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Natural Lighting Benefits for Your Home and Business

Over the past 100 years since electric lighting became the norm, humans have shifted from natural circadian lighting to stagnant, artificial light. Many people live and work indoors with fixed lighting and bright computer screens. As a result, most of us don’t receive the natural stimuli we need to maintain proper health and sleep soundly at night.

Ketra, which was recently acquired by Lutron Electronics, offers natural lighting solutions that provide the highest-quality transitional light to create stimulating commercial and residential environments. Ketra bulbs flawlessly emulate daylight from cool and bright in the morning to clear and blue at midday to soft and warm in the evening.

TVTI partners with both Ketra and Lutron to deliver a superior lighting experience to our Chicago customers. Let’s explore the aesthetic, biological and productivity benefits of natural lighting for your home and business.

Aesthetic Benefits of Natural Lighting

Natural light is ever-changing. This offers beauty and versatility with which cold, static lighting can’t compare. Consider these aesthetic reasons to upgrade to natural lighting:

  • Natural light looks and feels right: Your body is naturally attuned to the changes that light undergoes throughout the day. The automatic temperature adjustment of…

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Audio and Video Distribution for Your Smart Office

If you operate a collaborative business in Chicago, the work environment benefits when it’s easy to communicate ideas and metrics with one another. It’s also important to have a method for giving presentations to clients and partners without awkwardly fumbling with equipment or experiencing embarrassing tech glitches.

Harness the potential to share more with audio and video distribution systems from TVTI. We can turn your business into a “smart office” by giving you the ability to direct audio and video to any room in the building, all from a single device. The end result is a reliable, impactful and easy-to-use audio/video solution you’ll use every day.

Applications for Video Distribution in Your Smart Office

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Convey messages quickly and effectively with video displays. Here are some ways you can apply video distribution in your smart office:

  • Show off employee work: Encourage employees to display their work in progress by outfitting each desk with a large, high-definition display. Then, when coworkers walk by, stimulating conversations ensue. This same technique can be used to share new ideas over lunch without clumsily passing a mobile device around. There’s…

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Intelligent Home Design Ideas

Do you dream of having a smart home? It may seem surreal, but today we have the technology to almost completely automate a home. Are you interested in integrating technology, but concerned about how it will impact your home’s aesthetic appeal? Not to worry- you can have a functional, stylish home that incorporates the latest in intelligent technology while maintaining visually appealing interior design.

First, decide what elements of technology you want to include. The term “intelligent home” means different things to different people, and what the term encompasses for you is a personal choice. For instance, twenty years ago exterior light timers seemed “high-tech,” but today, those are fairly common. You probably already have an internet connection, and some of the other technological elements you may want to consider include:

  • Automated lighting and temperature control
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other communication protocols
  • Home security and safety systems
  • Entertainment systems controlled by computer, phone, or tablet
  • Appliances that can communicate with each other

Spend some time giving some serious consideration to how technology in your home can improve your life. Do you want to wake up to lighting and temperature that gradually change to…


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Digital Signage Tips for Your Business

Is your business using technology to its best advantage? If you’re not using digital signage, you’re missing out. The digital signage market has taken off, and with good reason: digital technology offers innovative, interactive options to improve your branding and increase your business’s visibility.

You’ve certainly seen examples of companies using digital signage to boost their brands. Retailers are using digital technology to provide virtual makeovers, showcase certain products on the wall, and allow for interactive advertising. Additionally, interactive kiosks are useful in reducing wait time and boosting sales. How can you best use digital signage to help your business?

  • Keep it simple. While technology is complicated, your digital signage shouldn’t be. Keep your branding consistent, and don’t try to incorporate too many technological aspects at once. The beauty of digital signage is that you can change your message and use eye-catching imagery. To do this effectively, though, you’ll want to keep your branding instantly recognizable.
  • Don’t limit your location. Having digital signage at your brick and mortar store is effective, but what’s even more impactful is allowing customers 24-hour access to your technology. Installing a unit somewhere away from your location…

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Everything You Need to Know About Video Conferencing Solutions

Video conferencing has become an essential part of intelligent office design, thanks to new technology. Today’s modern office offers complete control over lighting, sound, conferencing, and other elements with a single app. For some companies, the concept of seamless video conferencing may generate more questions than answers, and for good reason; there is a lot to know.

What Is Video Conferencing?

Video conferencing is a way for business colleagues to communicate using both voice and video, from anywhere in the world in real time. This is done via a computer network, over which audio and video data is transferred.

Benefits of Video Conferencing Technology

There are several advantages for companies who are thinking about using video conferencing technology, time and money savings being at the top of the list. Colleagues needing to meet don’t have to incur travel costs to visit your office, nor do they have to incur additional costs to reach you on the phone.

Attend from Anywhere

Today’s modern office is one that can be located anywhere. Employees working from home can still attend meetings via video conferencing without having to travel to the office.

Better Communication and Connection

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