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Key aspects of efficient and effective AV systems design

Quite often, we only notice some things when they won’t work right and completely take it for granted when it’s performing well. Personal devices and AV systems are perfect examples of this. A well-integrated AV solution works seamlessly to enhance presentations and performances. However, we usually forget the complex design and installation that makes operating these devices easy.

The trick is to strike a perfect balance between new technology and practical usability. Great AV systems work well and deliver long-term value. Our post today focuses on the key aspects of efficient and effective AV design.

Early collaboration is paramount

Every great AV system is an intricate blend of audio, video, data, acoustics, lighting systems, electrical power and other infrastructure to interconnect these technologies and systems. Effective AV systems are a result of early collaboration between various stakeholders such as the architects, AV integrators, facilities managers, IT professionals, engineers and any stakeholder who plays a role in the creation of functional spaces. Addressing AV infrastructure needs upfront when strategic decisions are being made will lay a strong foundation for effective AV installations.

Duality: usability and user adoption

Nothing annoys end users more than complicated AV systems and nothing annoys AV integrators more than poor user adoption. Quite often, this is a slippery balancing act between the AV designers and end users. Good AV design is highly usable and in most cases simplified to match the skill levels of the end users. It is important to remember that handholding and training sessions work wonders in driving user adoption of AV systems.

Anticipate future scalability

Ideally, AV system evolves with organizational needs. Communication modes and needs change with times and technology. Efficient AV design should factor in both present-day use and potential future needs. This prior planning will ensure AV systems that are effective and scalable, thereby delivering long-term value. Scalable AV systems design is a meticulous mix of up-and-coming AV technologies while avoiding technologies that are on the verge of being obsolete. With the ever-increasing popularity of smart technology and IoT, scalability should be at the core of great AV systems design.

Great AV design requires low maintenance

Efficient AV systems combine cutting edge technology with robust, durable, and low maintenance components. Always opt for AV components from respect brands in their category and ensure to check for the brands after-sales support services. Furthermore, routine checks by trained professionals can help avert potential pitfalls and failures.

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