When it comes to your conference room AV system, you should aim for more than “It’s good enough.” There are plenty of situations in which it’s perfectly acceptable to utter this phrase. Perhaps you just made a sloppy peanut butter and jelly sandwich that you’re planning to gulp down immediately while still standing at the counter.
When it comes to our professional workspaces, though, we no longer live in a world in which “good enough” is good enough. These days, a slipshod AV system could be all it takes to make or break your business.
Feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of an AV equipment upgrade? Not sure what elements are most important in a conference room AV system?
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Why Upgrade My Conference Room AV System?
You may think your current conference room system set-up is fine as is. Sure, a few items may be worn or out of date, but the main focus of the meeting room are the people and the content being discussed.
Yes and no.
While what you have now might be serviceable, it won’t have what it takes to launch you to the next level. At least, not for long.
An upgraded conference room AV installation can set you up for future success.
More Effective Meetings
With upgraded equipment, every meeting you have will instantly be more effective.
The latest advancements in AV equipment can give you access to better video, better audio, and more high-quality features than an older AV system. As a result, all your meetings will have a greater impact.
More Reliable Technology
Modern audiovisual solutions are not only more reliable, but they’re also increasingly easier to use—even for beginners.
More Streamlined Communication
Whether the participants attending your meeting are all in the same room or spread out across time zones (or around the world), an upgraded conference room AV system will save you time and energy by making it easier than ever for your entire team to stay connected in real time.
An upgraded AV system in your meeting room boosts your ability to work together and collaborate on projects both large and small.
5 Upgrades to Transform Your Conference Room AV System
Shockingly, some executives spend up to 23 hours a week in meetings. While some of those meetings will no doubt be in person, many of them will now be virtual meetings . That means more people than ever will be visiting your conference room virtually.
An upgraded AV system will help transform both video conferencing and in-person meeting room experiences.
Upgrade 1: Video Walls
Sometimes referred to as a “display wall,” a video wall is a large digital viewing surface that might take up most of (or the entirety of) a wall.
In your conference room, a video wall can essentially function as one large group screen on which you can project anything for group consideration.
- Video calls
- Presentation slides
- Content streaming
- Live data/numbers
A video wall will keep people’s heads up and enhance group participation.
Upgrade 2: Interactive Whiteboards
A digital version of the whiteboards of the past, interactive whiteboards are large, flat-panel displays that allow for direct engagement with whatever you are presenting.
Benefits of using an interactive whiteboard include:
- More convenient real time notations
- Increased participant engagement
- Streamlined interactive collaboration
Upgrade 3: Multiview Technology
Multiview technology allows you to display 3D object information of 2D media.
This conference room technology can prove especially helpful if you’re working in fields such as:
Upgrade 4: Integrated Audio
The right audio components can make your AV solution stand apart in a major way. If you’re planning any amount of video conferencing or live webinars in your near future, you’ll want to ensure that your audio is fully integrated in a way that enhances everyone’s collective experience.
Upgrade 5: Wireless Presentation Technology
With the right wireless presentation technology in place, it will be equally simple to present from your PC, tablet, or phone. Once you store your presentation on the cloud, you can access it from any device and share it with the group in a few clicks.
3 Considerations for Your Conference Room AV System
Depending how you plan to use the space, one or more of these three considerations will take the front seat.
- Reliable internet, both wireless and wired. For nearly any meeting these days, smooth, high-powered internet is key. That’s why we’ve made it a stand-out feature of what we do. Learn more about Infassure’s structured wiring installation service. Click the link to see how we can help you strengthen your network and prevent business downtime.
- Cross-platform compatibility. Not having to convert your data or reformat your presentations is a huge time-saver. With cross-platform compatibility, all you have to focus on is the power of your message and the quality of your content.
- Ease of use. Usability cannot be underrated. It will save you time at all levels, from employee onboarding/training to every aspect of your daily operations. Infassure solutions always prioritize ease of use, freeing you up to focus on what really matters to grow your business.
Finding the Right Solution for Your Conference Rooms
Determining if your conference room AV system needs an upgrade (and what you need) involves assessing its current performance and considering various factors:
Performance Issues: Identify any recurring performance issues with your current av setup and room equipment. If you are unsure of what is causing these problems, speak with an Infassure professional. They will be able to pinpoint what’s going on with your av technology.
Outdated Technology: Compare your AV equipment with current industry standards. Are they outdated and missing some important features? Are they adaptable with today’s service. This goes along with our next factor below.
Compatibility: Check if your AV system is compatible with the latest devices, software, and conferencing platforms. As you may have already unfortunately noticed, incompatibility can lead to inefficiencies
Meeting Demands: Assess whether your current video conference room solutions meet the growing needs of your meeting or training room. If you require more advanced features like remote collaboration tools, it might be time to upgrade.
Maintenance Costs: Take a moment to evaluate the cost of maintaining your existing system. Any frequent repairs or high maintenance expenses can make an upgrade clearly more cost-effective.
Security: It’s very important to ensure your AV system aligns with current cybersecurity standards. Both you and your remote participants deserve the proper security level.
Consultation: Seek input from audio and video professionals or technology consultants like your team at Infassure. They can provide insights into the latest advancements and whether they align with your needs.
When deciding, weigh these factors and create a cost-benefit analysis. And if you’re unsure, we always suggest requesting a complimentary consultation.
Infassure offers the latest audio visual technology for your business’s conference room AV solutions.
Features of Infassure’s conference room av systems include:
- The most advanced AV components
- Professional design and installation
- Fully customized solutions
Request a consultation to see how Infassure can help you upgrade your conference room AV system. We can help you design and install an audio video system that meets your needs. Learn more about our service by clicking the above link.