TAGS: Conference Room Display Monitor | Technical Flexibility Setup
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.
TAGS: 4k | 4k TV Resolution | 4K TV Screen | 4k Ultra HD TV Resolution
The turmoil of the current media milieu, exemplified by rising internet-based and mobile viewing, hasn’t changed one core fact. We want more pixels. There is a point, somewhere in the future, where we’ll saturate the viewing space, and the only means to get sharper images will be to improve the human eye. But for tomorrow, we have the 4k TV resolution.
4k TV resolution, having entered grandly at this year’s CES, is the next step toward meeting our eyes’ capacity for vision. While our current High Definition sits at 2k (so named for resolutions with a width of roughly 2000 pixels), a quadrupling of the image size results in a 4k Ultra HD TV resolution screen. It’s not yet poised to sweep into every home in the nation, but for the exclusive audience, 4k is ready. Many of the latest films are being shot in 4k, and even as far back as last year, were being mastered in it. TV channels in 4k are springing up. The wait for 4k content will not be a long one.
The primary hurdle for 4k in the near future is distribution. While Japan and much of Europe enjoy extensive fiber-optic networks, the US’ network is still relatively dated. The data rates required for 4k video, in teleconferencing, for example, is often beyond what businesses will have access to. Thus, while 4k screens would be ideal canvasses for digital signage and locally-stored media, the full fidelity of such screens would be lost on the teleconference. Happily, though, one of the most touted features of many new 4k screens is advanced up-ressing capabilities, which ensure that 2k (standard HD) content looks every bit as good on a 4k TV screen as it does on a 2k screen.
As always, the constant march of technology assures that there’s never a bad time to be on the cutting edge.
TAGS: Google Plus | his Holiness the Dalai Lama | Vidyo
The Dalai Lama made some news this week, and not for the usual reason.
After being denied a visa by South Africa under pressure from the Chinese government, his Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet found a way around. He signed up for Google Plus and had a little video conference chat with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, courtesy of Vidyo, which provided its new telepresence architecture that scales video quality with each individual's connection.
No word yet if they're Facebook friends.
Read more about the lively video chat and about Vidyo and Google Plus below: