Out With the Old and In With the New: Outdated Tech and Its Replacement

Technology moves quickly, so keeping your business ahead of the curve can be a challenge. Here are some upgrades that we recommend in 2018 to keep your organization running smoothly and efficiently.

Dry Erase Whiteboards VS Interactive Displays

If your company has any type of conference room, classroom, or meeting space, we bet you have a whiteboard hanging on the wall. Whiteboards are good for brainstorming and teaching, but once the information is erased, it’s gone for good. They also require upkeep and never quite look clean, no matter how many times you erase them.

Now, dry-erase boards are a thing of the past. With companies like QOMO offering interactive whiteboards, you can do so much more. Interactive displays are basically large tablets that can be used for teaching, presentations, and more. The information can be saved, exported, or emailed, so you never lose it, and the capabilities far exceed those of a whiteboard.

Projectors VS LED Wall Panels

For several years, projectors have been the go-to product for presentations, videos, and other visual aids. Unfortunately, projectors lack flexibility and functionality. They must be set up within a certain distance of their screen, you can’t place anything in front of them, and you need a power source. Additionally, they lose brightness over time, and if your projector ever needs to be repaired, good luck. You probably have to send it somewhere and wait weeks or even months to get it back. Luckily, there’s a better solution to your old projector.

LED wall panels are the future of digital displays. (Sound familiar? We’ve gushed about this product before!) Their brightness is unmatched and won’t be affected by outside forces like sunlight, and the energy efficient panels don’t lose brightness easily. The panels give you more flexibility for inputs and come in different shapes and sizes so you can choose the panels that work best for you.

600 MHz Wireless Microphones VS 470-548 MHz Wireless Microphones

This one isn’t a recommendation; it’s a requirement. After July 13, 2020, it will be illegal to use wireless microphones or instrument systems in the 600 MHz spectrum per the FCC. Frequency ranges are usually printed directly on the equipment, so check yours to make sure it doesn’t overlap either 616–653 MHz or 663–698 MHz. If it does, check with the manufacturer to see if they are offering a rebate for the outdated equipment.

When replacing the outdated equipment, we recommend purchasing equipment in the 470-548 MHz range. While we can’t be sure what the future holds, there is no indication that these channels will be auctioned off in the near future. So, this equipment should be safe for a few years at least.

For more information on the 600 MHz auction, keep an eye out for our FAQ blog with more details on the who, what, when, and why of the transition.

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