When we talk about “management” for audio conferencing systems, we mean the tools or platforms and services that allow you to monitor, manage, adjust and get analytics for your systems.
The range of available audio conferencing management platforms and services available varies wildly. Some platforms are included with an audio system. Some need to be purchased from third-party suppliers.
In trying to discern if you are overspending, you’ll want to look at the actual hard costs that you pay out, but also, and perhaps more significantly, you need to look at the time, effort and opportunity costs you could be incurring by using less-than-optimal management tools.
Look out for red flags
Here are some factors to look for that could cause you to overspend on audio conferencing management. Stay away from systems that
- Require you to go from room to room to manage your audio (yes, some systems still require this)
- Only provide local APIs to access and manage your devices
- Require you to buy third-party remote management or monitoring software
- Require you to purchase and manage on-prem servers for any of the above
- Require you to pay for audio experts each to execute management tasks – including recalibrating if room configuration changes
What kind of management platform should you be looking for? We suggest an integrated system with the widest possible range of capabilities and functionality built in. And we cannot stress enough how important it is that you can access your systems from anywhere.
Get the platform that helps you save
We are proud to say that Nureva, through our cloud-based Nureva® Console platform included free with all our systems, may offer the most complete suite of capabilities that can help you save on management time and hassles.
It starts with the color-coded dashboard that lets you know the health of all your devices and rooms at a glance so you can stay ahead of issues. Nureva Console also lets you remotely adjust audio settings like volume, bass, treble and noise and echo reduction. Installing firmware updates, individually or in bulk, is done with just a couple of clicks. Nureva also simplifies asset management by letting you name, tag and track your devices your way. And soon you’ll be able to get room analytics from Nureva Console, including charts and graphs on device usage and audio performance that will let you identify potential improvements to how you use your spaces.
Make the most of your systems
Nureva can help you save even more on management time, effort and opportunity costs with our value-added subscription service, Nureva Pro. It extends the capabilities of Nureva Console with valuable management features. Email alerts for firmware updates and device issues can save you time and avoid downtime. Usage data lets you identify opportunities for optimization, while acoustic insights let you identify rooms that could benefit from acoustic treatment. The Nureva Pro analytics API syncs with your business intelligence software to let you make the most of a wide range of audio and usage data. Other Nureva Pro features that could also deliver savings over time are enhanced technical support, an extended warranty and advance hardware replacement.
No technician calibration
Another management-related feature from Nureva that can help keep costs down is continuous autocalibration. Made possible by our patented Microphone Mist™ technology, continuous autocalibration means your Nureva systems are automatically optimized for the room no matter how many times you reconfigure it or what style of meeting is held. Compare that with other systems that may require manual monitoring and calibration by skilled technicians.
Nureva Console is also your access point for the Nureva Developer Toolkit, which provides cloud-based APIs that will let you integrate Nureva systems with existing workflows and third-party products. It can also help you save time by letting you automate firmware updates and customize how you access device information and settings.
Save on more than management
The savings with Nureva audio don’t strop with installation. In two other blogs in the “How to save on audio conferencing” series you can learn how Nureva audio also helps you save when it comes to installation and performance.
Device management on your terms
Learn how Nureva Console lets you adjust settings, install firmware updates, check device status and more – from anywhere, on a secure, cloud-based platform.
Posted on Apr 22, 2022 6:00:00 AM