Technology is an essential part of our working lives, so it makes sense to integrate it into your office refurb. Whether you’re fitting out a simple office or an industry-leading radio broadcast studio like this one, you’ll want to consider how you can make sure your employees have access to everything they need to work productively in a modern tech-savvy environment.
Audio-visual requirements have changed over the last decade or so, and where once you’d be okay with a projector and a speaker phone, now most offices are fitted out with soundproofed meeting rooms, high-speed internet and wall-mounted screens for remote conferencing.
If you’re refurbishing or fitting out a new office, here are a few of the audio-visual components you’ll need to factor into your design.
- Cabling. Wires and cables not only look unattractive in your office, they can be a tripping hazard. Your office refurb will need to be planned carefully to make sure that all cables and wires are neatly tucked away, while still being easily accessible for technicians.
- Wall-mounted screens. Most office meeting rooms these days have wall-mounted screens for conference calls and presentations. It’s a good idea to build space in for these while you’re doing the refurb, even if you’re not necessarily going to be able to fit the screens straight away.
- Digital signage. Many businesses use digital signage as a way to stand out. Another advantage of digital signage is its flexibility, enabling customisation of the message for different occasions. If you’re considering this, either now or in the future, you’ll want to make provision for it in your office refurb.
- Soundproofing and acoustics. Audio quality can be challenging on conference calls, so it’s important to make sure you’ve got good speakers and sound system in your meeting room. You can reduce echo with carpeted floors and plaster walls, which can help improve the sound quality more. Don’t forget soundproofing for privacy.
Audio-visual capabilities are an important part of any office. With a bit of planning and some expert advice, you can refurbish your office so that it not only looks great, it functions seamlessly as a modern working environment. Talk to us to find out how.