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Smart Hotel Upgrades for Your Guests and Business

Positive first impressions mean everything, which invariably translates to repeat business. When guests enjoy their stay at your hotel, they keep coming back for more. Still, even if you have a well-appointed room, luxurious amenities, and a beautifully manicured property, your competitors in Honolulu, HI, may boast the same features. Rise about the rest by adding a state-of-the-art hotel room control system.

Your guests enjoy a 5-star experience every time. That’s because they have complete control of every technology in their rooms – the lights, motorized shades, whole-room audio, entertainment, and much more. Keep reading to see how you can fill every vacancy in your hotel by upgrading to a smart room automation system.

 

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Keep Your Budget in Check with Energy-Saving Commercial Lighting

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How LED Lights and Occupancy Sensors Provide Effective Energy Management for Classrooms

As students return to college and your classrooms start to fill up again, it’s time to consider ways to improve the lighting throughout your property. A robust, automated lighting system is one of the most effective ways to cut costs, save energy, and keep your budget in check. For instance, LED bulbs alone use 75% less energy than incandescent. If you haven’t made the switch, now is the time.

In addition, by adding occupancy sensors, lighting schedules, and timers, you’ll enjoy real monthly savings – money you can put to good use in other areas. Read more to learn how updated commercial lighting control for your educational institution in Hawaii is a smart choice.

 

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3 Video Conferencing Solutions For Your Business

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Improve communication with superior technology

No matter where you are – in your office or at your home in Hawaii – you need video conferencing solutions that work well. The problem is they usually don’t. Pixelated video, poor audio, and frustrating lag times create problems as you try to meet with colleagues, clients, or potential customers. Since teleconferencing technology has become the cornerstone of business nowadays, it’s vital to have a robust video conferencing system in place.

In this blog, we outline three ways to improve the video experience in your conference room and at your home office. Read more to see how these powerful yet easy-to-use technologies can turn a problematic video conference into a productive meeting.

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How A Hotel Room Control System Improves Your Image

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Give Your Guests Complete Control in Their Rooms with a Robust Hospitality Interface by Crestron.

Your guests want more than merely a place to lay their heads. They want to be treated like royalty. Think about it. Where would you rather stay: a hotel suite that meets your basic needs (a bed, TV, and bathroom) or one that caters to your every need? A standard TV with remote is par for the course. Every hotel room has that. And keyless entry has become standard now.

Go above and beyond to make your hotel stand out. Install a state-of-the-art hotel room control system at your hotel in Oahu, HI. An advanced smart automation system by Crestron elevates a guest’s experience to a new level. And why wouldn’t it? With hospitality interface controls in their suite, you put everything at their fingertips. Read more to see how hotel smart controls can improve your brand image and the experience of your guests.

SEE ALSO: Building Automation Solutions Positively Impact Hotel Operating Budgets

Simple Yet Sophisticated Controls

Are you giving your guests an excellent first impression? Smart automation does it from the moment they step in their rooms: automated lighting and shades, seamless control of the AC and heat, touchscreen interfaces, and much, much more. In fact, you’ll impress them so much, they may never want to leave! With Crestron automation technology, your guests are sure to enjoy the ultimate in relaxation and pampering.

For instance, they’ll have complete and customizable control over the audio-visual system: 4K TVs, streaming video, and high-definition speakers. They’ll have a cinematic theater experience in their own suites. Or, if your guests are having a gathering in their rooms, it’s the perfect place for a dance party or spending time with friends. Hotel room automation not only improves the experience of your guests, but it’s smart business sense because it makes your hotel much more appealing.

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Save Money on Energy Costs While Adding Appeal to your Business

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How Commercial Lighting Control Is an Eco-Friendly & Eye-Catching Choice

Upgrade your lights and save money. It is one of the most effective ways to reduce energy consumption. By installing an energy-efficient commercial lighting control system at your business in Honolulu, HI, you improve the appearance of your property – inside and out – and give your budget a boost. 

Want to discover all the benefits of integrating new lighting with a commercial automation system? Read more to learn how a controlled lighting system offers many options, including the ability to manually and automatically adjust any number of lights throughout your building.

Money-Saving and Energy-Saving

How would you like to reduce your company’s energy usage by 20%? With a state-of-the-art commercial lighting system, you control every aspect of the lighting on your property. This helps you remotely adjust lights in areas that aren’t in use. In fact, it can be done automatically by programming scenes or using motion sensor lights. Also, LED lights are 80% more energy efficient compared to incandescent bulbs. That means big savings for your business.

That’s what Pacific Audio & Communications achieved after installing a building automation and commercial lighting control system for Del Dotto Winery. We received the CEDIA award for “Best Innovative System or Solution” for the project. From integrated security to smart lighting, we brought every technology together under one centralized system for Del Dotto Winery.

