Of all our senses, visual communication provides 30% of our knowledge in any situation. In the current corporate environment, one of the main ways to impart information and provide an opportunity for group collaboration is with visual displays.
You may think all displays are the same, and any one will do. But how you plan to use a display, its functionality and the size of the room are all factors that can affect whether your choice works well, increases efficiency and saves time.
Many buyers neglect to factor in the differences that can be found among visual displays in terms of:
- Installation and maintenance costs
- Device compatibility and intrinsic features
- Life expectancy of the hardware
- Service and support
And then it’s vital to consider hidden costs:
- Does the device you’re considering work seamlessly with existing systems, or is it difficult to set up, resulting in lost time for a meeting to start as IT personnel drop everything to iron out technical issues?
- Is time wasted as a presentation is halted while participants take notes, or can notes be made on the display itself, updated and provided to all participants at the end of the meeting?
- If a problem occurs, will the supplier replace the equipment immediately, or do you need to ship the display back to the manufacturer?
Our free whitepaper, “An IT Professional’s Guide to Display Technology,” walks you through the available options from projectors to OLED to embedded displays and more as it maps the future of today’s display technologies.
It also discusses what steps to go through to know which technology to select.