Draper, Inc., a Spiceland, Ind.-based manufacturer of projection screens, window shades, videoconferencing accessories and gymnasium equipment, celebrated 100 years as a family-owned business in 2002. The company was founded by Luther O. Draper in 1902 to manufacture window shades for schools, and the company is still owned and managed by Draper's descendants. In 1957 Draper's grandson, Luther Pidgeon, secured a patent on an inexpensive classroom projection screen, marking Draper's entry into the ...
Draper, Inc., a Spiceland, Ind.-based manufacturer of projection screens, window shades, videoconferencing accessories and gymnasium equipment, celebrated 100 years as a family-owned business in 2002. The company was founded by Luther O. Draper in 1902 to manufacture window shades for schools, and the company is still owned and managed by Draper's descendants. In 1957 Draper's grandson, Luther Pidgeon, secured a patent on an inexpensive classroom projection screen, marking Draper's entry into the screen business. Today, projection screens and related products are the largest component of Draper's business. Draper-manufactured products closely related to projection screens include rear projection display systems, video projector mounts and lifts, plasma display mounts, presentation easels and communication support furniture. In 1989 Draper introduced FlexShade Systems, a second line of window shades designed for the commercial market. In 1994 Draper entered the gymnasium equipment market. Today, the company's gymnasium equipment products include basketball backstops, gym dividers, wall pads, volleyball equipment, batting cages and wrestling mat hoists. Draper Inc. is headquartered in Spiceland, Ind., a village of 800 people located 40 miles east of Indianapolis, Ind. In addition to its Spiceland facilities, Draper has manufacturing or sales operations in Placentia, Calif.; Blackwood, Gwent, United Kingdom; Nacka, Sweden; Halmstad, Sweden and Hong Kong. Draper products are shipped to dealers throughout the United States and more than 75 foreign countries.
The key to effective video conferencing is to ensure that the intended message is delivered while eliminating or minimizing anything that distracts from that message. Your visual message is quickly diluted or demoted when visual clutter and distraction get in the way. Remember that the camera not only shows you, but also what is around you.
The easiest way to focus your video conferencing and deliver a strong, clear message is to remove background distractions. Draper's Video Conferencing Backgrounds are an elegant and effective method to provide a distraction-free and immersive telepresence.
Backgrounds should be incorporated into the standard work for any video conferencing application. The best practice for corporations is to specify a standard background for the entire company and utilize a consistent solution for all employees, regardless of their geographic location. This ensures a consistent company image to all of your customers.
Draper's Video Conferencing solutions include three distinct types of backgrounds and four operating mechanisms to fit your space and structure:
Draper's Video Conferencing Backgrounds Draper offers several models of motorized, manually operated or spring roller operated video conferencing backgrounds. Choose from ceiling-recessed, wall-mounted or even portable backgrounds. For a permanently installed video conferencing background in a dedicated location, choose a background that is permanently tensioned on a frame and wall-mounted.
Neutral Backgrounds Industry standard recommendations for most effective video conferencing are to utilize a neutral colored background. Draper offers six muted earth tones that align with these recommendations and provide an elegant and clean image for video conferencing.
Custom Printed Backgrounds Incorporate your brand into your visual message by utilizing Draper's custom printed video conferencing backgrounds. Draper can print virtually any custom graphic provided by the customer onto a video conferencing background with state-of-the-art digital printing presses. The possibilities are endless with a custom printed background.
Chroma Key Backgrounds Chroma Key backgrounds allow you to replace a physical green or blue screen with a digital visual background of your choice during video conferencing. Do you want to change your video conferencing background regularly, or utilize motion graphics? Chroma Key backgrounds are the answer.
Dual Roller Backgrounds For the ultimate in flexibility, utilize a motorized Dual Roller background to allow for two different backgrounds, each available at the touch of a wall switch. Choose any two surfaces from Draper's available backgrounds, including neutral, printed or Chroma Key materials.
Traveller Backgrounds Setup and video conference anywhere while maintaining the strength of your message with the VCB Traveller Portable Background! The increasingly mobile nature of video conferencing dictates that your background be mobile as well. It's the perfect neutral, printed or chroma key background solution in a durable streamlined case that's perfectly portable. Don't compromise the impact of your message just because you video conference in your office, on the road or even at a tradeshow.
Interior Design Considerations Often, clients or applications will not allow for dedicated, fully immersive telepresence rooms due to interior design concerns. Draperï¿½s Video Conferencing Backgrounds can provide an operable solution that is invisible when not in use. Choose a ceiling recessed model, and your video conferencing background disappears into the ceiling when you are finished. Choose a portable model, and neatly tuck the background away for storage in its rugged and protective case.
Keep your message clear and distraction-free. Utilize Draper Video Conferencing Backgrounds for all of your telepresence needs.
For more information, visit http://www.draperinc.com/VideoConferencing/index.asp.
Bob Mathes is the AV/Video Sales & Marketing Manager for Draper, Inc.