Is it time to upgrade your conference room audio-video?
As of 2019, more than 66 percent of businesses across the country feature a remote or semi-remote workforce. And 16 percent are fully remote. Companies that utilize remote workers often experience higher employee retention, productivity, and satisfaction. With that in mind, it appears that the business world is moving toward remote staff, and you should start preparing now to accommodate it. That means upgrading your Palo Alto, CA conference room audio-video system for seamless video conferencing. What technology do you need? Find out below.
Clear communication starts with a high-quality picture. Ensure your video display boasts the features you need to see everything going on at the other end of the call. For instance, Planar offers a wide variety of 1080p interactive displays for crystal-clear HD imaging and easy to use controls. Simply tap the screen and enjoy the full functionality of your downloaded apps.
The soundbar you use in the conference room may be a little different than the one you enjoy at home. Its purpose isn’t to immerse yourself in the soundtrack of your favorite movies but to facilitate communication between you and your remote staff or clients. Most notably, soundbars for the boardroom will feature built-in microphones. More advanced devices will even use modern software to pick up who is speaking so it can deliver the sharpest possible reproduction.
One of the most critical components of video conferencing, your camera will help everyone see you and your staff. Some monitors and soundbars come equipped with built-in cameras, but you can also use an independent device for more features. Some modern cameras offer advanced features like speaker recognition and the ability to automatically adjust the viewing angle based on how many people are in the frame.
If you intend to engage in video conferencing, you’ll need a network that can support it. Popular conferencing solutions like Zoom require a bandwidth minimum of 250 Mbps to ensure full 1080p resolution. Additionally, your staff will likely have wireless devices connected to your Wi-Fi system, so you may need a network upgrade to get the most out of your system.
To simplify your meetings and ensure smooth communication, you can centralize your technology with an easy-to-use Savant system. With one touch, you can activate your AV, as well as affect other parts of the room’s technology. Lights, shades, audio distribution, motorized lifts, and more can work efficiently with the touch of a button.
Want to simplify your meetings and help ensure your remote staff gets the most out of them? Contact us today by clicking here or give us a call at 650-592-9480.