Using iPads, smartphones, laptops, and other touchscreen technology has made it easy to get uses to having information literally at our fingertips. The ability to take notes, annotate content, and collaborate digitally has made communicating and operating more efficient and effective than ever before. However, a lot of brainstorming activity still takes place with pen and paper, or marker and whiteboard. While this classic, yet antiquated, method is still useful, it adds extra steps and time that could be better used. From collecting notes, attempting to read them, and organize them, someone is essentially doing the same thing twice. This is where interactive boards are changing the way companies meet, collaborate, and operate. Here are 3 business benefits that come along with interactive whiteboards.
1.) Better Communication: Screen sharing, remote access, and end-of-meeting notes all make presentations and sessions more effective and efficient. Providing everyone involved with the same information at the same time drastically improves communication and the sharing of ideas. Also, to make sure that everyone is on the same page, notes, annotations, even the entire presentation can be printed, emailed, saved, and shared.
2.) Touch Technology: Interactive displays offer the same state-of-the-art touchscreen technology that you have on your tablet and smartphone. This feature also replaces your mouse, laser pointer, and wireless presenter (clicker/pointer).
3.) Collaboration: Whiteboard sessions, and even PowerPoint presentations are often led by one person, making collaboration difficult. Interactive boards offer easy accessibility to everyone in a meeting. Files can be shared, saved, and edited. Iterating real time changes and additions, as well as feedback, will make meetings and presentations all the more effective.
When it comes to audio/video integration, knowing the needs of your space and the available solutions is essential. However, the benefits of adopting this technology are only as valuable as the integration is reliable. Link Integration Group is a commercial integration firm that specializes in interactive whiteboards and other A/V systems.