A guide to choosing your projector lift
How many types of business meetings can you think of in 30 seconds? Go!
We came up with: slideshow presentations, video conferences, brainstorming sessions, job interviews, board meetings, pitch sessions, damage control meetings, movie presentations, and client workshops.
They’re just a handful of all the types of business meetings happening every second all over the world.
Think of all the boardrooms and conference rooms who have different groups passing through them and holding various types of meetings every day. Now think about all the different equipment each specific meeting does and doesn’t need. The degree at which meeting settings and requirements change means maybe businesses have the one room that needs to adapt to many different purposes.
One aspect of those rooms are projectors. You don’t need them all the time (but you will for that big slideshow presentation next week!), so a projector lift is an ideal mechanisms that can help protect a projector as well as clear space from wires and cables on a conference room table.
Think of all the ways you can rearrange furniture in a room to adapt to a range of settings.
Imagine the frustration if you couldn’t add or remove office chairs, set up a lectern for large-scale meetings, enable video conferencing tools, incorporate microphones and speakers, and utilise visual displays.
Choosing a projector lift
Choosing a projector lift may seem a little trivial – surely it’s just an object that lifts and lowers a projector? Well, yes, that’s exactly what it is! Still, there are a few things you should look out for to ensure you’re getting the best deal. Look for:
• Quality craftsmanship
• Flexible range of movement
• Quick and quiet operation
• Easy, unobtrusive installation (that does not damage your existing framework!)
• Sleek design
• Individual remote operation
Things to ask yourself (before you shop around for projector lifts!)
How large is your projector, and how much does it weigh?
This will, clearly, help you determine the size of the projector lifts you should be looking at.
What distance do you need the projector lowered and raised?
Will a standard mechanism suffice, or will a scissor-lift provide a wider range of motion?
Do you have room in the ceiling for the lift mechanism?
If not, that’s OK – they can be installed into a wall cavity, too!
Where can you use them?
As we’ve already mentioned, projector lifts are ideal for office spaces that need to reveal and conceal projectors on a regular basis. But they’re also great for the home. If you’re lucky enough to be able to indulge in your own theatre room at home (lucky you!), a projector lift will not only conceal the device when you don’t need it, but will also protect it from damage.
You can also use them when space is confined – think the boat or smaller meeting rooms. The quick mechanical operation means you can seamlessly and rapidly hide the projector from view when it’s not being used.
Ergomotion’s projector lifts
Ergomotion has 10 models of projector lifts guaranteed to suit your needs whether you’re in the office or the home cinema. With a weight support ranging from 12kg to 50kg, you’re sure to find the right solution.
(PS – check out this blog post if you’re after a TV lift, too!)