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A guide to choosing the right projector lift

Supplier: Ergomotion
21 July, 2014

How many types of business meetings can you think of in 30 seconds? Go!

We came up with: video conferences, brainstorming sessions, job interviews, slideshow presentations, board meetings, pitch sessions, damage control meetings, movie presentations, and client workshops. 

They're just a handful of all the types of business meetings happening every second all over the world.
 
Think of all the boardroms and conference rooms that have different groups passing through them and holding various meetings every day. Now think about all the different types of equipment necessary for each specific meeting. The degree at which the requirements of any given meeting changes means many businesses have the one room that needs to adapt to many different purposes.
 
One aspect of the typical meeting room is the projector. 
 
You don't need them all the time (but you will for that big slideshow presentation next week!), so a projector lift is an ideal mechanism to help secure a projector as well as clear space from cables and wires on a conference room table.
 
Think of all the ways you can rearrange furniture in a room to adapt to a range of settings. 
 
Imagine the frustration if you couldn't add or remove office chairs, set up a lectern for large-scale meetings, enable video conferencing tools, incorporate microphones and speakers, and utilise visual displays. 
 
Choosing a projector lift
 
Choosing a projector lift could seem a little trivial – surely it's just an object that lifts and lowers a projector? Well, yes, that's exactly what it is! Nevertheless, there are a few things you should look out for to make sure you're getting the best deal.
 
Look for:
  • Quick and quiet operation
  • Quality craftsmanship
  • Flexible range of movement
  • Easy, unobtrusive installation (that does not damage your existing framework!)
  • Individual remote operation
  • Sleek design
Things to ask yourself (before you shop around for projector lifts!)

How large is your projector, and how much does it weigh?

This will, clearly, help you decide the size of the projector lifts you should be looking at purchasing. 

What distance do you need the projector lowered and raised?

Will a standard mechanism suffice, or will a scissor-lift provide a wider range of motion?

Do you have room in the ceiling for the lift mechanism?

If not, that's OK – they can be installed into a wall cavity, too!

 
Where can you use them?
 
As we've already mentioned, projector lifts are ideal for office spaces that need to reveal and conceal projectors on a regular basis. However they're also great for the home. If you're lucky enough to be able to indulge in your own theatre room (lucky you!), a projector lift will not only conceal the device when you don't need it, but will also protect it from being damaged. 
 
You can also use them when space is confined – think the boat or smaller meeting rooms. The quick mechanical operation means you can easily and rapidly hide the projector from view when it's not in use.
 
Ergomotion's projector lifts
 
Ergomotion has 10 models of projector lifts guaranteed to suit your needs whether you're in the office or the home cinema. With a weight support ranging from 12kg to 50kg, you're sure to find the right solution.
 
Additionally, check out this blog post if you're after a TV lift too!