According to a study by the National Statistics Council, employees spend on average 37 percent of their time in meetings, with more than 11 million formal meetings being held in the United States alone every day. In this day and age, these meetings involve a conference room display monitor more often than not. There are several factors to keep in mind when settling on a new display to incorporate into your meeting space:
- Readability: Can everybody in the conference room read what is displayed on the screen? Take a seat in the back of the room and conduct some tests with font sizes typically used in presentations and spreadsheets. Sometimes even a 70 or 80” display will fail to deliver on this level, even in a small meeting room. One solution: swap out the display for an HD projector – the difference between an 80” display and a 100” projected image can be huge.
- Resolution: This one goes hand in hand with readability. In the case of come flat panels, it can be difficult to sync a computer, tablet or smartphone properly to ensure the best image quality for a presentation. Also, if you’re going to visualize more data than a typical PowerPoint presentation, you’ll need a display that renders at higher resolutions such as Full HD (1920x1080).
- Brightness: In any given conference room, ambient light is your best friend or worst enemy. The amount of control you have over the light will play a factor in whether you go for a direct view display (which makes it easier to adjust contrast and readability) or a front projection solution.
- Connectivity: Does the display you’re considering have options for HDMI? USB? VGA? Can you utilize wi-fi? Given the sheer number of devices that could conceivably be plugged in during a meeting, you want the display with maximum versatility.
No matter what model you choose, increasing readability and technical flexibility setup will eliminate frustration, encourage communication among your collaborators, and increase the efficiency of your business. Let Sunset Studios pick out the perfect conference room display monitor for your workspace. Contact us today.