Antenna Installations
No they are not. The two main differences are “HD” High Definition and “SD” Standard Definition. The HD will receive all stations however the SD can only receive standard definition channels. It is recommended to purchase a HD set-top box. Some will be stand alone set-top boxes and others will come with more features such as recording of programs, EPG’s (electronic program guide) etc.
This is not recommended. A tin roof can interfere with reception too much and a quality image can not be guaranteed. Also if there is foil insulation or something like aircell, then it cannot be installed in the roof. Any reflective surface will make picking up a signal almost impossible. If a customer would like their antenna installed under a tile roof, this is possible but there will be no guarantees on image quality.
If you have recently purchased a new TV then your TV will be “Digital Ready” It will need to be tuned in to the new digital frequencies. If you are still running an older analogue set then you will either need to purchase a new TV or just an add-on Set Top Box. These will both need to be tuned in. If you have a subscription service then it is most likely digital ready as well. Such as My Star from Austar, this Subscription service will receive all digital stations.
If you have recently upgraded your TV or bough a new STB to receive the new digital stations and are having image problems then you need to contact VisComm for a TV calibration. This includes re-aligning the antenna if needed as well as assessing the current TV system already in your house. Many older homes are not capable of receiving the new digital signal at 100% quality. VisComm can also give you an onsite quote for an upgrade of your MATV system.

Whenever extra points are installed dB loss occurs. This reduces the amount of signal getting from the antenna to the TV. If in an old house the quality of cable, antenna, and connections can be of poor quality and not capable of transferring good quality digital signal.

Most older homes will nearly need a full replacement system to accommodate any new points and the digital signal. This, in most cases can work out cheaper than getting it repaired to accept a signal.

Computer and Network Installation

Many clients ask us whether or not they should opt for a wired or a wireless network. Since we do both we advise our clients per their specific requirements. There are variety of things that determine whether to travel for wired networking or wireless networking:

Size of Network: For a network over the scale of 10 connections we recommend a wired network. the rationale for this is often that on a wireless network, all connected devices share the bandwidth, e.g. a 150mbps wireless network with 10 users on that will allow a maximum of only 15mbps per user

Critical Business Applications: For any devices running a critical business application like Pastel we might recommend connecting them to a wired network

Data-Hungry Applications: Any applications that transfer an outsized amount of knowledge between a server and therefore the application should be connected to a wired network.

The perfect setup for most companies is, in fact, to have a combination of both wired and wireless. Wired points in all offices for users with desktops and laptops to connect and a wireless network for roaming users and mobile devices such as iPads and Smartphones. 

Computer network installations have the subsequent benefits:

Improved productivity: when your office is connected via a electronic network your people are too. Everyone can access information at a way faster rate

Reduced costs: computer networks reduce the prices of getting email and couriers documents to other employees
Greater data security

Centralised backups: All PCs on a network can backup to a centralised location, like a server

Many companies attempt to save a buck by hiring an inexperienced jack-of-all trades network installer to put in their company electronic network. Viscomm frequently receive calls from these companies several months after the network installation to repair or redo the pc network. So what will we do differently that permits us to supply you with an expert network installation?

Professional Network Installers

Viscomm only use trained, certified professional network installers when installing network cabling for our clients

High Quality Network Materials

Viscomm source the simplest quality cabling and components from suppliers at good prices to our clients.

Experience

Viscomm have experience in small to large network installations, cabinet installations, wifi links, fibre installations and a number of other network installation related services

IT Setup Services

Viscomm have a division guilty of fixing and installing IT related equipment like routers, servers, desktops, etc. this permits us to be your one-stop IT provider and allows you to save lots of money when taking several services from us

Guarantee

Viscomm are so confident of our network installer‘s ability to supply a superior service that we provide a 1 year guarantee on the cabling and therefore the network installation

Wired and Wireless Network Installers

Viscomm network installers are trained in wired and wireless installations so we are able to setup your entire network in less time

Home Theater Setup

When building out a basement or doing a remodel that has a house or media room, this question is usually asked. Our answer is solely this: “The bigger, the more open, the better.” First you’ve got to grasp how sound works. Sound is that the pressurization and rarefaction of an air chamber and, ideally, sound wants to be created then burst into infinity and die a natural death.

Picture throwing a stone into a pond on a peaceful morning and movie perfect circular ripples moving faraway from where the stone landed, they progress and on until they disappear – this can be a good big open space. Now, take that very same stone and toss it into a bath – what happens? Before you’ll blink, the waves have reflected off the sidewalls of the bathtub and are available crashing back to the initial waves and every one you have got is choppy water and chaos – this can be a tiny low symmetrical room.

