What is an AV installation and what you should know about it?
When all of the planning consulting and designing has been completed its time for our engineers to put on some elbow grease and start work on installing your AV solution. The term AV installation is commonly used interchangeably with AV projects but for us an AV installation is just one of the entire processes of our AV service. What does an AV installation look like? No two AV installations are exactly the same. Every project and client has their own unique requirements and final goals. The process of AV installation largely depends on 2 main factors.
1. The type of AV equipment that we will be installing
Each audio visual technology has its own specific requirements that must be met during installation. For example, the installation of Auditorium hardware requires a focus on sound quality, clarity and an on providing the presenter with an easy way to control the event and the information that is being presented. For this kind of project our engineers will take into account the optimal placement of speakers, the type of displays that will be used to present and the control hardware that will be used to run the event from behind the scenes.
On the other hand, if our team is installing an AV solution for video conferencing and remote communications, we will take other considerations into account. Such a project would focus on the reliability and quality of video calls and the ease of use for people in the company. Security and longevity are also big considerations when servicing our clients.
2. The environment in which we are installing the AV equipment
The next big factor that defines installation work is the physical space in which we will work.
Depending on the audio visual project, we may be tasked with installing hardware in a space that is still under construction. so that it would be AV enabled from day one.
Other times we may need to carefully work on older buildings that need to be modernised with AV technology but still preserve their look and then there are times when the entire AV project is done in an outdoor environment.
Whatever the challenges of the physical environment are, our team will always take into consideration the specifics of the project and will make sure that any additional construction or civil work will be planned and accounted for, before the AV installation process begins.
No matter the type of AV installation the end goal remains the same
Despite all the different factors that affect the installation process there is one thing that is specific to every AV installation job we’ve performed. The fully installed hardware will always provide our clients with the solution they need to make their work easier.
Whether it’s an outdoor AV advertising project or indoor AV conferencing solution the final product will always provide our clients with a return on their investment.
What are the stages of an AV Project undertaken by ITSL?
Each customer has an unique AV environment and different audio visual needs. We work with the client until their requirements are fully understood and we are in the position to design a great AV solution.
Our engineers will keep in mind the state of the building to make sure that no bottlenecks come up during the installation. We will also ensure that our AV solution fits in with the customer’s aesthetic requirements.
We supply global brand AV equipment and choose which is best for each specific requirement. Some of our favourites are Heckler, Barco, Konftel, Yealink, Logitech, LG, and NEC.
Installation is when everything starts coming together. Our qualified engineers will work on-site with you to ensure that everything is to spec. Programming is often done in advance as well as on-site.
We run extensive Quality Assurance so that everything will work as intended. We also ensure that all security standards are met.
After we have finalised the AV project and the equipment is ready to go live we will take care of training all of the staff that will operate it.
AV hardware runs best when it’s properly maintained. ITSL will provide scheduled maintenance for both AV hardware and software.
Even after the work has been completed clients can still rely on ITSL to take care of any problems on the equipment whenever the need arises.