What Is AV?
AV Equipment also known as Audio Visual Equipment is now used in every imaginable setting. For instance, the equipment can be found in your home, commercial buildings, schools and in shopping centres. AV is the combination of sound and sight. In fact, the technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated, enabling us to do things that were deemed impossible a few years ago. Below is the AV installation checklist.
In a commercial setting, TV screens have been normalised as standard office equipment. The most common uses of these TV’s are, displaying a digital sign, a presentation promoting the business, display daily targets and stats etc… Additionally, In some cases employers will use these screens to boost morale in the office, for example, during the Olympics or World Cup employers would use the screens to stream live sports.
As most of us are aware, some people visual learners and some are audible. The development of AV Equipment has given teachers the ability to try different approaches to keep students engaged. As a result, instead of traditional whiteboards, teachers are now able to use an interactive whiteboard. Similarly, Projectors are also used in education. Majority of the time, projector systems are used to present to a large group.
Our Shopping centres and many other public spaces have quickly become a target for AV technology. As a result, advertisements are shown on screens all around us. For instance, in shops or at the bus stops. Digital billboards such as the ones in Piccadilly Circus and Time Square are being used to convey information to the public.
At home, technology is becoming increasingly connected and smart. This includes everything from multi room TV and audio experience to home cinema and security systems. For this reason, the technology is being integrated with the latest developments of voice and gesture control.
AV Installation Checklist
If you’re making a significant investment in Audio Visual Equipment, whether its for commercial use or personal. Its very beneficial for you to consult with professionals in this space. These individuals will be able to highlight any possible issues that could hinder your project. Our highly trained engineers will provide you with a survey and guidance to ensure all possible issues are minimised. See below for commonly missed issues.
Power and cabling
As part of the AV installation you must consider the best way to connect the new equipment to the existing power circuits and network infrastructure. Assumptions may lead to further costs thus, exceeding your planned budget.
**for a sleek modern look, you should consider concealed cabling**
Surfaces to hold the AV equipment need to be assessed and prepared to ensure they can support the weight of the equipment. Furthermore, due to health and safety regulations this becomes compulsory if your project is to be undertaken in a public area or work environment.
Integration with other systems
To maximise and future proof your investment. You must understand how well your AV equipment can integrate with other systems. Lastly, with the advancement of technology its important for you to build an AV system in a way that allows you to upgrade components over time.
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