In the world where we spend 35% to 50% of our working hours in meetings, it’s vital that the technology that power these spaces is up-to-date. Whether that’s a state-of-the-art display or an integrated video conference call system, the right collaboration technology can be a major boost to productivity.
Unfortunately outdated technology for conference rooms can lead to the cost of a meeting to be $37 billion every year. It’s a lot to waste time with AV systems that aren’t functioning as intended. Updating conference room tech will significantly enhance the experience for everyone in the room, and allow hybrid working arrangements.
A good starting point for upgrading conference room tech is to examine the current displays and AV equipment currently in use. Find the best resolution for remote involvement and meetings that are collaborative. Choose an HDTV with an impressive resolution, such as 4K UHD. This will ensure that meetings are as clear and crisp possible.
Advanced audio can also have significant impact on the experience of meeting participants. Sound bars that are integrated from manufacturers like Poly and Crestron can automatically concentrate on speaking voices and provide crystal clear audio for everyone in the room. This allows distant participants to easily follow conversations, and can make the conference feel more personal for those phoning in from outside the office.
Wireless presentation systems eliminate the problems and distractions associated with traditional cable connections. They allow multiple users to connect and share screens at once and can be used with many devices without the need for expensive adapters. Integrated with a robust UC solution such as Dialpad the type of conference room technology can empower users to launch scheduled calls on any platform including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex, Google Meet, and BlueJeans.