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Whether a small huddle space or large conference room, enabling your team with the right collaboration tools and capabilities is essential for creating a productive space. Also critical to the space is the connectivity, providing a reliable network. But which is the better choice, wired or wireless? They each have advantages but to determine which is right for your business, we’ll need to understand who will be using the space, what collaborative tools you’ll be using, and what level of security your network has in place.

Let’s start with three types of wireless solutions available:  

 

Content streaming is available on many of the wireless presentation platforms. This is great for employees who work remotely or are traveling, as well as for sharing content across a corporate network to a satellite location. Additionally, many systems can also provide the ability to present multiple desktops simultaneously, providing an enhanced collaborative experience.

Wired or wireless, but not wire-free

Providing at least one “hardwired” connection is recommended for every meeting space as wireless access is not always available for all users. Some systems require an app or software suite which can be problematic for guest presenters who don’t have the ability or system rights to install software on their laptop, and others have severely locked down laptops where even the USB ports are not able to upload or download data which would include the widgets that the wireless USB dongles provide. Unforeseen network issues or outages can also render a wireless system inoperable if the system relies on the Client Wi-Fi, so the hardwired connection provides a reliable backup.

So, which is the right solution for you? Give us a call and let’s explore the options. We’ll discover your wants, guide you through your choices and work with your IT pro to ensure safe connectivity. And keep in mind, wireless doesn’t mean wire free. There’s still equipment that needs to live either in the room or in an equipment rack elsewhere and there’s still a need to provide power to the tabletop connectivity. It all starts with the infrastructure. Let’s get started, shall we?