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    Dan Olk

    Dan Olk

    Daniel Olk is Audio Visual General Manager at Marco, a technology services company founded in 1973. Dan received his Associates degree in audio technology from Ridgewater College in 2005, and he acquired his CTS-I certification in 2012. Before joining Marco in 2012 as a lead technician, Dan worked as a lead technician at Alpha Video and Audio for 6 years. Dan has an extensive background in many audio visual needs in boardrooms, schools, auditoriums, court rooms and general construction.

    Digital Video Surveillance: Peace of Mind — and More — for Your Business

    By: Dan Olk
    March 28, 2019

    Thousands of companies rely on video surveillance systems to monitor daily activity in and around their organizations. You might remember the original video surveillance systems. They consisted of large, clunky cameras with a limited field of vision, grainy resolution and poor backup ability. To say there is a significant difference between older surveillance systems and today’s sophisticated digital video surveillance systems might be an understatement. These days, regardless of the business you operate, there are many benefits to using a digital video surveillance system.

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    Today’s Audio Video Systems are More than Speakers and TVs

    By: Dan Olk
    February 25, 2019

    In recent years, we’ve had the pleasure to create some great audio video system updates for our clients. Audio video technology has come a long way in the last few years, and our clients are often surprised and occasionally blown away by how much we can customize a project to their specific needs. Today, I’m going to share some of our projects and describe ways we’ve updated old technologies.

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    Video Conferencing Is Going Mainstream: Are You Ready?

    By: Dan Olk
    January 22, 2018

    In the early days of video conferencing, it was a "cool" new technology used by very large companies. Then the iPhone introduced FaceTime, and not long after people began using tools like Skype. Soon, video conferencing started becoming a mainstream business tool. Now, most employees expect to have video conferencing - and their expectations are driving upgrades to the technology.

    Skype and FaceTime are all well and good, but in terms of meeting the needs of today's businesses, they leave a lot to be desired. When you're connecting to remote operations and mobile workforces, you want something built for business. 

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    How Managed Video Services Benefits Your Business

    By: Dan Olk
    November 13, 2017

    Teamwork and collaboration are essential elements of success in today’s business environment. And, in order to do these successfully, employees rely upon many different technologies. Employees type out emails, send text messages to one another and host instant messaging sessions that allow them to quickly collaborate without leaving their desks. While the telephone remains a staple in every office space, video conferencing is growing in popularity.

    Video conferencing services make it possible for co-workers to conduct meetings with one another and clients, in a face-to-face setting, without having to be in the same room. Marco’s managed video services are cloud-based and feature-rich, enabling your team to establish a high-quality connection from any location with an internet connection.

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    The Top 5 Audio Video System Features Offered for Businesses in 2017

    By: Dan Olk
    April 18, 2017

    Technologies evolve and develop at different paces. Over the past few years, audio video system features have come a long way. Some technologies considered cutting edge even three or five years ago are quickly being replaced by newer, better, more intuitive and integrated solutions. Today, I'm sharing some of the top audio video system features you'll be seeing throughout 2017. 

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    4 Advancements Expanding Video Beyond Surveillance

    By: Dan Olk
    December 9, 2016

    We all have a similar view of video surveillance: a guy sitting in a room full of monitors, bored, watching entrances and back doors and hallways. The very idea of video surveillance has changed from simple protection of a building to making your employees more productive and even increasing revenue. Below I've compiled four ways video surveillance is changing and advancing.

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    From Spreadsheet To Screen: How Board Rooms Are Getting Better

    By: Dan Olk
    November 9, 2016

    There used to be rules about what you should and shouldn’t put up on screen when you are doing a presentation. First and foremost among them is: don’t just read what's on the screen. That one is still in force.

    Another rule involved the benefits of displaying data. That rule still applies to presentations because the video screens for board rooms are getting much better and the information you can display will be much clearer.

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    3 Myths About Investing In A Digital Video Surveillance System

    By: Dan Olk
    June 24, 2016

    The reality of digital video surveillance is exciting. But, likely doesn't quite match the picture you've built from how it is often portrayed. Think of your favorite crime television show, maybe Law & Order or Person of Interest ... it's important to know that what you see in shows like that, is dramatic, and a lot of fiction is built around video surveillance and its uses. Video surveillance systems today are more advanced, affordable and easier to use than most people think.

    Let’s visit some of the myths that still persist around digital surveillance systems...

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    Digital Signage Solutions for Schools: Improving More than Just Navigation

    By: Dan Olk
    March 2, 2015

    Advanced digital technology allows businesses, retail stores, schools and more to display multiple messages with varied content on a digital monitor. It is a powerful avenue for communication, connection and information-sharing. The placement and functionality of digital signage solutions provide a valuable resource for viewers and a reliable platform for organizations.

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    How Sound Systems for Schools Can Enhance Learning and School Spirit

    By: Dan Olk
    February 4, 2015

    Sound systems for schools are designed to ensure that everyone in the building is capable of hearing a message loud and clear, whether it is delivered to the entire school or focused on the occupants of a particular room. As your school considers installing a new system or upgrading its current sound system, it is worth spending some time researching the various systems available, and determining which ones will meet your needs. 

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