Screens are everywhere in our modern life, from our pocket to our bags, our bedrooms to our boardrooms and back again. These range in sizes, from the tiny to the Titanic, but it’s in the office and educational environment where screens are having the biggest impact.
Since the shift away from boxy CRT monitors in the early 00s, ultra-slim, flat panel screens have been replacing old tech in business and educational environments. Now, with lower prices and a greater emphasis on collaborative working, many of those older screens are being phased out in favour of newer panels, leading to a huge uptick in demand for screen stands.
No longer a cupboard on wheels, modern screen stands are slim, lightweight and ultra-mobile, making them ideal for moving between rooms and teams, enabling work almost anywhere you go. Here’s how you choose your screen stand.
Check for a VESA Mount
Before you do anything else, check the back of your screen to find out whether your screen is VESA compatible. VESA is the standard mounting system for all screens these days and features a square hole pattern at the back of the monitor, allowing screen stands to easily be attached.
VESA mount sizes will differ based on the size of your screen, so measure the width of the distance between the holes around the back of your screen and make note, you’ll need them when you’re choosing a screen stand.
Decide on Advanced Features
Depending on your requirements there will be certain advanced features on your screen stand that you simply can’t do without. Models like the RA Media Mate Mono™ Riser feature electric height adjustment, making it ideal for all manner of situations, whilst the Mono Multi Position Free Standing Screen Mount has a built-in 4-way gang plug for powering multiple machines simultaneously.
Of course, you may not need these features at all, so a more basic stand will suffice.
Think About your Use-Case
No two organisations are the same and, as such, it’s unlikely that you’ll have exactly the same requirements from your screen stand.
Take, for example, an office with only one conference room. In that case, it’s likely that a static screen stand like the Large Flat Screen Display Stand will serve their purpose perfectly. However, a school with a limited budget and a need to share screens will get more value from a screen stand like the Hi-Lo® Screen Lift 750 Electric Mobile Screen Lift, which has wheels which allow it to move from room to room, alongside electronic height adjustment.
By keeping these three elements in mind as you purchase you can help make a smarter decision for your organisation. Whether you’re a business or an educational establishment, there’s incredible value in getting the right stand for the job.