford AV President, Jim Ford, accepting the Samsung Smart Signage Award

Ford AV Receives Samsung Smart Signage Award

LAS VEGAS – June 10, 2016 – Ford Audio-Video has been honored with a Samsung Smart Signage Award for Industry – Corporate Installation of the Year at InfoComm16 in Las Vegas, an annual event for the professional audiovisual and information communication industries. Industry – Corporate Installation of the Year honors a project that helped solve a … Read more