Author: Nick Sandar

Nick joined the audiovisual industry in 2008 with a background in audio engineering and recording studio design. As The Chariot Group’s System Engineer, he specializes in integrating multiple technologies to create seamless systems. Nick works with users before, during, and after system implementation, making complex technologies understandable and accessible to users of all experience levels.

Simple Control

Remote Pile

One of the things I’ve always loved about SMART Boards is that you don’t need a remote to use the system. They all have a power button and an input button and a volume knob attached to the system, mounted…

Selecting Audio Devices

It’s common to have multiple audio output devices attached to your computer. There is an output jack, built-in speakers if you have a laptop, and frequently USB devices of all shapes and sizes to produce sound. Currently, on Windows or…

Noise in the Classroom

Sometimes it pays to take a step back and really think about all the noise in a classroom. Is the heating or air conditioning loud? How about the dull drone coming from the classroom next door? Can you hear traffic…

Using your Doc Cam with Notebook

This is the SMART Document Camera 330. It is SMART’s newest document camera and it has some interesting and frequently overlooked capabilities that we’re going to discuss here today. First, as a basic document camera it allows you to view…

Beyond the Whiteboard

You may be used to having a mouse and keyboard for everything, but do you need them? Sometimes we are so used to completing tasks the same way day after day, we fail to realize there may be a better…

The Power of USB

The USB standard does more than provide a communications channel between the host computer and the devices plugged into it. It also provides the electric power those devices need to operate. Originally designed to power keyboards, mice, joysticks, and webcams,…