No modern meeting space is complete without a modern video conferencing solution. Remote work is on the rapid rise, and even for in-house teams, video conferencing is a preferred method of communication and collaboration.
Given the widespread adoption of video conferencing technology, AV manufacturers have poured a lot of resources into developing modern video conferencing solutions for today’s lightspeed economy.
Four Video Conferencing Solutions That Can Add A Modern Touch
Video conferencing solutions have come a long way since they were first introduced decades ago. Actually, they’ve come a long way in just the last 10 years. AV is developing at an incredible pace, and there are plenty of modern video conferencing solutions to consider. In fact, there are too many solutions available to consider in a single list, but here’s five of the most popular:
Interactive Flat Panels Add A Tactile Dimension To Meetings
Interactive flat panels like the Clevertouch are an ideal companion to any video conferencing solution, and especially for teams that do a lot of remote collaborating.
Interactive flat panels look like a standard commercial display and can output at the same resolution and image quality as a modern display. They are also powerful collaboration tools, too, because with an interactive flat panel the meeting’s presenter can visualize everything they’re talking about while talking about it. Need to jot down notes for the group? Open up the whiteboarding application and start writing. Time to collaborate on a concept? Use the flat panel’s built-in browser to bring in some visual aids from the internet. Is this meeting information-heavy? Scrub through slideshows, charts, graphs and figures with a finger swipe, so there’s no interruption while you figure out the controls.
Even better, interactive flat panels facilitate remote and hybrid collaboration as well. During a whiteboarding session, remote users can connect to the conference and make annotations as if they were right there. During the video conference, remote users can see the whiteboard and the room at the same time, so they aren’t isolated from the face-to-face experience that conferencing supports.
For optimal meeting efficiency and engagement, nothing beats an interactive flat panel.
Set Up The Perfect Meeting Environment With AV Touch Controls
AV systems can be controlled using touchscreens, and several manufacturers produce touchscreens ideal for this purpose. Among them, Crestron and AMX lead the way, with touchscreens purpose-built for controlling AV technology.
AV control surfaces can be tied to just about any room technology, and not just AV technologies. With a couple taps, you can set the lighting, temperature, audio levels and start a video conference call. Even better, users can tie their preferred settings to a user profile so the next time they use the room, they can press one button and set everything exactly how they like it.
This is extremely useful for video conferencing, as the room can be made meeting-ready within seconds using AV controls.
Connect And Share With Any Device With Wireless Presentation Technology
Wireless presentation technology has taken off in the last couple years because companies are looking for touch-free conferencing solutions. Multiple top AV brands, including Crestron, Barco, Mersive and Screenbeam, have brought wireless presentation solutions to the market recently and they are a smart addition to a video conferencing system.
With a wireless presentation solution, users can connect their own devices to the room’s conferencing and presentation technology. It can all be done without touching a single surface in the room, too. When the user walks into the space, the room’s display automatically detects them (if there are occupancy sensors present) and provides instructions on how to connect to the wireless presentation system. This can be done through a standalone dongle that’s ported into the user’s device or through the use of a random, temporary code that the system provides.
Once connected, the user can control all of the room’s equipment from their device and push content over to the display for viewing. It’s an extremely user-friendly option for businesses that operate on a bring-your-own-device policy.
Collaborate In Cyberspace Using Virtual Reality Solutions
If the above aren’t enough for your futuristic meeting fantasies, there’s always virtual reality (VR) to consider. VR meetings haven’t quite hit the mainstream, but it seems inevitable. VR conferencing solutions allow remote teams to meet together in a virtual gathering space, using digital avatars that stand in for real people.
It takes some getting used to, but there’s a whole lot you can do in a VR meeting that you can’t do in a real-life conference – at least not easily. During a VR meeting, users can whiteboard endlessly on surfaces that pop into existence. Unlimited visual aids can be brought in and arranged anywhere. Your interactions with other team members can even be reinforced with haptic feedback if you have the right technology. Can’t do that through a laptop screen.
VR meeting technology is still being worked on, but some business somewhere is already using VR technology to host its meetings on the moon. That’s the future.
Data Projections Is An Expert In Modern Video Conferencing Solutions
It’s a challenge for businesses to keep up with the latest in video conferencing technology, but certified integrators like Data Projections specialize in modern conferencing solutions. We have designed, installed, configured and supported a countless number of conferencing systems for clients that span many industries.
We’re much more than an installer. We serve as a proper technology partner for our clients. That means we get to know how your business does business, evaluate your existing technology, and then design a conferencing solution that provides maximum value. If the goal is to modernize the way your company does video conferencing, we are the ones to call.
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