The meeting room is one of the most important places in any business place. It is where vital decisions are made. It is where business growth is fuelled. Therefore, it is important for businesses to ensure that these spaces are kitted out with the best possible tech. One trend that is increasingly popular is the deployment of wireless meeting technology.
So why is this? What are the benefits?
Reduce the workload on your IT staff
Dave, of Videonations, says “IT developers and other staff are often brought into meetings to quickly help sure that device connections are working seamlessly, but, in some businesses, they spend more time connecting AV systems and getting them ready for meetings than they do in the actual roles they are employed for. With a properly deployed presentation system, this will no longer be the case, as the system is managed easily by the meeting participants themselves.”
The room will look more organised
A conference room, no matter how beautifully designed, will look disorganised with AV system cables all over the place. In this day and age, you don’t want a meeting room where clients, vendors or guests will have cables crisis-crossing their legs, or on top of the table where they are seated. The AV setup should always be in the background while working optimally to support your meetings. This is what wireless meeting systems can do. They make meeting rooms more comfortable for everyone involved, and more professional too.
No more compatibility issues
In a wireless meeting room, users don’t have to sweat it out trying to find the right cable to get their screens connected to the display. They don’t have to worry about adjusting screen resolutions to work with their devices. They don’t have to leave their chair in a bid to make a contribution to what is being discussed on screen.
Wireless systems mean the individual making a presentation can walk into the room, connect to the display and focus on the presentation without any waiting around or frantic panic attacks. Meetings can be collaboratory affairs, rather than monologues.
Presentations can be made via any device
The world has become smartphone-centric, and this is visible when you walk into any meeting room today. You will find more smartphones and tablets than computers.
Wireless presentation systems leverage on this by making it easy for people to share presentations from their mobile phones and tablets. The best systems support all the platforms that exist, including iOS, Android and Windows, so no one is compelled to own a particular device before they can make a presentation. Even the latest version of the Android platform is supported by most systems.
Collaborative meetings become easier
This is perhaps one of the most important benefits of a wireless presentation system, and touched upon earlier. Wireless technology supports interactive meetings. This means that as many as 50 people can connect simultaneously to a collaborative discussion on screen and make contributions in real time. This is a great way to speed up meetings, get more ideas, and engender stakeholder buy in!