There’s no denying that 2020 has been a tough year for businesses and individuals alike. The way companies operate has changed drastically, with some team members working from the office and others working from home. These changes have put roadblocks in the way of everyday operations. Video conferencing solutions have eased the pain in these challenges, making it safer and easier to communicate and collaborate effectively with coworkers and clients.
Here are some of the latest Top Trends in Video Conference Rooms
Integrate Technology Into Design
It’s important that companies stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends in the workplace. “Smart Tables” have multi-media stations, power adapters, and even built-in loudspeakers and microphones. Integrating this technology allows for a more accessible and cleaner look to the conference room.
Room automation helps limit the contact exposure to the room’s AV equipment and keeps your hands on your own devices. There are new requirements for “touchless” video conference rooms that automate the lights, HVAC, projectors, etc. to be voice or motion activated that also allow control from your own personal device.
Many companies offer all-in-one media bars that include audio, video, and microphone capabilities in a single device. This cost-effective component eases the burden of having many cables and devices around the room.
The Employee Experience Matters
Designing a room that’s as functional as it is comfortable influences how employees perform. If your personnel are uncomfortable in your conference room, they won’t be able to focus on their duties. This includes more than just the chairs, desks, and tables. Each person in the huddle rooms or conference rooms should be able to see and hear the presentations without straining.
Using high quality loudspeakers and microphones make the overall experience much smoother for both those in the room, as well as those on the far-end. Many companies opt for built-in ceiling or table loudspeakers to keep a clean look to the room, while still functioning as needed. For larger conference rooms or longer tables, expansion microphones make sure that every participant is heard clearly.
Depending on the type of rooms and number of collaboration spaces in the office, having flexible video conferencing capabilities can be beneficial. Mobile all-in-one video conferencing systems make this simple. There’s no required set-up when moving the systems from room to room, turning any simple huddle space into a fully functioning conference room.
Keep Things Simple
When designing a conference room, it’s important to keep simplicity in mind. You don’t want to deal with a complex system every time you go in for a meeting. This time is for collaboration and communicating ideas, not for trying to figure out how to get the screen to hook up to your device.
Making your conference room simple doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to limit its capabilities. These systems can be as simple as walking into the conference room, pressing a button on your personal device, and having your presentation instantly streamlined to the display.
Video Conference Rooms For Your Business
Contact us at Fluid Sound to learn more about what we can do for your San Diego, Orange County, or Los Angeles video conference room.