In the world where we spend 35% to 50% of our time in meetings, it’s critical that the technology that runs these spaces is in the best shape. The right collaboration technologies, whether it’s an integrated video conference system or a state-of the-art display, could make a an enormous difference in productivity.
Unfortunately outdated technology in conference rooms could result in the cost of a meeting to be $37 billion every year. This is a significant amount of time to waste on AV equipment that don’t work as they should. Modernizing the technology in conference rooms can significantly improve the experience for everyone in the room as well as allow hybrid working arrangements.
To upgrade the technology in the conference room It is a good idea to begin by looking at the current displays and AV equipment. Then determine the most appropriate resolution that will allow for remote participation and collaborative meetings. For instance, selecting an HDTV with high resolution, such as 4K UHD ensures that meetings will be as crisp and clear as they can.
Advanced audio can also have a significant impact on experience of gathering participants. Integrated sound bars from manufacturers such as Poly and Crestron can automatically focus on voices that speak and provide crystal-clear audio for all participants in a room. This allows distant attendees to follow the conversation and make the attendees feel more at ease for those who call in from outside the office.
Wireless presentation systems remove the limitations and distractions that come with traditional cable connections. They can allow multiple users to connect and share their screens simultaneously and support a variety of devices without the need for costly adapters. When integrated with a strong UC solution such as Dialpad this type of conference room technology allows users to start scheduled calls on any platform including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex, Google Meet, and BlueJeans.