Considerations to take into account during installation

  • Space size
  • Number of participants
  • Type of microphones and coverage (partial or complete)
  • Camera type
  • Network use (wifi, VOIP or telephony)
  • Chosen video conferencing software (Skype, bluejeans, etc.)
  • Projector
  • Control system and integration with other devices
  • Budget

Types of video conferencing systems by size

Video conferencing systems for small rooms (1-6 people)

The clear example of a small-scale video conferencing system would be an office with an individual user, or a small meeting room in a meeting space. Typically, 1-6 people.

In this scenario, a video conferencing system with an LED screen can be considered. This front-mounted video conferencing bar is ideal for reducing cable runs and is a compact system that is easy to install. The bar has built-in microphones, speakers and a video camera. You can also Bluetooth the audio aspects.

Alternatively, for a higher performance system you could consider a table mounted microphone and consider combining this with a USB camera.

Depending on the user profile, additional installation of a simple control system in the room may be considered to automate actions such as changing presentation mode, video conferencing mode, and enabling volume.

Videoconferencing systems for medium-sized rooms (8-16 people)

A system for a medium-sized room is one that corresponds to an installation of a videoconferencing system for, for example, a boardroom with capacity for 8-16 people. Medium-sized rooms, unlike small ones, stand out for the need to have more microphones to cover a large room and a camera with a larger field of view.
For a medium-sized video conferencing solution, there are solutions such as installing a ceiling-mounted microphone whose signal is not as easily obstructed by computers or people.

Depending on the number of microphones and the level of integration of the control system you are considering, alternatively other audiovisual solutions may be considered in the room.

Videoconferencing systems for large rooms (+16 people)

The video conferencing system for a large room of more than 16 people needs to rely heavily on the audio and video conferencing processor that is running behind the scenes.

Configuration varies depending on room function. With so many microphones, multiple cameras and different room layouts, there is the added challenge of making such a complex system easy to use. Installation of a LAN may be required.

Types of video conferencing systems

Projection systems

Projection systems are a very useful tool in the case of training rooms and presentation rooms, as they allow meetings and training to be held from any location with a large number of attendees in real time.

The difference with respect to other video conferencing devices is the use of a projector, whose size will vary in relation to the space of the room.

Streaming Installation

A Streaming facility allows moderation so that only relevant questions are presented to the presenter or shared with the online audience, facilitating community participation and maintaining dialogue on the topic during the online broadcast.

If you want to know more about professional videoconferencing systems or need advice on what type of equipment you need, do not hesitate to contact our team of professionals at SONIMALAGA.