Audio Visual (AV) has rapidly become an integrated part of space use and design. The role of AV has grown immensely and diversely. What used to be accomplished with standalone equipment, extension cords, and power strips is now part of an overall integrated technology program. AV design solutions aren’t just about today, but about tomorrow, next month and many years to come. Here are our five F’s for great AV design.
Flashy, cool and trendy play a role in how AV systems enhance a space, however, ease of use and system functionality have far greater value in AV design solutions.
AV design should include an intuitive user experience no matter one’s age or skill level. It should be easily accessible for the greatest number of users.
How a system looks in a room and the amount of space used should be carefully considered during decision making. Space often equates to money – made or lost- and its size affects capability and performance.
Balancing how technology will be used, how it will perform, its importance and its impact of device placement is crucial.
It’s rare that any one space serves a single purpose. AV systems should be designed for highly flexible everyday use and supported with reliable and well- tested equipment, including control interfaces.
AV design can provide a number of different solutions for a technology enhanced space to fit the desired outcome.
No system should ever be designed to remain static. As technology and user needs change, AV systems should be designed with the ability to add and expand without starting over from scratch.
Any well-designed AV system will evaluate current technologies, compatibility with future technologies, plan for new and emerging technologies, and facilitate seamless system expansions and upgrades well into the future.
Your AV solutions are a major investment. At some point you will need to troubleshoot, diagnose, replace, and repair your AV equipment.
Your goal should be to minimize your system downtime. Making selections that are easy to access for fixes can be completed by reliable providers, maximizing the uptime and usability of your AV solutions investment.
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Using our five “F’s” for great AV Design will help whether you are planning for a new construction project, renovating or upgrading an existing training, meeting or collaboration space and more.
It is crucial to carefully decide what AV system is a good fit for you so your AV investment lasts.