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5 Challenges a High Lumen Projector Can Help You Solve

EpsonApril 6, 2018

Running a successful event—from a large-scale business conference to a concert, educational program to worship service—involves many moving parts. While each event is unique, managers run into many of the same challenges regardless of the venue, audience, or type of event. Many IT administrators and meeting planners are using laser projection technology to overcome common issues encountered with other display solutions. This technology lets you easily create a unique and impactful content experience on nearly any surface.

Here are 5 challenges a laser projector can help you solve:

1. Low attendance

People want to be entertained, even for educational and business-related events. If they are bored, they aren’t going to attend next time. (Or if they have no choice, such as a business meeting or class lecture, they will likely be unhappy participants.) People are more motivated at events they are able to participate in; high-lumen projectors can enable this type of immersive or collaborative environment. Because of the capabilities of technology today, people expect to be engaged in all settings. By creating a rich, high-quality content experience, attendees will be more engaged throughout the entire meeting or event. Even customers and students will likely be motivated to return, and ready to participate. Houses of worship can also increase attendance at worship services by using laser light projectors to engage worshipers and deliver a more impactful message.

2. Poor visibility for attendees

It’s hard for attendees to be engaged in an event when they cannot read or see the media content. It’s easy to assume that a bigger digital display solves the problem—but if the clarity is low, then the result is larger fuzzy images. With a laser light projector, the images, animation, and text are more visible at scale. Because projectors do not have a glare like other digital displays, content is legible on many different surfaces. Even without a screen, content is visible on whatever surface it is projected onto—walls, whiteboards, drawn shades. Brightly lit rooms also no longer present an issue—high lumen projectors can consistently display clear images with plenty of ambient light. To determine the best display size for attendees based on the venue size, see the Epson Display Size Matters whitepaper.

3. Lackluster audience engagement

Do your organization’s attendees often stay seated instead of cheering or dancing, look bored during events or often leave early? You want your event—from fundraisers and product launches to concerts and services—to be meaningful and memorable to everyone who walks through the door. High-lumen projectors enable organizations to share content in a more visually rich and immersive environment, enveloping the audience in imagery. With a laser light projector, you can add panoramic videos to all surfaces of the venue, even floors, and ceilings, to immerse the audience in the event. Large venues, such as hotels or conference centers, can map imagery across the entire facade of a building by using linked or stacked projectors to create seamless panoramic displays.

4. High projector rental fees

For events or off-site meetings, a common budget pitfall is planning to rent laser projectors from outside vendors. However, fees to rent the projection equipment can reach close to six figures, especially for large-scale performances similar to stadium floor shows. Hiring a vendor to create media content drives the prices up even higher. With many affordable options for laser projectors, it’s more cost-efficient to buy digital projectors and create your own high-impact experiences with high lumen projection. Because of the compact size of today’s projectors, you can easily ship your own equipment to an event instead of waiting for rental companies to arrive.

5. Lengthy set up for audiovisual equipment

Lamp-based projectors take time to heat up, and other display systems may require specialized AV teams to get up and running. Laser projectors seamlessly connect to most audio and visual systems. With a laser projector, meeting setup is easy: teams can simply turn it on and start projecting. Look for a projector that remembers the settings to simplify conference meeting and event setup even more.

Unexpected issues will always come up when planning and putting on an event. When you use a laser light projector to present and share your content, you can avoid many of the challenges you already know exist—and deliver even more immersive experiences.

Choosing the right display technology solution is just the first step to delivering rich media content. Learn more about why projection size matters in our whitepaper.

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