Your employees’ work styles are changing to match the interactive and collaborative technology now available to them. Sure, they still make phone calls, but more and more of their interactions with coworkers and clients include using video, so that it feels like everyone is sitting in the same room. So how do you upgrade your meeting spaces to accommodate this shift in in the working environment?

Provide your employees with the tools they need to be productive. Technology such as wireless collaboration capabilities from any device allow participants to easily share their ideas. Products like Crestron AirMedia and Kramer VIA  change meeting spaces into a BYOD environment by allowing participants to use their Android or iOS devices to share content to the room display.

Provide the meeting spaces your employees need

You may find that having three executive boardrooms and no huddle rooms or open collaboration spaces is inhibiting your employees. If the average meeting size is two to six people, smaller huddle spaces offering video and collaboration will work best for their meetings. The Crestron Mercury is an all-in-one tabletop solution that combines conferencing and collaboration tools into one easy to use console, making it perfect for huddle rooms and small meeting spaces. Some of the features include a full open SIP conference phone, room scheduling, built-in microphone and speaker, and built-in AirMedia for wireless presenting.

Don’t be afraid to use existing equipment or enhance it

For example, an existing whiteboard can be paired with an interactive short throw projector to provide a projection surface that allows for interactive content sharing and writable surface for meeting notes. Manufacturers such as Optoma and Epson provide interactive short throw projectors for this application.  Or, take the next step and go with fully interactive displays that pair with a number of collaboration solutions.

Automate your work environment

How can you automate your work space?  How about opening up the shades to take advantage of that warm afternoon sunshine? Or, have the shades lower at that time of day to cut down on display glare? Have the lights and presentation system turn on when someone enters your executive boardroom and turn off after a certain amount of time of motionless activity.  With Crestron Fusion, you can automate your HVAC, lights, shades, and AV equipment to work optimally for your work space, making your meeting spaces intelligent.  Crestron Fusion networks your multimedia, environmental, and room-scheduling technology to help you monitor, manage, and control your systems. Optimize how you use your rooms and save time and money while making the most of your resources.

How We Can Help

Whether your audiovisual need is part of a new construction project or an upgrade to an existing system, Hillman Audio Video can help. We proudly partner with companies like Crestron, Kramer, Optoma, and others, to provide the enterprise solutions our clients need. We take what we do seriously and have a team of passionate and dedicated employees that work to implement the best solution for your audiovisual technology needs.