AV Technology for Your Auditorium

The corporate auditorium is the primary area where presentations and in-depth learning occur. With the right AV technology, members of your organization can capture the attention of a large audience. However, corporate auditoriums require robust AV solutions that have the power to connect attendees across the globe through an immersive presentation experience. In these spaces, every viewer should feel as though they’re part of the conversation. 

High-quality AV technology can transform your auditorium space into a collaborative, dynamic room where remote and in-person attendees can participate equally. The best auditorium AV technology is easy-to-use and suits the scale of your audience. These AV essentials will take your corporate auditorium to the next level.

Why AV Technology Is Vital in Auditorium Environments 

Corporate auditoriums are the space in which organizations host high-visibility meetings. Some organizations also utilize corporate auditoriums to broadcast all-hands meetings and stream presentations to remote workers. So in these areas, you will need AV technology capable of supporting presenters and panels with crystal-clear audio and visual content. 

The Most Important AV Technology for Your Auditorium 

AV technology in auditorium environments differs from that of a conference room or other areas in the office. A corporate auditorium must create an equally engaging experience for remote attendees and those sitting in the back row. 

AV integration specialists may suggest the following AV technologies and design techniques within your corporate auditorium to create a modern, immersive experience.

1. Projector and Screen

Natural light and floor-to-ceiling windows have become an integral part of auditorium design within the past decade. However, this trend makes it unrealistic for companies to use low-lumen projectors. In this instance, you’ll need high-lumen projectors with a high contrast ratio to ensure your visual content appears vibrant. In most auditoriums, a high-lumen projector will need at least 10,000 lumens.

New projector systems often feature motorized screens that connect to the control panel. The user will select the projector’s configuration, and the screen will drop from recessed storage. Most of these screens are between 133” and 270” diagonally. Depending on your goals and the size of your corporate auditorium, you may need two or three projector screens.

2. Video Walls

If projectors and screens are not the ideal AV technology for your auditorium, video walls offer variety that may better suit the needs and style of your organization. The primary benefit of video walls is their flexibility in scaling and layouts. Sometimes, AV integrators choose to achieve this result using pre-configured layouts, but most prefer a custom canvas tailored to the auditorium’s purpose and layout.

Furthermore, LED displays are quite bright, so it’s easier for viewers to see content in an auditorium with ambient light. While projectors only have 20,000 hours of laser module life, LED displays have a lifetime of 100,000 hours.

When it comes to selecting video walls, the pixel pitch will dictate the video display’s resolution. If the pixel pitch is on the larger side, your video wall must be significant to achieve a suitable solution.

3. Speakers

Visual displays may be the most critical AV technology for informative presentations in an auditorium, but effective audio is crucial to all kinds of events. As such, AV integrators must carefully consider both the type of speaker and the speaker placement for optimal performance.

Speaker placement can significantly affect the sound quality, so seek a team of experienced AV integrators familiar with the best practices for AV design. They should know how to find the right headroom, distance, and db SPL. 

4. Multiple Cameras

Cameras are also essential for a high-quality AV experience in your corporate auditorium. You may use cameras to stream content for remote attendees and record content for archival purposes. Depending on your goals, you may need AV technology that records both the presenter and the audience.

Ultimately, the best camera for your corporate auditorium depends on the scope of the space. Many organizations choose auto-tracking cameras because they follow the presenter around the room, which creates a life-like viewing experience.

5. Microphones

Microphones are an essential piece of AV technology in the modern corporate auditorium. AV integrators will begin by assessing the type and amount of microphones your organization will need for the on-stage presenters. 

Dynamic microphones are the best choice for an auditorium because they are more durable than other options. External stimuli like heat and humidity will not dampen the sound quality during presentations. In addition, dynamic microphones are not as sensitive to extraneous noise from audience members. 

Beam-tracking microphones are also a suitable option for corporate auditoriums because, much like auto-tracking cameras, they follow the movement of speakers throughout the room. 

6. Lighting

Lighting in a corporate auditorium differs greatly from lighting in other areas, and effective AV design is critical to achieving optimal results. AV integration specialists will begin the process by deciding which point is the focal point of the auditorium. Then, they will determine how to position the rest of the lighting fixtures to minimize glare.

Corporate auditoriums typically utilize bright LED lighting. Bright lighting ensures that attendees can see enough to take notes during presentations. Meanwhile, LED lights reduce operating costs and provide a better user experience. AV integrators will likely suggest lighting solutions with a dimmable control system so that users can adjust the brightness as they please.

7. Interactive Capabilities

In the modern auditorium, attendees desire an immersive experience in which they fully engage with the content as active participants rather than passive observers. AV integrators can facilitate this experience by incorporating AV technology that enables participants to interact through their own devices.

Furthermore, streaming and broadcasting capabilities are also necessary for today’s corporate auditoriums. These capabilities ensure that the remote workers and attendees can participate equally in presentations. This way, satellite offices can also join in the event, and you can stream events across platforms such as GoogleMeet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.

Upgrade AV Technology in Your Auditorium with Applied Global

 If your organization is seeking assistance from AV specialists, Applied Global Technologies (AGT) offers various AV solutions to improve workplace productivity. Our team has the tools and expertise to help your business make the most of its auditorium and other office spaces.

To learn more about our AV solutions, contact us today. We’ll be happy to discuss your specific needs and recommend the right solution for your business and budget.