Lights That Are Easy to Operate

You may think that an innovative lighting system is complicated to use, but it’s just the opposite.

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3 Commercial Automation Opportunities We Deliver

3 Commercial Automation Opportunities We Deliver




Think Beyond Your Conference Room Automation!




As business owners, sometimes we inordinately focus on external factors when determining both current business success and scalability. For example, we might count the number of clients we have and how much they bring in, or how many business partners you might nab on your next trip. While these are all critical factors, it often pays to look at internal elements when you’re ready to scale.




An internal focus means ensuring that your employees have everything they need to succeed and grow your business. Is your conference room automation speedy or intuitive enough for your junior salesperson’s first video-conference presentation? Does your peer leader have a small, quiet area to start a breakout coaching session? Let’s look at three rooms that every Kailua Kona, HI, business needs to thrive in the new decade.








SEE ALSO: The Most Unexpected Commercial AV Applications We’ve Installed




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Of course, we can’t fail to mention that we design and install conference room automation. That’s where you bring in large groups of clients to discuss important matters, host conference lunches or impress prospects. Your largest meeting spaces should handle all of your needs, and those shifting requirements might involve many moving parts. For example, you might need beamforming microphones to pick up more voices around the room, motorized shades to block ambient light from a projector screen or in-wall speakers to distribute your audio. PAC’s conference room installations have you covered when you need a room that impresses every time.




Conference rooms have their uses, but too many business owners overuse them for a lack of more suitable options. Below you’ll find a more efficient way to manage smaller groups.

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3 Unexpected Applications for Our Commercial Audio Video Systems

3 Unexpected Applications for Our Commercial Audio Video Systems




Pacific Audio & Communications Takes AV Installations to Breweries, Wineries and Beyond




If you own a business in Kaiula Kona, HI, or are interested in how other people operate theirs, we know you’ve heard about some of the benefits of commercial audio video installation. We’ve installed many corporate, restaurant and retail AV systems that have clients excited about boosting their customer base, upselling products, engaging employees and more.




But maybe you didn’t know how we could serve three markets that were untapped by AV updates for too long. Keep reading to find out some unexpected verticals we’ve reached, including the project that won us a CEDIA award.








SEE ALSO: Take a Look at Our Del Dotto Winery Project, Featuring Full Automation!




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We recently crossed the ocean to help a Napa Valley winery reach its full potential with AV systems and automation. We brought smart security, climate control, audio, video, lighting and more together as we modernized Del Dotto’s sprawling, architectural space. We’re very proud to say that our ambitious Del Dotto Winery project earned us CEDIA’s “Best Innovative System or Solution” in 2019.




As you might expect, PAC automated Del Dotto’s famous winery with tasting room AV. Wineries also allow us to help behind the scenes, too. By automating the wine caves’ temperature controls, we can ensure wines are at the perfect settings during fermentation. And if there is any change in temperature or an issue that arises, the system immediately lets the employees know so that they can tend to the wine immediately.

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4 Hotel Spaces Made for Motorized Shades


From your lobby to your guests’ rooms, motorized shades can create a more comfortable and convenient environment






When it comes to the day-to-day operation of your hotel or resort, the shades you install throughout your space are likely not at the top of your priority list. However, this attitude is a mistake, because your shades play an important role in establishing an ideal atmosphere. Your shades are also important when it comes to protecting your guests’ privacy.




Still not convinced? That what today’s blog is all about. We’ll be going through the ways motorized shades can improve four different spaces in your Maui, HI hotel or resort. Read on to learn more.








SEE ALSO: How Building Automation Helps You Renovate Older Construction




COMMON AREAS




Places in your hotel with heavy foot traffic – the lobby, room corridors, the gym or pool area, etc. – are well suited to commercial automation systems such as motorized shades.




One factor that increases the utility of motorized shades in these spaces is the sheer number of windows and, therefore, shades. Adjusting the shades manually in these areas could take hours, whereas doing so with motorized shades is much more convenient and takes minutes, if not seconds. For even greater convenience, set your shades to automated schedules and watch as they adjust themselves without any effort from you or your staff.

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For Commercial Builders, Automation is the Key to Success

For Commercial Builders, Automation is the Key to Success
  • Give Buyers What They Want
  • Start with a Plan
  • Trust the Automation Experts

The Demand for Commercial Automation is Rapidly Growing

Smart buildings are the big new trend, and construction firms are starting to take note. More and more businesses are seeking out builders who have experience in constructing commercial buildings with integrated automation systems. Is your construction firm ready for this shift in buyer need? Keep reading to learn about the benefits of integrating commercial automation and how your Oahu, HI construction company can get started.

