Simplifying the Technology in Your Room with Smart ControlSince your office boardroom is used for so many tasks –from video conferencing to product development—it can be hard to come up with a cohesive room design. Technology that works for one type of meeting may not work well for others. Often, this results in muddled designs and systems that are too difficult to manage. In this blog, we show you how a smart boardroom control system helps you resolve common design mistakes in your Woodbury, MN office. SEE MORE: How Boardroom Control Saves Your Company Money
1. Making the Room Too Hard to ManageWe encounter many clients that have flooded their boardrooms with all of the latest technology in an attempt to create a more efficient space. Unfortunately, this often results in rooms that are too complicated for the average employee, not only affecting meetings but wasting the time of the IT department as they keep getting called in to help. This is where a boardroom control system is most useful. You can still have all that technology, but it’s all managed from a tablet or touchpad. Through an intuitive menu, it's easy to choose the equipment you want to use and how you want to use it. You can also expand the system and add new features without needing extensive programming.
2. Unclear Content Sharing SolutionsOne of the biggest problems that employees encounter is how to share content. With a smart boardroom control system in place, your menu has clearly marked buttons letting you choose whether you want to share content via HDMI cable or through your wireless network. It’s also easy to select whether you want to conduct a presentation or conference call.
3. Choosing the Wrong Screen SizeFinding the right size for your display can be difficult since certain tasks may require a different size than others. For example, a video conference may not need as big a screen as your PowerPoint presentation. Meanwhile, a large display can become a distraction when not in use. How can your boardroom control system help? One way is to go with a multi-screen installation. Have an LCD screen for video conferences and another screen that drops down when conducting a presentation. From your touchpad, you can easily choose which you want to use. Your retractable screen can also be hidden away when not in use, so it doesn't become a distraction.
4. Not Taking Lighting Into AccountBeing able to adjust lighting in your boardroom is critical. With so many different functions, you need to ensure you're using the right lighting for each. You can even incorporate shading control to manage the amount of natural light in the room. For most meetings, natural light is preferable as it helps to make the room less stuffy and encourages communication. If you’re using the room for a conference call or multimedia presentation, use your boardroom touchpad to close the shades and dim the lights. You don't have to redesign your space completely to avoid common mistakes. Sometimes, incorporating a boardroom control system can make all the difference. Want to bring a custom solution into your office? Contact US