Business isn't just about endlessly crunching numbers and 'keep your head down' solo work. The modern workplace is taking advantage of technology to get the best from employees and visitors alike and it's doing this by bringing people together.

Projectors are still playing a key role in this but they're not always the first thing we think of when it comes to new productivity technology. A lot has changed over recent years as technology has caught up to businesses' requirements. We’ve explored three ways you could introduce a projector into your small business, and how this simple piece of technology could transform your team's productivity.

1. Transforming Meetings

Collaboration is the name of the game when it comes to modern meetings. You'll find that visitors and staff members expect technology to be on point when they arrive to discuss a new business deal or an ongoing project. No matter how big or small your meeting, there are projectors available that can help you transform it from tedious to dynamic.

Meeting room projectors are specifically designed to boost productivity in such situations, with many boasting high brightness specifications so there's no need to spend time adjusting lighting or blinds before you get going. Impressive contrast ratios also ensure that meeting room projectors will impress and deliver when it matters.

The InFocus IN119HDx is a popular choice here. The device features a 1.15-1.5:1 lens ratio which means you can place the projector much closer to the screen and still get a large image – handy if you're pushed for space in your huddle room or smaller meeting room.

A brightness rating of 3,200 ANSI lumens further makes this the ideal device for displaying detailed documents and keeping attendees interested. Eco Blanking is the icing on the cake, lowering the lamp’s power usage when it’s not in use and extending its life.

2. Simplify Sharing

It's obvious that you need to share information with speed and professionalism in a big client meeting. But what about your internal teams? Couldn't they benefit from quick and easy sharing of information too? It's all about how easy you make it for them to do so.

Whether you’re holding a staff meeting, an important board meeting or sharing last minute details before a large event, projectors make it easy to clearly display documents in an instant via a range of connectivity options. The size of the visuals are what grab people, so make it easy to get the information up there and you're instantly on to a winner.

Vivitek’s DH3331 is a brilliant example of how connectivity can be integrated as part of the latest projector technology to make sharing information quick and simple. Featuring a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and 5,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, the device is capable of displaying even the most technical of documents clearly in meeting rooms of almost any size.

This particular projector has an extra hidden arsenal in the form of its plethora of connections. Not only does the DH3331 include two HDMI ports, it also features a HDBaseT connection, VGA connections and DVI-D connection, making it easier than ever for everyone to get connected and start sharing information.

3. Enhancing Downtime

Slick, professional meetings are one thing, but what about employee downtime? More and more businesses are recognising the need to keep staff happy, relaxed and motivated. Happy workers often mean a happy and profitable company, and providing the tools to allow your team to switch off every now and then could help your employees recharge.

For larger teams, including a projector in a breakout space or staff room creates a great opportunity to enhance employee downtime. Devices like the NEC U321H offer the perfect combination of high-end business tool and impressive entertainment device. An ultra-short throw projector with 3,200 ANSI lumens, the U321H is capable of delivering crystal-clear, large images almost any setting.

The same device also provides the option of displaying high quality video in 3D thanks to its HDMI 3D support. This feature is a great option for sports events, after-work film nights or lunchtime breaks that keep people buzzing, bright and engaged.

This NEC device boasts entertainment value without compromising on its core function as an impressive business projector – a simple and effective way to boost the productivity of your business in and out of meetings.

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