Hybrid meeting rooms for video conferencing – optimal conditions in the room and for the connected participants
1.20 m is our ideal dimension in modern conference rooms – for video conferences and zoom meetings. It is the target dimension for the so-called PTZ cameras (pan, tilt, zoom). A person sitting at a table is thus optimally captured frontally by the camera. PTZ cameras are not new. We find them in meeting rooms and at conferences as well as at large events. PTZ cameras are also known as DOME cameras, as many models are housed in dome-like housings.
. The use of microphones is mandatory when connecting remote participants. And microphones – are also recommended for communication within the room, even for smaller meetings –. By slightly amplifying the voice, the participants are noticeably relieved: on the one hand, people do not have to speak as loudly, which is easier on the voice, and on the other hand, listeners understand what is being said much better. This allows them to listen in a relaxed manner, even over longer periods of time.
In a modern hybrid conference room, we consider three ways of communication. First, the communication of the participants within a room. Second, communication to the outside and from the outside into the room. Third, the communication of the people with the technology. The requirement here is: many possibilities, high flexibility and quality with an intuitive and simple usability. This is succeeding better and better, because AI and the technical solutions of the manufacturers are often simple and ingenious. In addition, the know-how of the participants is increasing. Professional conferencing is a future skill.
All photos in the article are taken from an installation that PCS showed at the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland completed in May 2021. Thank you very much for the nice project and the pleasant cooperation. We wish relaxed conferencing.