be-nz logo
Story image

Making the most of your office’s screen real estate

03 Sep 2018

The modern office is surrounded by screens – laptops, PCs, and televisions.

However, the defining pattern with digital surfaces is that the screens that take up the most space tend to be used least.

Screens can be used as digital signage – a centrally controlled content distribution platform that can be used to broadcast many different messages.

Today, it’s typically some type of screen that displays meaningful content to a specific audience.

Wireless presentation solution Airtame is on a mission to help companies get the most out of their digital signage by using them to deliver timely information to a company when they need it.

Airtame’s platform-agnostic product lets users mirror their screens, stream or set up static content.

It allows any computer device – regardless of platform – to be connected to a TV screen or projector via WiFi or ethernet, in conjunction with the Airtame app.

It takes seconds and two clicks to start streaming your screens, and the same amount of time to pass over the presenting responsibilities to another colleague or device.

With Airtame, unused screens can be turned into a live dashboard tracking a business’ key performance indicators.

Perceptual Edge founder Stephen Few describes dashboards as a visual display of your business’ data that is essential to achieve your goals.

This data is consolidated and showcased on a single screen so that it can be tracked and monitored at a glance.

The data automatically updates itself without any assistance from the user.

Digital signage can improve productivity at an office by providing easy access to information.

Digital signage deployment within workspaces is an often neglected opportunity to communicate directly with staff but can make internal communication more accessible and effective.

With the right dashboard, companies can experience the satisfaction of making a difference to a business.

Besides using digital signage to motivate staff, it can also be used to change the atmosphere in a workspace.

With newly set up applications, users can integrate the Airtame Homescreen with beautiful backgrounds or simple tools like a world clock, inspiring imagery from Unsplash, Google Slides, and Trello boards.

Making meetings more efficient

Besides allowing companies to make better use of their screens, having Airtame in a meeting room allows for more freedom because it is a truly wireless solution.

Anyone who wishes to present can have the app on their smartphone or laptop and can easily connect to the monitor.

Active meeting rooms give more importance to opinions and sharing of ideas between the attendees.

If there are several people that need to present, the duration between presentations should be minimal to give a sense of continuity and keeping the audience’s attention.

The current presenter just needs to disconnect, and the next presenter picks up by connecting to the shared network.

Psychologically, the freedom to roam allows any meeting room presenter to establish more presence, and engage better with what might often be procrastinating, disengaged meeting participants.

Story image
Microsoft to help NZ job seekers acquire new digital skills for the COVID-19 economy
"The digital transformation of the economy is driving demand for tech-enabled jobs across almost every industry and with it demand for people with digital skills."More
Story image
Apple unveils iPadOS 14, with redesigns for Siri, Search, widgets and more
“With iPadOS 14, we’re excited to build on the distinct experience of iPad and deliver new capabilities that help customers boost productivity, be more creative, and have more fun.”More
Story image
78% of A/NZ businesses look to automation to keep their competitive edge
"This is about using intelligent automation to empower the non-technical knowledge worker to do more, faster and more efficiently, without having to rely on IT."More
Story image
AWS launches Outposts in New Zealand & APAC
“We are pleased to bring this service to our customers and partners in New Zealand to help them benefit from the accelerated pace of innovation in the cloud, and support low latency and local data processing requirements."More
Story image
Hands-on review: 13-inch MacBook Pro - the butterfly keyboard is finally dead
With the typing experience improved and the insides bumped up and the Apple ecosystem now better than ever, the MacBook Pro is now an even more reliable tool.More
Story image
Privacy Act to roll out in December as Kiwis support stronger privacy laws
Of 1398 polled New Zealanders, 65% are in favour of strong privacy regulation, 29% are happy with the same level of regulation, and 6% prefer less legislation.More