With today’s technology, computer lecterns are becoming more important than ever. No longer the podium of your parents, a computer podium can hold an array of technological equipment to take your presentation into the twenty-first century. Why update your podium computer space?
- A computer lectern holds computers, sound equipment and projector equipment neatly.
- With a laptop podium, the speaker can see the computer screen but his line of sight to the audience remains intact.
- Multimedia podiums can be locked to protect valuable materials and equipment.
- Modern computer podiums offer style and professionalism to any classroom or presentation area.
Know the space that you'll be using the computer podium inKnowing where the computer lectern will be used ensures that you buy the right size and style. Look for a computer podium with a compatible color or finish. Business conference rooms will also generally want a more professional, luxurious unit than a training room will.
Decide whether the podium computer will be a laptop or hidden unitSome podiums have a monitor window on the top of the podium for a computer within the unit. Others have sloped shelves for laptop units. If the podium will need both monitor window and laptop capability, look for a unit with a place for the laptop and the appropriate connectivity.
Choose computer lecterns with adjustable shelves, drawers and other multimedia featuresAdjustable shelves and pull-out media shelves allow you to customize the podium for the equipment that you need. You'll also want to look for a unit with holes for power cords and connection cables. This will keep the area looking neat and uncluttered.
Buy podiums that you can lockYour multimedia equipment is valuable and units that lock will provide you with a little extra protection. It also provides a space for instructors or speakers to place personal items safely.
- Consider buying extras like podium lights or integrated speakers and microphones for your computer lectern. You may be able to add these items later but often you can get a good deal by buying them with the podium and you'll know that they'll work with your podium.