Display Size Matters
The rapid fall of TV prices and the increased availability of high speed internet is altering the landscape for meetings. Expensive business trips and long haul flights no longer have to enter the equation, as now all it takes is a video system and display to turn any meeting room in to a video meeting space.
The correct screen for your meeting room depends on a number of factors; how large is your meeting room, how often will it be used, the quality of lighting and your budget all play an important role in your decision making. Generally, the bigger the room, the bigger the display.
Lifesize has a range of products designed for all meeting room sizes. The importance of screen size is so that everyone in the meeting can see all faces and any data shared over the presentation feature. General size rules;
- Small Huddle Room – (1) 42”–50” screen
- Conference/Boardroom – (2) 42”–60” screens in side-by-side configuration
- Auditorium – HD projector rated for 2500 to 4500 lumens for a lit room
A dual display set up is often a brilliant way to ensure the visibility of all participants on a call and the data presented on screen, and Lifesize® Icon™ video systems can be configured for dual displays. Options for dual displays include the ability to separate callers from an in-call presentation and mirroring the display when a presentation is not in use.
To ensure meetings take place on a personal level, the screen should be mounted at or around eye level. Placing the display and the camera at the correct height ensures maximum connection and understanding between colleagues, and in our tests we have discovered placing the camera just below the screen, at seated eye level, produces the best results.
The quality of sound will help to deliver the complete video conferencing experience. Be sure to either select a TV with built in speakers, or have a separate sound system for the room. The importance of sound for your meetings is enhanced with larger rooms.