3 Ways to Determine the Best AV Solutions for Your Company

Posted by IGI. January 19, 2017 - Corporate AV

Whether you operate out of a corporate environment, a military command center or automotive design department, audiovisual (AV) integration can help you effectively display complex data and detailed design files. These systems give viewers the ability to better understand and more accurately analyze displayed information.

A variety of advanced AV solutions exist to meet different requirements, from AV systems commonly seen in conference rooms and training rooms to Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) systems for complex design applications. The best fit for your company depends on a number of factors, including space requirements, the data or information being displayed and your budget.

Let’s look at three strategies to determine the best AV solution for your company:

1. Space and Environment Considerations

AV integration relies heavily on understanding the space needed to utilize the system, the number of people viewing the display and a viewer’s distance from the display.

Your AV integration partner should conduct a thorough consultation and site survey to clearly understand your specific requirements. This process will consider a number of factors to optimize system performance, including:

  • Projection and viewing room sizes
  • Any existing AV systems
  • Facility construction
  • HVAC and electrical infrastructure
  • Audio and communications needs
  • Seating requirements
  • Lighting, accessibility and user ergonomics

Based on this information, your company can better evaluate available systems and select the best fit for your specific applications. Next, learn how your IT department should prepare for AV integration in a corporate infrastructure

2. Information to be Displayed

The type of information displayed on your system will also help determine the best AV solution. For example, the right display and integration for an automotive company’s design team will differ from a corporate board sharing the latest annual report.

Depending on the subject matter on display, solutions could range from commercial applications like an LED flat-panel display to more complex advanced visualization systems like a front and rear projection PowerWall or CAVE.

Considering the content, a PowerWall facilitates the display of full-scale design files for automobiles and other physically large products, while a CAVE system provides a virtual reality environment where users can be immersed in a computer-aided design (CAD) model. Less complex applications may simply require a smaller flat-panel system for the display of data sets and other files.

3. Budget Considerations

The cost of AV systems can vary widely based on the type of system selected, its application, and the size of the space in which it is installed. A general,  commercial-grade AV system can cost as little as a few thousand dollars, while advanced visualization systems custom-integrated within your building’s infrastructure can be tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the specific needs.

An AV integrator can provide various system options and pricing. Your budget, industry, and installation requirements, will help guide your decision-making process. Take time to evaluate each of these factors in order to decide on the best AV system for your company’s specific applications.

IGI is an industry leader in the complete integration of ultra-high resolution Advanced Visualization systems including PowerWalls, CAVEs and Virtual Reality. Request a consultation to learn more about how your company can realize the operational value of advanced visualization for your audiovisual display needs.

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