AV Technologies Installation and Services in the UK
AV Technologies are the different types of hardware and software ITSL uses to deliver its AV Projects for customers.
For us, it is important to design AV Solutions that balance technology, useability and value in equal measure.
We educate our clients on the benefits and features AV Technology brings users to get the most out of their next AV Project.
Audio & Speech Systems
Audio systems are installed in entertainment venues such as Clubs, Bars, and Gyms where the music and its quality are the focus. ITSL installs easy-to-use equipment that can be operated by all staff without the need for special training.
To enhance the sound experience even more speech enhancement systems provide our clients with an easy to use solution that ensures that every presentation they host utilizes the highest quality sound. Furthermore, our technology allows for recording and streaming. This means that whether you have attendees online or watching a recording of the presentation they will get the best possible audio of the presenter speaking.
The main focus when installing аny audio and speech system for ITSL is to ensure ease of use for our clients. As a service provider, we want to make sure that our clients won’t have to hire a person specifically needed to operate audio equipment or require employees to go through specialised training.
AV Control systems or Room Control Systems help users of AV technology operate equipment easily, through a ‘single pane of glass’ control interface.
An AV control system can be a simple wall panel to turn on a screen and get it to the right source (ever wanted to start a meeting and couldn’t find the remote or which one do I use?) or it can connect to a multitude of different hardware systems for a single point of control.
The main focus of a control system is to enable users without any AV knowledge to quickly operate an AV enabled room or space.
Digital signage can be in the form of a TV screen, video wall, LED wall and in some cases, projection. The content can come from a specific digital signage player or it may be built into some screens. The kind of content, how you want it to update and the number of screens you have will determine the type of player technology you need.
Content is the key element to capturing attention and is now typically very simple to produce. If you are looking for cleverly designed, very tailored content, the creative team at ITSL can help. Multiple different types of content, across multiple screens, or various zones on one screen, can be managed from one single portal. Similarly, if you just want one display for simple signage, this is simple to achieve and very cost-effective.
Video Conference Equipment
Dedicated Video conference technology is better suited to multiple-person meetings than the typical laptop webcam and microphone so it makes sense to equip meeting rooms with the right technology to make video meetings more pleasant and productive.
Video conference systems can be ‘vendor neutral’ where you bring your own laptop to the meeting space and attach it to the technology installed, either with a USB cable or Wirelessly. In room VC can be vendor-specific and tie into your organisation’s typical systems such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco, Poly, or Lifesize.
Many more meetings are now held on video with a work from home trend set to continue. Using low cost USB hardware enables organisations to install more rooms with more video capability. Wireless conferencing is now also possible where the room user can connect their laptop to the screen, the camera and microphones entirely wirelessly.
AV LED & Video Walls
A video wall is made up of a number of LED/LCD monitors. While any monitor could be used in a video wall arrangement it is more common to use a purpose-built video wall screen with extra thin bezels to reduce the ‘window’ effect of lines in the image.
Video wall monitors with more recent extra thin bezels are available which can reduce the size of lines to below 2mm.
A key consideration when building a video wall is service (how could a screen in the middle be serviced) and calibration (do they all have the same brightness and colour representation). Choosing the right screens and designing the right bracketry is key.
Depending on the needs of the client video wall screens can also be used creatively, in different orientations, layouts, angles, and positions.
Screens for the commercial/business market vary greatly and are very different from TVs that we would use at home. Typically, (and most importantly) they are simply designed to run for longer periods. This allows a screen to run anything from 16 – 24 hours continuously. Whilst they may not need to run this long, it will not void your warranty if you do inadvertently leave it switched on for a few days. A consumer TV is not warranted to be used within a commercial space.
Another consideration is the brightness requirement. If a display is to be used for digital signage, for instance, it might require a much brighter backlight allowing it to be viewable in a shop window on a sunny day. We cater to all types and sizes of display.
AV Auditorium and PA systems
Auditoriums are generally multi-use spaces and require flexibility as standard. In some cases, space could be used for teaching and used again the next day for performance, screening or debate.
The technology should enable the space to be put to work in an easy to understand way, without too much technical know-how. The auditorium borrows from the world of foreground music, speech enhancement, LED walls, projection, control systems and more to cultivate a capable multi use space.
The requirements in an auditorium project can be quite wide from AV to lighting to staging. We make multi use spaces that can work in ‘auto’ mode for simple events and in manual mode where a technician is available to run the show. We can tie together the architectural & stage lighting, AV and effects to run from one control panel.
Thermal cameras became the “hot topic” throughout the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.
ITSL found this to be the most searched for technology for several months and have provided several different types of solution depending on the client requirements.
These can be for single person scanning, or group scanning if in a larger entranceway.
Regardless of vaccinations and slowing infection rates, we still see this as a long term technology that we get asked about regularly.
AV Technologies suppliers ITSL works with.
Over the scope of multiple years of working on various AV Projects ITSL has developed relationships with multiple suppliers.
What AV Technologies does ITSL use in projects?
An AV Project can be a simple LED screen installation in your office building or a
system of connected Audio and Video hardware that encompasses your entire Building.
Depending on the project we select the best AV hardware for the job
and design it into a complete system.
AV Technologies suppliers ITSL works with
Over the scope of multiple years of working on various AV Projects
ITSL has developed relationships with multiple suppliers.
Even though we have close relations with all of these suppliers we always put our clients first.
This means that if a client’s projects require flexibility in the hardware and software we are ready to work with different vendors.
What makes ITSL Stand out from other companies?
Once we agree on a price we aim to get our project done within the price. Of course, sometimes a project will require changes as things progress, both from a client and installation perspective. We make sure installation changes are clearly communicated with the customer.
Once we start work on a project we always assign a dedicated project manager to handle all communications and provide assistance on-site. Unlike other larger AV providers, our clients don’t have to go through loops of customer support to get in touch with a specialist; he is always there for them.