Technology is making huge waves in the business world. With business people striving harder and harder every day to come up with the most high-tech presentations and meetings in order to get their point across, it is no wonder technology is in such high demand. While people may know what each piece of their equipment is for, they may not know where it plugs in or how to operate it or even if it is working correctly. Knowing the basics of your audio visual equipment could be the difference in making your presentation a huge success or a flop.
After you have made your presentation, tested your soundtrack, practiced your slideshow and are ready to go, what do you do next? Well that's simple, get a projector and get a screen because it is almost time to give your presentation. Multimedia projectors have come a long way in recent years. Almost all models have the necessary hookups for connecting any kind of device that has a video output. Connect anything from a high-end laptop to even a VCR and you are almost ready to go. The next thing you need to focus on is sound.
Your presentation will most likely use an audio track from a C.D. or MP3 which simplifies things. But that is not the only thing involved in making sure you have the right audio. The next step is asking yourself how big is the room? If you are making a small presentation to a group of 6 to 8 people then the built-in speakers on your projector should do the job with no problem. If your group is larger and in a larger room, however, then you will need to consider different ways of amplifying the sound in order for everybody in the room to hear clearly.
Projectors today have a plethora of audio output options from basic RCA connectors and 1/8-inch mini-jacks to S/PDIF digital on your more high-end devices. Many people tend to connect an amplifier to the right projector outlet and then connect speakers to the amplifier. But that is a little complicated and takes a lot more time. You also have to spend more money on equipment that you do not need. Thankfully, there are much simpler solutions in today's increasingly technological world.
Manufacturers have created a new product by building small amplifiers into speaker cabinets. This is extremely useful for people in any field that requires amplified sound and, especially, business people who frequently hold meetings or presentations. These units, known as amplified monitors, can attach via anything from old-fashioned speaker wire to 1/4-inch jacks. Plus, if you do have a problem, there are plenty of adapters around. Just do a little research and you will have no problem.
If you do have a problem, Rentacomputer.com is there to help. They have a full line of Audio Visual Rentals that are delivered by a local technician who will set up, install and test everything to ensure that it is working properly.