April 6, 2023 - In a previous article, "Configuration Vs. Programming – For Control Solutions, the Choice is Obvious," we highlighted the importance of choosing an audiovisual control solution that's designed to easily adapt to end-users' future needs.
Now, let's take a step back and talk about another critical consideration: the appearance of the control interface.
When it comes to hosting professional meetings, the details matter. With a controller you can automate and control different functionalities within the room, including audio output, source selection, microphones, display screens, projectors, and even environmental elements like lighting, window treatments and HVAC. But the design of the touch panel or control pad significantly affects the overall aesthetics of your space. Therefore, it's essential to invest in a control system that is not only functional but also visually appealing.
Gone are the days of clunky, complicated interfaces with many buttons and confusing inputs. Today's controllers often are unobtrusive and discreet. They can be mounted on a wall, placed on a tabletop, or recessed into a wall, depending on preference. They aren't the focus of the room, but when they are seen, they should impress.
A perfect example of a beautifully designed control panel is the Biamp Apprimo Touch 8i. This device features a clean, modern design with a full-color touch screen display that enables users to control all aspects of a room's AV system and environment. The user interface is fully configurable with Project Designer software, which includes several themes and customizable templates to choose from.
In addition to the Apprimo Touch 8i, Biamp offers other touch panels and control pads designed to enhance any conference room's aesthetic appeal.
What sets these controllers apart from their overly complicated predecessors is their ability to cater to the user's specific needs. With features like customizable interfaces, it's possible for users to create personalized profiles for different types of meetings, ensuring a seamless experience for everyone involved. These controllers' intuitive designs make them easy to use, even for those who may not be particularly technology savvy. With sleek, beautiful designs and intuitive interfaces, Biamp control solutions have truly changed the game, delivering meeting, presenting, learning and collaboration experiences that are easily managed and seamlessly executed.