The Big Problem with Modern Boardrooms (and How to Fix It)
Boardroom Automation is the Key to Successful Meetings
Boardroom technology has come a long way in the last decade. If you were to compare a boardroom designed in 2007 with one designed this year, the two would have drastically different levels of technology. The latest innovations in boardroom automation tech are making it easier to collaborate and communicate with teams all over the world, but there’s still a big problem that most companies in the St. Petersburg, FL area have to deal with: the technology won’t cooperate.
The Problem: Unreliable Technology
How often have you been about to start an important meeting when the projector decides to act up? Perhaps you can’t get the video conferencing system to launch, or your microphone simply isn’t working. It’s frustrating, yes, but it can also cost you hundreds of thousands in lost business partnerships or deals.
In a modern business, you need technology that works right all the time. You can’t afford the loss of operational efficiency and the risk of creating bad impressions simply because your boardroom equipment is a jumbled, unreliable mess.
Most often, there’s nothing wrong with the individual devices that you’re trying to use. Instead, the problem stems from the fact that you’re trying to force different devices from different manufacturers to work together. You plug a bunch of devices together and expect them to work seamlessly. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.
Compare it to building a wall with different building materials. You have brick, stone, metal, and Legos that all have to be used together to form one structure. How stable will that wall be?
The Solution: One Cohesive System
Don’t worry: it’s not all doom and gloom. There’s a way to get all of that disparate boardroom technology to work together smoothly, and it’s called boardroom automation.
Boardroom automation isn’t just adding another layer of complicated technology to an already overloaded system. Instead, it’s a professionally installed solution that connects the dots between each piece of technology. An automation system such as Crestron or Control4 works as a common interface for all the devices throughout the space. Going back to our earlier analogy, it’s essentially the mortar that glues all your “building materials” together to form a solid wall.
Beyond the increased reliability, automation technology offers other advantages:
- No More Piles of Remotes: Since the entire system is controlled by one central interface, you’ll never fumble through different remotes trying to find the right one to lower the screen or turn on the speakers.
- Easier Employee Training: Explaining how to use the boardroom to a new employee is a simple matter. One interface offers intuitive control over the lights, A/V, teleconferencing equipment, and even the window shades at the push of a button.
- Cleaner Design: Keep your boardroom table free of cords, remotes, speakers, and other equipment. During the professional installation, all the equipment is carefully placed to be as unobtrusive as possible.
- Better Impressions: Imagine how potential clients will feel when they walk into your boardroom and all the technology comes to life, responding to your command instantly.
Are you ready to give your boardroom the upgrade it needs? Contact AV Specialists today to learn more.