Tuesday, July 31, 2012 7:03:55 AM MDT |
With only a few components and no cables in a Wireless Conferencing system
you can ensure that set-up time for your meetings will be efficient and fast. Using a Wireless Conferencing
system also ensures that all participants can hear and be heard during discussions. Still, there may be considerations beyond delivering a simple discussion system for a short meeting.
What if I also need voting and language interpretation?
Today, wireless conferencing systems exist in a multitude of flavors, offering three- or five-button voting as well as RF language interpretation
. The latter eliminates the need to add an infrared language distribution system and again reduces the complexity of the installation. State-of-the art wireless RF conference systems go as far as offering at least 40 language channels, surpassing the capabilities of current IR systems. See diagram below.
How do I make sure that batteries don’t run out during a meeting?
Obviously, with wireless units running on batteries
, there are some simple rules of thumb to keep in mind when setting up a meeting. First of all, make sure that your batteries can last the duration of the meeting – and take into account the possibility of the meeting overrunning.
With the web interface you can easily check the condition of the battery of each unit and see the number of hours remaining.
You can even check this during the meeting, without anybody noticing. Should you discover that one of the batteries is running out, you can wait for the coffee break to exchange it for a new one, or connect a wall plug adapter to the battery so it continues working and charges at the same time. Fully loading an empty battery takes about 4 hours and guarantees at least 20 hours of typical use.
Pushing a button on the bottom of the battery pack allows you to see the remaining charge via the LED bar.
How do I keep my batteries in good condition?
This really depends on the battery technology. If you have nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, you will need to discharge them fully before you recharge to avoid loss of battery autonomy over time, due to the memory effect.
Better is to use lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries. This battery technology does not require a discharge-before-charge cycle. This significantly reduces the time needed to keep your batteries in good shape and there is no loss of autonomy due to memory effect.
The Charging Tray is a 3 unit high tray that can recharge 6 Wireless Conferencing Battery Packs at once. It has an auto-ranging power supply and a loop-through mains connector. A maximum 4 chargers can be daisy-chained for 110 VAC regions. It can be rack mounted (19") or installed on a table.
I hope this blog helped you understand some fo the considerations for making your meetings run smoothly with the use of a Wireless Conferencing solution.