Today’s high definition audio-visual systems are more feature-rich, easy-to-use, and affordable than ever before. Whether you’re a retailer, bank, small business, or corporation, ComNet can design an AV solution that will help your business engage with customers, deliver your message, and enhance corporate communications.
Contact us today to learn more about our complete portfolio of videoconferencing, large screen video displays, digital signage systems, and mass notification and paging systems.
ComNet brings a value-based approach to the audio-visual marketplace. By combining best-in-class audio-visual practices with a user-friendly approach, ComNet gives you the technology that your business needs while protecting your bottom line.
Every environment is unique, and ComNet approaches the design process from a value-based perspective. Even the most sophisticated audio-visual system is a waste of money if it can’t be effectively utilized. The audio-visual arena has historically been plagued with systems that are overly complicated, and extremely expensive. ComNet looks to protect your budget by designing a user-friendly solution that meets the true needs of your organization.
Through a comprehensive process of client interviews, analysis and refinement, ComNet identifies user requirements, facility strictures, room usage and a range of capabilities and technologies the space should accommodate. ComNet’s Design Department will conduct extensive research to determine equipment viability and compatibility. ComNet’s team then develops schematic plans that continue to be refined to reflect client feedback.
Our clients benefit from ComNet’s commitment to being “manufacturer agnostic”. This ensures that specific application needs are met with the most appropriate and best quality equipment available.
ComNet’s ability to seamlessly manage client expectations and to communicate effectively with technicians, architects, consultants and general contractors is a key element in the success of our projects. For each of their projects, ComNet’s clients have one point of contact to resolve any issues, answer questions and to keep them informed of the project’s progress.
ComNet’s Audio-Visual Service Contracts provide continued support to ensure system operation after integration is complete.
- Video Distribution and Displays
- Audio Reinforcement
- Video and Audio Conferencing
- Control Systems
- Video Walls
- Room Scheduling
- Background Music & Paging
- Huddle Spaces
- Conference Rooms & Boardrooms
- Meeting Rooms
- Training Centers & Classrooms
- Auditorium & Large Venue
- Command & Control Centers
- Network & Emergency Operations Centers
- Casinos & Gaming
- Sports Arenas
The purpose of sound masking is to achieve both Speech Privacy and Comfort. Sound Masking introduces a spectrum of noise which gently raises the ambient background sound in order to cover, or mask, speech. Speech Privacy is achieved by raising the noise level to a point that makes conversations unintelligible. Comfort is achieved through the quality and range of the sound produced. ComNet can design and implement the system that best meets your facility’s individual needs.
This self-contained system is the most economical “set it
and forget it” system and provides superior sound quality up to 20,000 square feet.
These systems are designed to meet the specific needs of complex facilities. Networked systems provide design flexibility, virtually limitless zoning capabilities and easy expansion. Complete system access is available with the click of the remote or mouse, on site, off-site or around the world.
- Call Centers
- Financial Institutions
- Legal Facilities
- Military Facilities
According to the Bureau of Consumer Protection, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) requires financial institutions to safeguard sensitive data. Whenever sensitive information like account numbers, or transactions, or corporate merger details are being discussed, it is imperative that proper precautions are taken and implemented to ensure that private information remains out of public consumption. Sound masking can provide the appropriate levels of speech privacy to ensure that financial information that is communicated orally can be safeguarded against inadvertent disclosure and subsequent misuse.
Hospitals are noisy. Monitoring equipment and transportation carts continually generate noise that negatively impacts patient comfort and recovery rates. In addition, communication between doctors and nurses and their patients happens 24/7. Sound masking systems are designed for patient comfort and privacy. A networked system can offer individual, personalized volume control in patient rooms, localized or nurse station controls. Sound masking also protects conversations which are guaranteed privacy under HIPAA.
When traveling, getting a good night’s sleep can make all the difference in the world. The ability to create an environment that is acoustically comfortable can be the difference between a trip that is enjoyable and restful and one that is not. Personalized sound masking speakers provide varying degrees of sound masking and can be controlled for volume and sound frequency to address specific needs depending on the guest’s preference.
In military environments, information must remain secured. Sound masking systems protect sensitive and secure information, and depending upon the application, normal and confidential speech privacy can be obtained. The system can even provide an alert should any of the sound masking units be tampered with to alert security of potential risk.
Sound masking is an important part of addressing acoustics and in doing so, properly designed systems can help create environments that balance the need to communicate and collaborate with the need to head’s down work. Systems implemented by ComNet are performance driven and positively impact productivity, reduce turnover, minimize distractions and enable your business to function at optimal levels.
Life safety today is protecting occupants from a variety of dangers including fires, weather emergencies, bio-hazards, and terrorism. A properly designed mass notification system is essential to keeping office occupants informed and safe. In designing a Mass Notification and Emergency Communications (MNEC) system, the four critical elements are Reach, Clarity, Redundancy and Reporting.
- Reach is about coverage to 100% of the intended audience to inform and instruct. Reach can be visual and/or audible throughout the entire facility.
- Clarity is the degree to which the intended audience understands the message that they are receiving.
- Redundancy is the system’s built-in fail-safe capability. A MNEC system should not only notify you of a compromise in the system, but it should ensure 24/7 operability with a redundant signal.
- Reporting capabilities for the system provide real time notifications should the system be tampered with, fall off-line or if the integrity of a system component is compromised. Alert messages are automatically triggered so that issues can receive immediate attention.
Within the National Fire Protection Agency’s (NFPA) code 72, specific requirements for communication must be met. Specifically, a Mass Notification system must provide for Acoustically Distinguishable Spaces (ADS) as well as meet the Sound Transmission Index for Public Address (STI-PA). Together these performance standards help to achieve “intelligibility”, which is another requirement within NFPA72.
To provide coverage to 100% of the intended audience, the overall space is reviewed and evaluated to consider each Acoustically Distinguishable Space (ADS) in order to define the appropriate zoning requirements for the client’s facilities
A variety of visual and audio delivery methods can be customized into the design and integrated to ensure that messages are seen and heard clearly. Audio coverage utilizes a variety of audible devices such as upward-firing, direct-fired and specialty speakers and horns for both overhead and loud speaker paging. Speaker design always considers and accounts for the necessary volume fluctuations the system must meet.
A well designed MNEC solution will ensure that all intended audiences are well informed and direct to safety through any and all means possible. ComNet implements mass notification systems that reach 100% of your target audience with messages that are crystal clear.
DIGITAL MEDIA &
Many corporations and public institutions are realizing that the benefits of digital signage to their organizations are nearly limitless. Digital signage is a flexible, powerful way to communicate your message to your audience, whether it’s a customer, client or colleague. Sales promotions, advertisements and information can be communicated more quickly and cost-effectively, giving you the ability to motivate your audience.
- Lobbies & Reception Areas
- Message Boards
- Large Venue Information Finding
- Menu Boards
- Retail Locations
- Sales Centers