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Factors To Consider When Getting an Audio/Visual Installation

Article posted on Feb 15, 2020

We are all ‘wired’ differently. While some people grab concepts instantly, others need a little more effort. For some, they can best understand by the use of illustrations, both in schools and workplaces.

 

Therefore, to ensure nobody is left out, a good AV system is necessary for offices, schools, and even homes. Businesses that have embraced this technology have seen tremendous improvement in their IT departments.

 

Benefits of AV Installation to a Business

 

To have an edge in the market, you have to use the latest technology available. Here are some of the benefits AV installations provide businesses.

 

1. Cutting Operational Cost

 

Audiovisual installation saves you both operational costs and time. Having AV systems to represent and transmit in a variety of forms improves workflow. Therefore, the employees get adequate time to handle other issues, hence becoming more productive.

 

Although AV installations might be quite costly, it is worth the investment since you end up saving much more in the long run. The AV installers can also integrate VoIP, which is around 40% cheaper compared to the traditional phone systems.

 

By having remotely managed systems, businesses can cut down on costs that would have been incurred on moving from one place to another.

 

2. Easy Memorization

 

For a business to do well, the employees must know precisely what is expected of them. For instance, during production, every detail of each step must be followed. Otherwise, they can end up making irreversible or costly errors.

 

With an audiovisual system, employees can find it easier to follow standardized production methods. Besides, they can refresh their memories by replaying training videos.

 

3. Collaboration

 

Teamwork plays a significant role in improving productivity. With innovations such as cloud computing and audiovisual technology, collaboration has been made easier. Employees can work in a virtual space effectively, as opposed to the usual face-to-face. Managers can also use tools such as video conferencing to run businesses remotely.

 

AV installations make virtual interactions feel authentic since they are real-time. Since the other person can see your reactions, they can contextualize things, making collaboration more straightforward and more effective.

 

4. Easy Integration of New Employees

 

Full integration of new employees needs a lot of time and resources. However, with AV installers, that can be done quickly. Video training enables the recruits to learn faster, hence you won’t spend a fortune on induction seminars.

 

Tips for Getting the Best Audiovisual System

 

Although each business has its unique needs, here are a few tips for successful AV installation.

 

1. Consider Electrical Needs

 

Before any AV installation, assess the electrical requirements. The last thing you want to hear is interference from other devices. To be sure, work with an electrical professional. They can tell you if the power supply is enough, and if everything is in its rightful place.

 

2. Hire an IT Professional

 

An IT professional especially comes in handy in the case of a video teleconferencing system. They ensure that there is adequate bandwidth for flawless communication. The IT specialist can also handle other issues such as traversing firewalls.

 

3. Plan

 

Every project’s success depends on how well the planning was done. The same applies to AV installations. To avoid frustration, work with potential integrators in the planning phase. By sharing ideas, you can come up with a realistic plan.

 

During planning, discuss the budget, equipment required, bandwidth, as well as electrical issues.

 

4. Understand the System Clearly

 

Take some time to understand the system being installed. The only way to make maximum use of a project is by understanding how it functions. Therefore, research helps you to have clear performance expectations. You will also understand how new technology can integrate with other existing systems.

 

5. Cable Pathways Requirements

 

Your existing facilities may be limited and thus unable to conceal AV installation cables. In that case, you might need to make modifications such as drilling floors or installing under the carpet. However, with advancements in technology, signals can be transmitted wirelessly, saving you the cost of modifying the structure.

 

Prepare for the Future

 

With the continually evolving technology, ensure that your audiovisual system can upgrade components over time.


Factors To Consider When Getting an Audio/Visual Installation