Image carriers, from projection to indoor LED

To choose the ideal screen for your meeting room, there are many aspects that come into play (screen size, resolution, technology (display or projection), etc.). The message you want to give must come across clearly. Your visual information must make an impact. It must be comfortable viewing, even for longer meetings or presentations.

Choosing the Right Screen Size for Your Meeting Room

Let's start at the beginning. Ensure you select a (display) screen with the right dimensions. A quick internet search yields about 10 or 20 different rules and calculation methods for the ideal screen size. Ultimately, they all delve into 2 basic principles: the 4/6/8 rule and the theory of "Equivalent Visibility."

In both cases, the calculation of the ideal screen size is based on several important parameters:

  • Type of display and its usage
  • Maximum viewing distance
  • Ideal viewing distance
  • Physical limitations of the space

Equivalent Visibility

Derived from the "Snellen Chart" (Standard eye test) and the ANSI standard on readability, it has been established that on a 21”-22”(*) computer screen, text in font 11 is perfectly readable up to 28”(*) distance. According to "Equivalent Visibility," the conclusion is quite simple. If we want the same readability on an 84”(*) display, according to this theory, we can sit at a maximum distance of 112”(*) from the screen. Or a factor of 1.33. (*) = 1 inch = 2.54cm

Best of Both Worlds

Considering the shift in the use of displays in meeting rooms from purely presentations to a mixed use of presentations and viewing websites, spreadsheets, and detailed plans, the 4/6/8 rule is somewhat outdated. Implementing the Equivalent Visibility theory in (all) meeting rooms is practically impossible and likely unaffordable.

Indoor LED or Videowall?

When considering the choice between an indoor LED screen and a videowall, several factors are important. Firstly, it is essential to look at the specific needs of the space where the screen will be installed. An indoor LED screen may be suitable for spaces with a lot of ambient light due to the brightness and contrast ratio it provides.

On the other hand, a videowall may offer more flexibility in terms of size and configuration, making it ideal for spaces with complex layouts or that require seamless display. Additionally, budget plays a role, as LED screens are generally more expensive to purchase and install than traditional videowalls. Therefore, it is important to carefully weigh which option is most suitable for the specific requirements of your project.

Indoor LED Reference

Only A-Brand Indoor LED at Aviniti

The main disadvantage of cheap indoor LED technology is often the lower quality of components and construction, which can lead to various problems. When purchasing an indoor LED display, it is important to look not only at the initial costs but also at the quality, durability, and reliability of the product to ensure that it meets expectations and proves to be a good long-term investment. Typically, we work with LED panels from Samsung and LG.

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