Video Conferencing Installation: It doesn’t have to be a major construction job.

So your company finally decided to delve into video conferencing. Your key decision makers have decided on the type of system, you’ve decided which room its going to go into, and what brand of system you’re going to use. Most importantly you called IDSolutions and purchased a room video conferencing system and your hard working project manager and sales engineer have given you the news – you’ll need some construction work to reinforce the wall supporting the 55″ plasma screen you’re using for these video conferences and watching NCAA March Madness (who us? Watch college basketball while at work? NEVER!), you’ll need to trench the floor to run the presentation cable underneath to the conference table, and electricians to relocate assorted power outlets and your landlord requires you to use their contractors and these contractors are backed up 6 months and when they finally get around to you they’ll have your conference room out of service for a week and ….

(deep breath)

Do you remember the children’s story “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”? If you don’t, Google is your friend.

It doesn’t have to be that way. IDSolutions has an ideal setup for small to medium sized conference rooms that hold 2-15 people.

This is a screen and codec mounting system that IDSolutions installed in many installations for one of our major national accounts. There are two options for camera positioning – above the screen for longer conference rooms and below the screen for smaller rooms at eye level to the audience. The cabinet below hides the codec and other items, and is completely open in the back. There are false panels to hide unsightly wiring and the cabinet locks for security. The screen mount handles up to 55″ flat screens.

There’s just a couple small requirements for using this system – a power outlet and a network jack. Ideally a double-gang power outlet is used but a single gang with a power strip is also acceptable.

So you’re wondering with all that top heavy weight of the screen what keeps the cabinet from tipping over? Behind the screen there’s four mounting brackets which attach to the wall. So there will be four small holes in the wall behind the screen with bolts to keep the cabinet in place.

The presentation cable and microphone cables can be brought out the small grommet in the top of the cabinet, or ran behind and under the cabinet to the conference room table.

In the installation above, the customer left the cables on top of the cabinet and would run them to the table as needed for conferences, and when done roll it back up and place it back on the cabinet.

Best thing about this mounting system, IDSolutions engineers can have this assembled and online with video conferencing in a single day.