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BenQ wireless presentation systems are less expensive than an HDMI cable for your meeting room

BenQ wireless presentation systems are less expensive than HDMI cables.

2019/11/14

Why is a BenQ wireless presentation systems is less expensive than an HDMI cable for your meeting room?

When we recently expanded our office space to enable improved collaboration among our teams, we were excited to set up our latest BenQ laser projectors and interactive flat panels for our meeting rooms. During the process, we made a surprising discovery of the hidden cost of HDMI cables compared to a wireless presentation system.

Our story of how a $1,000 Wireless Presentation System ended up costing less than a single HDMI cable.

For our largest room, we set up a ceiling-mounted laser projector over a 14-foot long conference table. To connect the projector, we had to run a long HDMI cable through the ceiling, wall, and floor to enable presenters at the table to connect to their projector. How much did that cost? A lot.

First, our HDMI cable was expensive since it was fire-rated and over 50 feet long. Secondly, we had to drill into the concrete floor to enable the cable to be properly hidden. Add in labor for cutting into the table, installing the cable cubby, running the cables, and making everything neat – we spent well over $2,000. And that is just for a simple connection. If we were to add additional sources and an HDMI switcher, the costs go even higher.

In addition to the HDMI cables, we also installed a BenQ InstaShow wireless presentation system in each room. It took ten minutes to install. We simply attached the receiver to the projector mount, connected it to the projector’s USB for power and signal – and put the wireless HDMI and USB-C buttons on the table. Amazingly simple – and based on the others who have reviewed it on YouTube, a typical install.

Set up the InstaShare with ease.

Because the InstaShow comes with two buttons (you can add more as needed), it immediately changed our meetings. No more passing the cables around. Our team simply attached the USB-C or HDMI button to their BYOD device to share content from anywhere in the room rather than having to sit next to the cable. Meetings moved faster since all it took was a tap of the button to share your screen without wasting any time between presenters.

So what about all that money for the cables? They are still there – gathering dust under those expensive holes and cable cubby’s like an old toy that you still want to keep around “just in case”. But after collaborating with an InstaShow wireless presentation system, going back to passing a cable around feels like having to use an old cell phone where you actually dial the number.

BenQ InstaShow Wirless HDMI Screen Mirroring

So what about all that money for the cables? They are still there – gathering dust under those expensive holes and cable cubby’s like an old toy that you still want to keep around “just in case”. But after collaborating with an InstaShow wireless presentation system, going back to passing a cable around feels like having to use an old cell phone where you actually dial the number.

If you would like to try out an InstaShow in your conference room to see if it changes your meetings, click below.

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