How to Choose the Interactive Flat Panel for Meeting
Release Time: 2022.04.21
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Interactive flat panel displays feature large multi-touch screens embedded in the operating system. The inclusion of its operating system means that the interactive flat panel can act as its collaborative meeting platform, rather than just a traditional multi-touch display.


Interactive flat panel displays are intuitive enough to host entire meetings, huddle room meetings, video conferences, training sessions or collaboration sessions in a way that involves all participants.

While some companies still rely on projectors and whiteboards, interactive flat-panel displays can display detailed information, diagrams and multimedia to participants in full, rich 4K definition. Built-in apps and cross-platform capabilities mean administrators or meeting hosts can orchestrate their content with confidence, and participants can contribute information remotely.


How to choose the interactive flat panel for a meeting?

It's fair to say that business collaboration technology has come a long way in the 21st century, and interactive flat panel displays represent an important next step in adding a truly interactive element to office meeting rooms. In addition to the price of your interactive flat panel, there are many other considerations you can compare when choosing the ideal solution for your business from the various brands of interactive flat panels, let's review from the hardware side:


Hardware Specifications

One of the most important things to consider is the type of hardware you want to use in your interactive display.

1. Resolution

Resolution can play an important role in the experience your meeting room provides to meeting participants.

Smaller meeting rooms can use 1080p FHD displays, and larger rooms benefit from 4K/UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution.


2. Size

Size also matters. When deciding on the size of your interactive flat panel to meet your business needs, take a moment to consider the size of your meeting room. It's also worth considering the potential audience size of your interactive screen.

There are no specific rules for choosing the right display size for a meeting room. Generally, 65" is suitable for small to medium spaces or small spaces (less than 5 people), while 75" is suitable for medium-sized meeting rooms (5~10 people), and 86" is suitable for larger meeting room area and above (more than 10 people). YODA Views is available in 65", 75"and 86" to meet any of your meeting room requirements.


3. Connectivity

As a conferencing platform, connectivity is another important aspect of high-performance interactive flat panel displays.

Interactive displays allow all meeting participants to connect wirelessly from their own laptops and smartphones, video conferencing equipment or other internet-enabled devices helping to impress customers.

Wired connections also need to be considered:

HDMI, VGA or DisplayPort Signal Inputs: These inputs allow you to connect to external PCs and laptops if any meeting participants or meeting guests want to use their laptops for presentations.

USB: This connection allows you to connect an external device, such as a storage hard drive, to share or save files from USB. You can also connect to a webcam, wireless dongle or video conferencing device.

LAN and Wi-Fi: Whether you use Ethernet or Wi-Fi, the interactive flat panel allows participants to access the Internet.


4. Touch and stylus

Touch functionality is a key feature of interactive flat panels. It allows participants to write, annotate and operate the platform using their fingers or stylus, and allows multiple users to draw on the display for group discussions.

But when it comes to touch functionality, there are a few things you need to consider. Most interactive flat panels support 20 touch points - but this is only from a hardware perspective. This means that even though your monitor has a higher touch point, the OS may limit the tablet to only 10 touch points. Though a limited number of points are still considered to allow multiple users to write or draw for group discussions.

If you want to use the Windows operating system, the operating system will allow up to 20 touch points. Although, if you want to use a macOS laptop, you'll need to download drivers and install Mac Gestures to the monitor.

Considering the meeting scenario, group discussions of idea collaboration will be very important.



5. Onboard OS

When considering your hardware, you must take the time to weigh whether your interactive flat panel integrates with any onboard operating system, or if your display is just used as a large multi-touch screen. Today, many interactive displays are embedded with the Android operating system, allowing you to start a meeting right away. YODA Views offers an all-in-one design in this regard, allowing users to take advantage of its built-in Android operating system to instantly turn on the interactive display to start your meeting without connecting any external devices, just like a PC system.


This design is especially important when you have a small meeting, an emergency meeting, or when some participants bring laptops to the meeting.


Usability is one of the top concerns for adopters of interactive flat panel display technology. Before purchasing an interactive display for your business, be sure to take the time to explore its user interface and the user experience it provides. For meeting purposes, time efficiency and productivity are key considerations in running a meeting. The user interface or any functional design should be easy to understand and use, allowing all attendees to participate in the meeting without wasting time on display operations.



Business Meeting Collaboration

6. Mirroring from a mobile device

BYOD has been a trend for businesses, working on tablets and phones has become a common behavior today, and 67% of employees use personal devices at work. It's best to consider the mirroring capabilities of your interactive flat panel. Also, how easy is it to provide collaboration in your meetings via these mobile devices while checking if any mirroring apps are integrated in your flat panel display and how it works?


While it won't matter to some, given the role mobile devices play in bringing connectivity to meeting spaces, it's worth seeing if your interactive flat panel developer has a dedicated mobile app to Added connectivity - if this feature suits your needs.


7. Compatible video conferencing cameras and software

Video conferencing is one of the primary effective ways to communicate with remote employees or customers. To build a video conferencing platform on an interactive display, you need to consider whether the display is compatible with all-in-one cameras and video conferencing software.

YODA interactive displays can be used with video conferencing cameras

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