3 Things IT Managers Should Examine When Integrating Advanced Visualization

Posted by Pat Hernandez. March 16, 2017 - Advanced Visualization

As an IT manager, you need to make a number of important decisions when integrating an advanced visualization system into your organization’s infrastructure and workflow. But once you select an integrator, determine the right system for your needs, and how much space you need to deploy it, you shouldn’t assume the hard work is done.

By overlooking some important features, organizations can hinder functionality and limit the widespread use of your new advanced visualization system across your organization. Luckily, you can eliminate these costly errors with just a few extra considerations during the planning process.

Here are the top three things you need to consider when integrating an advanced visualization system into your organization.

1. Flexibility

Most organizations integrate high-end systems because they want to view high-quality design and engineering files. However, after integration, a facility may find they use their system for many more things than originally intended. For this reason, it’s important to account for flexibility when selecting an advanced visualization system.

While engineering and design teams may be the initial users of the system, the value of visualization stretches far beyond their use. IT managers need to ensure they integrate a design that supports the most realistic use of the technology. For example, if a system that was first indicated for viewing high resolution data is more often used for video conferencing over time, it’s important that the design is flexible to accommodate these different applications.

If you’re looking for ways to make your system flexible for different users, consider adding multiple source capability, windowing and remote conferencing to your next project.

2. Audio

How effective is an advanced visualization system if you can’t hear audio files or those using it for conferencing? It sounds like a simple consideration, but it is often an overlooked feature. In fact, many organizations don’t add a fully integrated audio solution in their initial build, only to incorporate it later.

The ability to display content and hear users speak is a critical part of system functionality. Adding and integrating table microphones or hanging microphones to the system environment can be the difference between a full-value and underperforming system.

3. Full-Feature Control System

Another key feature some organizations may not consider is the importance of a control system. The truth is, a good control system can make or break the long term utilization of an advanced visualization system.  In fact, some facilities only use a remote to operate their advanced visualization systems. This can be a mistake. Relying solely on remotes can quickly turn a functional system into a dysfunctional one.

Why is a full-featured control system so essential for advanced visualization? Put simply, remotes usually have less capabilities than a full control system. This means they don’t always allow you to operate the intricate and exciting features of your system, or to switch between multiple sources and enable windowing.

At IGI we understand the complex nature of advanced visualization systems, and our AV experts are here to help avoid many of setbacks some organizations face. Our team provides individualized solutions and extended support to eliminate the guesswork from the integration process.

Contact us to learn more about how your company can realize the operational value of a professionally optimized advanced visualization system.

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