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Designing AV-integrated Conference Rooms for Businesses Going Green
By Nina Parker
In the 1980s, greed was good. Today, green is good. Companies that implement green policies not only help the environment but they also reduce expenses by limiting energy consumption. Now there are added incentives for businesses to go green: As awareness about environmental issues is raised among consumers, a growing number prefer to purchase products and services from companies that are green, and employees would rather work for organizations that they perceive to be environmentally ethical.
As a result, the market for green technologies is growing. Video conferencing is one such technology. The latest high definition (HD) video conferencing equipment delivers images that are so clear and crisp that they can substitute for face-to-face communication, reducing the need for business-related travel. Less travel means fewer car and plane trips and a reduction in a business' carbon footprint. As demand for video conferencing has increased, so has network reliability, greatly improving the user's experience. Costs for the technology, on the other hand, have gone down.
Designing Rooms for video conferencing
Video conferencing works best when it is part of a specially designed audio visual (AV) integrated room. When new conference rooms are built or existing rooms are renovated, it is now the norm for customers to request these rooms be fully equipped with HD technology. HD systems, including HD video conferencing, are more complex than standard definition solutions. For example, HD video requires more complex signals and a larger amount of network bandwidth than standard definition, and this requires new practices and devices for working with digital cables to make them flexible enough for an integrated room. As a result, HD is not just one component of the room; it changes the way everything must be designed.
A high-end version of HD video conferencing called telepresence is designed to create a life-like virtual meeting experience-in part by using replica conference rooms across various locations with large monitors and matching tables so that it appears the remote participants are in the same room. Some telepresence manufacturers offer room-within-a-room solutions while other manufacturers require rooms to be set up with preconfigured equipment and furniture.
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