A heads up on what’s new in presentation tools and videoconferencing technology, and how to achieve the biggest bang for the least bucks. By Glenn Baker.
When choosing what VC system to go for be prepared to have answers to a lot of questions – such as who will be using the system? What will it be used for – large room conferencing with fewer connections and many participants or many single users joining together and using a large amount of connections? Do you need to share documents and presentations during the sessions? Are participants fixed or mobile? And how much bandwidth resource is available?
Putting your message up there
Technology has advanced considerably on the business projector front too – the stalwart of the presentation technology sector – and the proof is right up there on the wall or screen.
Sourcing, managing, applying
As a rule of thumb, Peter Baldwin of Boyd Visuals says if a business uses presentation technology such as a projector more than once a month, then it’s probably more cost effective to purchase the equipment and have it on hand when needed. “For the occasional large presentation or conference, hiring from professionals is definitely the way to go.”