When things aren’t working well it isn’t just inconvenient, it can be detrimental. If you’re on the golf course and crushing the ball off of the tee, but can’t make a putt, it can really ruin your round. Your business’ audio conferencing can have the same effect. If you have a great strategy to share but can’t hear, or can’t be heard, communicating and collaborating is nearly impossible. Here are a few things you can do to improve your audio conferencing to get the most out every meeting and collaborative session.
Use Acoustic Treatments to Reduce External Noise, Reflection, and Echo
Absorbers, diffusers, barriers, platforms, and other materials can be used to create a balance between echo and reflection. Absorption is used to reduce flutter echoes, while diffusion scatters sound energy, improving sound quality. The acoustic design of a space is as important as the technology you use to communicate.
Use Microphones with Proper Coverage Patterns
Controlled pattern mics are able to capture audio and refuse unwanted noises like the air conditioner and other ambient sounds. Position these microphones toward where you want to collect audio, and away from where you don’t.
Eliminate the Echo Loop
The “echo loop” occurs when a reinforced sound through a loudspeaker is re-transmitted by the far side of the room and a speaker is able to hear what he or she just said. Echo cancellation technology breaks this loop. Acoustic tuning benefits the far-side of the room during an audio conference.
These are only a few things to consider when it comes to optimizing your spaces for audio conferencing and presentations. Utilizing the experience and expertise of a commercial AV integrator is also necessary to get the most out of both, your space and your technology. Link Integration Group is a commercial integration firm that designs, creates, installs, and manages audio and visual solutions for organizations across Louisiana.