Whether collaboration occurs in-person or remotely—or, most likely a combination of both scenarios—conference rooms are an essential part of modern workplaces. And with the right mix of conference room technologies that help ensure seamless communication and collaboration, you need a control solution that makes it easy for anyone to launch and lead productive meetings.
Well-designed AV control interfaces allow users to adjust lighting, room temperature, and audio and video settings, among other things, with a touch of a button. However, an often overlooked factor when choosing the best control solution for your needs is the interface’s mounting possibilities.
Let’s explore the most common mounting options to help you make an informed decision.
Wall mounting is a popular option for conference room control interfaces. It allows users to position the control pad at a comfortable height and location that is easily accessible to anyone who might use the room, including those with physical limitations. Additionally, wall mounting frees up table space.
Another popular option for conference room controllers is tabletop mounting, typically in a central location where everyone in the room can easily access it. Tabletop mounting is convenient and allows users to move the control pad around the table as needed during the meeting.
For a sleek look, flush mounting provides a clean, minimalist appearance that blends seamlessly with a room’s wall surface. Plus, flush mounting prevents tampering and accidental damage to the control interface, making it an ideal option for high-traffic areas.
With numerous mounting options and unrivalled ease of configuration, Biamp simplifies decision-making when choosing the right control interface for any conference room. Consider the following:
- The Apprimo Touch 8i is an ultra-versatile, 8-inch touchscreen controller that’s sleek, stylish, and ready to fit any type of interior design. It’s delivered with a simple-yet-stylish tabletop mount, and optional accessories provide the flexibility of various wall mounting possibilities, including any gang-box style situation (with or without an actual in-wall electrical gang box). In addition to flat wall mounting (Apprimo Touch 8-WMF), an angled wall mount (Apprimo Touch 8-WMA) orients the control panel slightly upward, making the interface easily visible for those standing over it. The angled wall mount also addresses an often-overlooked user segment—those in wheelchairs. Already designed for accessibility, the Apprimo Touch 8i’s inviting touchscreen more easily benefits wheelchair users when mounted at the proper angle.
- The Impera Uniform control pad is a compact, highly customizable AV control suitable for wall-mounting. It provides a simple and intuitive interface for presentation spaces, learning environments, and conference rooms, regardless of the type of equipment installed.
It’s important to note that both the Apprimo Touch 8i and Impera Uniform control interfaces are compatible with Biamp’s Project Designer software. With its drag-and-drop simplicity, Project Designer empowers users of varied experience levels to easily configure controllers and interfaces to deliver the control capabilities your AV system requires.
Choosing the right mounting option for your conference room control interface depends on your needs and preferences. Wall mounting, tabletop mounting, and flush mounting options provide their own benefits, so take the time to evaluate your needs and choose the option that best suits your requirements.
So, remember that the right mounting option can make all the difference in creating a productive and comfortable meeting environment.