What benefit does Vision Foldback provide in your Audio Visual Solution?

March 19, 2018
Encore Research

Each week we aim to demystify the world of AV equipment and event services lingo and reveal exactly what those techs are talking about. In this weeks Techie Tuesday we look at Vision Foldback as part of your audio visual solution and how it can keep your speaker in the know and your audience engaged.

Each week we aim to demystify the world of AV equipment and event services lingo and reveal exactly what those techs are talking about. In this weeks Techie Tuesday we look at Vision Foldback as part of your audio visual solution and how it can keep your speaker in the know and your audience engaged.


AV Discipline:
 Vision

AV Category: AV Equipment

AV JargonFoldback, Comfort Monitor

What is Vision Foldback?

Vision foldback describes monitors positioned along the front of stage, which are strategically angled for the talent on stage to review during an event. The monitors are used to display event information without the audience knowing or seeing any details.

What type of event is Vision Foldback used on?

Events such as conferences, meetings, annual general meetings, and video conferences commonly use vision foldback to assist presenters and panellists onstage with elements such as the slide presentation, session time keeping, speaker notes, video replay and online questions.

With vision foldback positioned in their line of sight, this allows a presenter or panellist to always maintain eye contact with the audience and prevent the need to crick their necks to look up at projection screens behind stage.

What are the benefits of Vision Foldback?

One major advantage of foldback, is that it allows a presenter to step away from the confines of the lectern, and experience the freedom of the entire stage. This freedom brings an opportunity for a presenter to utilise body language in the communication of their message.

What is required for effective Vision Foldback for presenters?!

A few extra elements are required for effective vision foldback:

 Signal Splitter: a distribution amplifier is required to split the vision signal going to the projector(s).

Computer: a laptop is required to run software such as the timing app.

Monitor: a dedicated computer screen to display the event information

A presenter, who is informed and never turns their back on their audience will ultimately convey confidence and build engagement with their audience. If you want your presenter to continuously engage with the audience, make sure to request vision foldback.