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3 Things to Know Before Working with Audiovisual Integration Services

Posted by Pat Hernandez. September 12, 2017 - Audio Visual Integration

You know you need high performance video and audio in your organization, but that’s about all you may know. The practicalities of audiovisual integration can be a lot to process, and the unfamiliarity of this complex technology may make you want to abandon the idea altogether.

Don’t give up hope. While choosing the right audiovisual solution can be daunting, the benefits — in terms of design, productivity and convenience — far exceed the costs. There are a few best practices to follow when considering audiovisual integration, and recognizing these factors will soothe any tech-induced anxiety preventing audiovisual optimization.

Think long-term

The first step to accessing audiovisual integration is deciding what your company truly needs. This might seem obvious, but evaluating need is a crucial step in the process. There is nothing worse than putting in the time and money toward audiovisual integration, and then not using it.  

A needs assessment is a good step to find the best audiovisual solution for a particular space. Prior to any development or planning, a site survey and needs assessment are necessary. This assessment involves a conversation to discover the specific requirements of a given space and helps your AV partner customize a solution to best optimize the audiovisual experience.

Maintaining a professional audiovisual system is an ongoing process, so it is best to leave the work to trained professionals. From designing and building a system, to integration and optimization, there are many factors when it comes assessing and incorporating the details that make an AV solution just right for your particular organization. With this step in motion, the next thing to consider is which product to install.

Choosing the right AV solution

Audiovisual solutions are not one-size-fits-all, and each has different capabilities. When determining which product to choose, you’ll want to consider:

  • Permanence — Will this be a permanent or temporary feature? Is transportation required?
  • Virtual Reality — Is there a need for virtual reality? Does this require a multi-sided, immersive environment?
  • Corporate — Are features for video conferencing, presentations and signage required?

Assessing the value of features, and considering their application in a given space, will help determine which direction to take when choosing an audiovisual solution. There are various audiovisual solutions that address certain needs, and trained engineers and technicians are available to help settle on a decision, but it is important to be educated about options when considering audiovisual integration.

Support is key

Audiovisual integration might feel necessary, but overwhelming — rest assured, you’re not alone. Customer support is a crucial piece of the puzzle. Mere installation doesn’t cut it — the true mark of professionalism is post-installation support to ensure your AV solutions continues to meet your needs down the line.

In this case, extended support guarantees installed equipment continues to operate as it was intended through regular maintenance check-ups and responsive resolution if issues arise. Long-term customer satisfaction is the goal of audiovisual integration, and extended support offers benefits like repair, part replacement, quarterly alignments, calibration and preventative maintenance.  

Choosing audiovisual integration for your company has huge payoffs in productivity, office design and collaboration. Making the plunge into a modern, ultra-high-definition audiovisual solution is a big decision, and requires thorough consideration — but you don’t have to tackle it alone. Contact IGI to learn more about how to bring an office, automotive company or any commercial space into the 21st century through industry-leading audiovisual integration.

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