In the present, where we spend 35% to 50% of our time in meetings, it’s vital that the technology that power these spaces is up-to-date. If it’s a top-of-the-line display or a video conference call system the right collaboration tools can make a huge difference to productivity.
The outdated technology used in conference rooms can lead to 37% of the world’s unproductive meetings each year. That’s a lot to waste on AV solutions that aren’t working as intended. Updating the conference room technology will enhance the experience of everyone in the room and even allow hybrid working arrangements.
A good starting point to upgrade the conference room technology is to review the current displays and audiovisual equipment that are in place. Determine the ideal resolution for collaborative meetings and remote involvement. Select an HDTV with the highest resolution, like 4K UHD. This will ensure that meetings are as crisp and clear possible.
Advanced audio also has an enormous impact on the experience of gathering participants. The integrated sound bars of manufacturers like Poly and Crestron can automatically focus on the voices of speakers and provide helpful site crystal-clear sound for everyone in the room. This allows distant participants to easily follow the conversation and can make the meeting feel more personal for those calling from outside the office.
Wireless presentation systems eliminate the limitations and distractions associated with traditional cable connections. Multiple users can connect and share screens simultaneously and they can work on a variety of devices, without the expense of adapters. When combined with a robust UC system such as Dialpad this kind of conference technology lets users launch scheduled meetings on any platform including Microsoft Teams, Zoom Webex, Google Meet and BlueJeans.