No More Conference Room Headaches

Business owners know that planning for the future is important, so whenever possible, it’s smart to build in flexibility to adjust to new needs and circumstances. This idea is especially important when it comes to office technology and infrastructure, which is why Permobil, a leading designer and manufacturer of power wheelchairs, has installed the ELAN control system to integrate the AV system in a conference room, with potential to add digital signage and surveillance integration. 

“Permobil is a company that is always looking to the future,” says integrator Aaron Lawrence, owner of Audio Video Elements, “and that extends from its employee policies to its product development to its office infrastructure. This installation wasn’t overly complicated or elaborate, but we were able to effectively solve their problems while setting them up to add greater enhancements down the line.” 

Lawrence suggested the ELAN system not only because ELAN developed one of the simplest control interfaces ever, but also because the system is highly flexible and would enable them to expand control later. “Once the design was agreed upon it was just a matter of making it easy to use. That’s where ELAN came in, and management couldn’t be happier with it,” says Lawrence. “We were able to eliminate all the visible wiring from the room, and now the system is controlled from an iPad that is mounted on the table and can be dismounted if necessary. The four HDMI inputs built into the conference table make it easy for multiple people to share their ideas, requiring just a simple button press in the ELAN app to switch from one input to the next.” 

“Simplifying an office’s technology reduces employees’ frustration and helps promote increased efficiency, while also bringing a little bit of ‘wow’ factor with simple but powerful tools that many people haven’t used before,” explains Lawrence. “I expect that more and more companies will choose powerful, affordable control systems like ELAN for their offices in the near future and beyond.” 

Powerful Automation

“That’s what’s so great about the ELAN system—it can perform all these really powerful automation processes but is easy enough for a complete technophobe to operate.”

– Aaron Lawrence, Audio Video Elements