Choosing the right interactive display for your meeting room

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Interactive DisplayChoosing the right interactive display for your meeting room

When it comes to choosing a screen, there is always the natural inclination to think that bigger is better. However, there are a large number of factors that to be considered when choosing the right interactive display for your meeting room, size isn’t always the most important.

Meeting Room Size

If you’ve got a relatively small meeting room, you don’t want a screen to dominate the space as it will be difficult for those sat close to the screen to see it clearly. Instead, a modest interactive display may be more appropriate. However, if your meeting room is large and you select too small a display for your meeting room, those sitting at the back of the room will most likely be unable to make out the details. Midshire’s audio visual experts have installed interactive displays in meeting rooms of all sizes, so will be able to advise you on the perfect size for your space and audience.

Image Quality

If you’ve got a 90 inch-screen at Full HD resolution you will only see 24 pixels per inch. But if you go for a 65-inch screen at 4k resolution you will be seeing 67 pixels per inch; that’s a 180 per cent increase on the 90-inch screen. This demonstrates that bigger doesn’t necessarily mean clearer and if you’re sat relatively close to the 90 inch screen, this will have a real impact. Quality over quantity and size is always important when catering for the needs of all your employees, especially those with visual impairments.

Touchscreen Options

Interactive display technology has come a long way in recent years and is now an everyday part of life – from smartphones and tablets, up to the latest large screen interactive displays, we all look for an intuitive and easy-to-use way of working.

What’s more, with the touch capabilities now available in your standard Windows operating system, users can annotate directly into the most popular and heavily used business software packages such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

What are you Going to Share on your Interactive Display?

When considering your options, a lot depends on what types of content you plan to show on the meeting-room screen. Does the primary content mainly consist of business paperwork with white backgrounds and relatively large, black text? Or are you looking to display PowerPoint presentations with colourful graphics and photos or visualize spreadsheets with lots of data and complex data models? The latter requires a higher resolution than the former.

Do you need to Video Conference?

Meetings are an everyday fact of business life, but that no longer means we must always meet face-to-face. Video conferencing as a way of collaborating with colleagues is becoming more and more popular. Not only does it help us reduce travel costs, and therefore also our carbon footprint, it helps make us better at handling time more effectively and therefore more productive.

There are lots of considerations to make when choosing an interactive display, so it is important that you get advice from audio visual specialists. Midshire’s team will happy conduct a site survey to recommend the best interactive display for your business whatever your requirements.

Maybe add another paragraph covering environment. Depending on your business / organisation type and the environment the display will be kept in e.g.  Schools (kids), retail (general public), or corporate. But environment could also cover actual environment warm, cold, dusty etc