On Workplace 3.X: Planar

Steve Seminario, Vice President of Product Marketing at Planar
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AVT Question: Please share insight and best practices for ensuring meeting equity for all employees and how to deliver the best collaboration experience regardless of location.

Thought Leader: Steve Seminario, Vice President of Product Marketing at Planar

Video meeting application software has evolved and improved dramatically since 2020, and it’s become pervasive as nearly every in-person meeting is a hybrid meeting. These advancements in meeting room software and accessories coincide with so many companies returning to in-person work, which is giving way to many meeting room upgrades. 

We see an increasing portion looking for 21:9 and 32:9 wide aspect ratios." —Steve Seminario, Vice President of Product Marketing at Planar

For larger rooms, LED video walls have become the display of choice. We continue to see the majority of installations favoring 16:9 aspect ratios in HD or UHD resolutions, but we also see an increasing portion looking for 21:9 and 32:9 wide aspect ratios. Video meeting software such as Microsoft Teams Rooms with its front row layout are designed to take advantage of these wide screens and more customers are recognizing the advantages they present such as greater content window flexibility.

Cindy Davis
Brand and content director of AV Technology

Cindy Davis is the brand and content director of AV Technology. Davis enjoys exploring the ethos of experiential spaces as well as diving deep into the complex topics that shape the AV/IT industry. In 2012, the TechDecisions brand of content sites she developed for EH Publishing was named one of “10 Great Business Media Websites” by B2B Media Business magazine. For more than 20 years, Davis has developed and delivered multiplatform content for AV/IT B2B and consumer electronics B2C publications, associations, and companies. From 2000 to 2008, Davis was the publisher and editor-in-chief of Electronic House. From 2009 to present, as the principal of CustomMedia.Co, Davis developed content plans and delivered content for associations such as IEEE Standards Association and AVIXA, content marketing for Future Plc, and numerous AV/IT companies. Davis was a critical member of the AVT editorial team when the title won the “Best Media Brand” laurel in the 2018 SIIA Jesse H. Neal Awards. A lifelong New Englander, Davis makes time for coastal hikes with her husband, Gary, and their Vizsla rescue, Dixie, sailing on one of Gloucester’s great schooners, and sampling local IPAs.