Tech Bench – Unified UI for AV Control
If there’s one thing that frustrates the average meeting room user the most, it’s the inconsistent use of AV control systems between different meeting rooms. Namely, it’s the user interface on the AV control touch panel. For example, one room may have the touch panel control icons for inputs on the top bar, and another may have them at the bottom. The placement of mute and power buttons can be even more frustrating. These are the most commonly used controls, and having to search for them, even for an extra moment, can be awkward and annoying.
If there’s one thing that frustrates the average meeting room user the most, it’s the inconsistent use of AV control systems between different meeting rooms.
Having different user AV control interfaces between rooms is hard to avoid. Unless there are uniform purchases for every company department and corporate campus, and the system upgrades are always from one AV manufacturer, there is always a risk of mixing and matching systems. Lately, IT departments have faced even more challenges deploying the same AV solutions due to worldwide supply shortages in AV manufacturing. As a result, IT is forced to go with different manufacturers when a system needs to be replaced or upgraded, and there’s no equivalent product model available.
As challenging as this all sounds, there is a way to keep a consistent user experience with AV control systems, no matter the product or manufacturer. Using the latest programming know-how and expertise in AV control protocols and standards, the programming team at FinePoint can present a uniform look and workflow for most of the commanly used AV control solutions. Our programming wizards create all the cross-communication software connections needed to have a single AV control screen look and act the same even if the hardware comes from different manufacturers.
Please watch our video for examples of how AV control systems from three of the most popular AV manufacturers can look and operate the same. With a bit of help from FinePoint, your conference room users can feel comfortable using any room at the office. In addition, IT can add and upgrade systems currently available for shipping versus waiting weeks or months to take delivery on delayed systems.