Make the Most of Your Milwaukee Conference Spaces 

Technology—it’s done wonderful things for the world, like allowing people to work from anywhere on the globe. But it also complicates things. As we move into an increasingly hybrid world, we need new methods to jump over this hybrid hurdle. 

And many Milwaukee, WI, businesses are struggling to adapt. We’ve seen companies that have neglected their conference rooms altogether, citing the following problems: 

  • Connecting & Sharing: Sharing content to video displays can be time-consuming and prone to technical difficulties. 
  • Poor Audio & Video Quality: Echo, muted sound, and choppy video lead to miscommunication and frustration. 
  • Confusing Systems & Technology: People don’t know how to use technology and set up video calls in conference rooms. 

Luckily, all hope isn’t lost. Many reputable manufacturers like Crestron, QSC, Shure, neat, Barco, Logitech, and more, have created solid solutions to these hybrid woes. With the following conference room technologies, you’ll make hosting meetings a breeze. 

SEE ALSO: Boardroom Automation: The Future of Productive Meetings 

5 Ways to Improve Hybrid Conference Rooms 

1. Wireless Presentation Systems

Wireless presentation systems eliminate the need for complicated cables and connectors, allowing users to connect and share content seamlessly. Whether it’s a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, wireless presentation systems allow users to wirelessly transmit their screen to a central display, making it easy to collaborate and share ideas. Crestron and Barco offer seamless wireless connectivity that simplifies your life.   

2. External Microphones & Cameras

Clear and reliable audio and video are essential for effective communication during a video call. Shure is a renowned brand that offers a wide range of professional microphones for conference room environments. Their microphones are designed to capture speech with exceptional clarity and intelligibility, ensuring that every participant can be heard clearly. 

For video, QSC, Logitech, Vaddio, neat, and others offer a range of high-quality cameras and soundbars designed specifically for conference rooms. Their cameras deliver sharp and clear video, even in low-light conditions. With features like pan, tilt, and zoom, these cameras even allow users to focus on specific areas or individuals during a meeting.

3. Room Controller for Video Conferencing

To streamline the video conferencing experience, businesses benefit from installing a tabletop or wall-mounted room controller. This device acts as a central control hub for all the video conferencing equipment in the room, allowing users to easily manage and operate the system.

Crestron is a leading provider of room control solutions, and their controllers offer a user-friendly interface that enables participants to start, join, and manage video conferences with just a few taps. With features like one-touch dialing, volume control, and camera presets, Crestron room controllers make it easy for anyone to operate the system. 

4. Room Scheduling Software

One of the biggest challenges large businesses face is managing and scheduling meeting times effectively. Double bookings and confusion over room availability can lead to wasted time and frustration. To address this, businesses can utilize room scheduling software that allows users to easily book and manage conference room reservations.

Solutions like Creston Flex Scheduling allow people to remotely book rooms and desks from any device. Wall-mounted touchscreen panels update automatically to display current schedules, and features like calendar integration and room analytics ensure that conference rooms are used efficiently. 

5. Audio & Video Upgrades

Over time, audio and video equipment become outdated and inefficient and may unintentionally signal that your business is behind the times. Regarding visuals, many contemporary businesses are opting for LED video panels or installing two or three displays side-by-side to display content alongside conference calls. 

As for audio, many small conference rooms can get by with a soundbar at the head of the table. But in larger spaces, consider installing distributed audio throughout the room so everyone can hear. Concerned about space? Opt for in-ceiling speakers that are wired to the central control system.  

Ready for Better, Smarter Conference Room Technology? 

By investing in cutting-edge conference room technology solutions, businesses in Milwaukee can create an environment that encourages productivity, efficiency, and engagement. If you’re interested in any of these solutions, contact Fearing’s Audio Video Security to install your conference room systems today!