Unify your teams and drive your business with Applied Electronics Unified Communications Solutions

Applied Electronics can help enhance communication and collaboration in your meetings by facilitating participation from team members located in different offices with the use of SMART Room Systems™ for Microsoft® Lync®.

May 12, 2014 -- Ottawa, Ontario


Employees are no longer tethered to their desks behind the firewall. They can communicate and collaborate through any number of file-sharing and media streaming services from wherever they have an Internet connection. Distance is meaningless. At least, that’s how it is in an ideal world. But this brave new reality can quickly become a nightmare if your business and your teams are not equipped with the right tools and technology. “We’ve all experienced the frustration associated with dropped calls and video latency issues with traditional web-based conferencing applications, and not to mention, time lost due to complex meeting start-up procedures,” said Paul Stechly, President of Applied Electronics Limited. “Technology is intended to boost productivity, not cripple it. That’s why businesses need unified communications solutions that are tailored to meet their organizations’ unique collaboration objectives.” Under family ownership since 1958, Applied Electronics has grown into Canada’s largest audio visual and broadcast solutions designer, supplier and integrator. In recent years, it has expanded to also provide clients with unified communications solutions that not only enhance human communication and collaboration experiences, but are simply needed to make business happen. From traditional audio and video conferencing systems, to interactive whiteboards and video capture, to data sharing systems and media streaming, Applied Electronics not only delivers the technologies that enhance communication, it also creates forward-thinking, customized application solutions to unify your collaborating teams.


After a fire caused damage to its facility in Ottawa, MD Physician Services Inc. (MD PSI), part of the Canadian Medical Association, took advantage of the opportunity to change the way it worked. It implemented a new unified communications strategy using Microsoft’s videoconferencing and instant messaging platform, Lync. MD PSI chose Applied Electronics to supply and integrate the latest in presentation and unified communications technology into nearly 50 meeting spaces in its newly re-built facility, all with a focus on collaboration. Applied Electronics also provided a final systems design based on MD PSI’s initial concept. Twenty-five meeting rooms were built with a low-power draw LED display and Extron TeamWork collaboration solutions to speed up meeting start up times and provide greater return for time invested in those same meetings. Applied Electronics also outfitted an additional twenty meeting rooms with Lync and SMART Room Systems, to provide team collaboration capability for up to 20 people at a time, potentially located in different offices. With multiple inputs as well as conferencing capability leveraging Lync and a separate audio conferencing system, Applied Electronics also designed and equipped MD PSI’s large Learning Centre with presentation and communication technology to permit multi-user collaborative training sessions.


Applied Electronics expanded to Ottawa from its home base in Toronto 18 months ago, adding to its existing locations in Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. It works with clients in finance, education, energy and mining, government, healthcare and biotech, legal, military and law enforcement, and transportation, and telecom. “We’re literally open to projects of any scale,” said Stechly. “We can help even the smallest businesses use video and unified communications to their advantage. At the other end of the spectrum, we can take on projects for major television networks that are beyond the capacity of any one of our competitors.” Applied Electronics has a 55,000-square-foot facility in Toronto, where it can design, build, pack and ship across Canada everything from small installations such as digital signage for a small business, to entire television studio setups.

To learn more about how Applied Electronics’ integrated A/V, broadcast and unified communications solutions can help your business, please visit, or call (613) 228-1335.

Source: Ottawa Business Journal 2014 Ottawa's Market Leaders

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