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Ambient light rejection (ALR) projection screen technology has been around for a while now. Despite this, there is still confusion about how ALR works. Some of this confusion is caused by manufacturers making inaccurate claims or promoting non-ALR surfaces as a solution. Every screen reflects light in two ways: through diffuse reflection and specular reflection…. Read more »

AVaaS

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Recently, PCD released a solution to our clients’ common AV issues by introducing AV as a Service (AVaaS). AVaaS provides options for customers to pay for audio visual equipment and services on a monthly basis, without a large cash payment up front. Customers can opt in to an AVaaS contract for a recurring fee and receive… Read more »

Surgex

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With today’s power being delivered to client’s facilities, the range of noise injected into the power can be minimal to highly impactive especially when it comes to video. The result is rolling bars, herringbone, and other anomalies including simple noise in the audio systems like pops, cracks and hums. Although there are many brands advertising solutions that utilize… Read more »

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PCD takes pride in the selection and deployment of audio visual equipment to match the needs of the client and to the facility in which it is being installed. To that end, PCD carefully plans the rack construction with vigilant detail to ensure that the finished product functions properly but also looks neat, orderly, and… Read more »

PCD

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PCD recently completed the installation of digital signage at Redwood Credit Union’s newest branch on Market Street in San Francisco. This project features various LG brand monitors installed to enhance RCU’s open-space floor plan including: one furniture-mounted 55”monitor, a portrait mounted 43” and six 55” monitors throughout the branch. PCD installed two 49” landscape-mounted monitors… Read more »

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As part of the “Active Learning Campus” trend in new construction, California Hall includes rotating seats and tables where students face their peers to work in teams instead of sitting and working solo. California Hall was nominated for LEED-gold and Net-Zero Ready designation. Skylights throughout the building help reduce the electrical footprint, which can be… Read more »

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Over the years PCD has installed numerous Audio / Video systems for a variety of customers and applications. The observations made, and feedback received from our clients indicate the greatest general frustrations with AV is that the technology changes rapidly enough that the systems become stale within a 3 to 5 year period. Without maintenance,… Read more »

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Corporate client Covia in Walnut Creek reached out to PCD to install AV systems at their new Corporate headquarters facility in a variety of locations on campus. PCD was challenged with designing several conference rooms and huddle rooms to include Polycom teleconference systems and NuReva soundbars as the audio conferencing microphone and speaker system. The… Read more »

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With a recent shift towards open office layouts and staff working remotely, the need for effective AV collaboration and clear communication is increasing. Huddle Rooms offer small spaces for collaboration without booking a large conference room or disrupting neighboring offices. Biamp Devio is designed for huddle rooms or small conference rooms, Devio provides exceptional AV… Read more »

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PCD worked with Solano Community College’s Vacaville Campus and General Contractor, Rudolph & Sletten, to design an AV system that the staff can utilize while training new students to groom and educate them in preparation for potential job opportunities in the biotech industry. The AV installations in each classroom allow teachers to present content from… Read more »