Cenero Offers Free Investment Calculator to Quantify Total Cost of Meetings and Specific Costs Associated with AV Equipment Downtime


Malvern, PA – April 2, 2012 – Cenero, a leader in video conferencing and audio video solutions, today announced general availability of its free investment calculator. This simple tool will provide companies a systematic way to calculate and reveal the annual cost of meetings.


The Cenero calculator takes into account the number of employees, salary, overhead and average meeting downtime. “There has been a staggering amount of technological advancements in the last 10 years, however there is still an antiquated mentality around meeting room equipment and its impact on productivity,” states Rob Gilfillan, President of Cenero. “According to a survey by Harrison-Hofstra1, unproductive meeting time translates into a $37 billion annual waste.”


“In addition, recent industry research reported that on average, mid-level workers spend 37% of time in meetings while executives spend over 50%. Even a five minute delay can cost a company hundreds of thousands of dollars when added up over a year’s time,” continues Gilfillan. “This was the impetus for the calculator tool. When a company can see the hard numbers, including total annual cost of meetings and the costs associated with meeting downtime due to AV issues, it becomes critical to assess their conference and meeting room infrastructure.”


“More companies are turning to video conferencing to conduct critical meetings in order to save time and money on travel expenses,” reports Chris Henry, CEO of Cenero. “It is essential that these meetings start on time and run smoothly. Cenero provides the industry’s only managed service for AV and video conferencing systems that ensures every aspect of a meeting room will work seamlessly at a moment’s notice. Our dedicated US-based support team is also available to immediately help with any user issues that happen during a meeting.”


To obtain the free investment calculator, visit www.avconstantconnect.com..


About Cenero

Cenero is a service focused audio visual and conferencing solutions provider. With extensive knowledge of the most advanced collaboration and audio visual technologies, the company’s goal is to deliver programs that improve communication and drive efficiency throughout an organization. Cenero provides systems design installation, managed services, cloud-based video solutions and event services for companies throughout North America. Offering complete support for audio visual and conferencing systems, Constant Connect by Cenero is a remote managed service that assures high-availability room readiness for all AV systems inside high-profile meeting rooms of enterprise organizations. Constant Connect includes proactive system monitoring and testing, reactive live support, and a web based portal providing analytical data on system performance, usage analysis and asset management. Learn more at www.avconstantconnect.com..