Searching for the best AV solutions for your business may be overwhelming. Determining the best brands to choose from and whether you will have a DIY or a professionally installed system may be on your mind. While the process may seem daunting, we are here to simplify it by outlining four things to consider when determining the best AV solution.
While this may seem obvious, it is important to consider the types of audiovisual systems, as well as the complexity of the AV. For instance, it would be good to know whether you would like the technologies to be basic or advanced. Think about technologies with a practical purpose and ask yourself what types of solutions you are looking for and what the purpose of these technology solutions will be. Are you looking to communicate with clients or employees through video conferencing? Are you looking to improve your sound within your facility? Asking yourself these questions will help you understand your end goal when determining the technologies.
There are so many options for audiovisual technologies. When you hire a professional AV vendor, they can simplify the process for you by providing professional recommendations on audiovisual solutions, including conference room technologies, sound systems, displays, live streaming, etc. Audiovisual consultants are here to educate you on the best sound, video, and video conferencing solutions, as they stay up-to-date on the latest and best AV solutions.
Ergonomics looks to increase efficiency and productivity while minimizing “pain points.” When considering ergonomics, ask yourself questions such as “How is the system being used and by whom?” or “Would it be best to have a plug-and-play solution or a more complex and sophisticated AV system?”
Audiovisual Consultants can guide you to understanding your ultimate operational expectations. AV vendors can design custom sound and video solutions based on ergonomics.
When you think about your audiovisual system, it is important to consider how it will fit within your space. AV should complement your environment and the existing decor while being aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It is important to consider how the A/V components will look. For instance, if you want to install ceiling speakers in a white room with neutral colored décor, you wouldn’t want to install black speakers but white speakers that blend in and complement your space.
When working with an AV vendor, you must communicate the overall look and feel you are trying to achieve with your AV solutions. Do you want the AV to be hidden in your space (i.e., ceiling retreating monitors), or are you looking for AV to be the center of your space (i.e., large video wall)?
Time after time, we hear, “We went with the cheapest option, but the AV stopped working within months!” While finding a solution that fits your budget is important, ensuring you are making the proper investment for a long-term solution is even more critical.
If you are looking for a basic solution (such as one display) with little to no budget, it may be best to look at a more DIY approach to meet your budget. However, in most cases, hiring a reputable AV vendor is the most practical approach, as it allows for the most professional solutions while also allowing for improvements to be made in the future. The right AV consultant will educate you on the value of the best technologies and meet your requirements and technological needs.
At CSAV Systems, we pride ourselves in “Serving with Solutions,” providing all our clients with the highest professionalism. Serving as a leader in the AV industry within New Jersey, New York, and other states, we offer custom design solutions, AV integration, installation, training, service, and support. We guide you to help you understand the best AV solutions for your facility. If you are looking for an AV consultant to help you improve the technologies within your facility, reach out to us for a Free Systems Analysis.