Your workers are likely already using video conferencing to engage in meetings. In fact, 78% of companies use video conferencing for meetings. If your conference room still relies on a whiteboard that constantly needs new supplies of dry-erase markers, you’re behind the times. It’s time to upgrade your conference room for an era of video meetings that allow you to communicate with clients and employees anywhere in the world through high-tech digital video and sound.
Why You Should Toss Your Old Whiteboard
Your old whiteboard is likely gathering dust. Not many people use these during meetings aside from writing the names of guests on them. Plus, you need to buy regular supplies of board cleaner, dry erase markers, and erasers to use these boards. You also cannot use a dry erase whiteboard at the same time that you have the lights turned down to view a projector.
Whiteboards in your conference room can also cause problems because not everyone can see what is written on them clearly. The individuals who cannot make out the words on the board may be sitting too far away, the writer may be writing too small, the markers could be old and faded, or the colors could be too light to see under harsh conference room lighting. There are much better alternatives to whiteboards.
Equipment to Replace Your Old Whiteboard
You have multiple options to replace your conference room whiteboard. These upgrades will improve your meetings significantly by eliminating some of the reasons that people cannot see what the presenter puts onto the board.
You may consider installing an interactive whiteboard. These types of boards use an electric stylus to interact with the board, which has a connection to a computer. The stylus controls the computer the same as a mouse does. Therefore, the presenter can draw or write notes over images or document files displayed on the screen. Plus, they can open a program to allow them to draw with the stylus freehand if needed.
Another option is to use a notebook connected to a projector and use an online whiteboard app. These apps also let users share files. However, they are a better option for those who remotely log into video meetings because the apps often allow remote users to view and interact with them.
How Upgrading Your Conference Room Can Improve Productivity
Upgrading your conference room whiteboard to a modern alternative can reduce the time needed for meetings and make them more productive by ensuring that everyone can readily see the screen and the information on it. Plus, you will save money by never needing to buy markers or erasers for your conference room again.
Contact Us at Experience Audio Video Inc. to Make Your Conference Room Upgrades
Your workers deserve the best in video options for their meetings. Contact us today at Experience Audio Video Inc. to find out more about the best types of replacements for a traditional whiteboard and to schedule installation of them. You could upgrade to an interactive whiteboard or use a computer connected to a projector with a whiteboard app. We can help you decide and professional install the equipment to bring your conference room into the 21st century.