ICT And Equipment
An LCD projector is a type of video projector for displaying videos, images or computer data on a screen or other flat surface. The Seatown Hotel could use this to train staff or to rent out to businesses using the conference centre at the hotel. An advantage of an LCD projector is that it enables a lot of people to see something from a distance. A disadvantage of an LCD projector is that the image quality may not be as good when projected. The Royal Station Hotel is an example of a hotel which has a LCD projector in their conference centre.
Overhead Projector An overhead projector is a variant of a slide projector and is used to display images to an audience. The Seatown Hotel could possibly use this to display important information such as regulations for the hotel. An advantage of an overhead projector is that you have face to face contact with the audience. A disadvantage of an overhead projector is that continuous tone colour transparencies are costly. One hotel who uses an overhead projector is the Best Western Hotels Great Britain.
Video projector A video projector takes a video signal and projects the corresponding image on a projection screen using a lens system. The Seatown Hotel could use a video projector to show a video or a PowerPoint to staff on training days. A disadvantage of a video projector is that it is expensive and requires training to use it. An advantage of a video projector is that it encourages creativity. Clients would benefit from using a video projector because they will be able to present presentations on it. A hotel which uses a video projector is the Campanile hotel Glasgow
Whiteboard A whiteboard is a name for any glossy surface, most commonly coloured white, where non-permanent markings can be made. A whiteboard could be used to interact with people or to write up notes in a meeting. An advantage of a whiteboard is that they allow learners to participate in group discussions by freeing them from note taking. A disadvantage of using a whiteboard is that their surface can become damaged, necessitating expensive replacement. A hotel which uses a whiteboard is The Crowne Plaza London-Shoreditch Hotel.
Wireless Connection Wireless network refers to any type of computer network that is wireless, and is commonly associated with a telecommunications network whose interconnections between nodes are implemented without the use of wires. Business clients could bring their laptops with them to the conference centre or use the computers provided by the hotel and avail of WIFI internet access. An advantage of wireless connection is that there are no wires lying around everywhere. A disadvantage of wireless connections is that other people can hack into your connection and this can pose a security risk. A hotel what has wireless connection is the Glasgow Marriott Hotel.
Modem Points A wireless modem is a type of modem which connects to a wireless network instead of to the telephone system. The Seatown Hotel could use modems to stop too many wires leading to the telephone. An advantage of a modem is that it is not that expensive. A disadvantage of a modem is that there is limited availability. A hotel that has modem points in its conference centre is The Crowne Plaza London-Shoreditch hotel.
Air-Conditioning Air conditioning is the cooling and dehumidification of indoor air for thermal comfort. The Seatown Hotel could use air-conditioning in their conference centre on hot days. They could turn on the air-conditioning when the room is too hot to make people more comfortable. An advantage of air-conditioning is that it has good air distribution. A disadvantage of air-conditioning is that it can be noisy. A hotel that uses air-conditioning is The Lowry Hotel.
Video Conferencing A video conference is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. The Seatown Hotel could use video conferencing so that customers using the conference centre could interact with businesses across the country. An advantage of video conferencing is that it saves money from travelling the whole way around the world when you can do it online. A disadvantage of video conferencing is that some candidates lose track of time when responding to questions which can look bad on the candidate.