It’s almost as simple as that, sound prefers large spaces because there’s more room for the sound waves to maneuver and go away.

Putting together a home theater will be tricky if you don’t know where to start. There are several components that go in a theatre system and every one plays a vital role. It’s important to possess all the speakers within the system voice-matched, meaning they sound similar, usually from the identical manufacturer and using similar drivers and components. The speakers should be large enough and capable of moving enough air to pressurize the space that the system is installed in. It’s also important to possess an amplifier that may be capable of powering the speakers to the degree that you’re visiting play the system at. a decent amplifier are going to be able to handle the more complex passages of a movie or piece of music without sounding harsh or loud (which may be a sign of distortion), while at the identical time delivering the fragile nuances of the soundtrack and dialogue with great clarity. the foremost often overlooked aspect of a home theatre or stereo system’s performance is ensuring that the speakers are all calibrated to figure together in your room. Since no two rooms are alike, it’s crucial to possess your speakers tuned to your room after the system has been installed to make sure a good performance everytime.

When it involves budget it’s all about quality. Most houses will have the identical number of speakers and components and also the difference between a modestly priced home theater and a awfully expensive one is generally because of the standard of the components selected. While an entry level home theatre system is also able sustain with the action and deliver intelligible dialogue, a more robust quality theatre system will deliver a more dynamic performance, be able to resolve much higher levels of detail and realism, and try this all with a way of effortlessness drawing you deeper into the unfolding story on the screen. Everyone features a budget/quality level in mind when purchasing a home theatre, the general public just don’t know where that line is for them. the simplest thing to try to to is audition different systems, hear the really expensive system because it’ll show you what a movie soundtrack is meant to sound like, then hear the affordable system – get educated. As you concentrate and hear different systems you’ll begin to make your idea of what makes an ideal home theatre system for you and for your budget.

If you have done any amount of reading on this subject or talked to any acousticians they would have you believe that your room is your worst enemy and that nothing will ever sound good in there unless you spend $10k or more to treat it. Relax; it’s probably not as bad as you think. Chances are if your room is a pleasant place to have a conversation then it’s probably fine for a stereo or home theater.

In Wall / Ceiling Speakers

For the foremost part, ceiling in-wall / speakers are sold in pairs, with a view to setting them up as a left and right stereo pair. one amongst the foremost important things about audio is that the consistency of sound.

For larger spaces, we feel to balance audio levels better, it’s sensible to feature 4 smaller speakers than 2 larger speakers.

If you are going to be powering your ceiling speakers with Sonos, you’ll have to use the Sonos Amp. Each Sonos Amp can power up to 4 mono ceiling speakers (8 ohms impedance) or 6 Sonos in-ceiling speakers such a large amount of people prefer to install 4 or 6 ceiling speakers in an exceedingly square configuration whenever there’s many space to try and do this.

However, note that every one ceiling speakers connected to the identical Sonos Amp will play the identical music at the identical volume. If you are looking for independent control between rooms, you may need a Sonos Amp per room, so bear this in mind when considering the amount of Sonos Amps you would like.

In-wall speakers became quite popular in homes, and it’s not uncommon to determine them in hallways and residential theaters big and little. People are discovering just how ingenious these speakers are and the way far they’ve come since their humble beginnings. Advances in acoustic quality and simple installation have made in-wall speakers competitive with traditional free-standing models. additionally to producing excellent sound quality, these speakers blend well within any interior and liberate plenty of precious floor space.

Flush-mount In-wall speakers will be painted to match your décor, and also the wiring is totally hidden from view. Bass response from in-walls is great because the speaker uses the wall or ceiling cavity because the speaker cabinet, and features like swiveling tweeters allow you to direct the high frequencies toward your ears. In-walls and in-ceiling speakers are resilient, often lasting decades, and lots of models are moisture-resistant so you’ll be able to install them in bathrooms, laundry rooms, and other moist areas. (Avoid installing in-ceiling speakers directly above a shower or kiosk.)

One size fits all doesn’t really apply to in-wall speakers because different rooms tend to be used for various types of listening. during a rec room or house, you’ll probably sit in a very specific spot to listen to music or the surround sound of a movie track at relatively high volumes. during this case, the most important, best-sounding in-wall speakers you’ll be able to afford, positioned at ear level when seated, are going to be your best bet.

A kitchen or dining room, on the opposite hand, could be a place where you would possibly want low-key sound distributed evenly throughout the space, so an array of in-wall speakers will work. Smaller areas like bathrooms or hallways, tend to be used for background audio. For rooms like these, one “stereo” dual voice coil speaker will do the trick. make certain your speakers are moisture-resistant when installing in bathrooms or laundry rooms.