Enhance Your Offerings

  • Personalized Solutions: Today’s business owners don’t want cookie-cutter buildings. They want buildings that are perfectly tailored to their business image and needs. Automation technology offers an easy way to provide that customization while still keeping initial construction costs low.
  • Everything in One Go: Builders often work with many different contractors, bringing in companies for A/V, security, lighting design, networking, etc. When you work with an automation company, you’re able to knock out many outsourced aspects of construction in one go. Everything from the digital phone systems to the business access control can be handled by the same skilled and experienced company.
 

How to Get Started with Commercial Automation

Partner with an Automation Company

Builders and architects don’t have to take on the task of automation on their own. When you partner with an established automation company, you can rest easy knowing that they have the skill and experience to weave the technology seamlessly into your building design.
  • Collaborative Effort: The automation contractor will work with your construction company from start to finish, offering guidance on everything from the initial plan through to the final optimization of the audio video system or lights.

Start from the Beginning

A common mistake that builders make is waiting until construction is complete before they bring in someone to do the automation. However, many elements of automation design and implementation are best accomplished before the building is finished, such as:
  • Pre-Wiring: Automation often requires different wiring than your typical commercial building would have, especially if the building needs to support a large number of high-definition televisions or have completely reliable wireless signals throughout. To keep the building design clean, it’s best to do the wiring before walls are closed up.
  • Equipment Placement: If the building is going to have hidden equipment, such as Wi-Fi boosters or control panels, it’s best to start planning on where those devices will need to be installed early.
  • Lighting Design: Placing and programming smart light fixtures and sensors is an art in and of itself. With the right lighting design, commercial buildings can promote a unique ambiance while also saving on energy costs. If the automation comes after construction is complete, the possibilities for specialized lighting design are significantly restricted.
 

Take the First Step

Is it time for your construction firm to embrace commercial automation? Pacific Audio and Communications works with builders throughout Hawaii to provide superior automation systems in both new construction and remodels. To learn more about starting a partnership with Pacific Audio and Communications, contact us today.
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How to Distribute Quality Audio and Video in Your Business

How to Distribute Quality Audio and Video in Your Business
  • Centralize Control of Your Technology
  • Invest in the Proper Equipment
  • Protect Your Property’s Distinct Style

Why You Need to Invest in an Audio/Video System

Any business, whether it’s a sports bar or hotel, can benefit from a dedicated AV system. Having a professional solution in place, particularly as part of a commercial automation system, makes it easy for you to set the right ambiance, communicate with employees and engage customers. In this blog, we explain how this technology can be used in businesses throughout Kauai, Hawaii.


Centralizing Control

By incorporating your AV into a commercial automation system, you can access all your technology on a smartphone, touchpad or tablet.
  • Set the Right Ambiance
    • Adjust the volume and playlist in your restaurant, office or hotel at the touch of a button. Intuitive control lets you pick out music that enhances your brand while creating the perfect ambience—say a soothing instrumental playlist at your hotel spa.
    • Create scenes within your system to transition smoothly:
      • Use an “Evening” scene to transition from day to night (or lunch to dinner service) by closing the shades, turning up the lights (or dimming them in a more romantic setting), and changing the music.
  • Enhance Office Communication
    • Automate your boardroom to run more efficient meetings and conference calls. You can create scenes to prepare the room for any activity:
      • For example, a “Video Conference” scene rolls down your screen, turns on your projector and sets your display to conference mode. All you have to do is dial the number.
    • Incorporate the speakers you use to distribute music into an intercom system. Use your tablet or smartphone to page a particular room and immediately communicate with employees.
 

Installing the Right Equipment

It’s also important to invest in the right equipment to get the most out of your system. This is where you benefit from having a professional familiar with the top brands in the industry.
  • Finding the Right Speakers
    • In most commercial environments you want to invest in in-wall and in-ceiling speakers with wide-dispersion to get uniform sound while protecting your space’s décor. Unless you’re running a sports bar or club, you want your sound to be heard but not seen.
  • Mounting Your Video Displays
    • Whether you want to share beautiful images in your hotel lobby or have various TVs playing in a restaurant, we help you find the right mounting option:
      • In a lobby or boardroom setting, televisions should be mounted flat on the wall for easier viewing and a sleek look.
      • In a sports bar where you have multiple televisions, find the right mounting angles so as many people as possible have a clear view.
  • Incorporating Screens and Projectors
    • Outdoor screens for movie screenings, training or promotions should be paired with bright projectors with a high lumens count.
    • Use retractable screens for training rooms and boardrooms so they can be put away when not in use to optimize your space.
 
From the right equipment to a comprehensive control solution, we cover every aspect of your business’ AV needs. Contact Pacific Audio and Communications for a consultation.
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