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Articles in Category: Conference Room Design

Avoid Common Conference Room Problems

Use Technology for Efficient Collaboration

Avoid Common Conference Room Problems

Have you ever been in that meeting where the presenter spent the first ten minutes figuring out how to get the PowerPoint presentation on the conference room screen? How about the room with lighting that was either too bright or too dark for a presentation?  Or the conference call where you had to ask the other party to continually repeat what they just said?

There are the types of issues that occur daily in meeting and conference rooms all over Richardson and Dallas. But it does not need to be that way.  With some careful consideration given to the everyday things that you typically do in your meeting spaces, you can design the conference room with the right technology to ensure that all your meetings both begin and end productively.

Read on for some tips on how to make your meeting rooms state-of-the-art collaboration spaces.

TAGS: Boardroom Automation | Conference Room Technology | Wireless Microphone System

Turn Any Room Into a Video Conferencing Room

All You Need is Crestron Mercury and a Laptop or Smartphone

Turn Any Room Into a Video Conferencing Room

Some 15 to20 years ago, holding a video conference could be a slow, tedious, and painful experience.  The equipment was bulky, the video was grainy, and a call could easily lag or freeze, making for a less than collaborative experience.

Today we routinely use video collaboration solutions from laptops and mobile devices, with excellent resolution and audio capabilities thanks to today’s powerful and sophisticated hardware and software.  Apps like Zoom, Slack, Skype, GoToMeeting, and many others offer the ability not only to see and hear the person on the other end, but also share screens, files, and additional information as well.

When you get into a conference room, the same ease of use and low cost doesn’t always translate to that arena.  Some systems can be costly and don’t let you use the conferencing and collaboration solution of your choice.  What if you wanted a system that enabled you to use the devices you use for collaboration every day – laptops, tablets, and smartphones -  but also gave you the right audio and video capabilities necessary in the meeting room so everyone can participate, in the room and remotely.

That’s why Crestron, a longtime leader in conference room design, created Mercury. Read on to find out how Mercury brings enterprise-class collaboration capabilities to one meeting room or many. 

TAGS: BYOD | Conference Room Automation | Crestron Mercury | Skype | Slack | Videoconferencing | VOIP