How Displays Play a Crucial Role in the Era of Hybrid

Commonly, us AV geeks discuss how important selecting the right display when it comes to size and placement. But let’s not forget how much of a crucial role that they play in the ability to enhance collaboration, communication, and engagement. If you want to revamp a workplace or a higher ed campus; you need to be considering purpose-built displays.

When AV/IT managers are trying to give the workplace a revamp, simply adding more technology is not a solution. Successful integration of new technologies requires careful planning and a deeper understanding of company culture

Some companies like Square are dealing with many employees from every end of the spectrum. Some prefer to always work from home, others can’t wait till they can return to the office fulltime. Some want the flexibility to do both. How can they accommodate everyone in this scenario?

Purpose-built Displays?

During an upgrade, some AV/IT managers may be ordering more displays to enable videoconferencing in their rooms; but this year we think there will be an increase in multi-use displays. It’s best for AV/IT managers to observe how people are using office spaces once returning to the office. Introducing multi-use displays with touchscreen abilities, and advanced whiteboarding experiences can help elevate hybrid collaboration environments. Technologies that provide more interactivity between remote workers and employees in the office can help foster productivity and innovation on a whole new level.

This could mean testing interactive models that will allow users to work with different collaborative tools in one room while still having the freedom to us displays for conferencing when necessary.

And what about Audio?

The quickest way to make or break a conferencing space is with audio. Users must be able to communicate clearly with their remote counterparts. One of the best non-invasive solutions are beamforming speaker/mic solutions. With noise cancellation and accuracy, they not only outperform other types of solutions, but they also create more comfortable spaces and stay out of the way.

Automation with IoT Devices

Automating certain tasks can be done with IoT devices; such as automating lights and shades. One example could be IoT sensors that detect individuals entering a space, which then brightens the lights, turns on the display and lowers the shades.

IoT devices can help create unique conferencing experiences that make employees comfortable, and even impress business partners and clients. Other benefits may include tracking metrics like room usage, humidity and temperature which could make decision making useful when introducing new pieces of technology in the future.

The Last Piece of the Puzzle: UnifyPlus

After all technology is selected, designed, and professionally integrated, the next most important thing is monitoring. Enterprise monitoring systems like UnifyPlus give organizations a bird’s eye view of all integrated technologies in one convenient location.

Now AV/IT Managers can make remote updates, troubleshoot remotely, and get notifications when a failure occurs. This may speed up troubleshooting time and make it easier for AV/IT teams to get rooms up and running again. You can read more about UnifyPlus here.

Further Reading:

AV/IT Team: Purpose-built Displays | AVNetwork

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