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What is the Proper Viewing Distance for High Resolution Screens?

Friday, November 13th, 2015
viewing distance hi res monitors

Avoid eye strain yet maximize screen resolution effect

When it comes to planning out conference rooms or viewing stations, it is important to to coordinate the size of the monitor with the distance the viewers will be from the screen.

The important thing we want to avoid is eye strain. This occurs when one is too close to a screen. On the other hand, if we sit too far back, we will lose the benefits of today’s higher resolution screens.

To take advantage of today’s 1080 HD, 2K and 4K monitors, we actually should sit closer than ever so as to take full advantage of the superior resolutions. Studies show that the optimum viewing distance for a 1080P monitor is 1.6x the screen size.

That means that to get full benefit of the 1080P resolution, the ideal distance for watching a 50” screen (always measured diagonally) is 80” — or just under 7 feet. Closer than that one will be distracted by the pixels. Going much further back starts diminishing the full benefit of the higher resolution.

But then there’s the real world. Some people find that being that close to a screen still causes eye strain. And there is not likely to be just one person in the room. So, a balance needs to be achieved. We suggest conducting a polling session using different screen types and sizes with a sample of prospective viewers.

Also keep in mind that conversely, room constraints might dictate the size of the screen. In such cases, working backward from a fixed viewing distance to determine an ideal screen size will be in order.

The overarching point here is that when contracting to have a conference room or viewing station built, the type and size of the screen should be agreed upon in the planning stages, just like any other design factor. In the end, that’s just part of “listening” to the client — something we pride ourselves on at Edwards & Hill Office Furniture.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture specializes in furnishing corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities.

Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide superior multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

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Tony Hill Wins SmartCEO Future 50 Award

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Congratulations are once again in order for managing partner Tony Hill as he once again takes home a SmartCEO Future 50 award! This prestigious and highly anticipated awards program celebrates companies and their CEOs throughout the region. Each year, SmartCEO takes the time to recognize fifty mid-sized and quickly growing companies throughout the region, along with five small Emerging Growth companies and five large Blue Chip companies. SmartCEO looks at a three year average of revenue and employee growth of each company in order to determine winners. The winners of 2015 have a collective annual revenue of $3.56 billion, which is an accomplishment of itself. According to SmartCEO, “these companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success.”

SmartCEO also created a profile for Tony Hill:

“Who did you get your furniture from?” That’s the question Edwards & Hill Office Furniture wants its clients to hear whenever they have visitors at their office. The company’s founding mission was to create a space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. That mission has led the company on a path to growth and has allowed it to celebrate the opening of a new facility with twice the square footage, including a state-of-the-art showroom, library, warehouse and corporate offices. It hasn’t always been an easy road — along the way, the company’s founders had to realize that it’s not always feasible to keep staff members who are a drag on profitability or culture, says managing partner Tony Hill. But now, the company is in a good position to keep building satellite offices in and out of state, he believes.”

Tony Hill had this to say about the award:

“Winning a Future 50 award 2 years in a row is exciting!  As the economy continues to improve, it is great to be recognized for making tough decisions and having the right staff to have weathered the storm and still continue with growth.”

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to provide quality furniture for corporate offices, educational settings, local casinos, hospitality businesses and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries. Some of our celebrated projects include those with Maryland Live Casino, Baltimore Horseshoe Casino, Agriculture and Transportation, and the U.S. Departments of Defense.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

Find us today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

 

Sources:

http://www.smartceo.com/baltimore-future-50/

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How To Create Good Office Lighting For Employees

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Good quality lighting in the workspace can make an ordinary workspace a place for an enjoyable shift instead of one that leaves employees with a headache or zapped of energy and creativity.

You can make an office space more comfortable by changing the types of light bulbs your business uses or simply by adjusting the angle of fixtures. You can also do your part to conserve the planet by using eco friendly lights and fixtures.

The goal is to improve employee comfort in the workplace to increase productivity and morale.  Angling or positioning lightning truly makes a big difference in employee comfort.

For example, indirect light positioning can reduce glare and eye strain. When employees are not suffering from glare and eye strain, they have the ability to work longer without suffering from discomfort or fatigue.

Another reason good lighting is important revolves around engagement. Employees are able to remain engaged with work materials when they don’t have to reduce light entering the workspace.

With appropriate fixture distance between 40 feet and 70 feet, you will be able to improve comfort in the work area because that fixture distance can sufficiently establish glare reduction.

Next, work on contrast of light. How well lighting illuminates its target and separates objects from the background is contrast.  With appropriate lighting contrast, you can increase comfort for an office environment.

Proper lighting will increase comfort in the office environment and help all workers focus on assignments better.

To create sufficient contrast, establish three times the brightness of areas surrounding desks.

For peripheral office areas, make contrast 10 times weaker than the task areas. This will help your employees avoid contrast ratios higher than the figures they will interact with most. It will also help them reduce eye strain and maintain employee productivity levels.

Once you set the appropriate angles or positions, choose the right colors to make a warm and welcoming office environment.

The use of soft white fluorescent bulbs will create warm tones for your office and prevent harsh glare that’s normally associated with stark white bulbs.

