Over the decades, clients and employees alike have come to dread the boardroom; the office space devoted to long meetings and presentations of slideshows that features illegible graphs and information that feels more like an afterthought than a purposeful forum for feedback. While brands like Apple, Samsung and HP have done a spectacular job of promoting the technology in our homes and daily lives, many business owners aren’t aware that big changes for the office are already here. Changes like the interactive projector, blending classic projection technology with the interactivity of a tablet PC.
Interactive projectors take the standard projector and throw in some sensors to track movements and add them to the image. They say that two heads are better than one and the interactive projector technology increases your ability to collaborate and prove that age-old cliche, as the projection image allows multiple collaborators to add notes, suggestions and feedback.
There are two different kinds of technology used in interactive projectors, infrared and DLP, though DLP is the most common.
Infrared utilizes a special camera, separate from the projection lens, to track the movements of a special pen. Infrared light is transmitted to the camera when the pen makes contact with the projection surface and the movement is recorded just like with a wireless computer mouse.
DLP interactive projectors emit a special pattern into the image that is projected. This pattern appears on the screen so quickly that the human eye can’t detect it. The interactive pen “sees” the pattern and relays the data back to the projector, where your movements are reflected back onto the surface.
Interactive projectors are a great option for any business that needs to present information or makes use of screens within the office.
Architects and builders can project blueprints, make their changes and send the new revisions to clients for review and approval.
Web designers can project their websites and work with the client to illustrate changes and deliver the information to team members.
Government agencies can use interactive projectors to allow personnel to collaborate on reports and documents, creating stronger information.
Any business that uses presentations and visual information for clients and staff.At Points West, we often work with our customers to install interactive projectors from Epson. The BrightLink projectors are network ready and offer brighter, more accurate colours. These innovative projectors can be used on any flat surface, including tabletops, offering a range of flexibility to meet your office’s business needs.
As you can see, interactive projectors are a game changer in business. They add a level of professionalism and the interactivity helps keep clients and staff from napping in the dark boardroom. That boring boardroom truly is a thing of the past.