If you will be using one of these digital surround sound formats you may be interested in a subwoofer. The digital 5.1 formats feature a special low-frequency effects channel intended specifically to be produced by a subwoofer, although it can be bypassed if you are using main stereo speakers with sufficient bass response. The 5.1 digital systems also feature full-range, stereo surround channels necessitating good quality surround speakers with a similar sound, power and efficiency to the front three speakers (left, center, right).

Multiroom Audio

You’ve possibly heard of the concept of multi-room audio before but won’t be entirely sure what that appears like in your own space. How can audio effortlessly reach every a part of your house? A multi-room audio system makes it easy.

Multi-room audio is that the ability to manage your audio in any room that has connected speakers. More importantly, control is intuitive from just one device. this implies you’ll use your smartphone, tablet, remote, or wall keypad to manage your entire electronic equipment.

Bring your choice of media to each corner of your home. Play from your favorite streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, upload your own music library, or connect with your phonograph to distribute vinyl records.

You can schedule music to wake you up within the morning as an alarm while your motorized shades automatically lift also. Your music can still play in your bathroom, down the hallway, and into the kitchen as you indurate the remainder of the day.

Turn on a celebration playlist within the media room or basement, and have the tunes follow you and your guests outside to the backyard and patio. hear an audiobook by the pool, pause it, so pick it make a copy again before bed.

The play options with a multi-room audio system are limitless; you’ll make entertaining and enjoying your music easier than ever with a system that caters to your needs and preferences.

You can have up to 32 speakers/devices in a single network.
Note that performance may be affected the more speakers you add.

When you add a multiroom sound system to your home, you need to decide which type is ideal for you. Unless you are in the process of building your home, it is more complicated to add in-wall or in-ceiling wired speakers. However, it can still be done. If you are looking for the highest quality and consistency, this can be a good option. VIScomm will help and guide you which multi-room audio system that will be fit in your home.

You have different options, including whether to have wired or wireless speakers. Wired speakers can be higher quality and consistently produce uninterrupted sound. However, wireless speakers sound great and offer more convenience. You can easily move them when you want to, and you can take them with you if you move to another home later.

Projector Installations

It is important to determine what the minimum space requirements are and the specifications with regard to viewing conditions. Confirm that the space in which you plan to present the work is large enough for the intended scale, and that lighting conditions, walls, floors, ceilings, and other environmental factors are discussed with our professional projector installer prior to the acquisition and installation. Ambient light typically washes out projected images, and is usually of greatest concern at the entrance of the space. Light lock entrances or other solutions may be necessary. Painting, carpeting, and building-out of spaces may be necessary depending on the work. The lighting, carpet, paint and other elements are considered elements of the installation, and should be considered carefully and meet the specifications outlined by our professional projector installer.

When exhibiting a media installation, it is important to obtain an equipment list that outlines what devices, if any, are supplied as part of the work. Display and/or playback devices may not be included. The specific playback and display equipment will depend on the media format provided with the installation.

Equipment choices have an impact beyond the purely technical that’s why VIScomm is here to guide which equipment should we install, as it might impact the meaning and perception of the work. It is important to obtain equipment recommendations from our professional projector installer as much detail as possible in order to understand the equipment’s function and how it applies to the installation. Proper selection, installation, and maintenance of video and audio equipment are critical, and exhibitors should consult qualified technicians where possible. Contact us to explain more further to you.

Security Surveillance and CCTV

For an IP surveillance system, you’ll need the actual IP cameras, an NVR or other type of storage system, accessories such as a microphones and speakers generally will come built into the cameras so additional parts will not be required. With VIScomm, we can help determine your needs and set you up with the best equipment for your budget.

DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder. A Security DVR is a device that takes the video from analog cameras and converts it to digital format to be recorded on a hard drive. HD video can be recorded. These devices can go weeks or even months with no maintenance.

NVR stands for Network Video Recorder. This type of recorder is used only with digital cameras (IP cameras). It functions the same as DVR.

A video capture card, or DVR card, is the graphics card inside a DVR system that is used to capture the video feed and store it on the hard drive.

There are a number of factors that come into play. How many cameras are in the system? At what framerate (FPS) is the video being recorded? What size hard drive does the DVR/NVR have? Our preconfigured systems usually provide several weeks of archive when set to motion detect mode.

Motion detection is a software-based feature. When pixels in the image change, the software alerts the system to begin recording. We can set the sensitivity on most DVR/NVRs so that drive space isn’t wasted on every stray cat that wanders through your property. This setup is between you and VIScomm should be agree wether to use this feature or not.

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