It’s common these days to find meeting spaces that feature the latest audio and video conferencing technology with a view to enabling the best possible meeting experience for users. However, one area that is often overlooked when rooms are being designed and configured is that of room acoustics.
BEYOND THE BOARDROOM: HOW IT TEAMS CAN SUPPORT QUALITY AUDIO, EVERYWHERE
When people think of flexible work styles, they often think of people working from home, or on the move. But workplace transformation is also changing the setup of the traditional, physical office.
And one of the cultural changes to the way people collaborate is the fact that the boardroom is no longer the go-to area for important conferences.
HOW TO ENHANCE MEETING ROOM AUDIO IN POORLY DESIGNED ROOMS
Well thought out acoustics can do a great deal to help a company by streamlining collaboration and enhancing business reputation. Not only will it give essential communications between employee or clients the best possible chance of success but also go a long way to improving perceptions of a company and lifting staff morale.
IMPROVE CONFERENCE CALL AUDIO
“We’re constantly having to repeat ourselves on conference calls.”
“The client complained about background noise.”
“I listened to the recording and all I could hear was the sound of shuffling paper.”
Sound familiar? The IT department is often the first to hear when users feel that the conference system isn’t up to scratch. Sometimes a new A/V system is the answer. But it isn’t always.
4 KEY THINGS YOU'LL NEED TO CONSIDER TO FUTUREPROOF YOUR AUDIO NETWORKING CAPABILITIES
58% of respondents to an independent survey of IT professionals said their corporate networking infrastructure is either falling short of requirements or will fall short soon. So, at some point in the near future you'll likely need to review and plan your framework.
THE AUDIO NETWORKING JIGSAW
For those of us in IT or the networking business, the term ‘audio networking’ most likely brings to mind IP telephony, plus Skype, Webex, Zoom and all the other voice-enabled software out there. This isn’t surprising given the focus on unified comms and collaboration over the past few years – and the pain it often caused in the days before Gigabit Ethernet!