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  Video Conferencing Pays Back

Inarguably, video conferencing is one of the most prolific technologies used today for business transformation. The reduction of corporate travel budgets and reduced impact to employee family lives pales in comparison to the dramatic productivity gains that can be achieved through its use.

The transformation of a weekly audio conference call with direct reports (that are multi-tasking) to a video call that demands 100% of employee attention drives productivity.

While each system purchased has a base set of functional requirements in order to allow two parties to communicate, we have observed the average company overlooks the importance of architectural lighting in Video/ Telepresence rooms.

Video camera codecs and associated equipment have particular requirements for light levels and color temperature to ensure accurate performance. In our experience, most organizations approach teleconferencing primarily from an IT perspective. There are three necessary factors, aside from transport and physical endpoints, that need addressed to achieve a successful video implementation: key light, fill light, and back light. Some manufacturer offerings attempt to take lighting into account; however, in most cases, this stock lighting does not provide adequate illumination. Architectural lighting of the room or area is vital for optimal operation of the equipment.

Many video conferencing rooms serve as multi-purpose spaces. In addition to their main use, they also serve as: classrooms, meeting rooms, lecture halls, and occasionally entertainment spaces. Therefore, the lighting of the space has to be multi-layered and controlled in such a way to allow for various “scenes”. The specification of the right fixtures and the proper integration of lighting controls are critical for this adaptability. Without a lighting consultant as part of one’s video conferencing project it is nearly impossible to achieve the true brilliance of a great videoconference. Our lighting specialists can assist in designing your room for minimal energy consumption and optimal lighting results. Let us provide you with our services for the best possible fully integrated result. 

Without a lighting consultant as part of one’s video conferencing project it is near impossible to achieving the true brillance of a great video conference. Additionally, a lighting specialist will be able to assist in designing the room for minimal energy consumption. Let us provide you with our services for the best possible fully integrated result.


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