Businesses are constantly investing in new technologies to help them maximize the productivity levels in their offices and conference rooms. As new technology comes in, old solutions are pushed to the sides, left to collect dust until they are either sold, given away or thrown out. Much like the overhead projector that was cast aside with the introduction of televisions and SMART boards, today we will explore five types of conference room equipment that will soon become extinct especially the overhead projectors.
Conference Room Phones
Have you ever found yourself in a conference meeting and noticed that everybody is leaning towards to the centre of the desk, trying to speak and listen in on one mounted telephone positioned there?
This is very quickly becoming a thing of the past. With the introduction of ceiling and wall mounted speakers and microphones, meeting participants are able to sit back in their chairs, relax and not have to worry about making sure they don’t miss a single detail.
Projector Screens & Overhead Projectors
This is similar to a overhead projector. Tying in with the extinction of projectors themselves, the projector display screens are also disappearing from our conference rooms. Usually ripped, creased and sometimes even with holes in them, projector screen are now considered a very rare sight in the modern day conference room.
With the fast takeover of television displays and other high quality screen based solutions, there simply isn’t a space for the traditional pull-down projector display. Televisions can display much sharper image quality and with easy connectivity options, there really is no competition.
A very common sight in conference room across the world not too long ago but now quickly disappearing as quickly as they arrived. Desktop computers were previously used in conference rooms as a display solution, usually connected to the projector, where the presenter could plug in their USB stick and open a presentation or some form of multimedia.
Nowadays, with simplified connection methods, stationary desktop computers simply aren’t necessary in conference rooms. Participants can easily bring their own laptops or devices and connect them to AV setups in a matter of seconds, saving time and producing higher quality meetings.
It can be embarrassing for a business to take a client into the conference, settle in to have a meeting and they notice your sound equipment consists of two, extremely dated PC speakers, thoughtfully located at the end of the table.
Not only is this common solution very outdated, but it’s also impractical and reflects a bad image on your business. These days, it’s possible to install high quality speakers into desks and ceilings, saving space, maximising sound quality and ensuring your conference room conceives the perfect first impression.
Of course, most appliances found in the average conference room require power cables, but these days, these wires are contained neatly in wrapped up packages, fed along walls or under desks. Since overhead projectors don’t usually carry HDMI, you will probably have multiple types of adapters – VGA to HDMI, dongles, DVI to HDMI, etc.
If you’re working in a conference room that’s cluttered with cables and wires, it’s time to upgrade your workspace. By simply upgrading your equipment to wireless versions, not only will have fewer wires, contributing to a cleaner and more productive atmosphere, the technology you upgrade to will also dramatically increase your teams productivity tenfold with high speed connection times and increased audiovisual quality. This will also help to give your clients the perfect and professional first impression.