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Video conference unit to replace projector

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Hi,

The main question is can a video conference system (Such as a LifeSize Team 220) replace the need to have a projector in an office?

The reason why is originally we designed office boardrooms to be able to cater for both. Therefore to handle a VC and a projector. However for some reason the boardrooms were build without a HDMI or VGA cable being fed to the ceiling.

Result is we can't have a ceiling mounted projector (not without running some surface cabling - i.e. not good, or without much expense to open walls again).

If we instead place a VC unit in the room which will be attached to a large wall mounted screen, most VC unit's I understand have the capability to display laptop output.

So in the case of visitors wanting to drop into the office and display a presentation from their laptop, the experience needs to be as easy as when they were using a projector (but instead of display being projected, it appears on large screen.

Am I right in thinking that using a VC unit would be fine and I'm not losing anything by having a VC instead of a projector?
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The VCS [Video Conference Screen] ? how would you screen from thre laptop to the VCS without a projector?
http://www.stewartfilmscreen.com/residential/products/retractable_screens/vcs/vcs_residential.html
you could replace the screen with a portable screen
http://www.officeworks.com.au/retail/products/Technology/Projectors/Portable-Screens-and-Accessories/ACAT6060?catargetid=1402860417&cadevice={device}

Well another simple enough idea
you could get a digital flat screen TV hang it on the wall or off a TV bracket and connect the laptop to it put it in a corner.
pretty cheap to buy TV these days.
http://www.howcast.com/videos/185705-How-to-Connect-Your-Laptop-to-Your-Television
http://www.cnet.com.au/how-to-connect-your-laptop-to-a-tv-339304675.htm
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Am evaluation the options, will let you know shortly.
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afflik1923 noone else has posted any suggestions, if you would like more choices, being fair to you
 try asking the mods to seek out a few more  experts by clicking the request attention tab in your question bottom right.
They'll add your question to more zones giving it a broader spectrum.
regards Merete
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Thank you for your help
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Thank you glad to help
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