Huddle rooms: Wired vs. Wireless connectivity?
Any type of collaborative space requires users to connect – to the AV system, to the network, to the company server, and to any applications to be used in the meeting. The choice of selecting a wired or wireless connectivity solution depends on several factors:
- The company’s IT infrastructure
- The company’s policy regarding network security and BYOD
- The huddle room user (internal or guests)
While wireless solutions can provide users with a more seamless experience when interacting in the huddle room, connectivity issues come up. Every meeting room should have at least one wired solution as a back-up plan in case users are somehow unable to connect. A wired solution could be as simple as an HDMI cable connecting to the display.
However, in spaces where the equipment setup is more than just a display, the user suddenly has to connect to multiple devices to collaborate. This is where a system hub or a control system can prove useful.