It is best to reproduce the qualities of natural light with full spectrum fluorescent lights. This lighting will give an airy quality to the office environment.

Last but not least, consider adding window coverings. Although glare in the office can increase or reduce based on how the sun changes position, it can help you create proper window shade positioning for the office at the right time of day.

If your office never gets hit with direct sunlight, you can use partial window coverings to maintain employee comfort.

If direct sunlight always hits your office windows, use high density film covering to block the sun’s rays.

Follow these tips for office lighting and you’ll be sure to make your business welcoming for employees and clients alike all year round.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture, as well as design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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Source: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/making-office-light-welcoming-38145.html

How To Make A Great Business Impression With Your Office Design

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

If you’re redesigning the office, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to provide you some great office design tips to properly develop a professional design plan.

It is important to pay attention to detail in your office design because your office is a direct representation of your business and its level of professionalism. Your top priority in your office design is to make a good impression when clients come to your office.

The following design tips will help you make a great business impression:

Use Neutral Colors And Earth Tones. Colors matter, from wall colors to curtain fabrics, to establish an overall comfortable office environment. Soft, neutral colors often give the impression that your office environment is comfortable and welcoming. Try using earth tones such as blues, greens and grays to create an inviting atmosphere when guests visit your office. Avoid using bright colors such as reds or yellows in your color scheme. Bright colors often over-stimulate office visitors and cause anxiety or vision problems. If you do want to use a few bright colors, evaluate the extreme or uniqueness of long-term ownership of the furniture and the office space. Will you ever move offices or lease a different space? If yes, avoid extremes in colors, it’s harder to incorporate bright color furniture to existing office design schemes and will make the property harder to re-lease.  If you must have bright colors, We do offer some furnishings with interchangeable components that will allow you to inexpensively change the color scheme in the future.

Purchase Subtle Artwork and Accessories. When we say subtle, avoid displaying artwork that depicts people because you don’t want to give the impression your office favors specific groups of people. When you do display artwork depicting people, always go for art that shows a diverse group of people pleasantly interacting with one another.

You should also have no more than one large piece of art on each wall of your office. All artwork used should be relatively neutral and tie into the overall color scheme of the office. An office should be designed to feel homey rather than cluttered with art, furniture or home features such as vases and plants. If you do want plants in the office, go for potted trees and avoid flowering plants to reduce the risk of irritating allergies of clients and minimize the maintenance of office plants.

Purchase Office Furniture That’s Durable, Flexible and Comfortable. Shopping for office furniture can be very expensive if you are not sure about what you need, want and how it will best serve office needs.

The ideal Office furniture should last for years and withstand general wear and tear over time. It is also important to note that staffing and organizational needs can change in the office so your office furniture options should have varying features. For example, wrist supports should be available for employees who type on a regular basis and lumbar supports should be available for employees who sit for extended periods of time during the day.

No matter what you envision, Edwards & Hill is here to provide you quality furniture, great pricing and exceptional customer service. We can assemble your furniture; assist you with furniture project management and coordination services. We can also help you with interior design, space planning and more!

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture, as well as design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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Tony Hill Joins SmartCEO Matrix’s Panel For How Technology is Changing Baltimore

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has great news to share. Tony Hill, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Edwards & Hill Office Furniture, will be 1 of 3 technology expert panelists for the SmartCEO Matrix’s  (www.smartceo.com) ‘ How Technology is Changing Baltimore’ event.

The Matrix event will be held On Friday September 21st at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards between 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. At the ‘How Technology is Changing Baltimore’ event, Tony will participate in the Matrix networking luncheon and panel discussion.

Tony has nearly 30 years in the business marketing industry and he has plenty of insight to share on telecommunications and full-service commercial furniture.

Get insight into how Tony has lead Edwards & Hill Office Furniture to success.

If you are unfamiliar with the Matrix series, we encourage you to come experience this unique event! 

Enjoy a delectable lunch, great conversation, networking and hear inspiring stories from successful business leaders.

For more information on the September Matrix event “How Technology is Changing Baltimore” and how to attend visit:  http://www.smartceo.com/programs-events/matrix/ba-matrix .

SmartCEO Matrix overview:

Topic:  How Technology is Changing Baltimore
Date:  Friday, September 21, 2012
Time:  10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location:  Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards (110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD).

 

No matter what you envision, Edwards & Hill is here to provide you quality furniture, great pricing and exceptional customer service. We can assemble your furniture; assist you with furniture project management and coordination services. We can also help you with interior design, space planning and more!

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture, as well as design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.  We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

Check us out on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn as well!

Edwards & Hill Communications, LLC d/b/a Edwards & Hill Office Furniture Launches New Website!

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture. We design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has recently launched its new website at http://www.edwardsandhill.com/. On the website you will find a variety of services to help you with all your business needs. If you are setting up a new location for your expanding IT division – Edwards & Hill can help. If you need to plan an all day marketing seminar for division heads throughout the U.S, Edwards & Hill can help. We are truly your one stop shop for business necessities.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.  We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.

Review what products and services our divisions, Furniture Division and Multi-Media Division, can provide to you today.

Contact Edwards & Hill by Clicking here or call us at 410.884.8450 today! We are here to serve you!

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