BYOD is a workplace trend that is sweeping the modern office, and for good reason. Statistics show that employees that can use their personal devices at work are more satisfied, and 90% of all U.S. workers are already using their smartphones at work. There are several ways BYOD can be used in AV presentation systems to make these systems more suitable for a wider range of employees and more effective at fulfilling their purpose of communicating company information.
- Wireless Content Sharing
Chromecast and Apple TV may have set the standard for interfaces that control display content from a mobile device, but there are other options designed for use in the enterprise, such as Crestron’s AirMedia. These tools are excellent for incorporating a BYOD policy into a presentation, since employees and guests can share documents or images from almost any type of device, which opens up a company’s ability to hold presentations and makes it less of a hassle for companies to incorporate the different personal devices that their employees may be using.
- Receiving Presentations
Just like wireless presentation tools allow users to share data from their devices, the ability to receive presentations is one of the most critical ways BYOD can be used in AV presentation systems. By interfacing with these systems on a mobile device, a person can more easily receive information from a presentation without being tied to their desk. In fact, with the right system, someone receiving a presentation does not even need to be in the same building to get the information included on the presentation.
- Collaborative Presentations
Presentations are not always restricted to a single person. There are some instances when more than one device needs to be used seamlessly in a presentation so that the audience can receive the full impact of the presentation. There are several devices available that allow users to collaborate with other devices while they are presenting, which makes it much easier to incorporate BYOD into AV presentations that need to happen to successfully share information.
- Archiving Presentations
There are some presentations that need to be viewed multiple times in order for viewers to get the full thrust of the presentation’s message. BYOD support for recording and saving presentations is critical, because it allows users to take their own personal device almost anywhere and still have the ability to review past presentations. It is also possible to record presentations and keep them on a shared company network, which would allow personal devices to access these past presentations remotely.
BYOD is a huge trend in the enterprise that has changed the way companies think about all kinds of technological concepts, from presentations to conferences to remote work. As evidenced by these ways BYOD can be used in AV presentation systems, the BYOD model is already having a huge impact on the exchange of information in the workplace. As technology develops, companies and their employees should continue to see positive changes that allow presentations to be conducted more easily to a larger audience.