Video System Design For Corporate Management Computers
Multitasking is critical when managing the apex of business at a corporate headquarters. In order to keep your eye on every aspect of corporate duties while keeping up your own productivity, you’ll need a system that can support multiple monitors, video conferences and high-quality recording. A few computer design concepts can help you plan the right system for corporate multitasking and conferencing to keep every meeting under watch while staying productive.
Multiple Monitors Requires A Capable Video Card
In order to connect multiple monitors, you’ll need a video connection with multiple monitor ports. Unfortunately, standard business systems have only one monitor connection capable of providing video at a time.
By using a video card, you can add at least a second video connection. Video cards are basically a smaller computer board dedicated to video or graphics purposes only. The cards are added to available slots inside the computer, following standards such as Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCI Express) or High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI).
With a standard installation, a video card can support two monitors. Additional components can bring a third monitor support, and multiple video cards can be added for more monitors as long as the computer’s motherboard has available video slots.
Keep in mind that with multiple monitors comes a desk space requirement. You’ll need enough room in your work area to rest each monitor, or consider using a mounting arm to attach the monitor to the wall.
Video Quality Enhancement From Video Cards
Video cards provide an additional benefit in the form of increased video performance. If you plan on having video conferences or showing presentations with high video performance, a video card can take the burden of certain video tasks.
If you work in corporate headquarters for graphic design or architectural firms, you may be expected to outline technical details in certain projects. A basic computer can’t display certain design files, as the files are often created with specific instructions unique to video cards.
For displaying a finished product, a standard video card marketed for the video game industry would be a better fit. There is an established line of video cards at cost-effective prices that will be more than enough power for displaying large, high quality pictures and videos.
Your system will need a graphic design workstation card, which has a different set of tools when compared to a basic video card. Certain instructions and color features are included with graphic design cards, creating a cost difference that should be weighed carefully if you plan on presenting technical information on a regular basis.
If you need assistance finding the proper price-point-to-performance comparison, contact a corporate audio video professional, such as one from Extreme Audio & Video Inc.