When medical marijuana was approved in Missouri, the owners of Easy Mountain Cannabis Dispensary near Springfield wanted simple signage and control of their flat screen TVs, audio systems, and web conferencing. Jeff Johnson with Net Vision Communications suggested Aveo Systems Mira Connect.
A Mira Connect unit – which does not require any programming by installers – has been placed behind the sales counter in the dispensary’s showroom. Owners Alex Paulson and Drew Beine use the unit to handle the source/destination selections for their medicinal menu, including displays such as the 75” flatscreen TV in the showroom as well as other TVs that bring up selected items plus associated music for clients. “Music is tailored to suit the mood and medical needs of each customer,” said Johnson, “and is routed to various areas of the store as needed.” Johnson incorporated Raspberry Pi units behind the TVs that allow the dispensary staff to easily browse the web and display other information readily via the source selection programming integrated in the Mira Connect. Aveo Systems worked with Johnson to ensure that the proper interfacing to each device was implemented through Mira Portal, the management platform for Mira Connect. “Aveo Systems is fantastic this way,” said Johnson.
Another feature of Mira Connect, the touchless control feature Mira Connect Me, has been a hit with the dispensary owners. “When Alex and Drew come into the store, they scan the QR code on the device and can then control music and video from their respective offices via their phones. It’s also very useful for their patient consultation rooms, where web meetings are set up between clients and physicians,” he said.
Mira Connect is an easy audio-visual touchscreen and control system, which Johnson most often deploys in conference rooms and corporate settings, but which is equally at home in retail and hospitality. It offers one-touch audio & video dialing; launching of Zoom and other video calls; integration with Office 365 calendar for one-touch dialing of upcoming meetings; volume and muting control (with optional LED lighting bars for a more pronounced visual cue); lighting, display, projector, and camera control; audio and video source selection, TV tuner control, touchless operation, and more. No programming is required.
“The convenience of having one spot to manage all our media, music, and televisions is great,” said Drew Beine of Easy Mountain. It’s nice to hit one button and have everything turn off on the way out the door. The multiple screens in our offices and the slick installation of different workspaces make our jobs way easier, and the connectedness is streamlined to be easy for anyone to use.”