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The center of power in a large organization is often represented by the board room, complete with its large, technology-laden table. This space provides a place for the leadership to convene and effortlessly communicate with anyone around the globe. The board room and table are a beautiful and fearful sight.

Like the table, the organization beneath is usually complicated, sometimes messy, and not entirely understood by any one person. A study in the workings of a modern board room reveal dozens of cables, connectors, speakers, and other pieces of technology that work together to produce communication with perfect clarity. That doesn’t even begin to cover the software, or connections to devices and networks outside the room that cannot be seen.

 

As a project nears completion, the conference table can be a real point of contention, as the division of responsibilities is not always made clear. Ultimately, the AV integrator is responsible for the functioning of the table, but the number of functions the table supports can require modifications that the integrator may not include in their scope of work.

These items can include cable management modifications, input boxes, and holes for microphones, just to name a few. If the AV integrator takes ownership of the process, then they must be prepared to wear many different hats. Table modification can call for skilled carpentry in a situation where there is zero margin for error.

The table is a symbol, not only of the complex organization it helps to support, but of the project itself.

Think Green. Think Safety. Think.

Perspective

The Board Room Table  12/08/2016

Zachary Pruitt, CTS, is a Privacy Solutions Consultant with AVSIGroup.