What is AV? AV is an abbreviation for Audio Visual /Audio Video. AudioVisual and AudioVideo are interchangeable terms when describing audio and video conferencing communication technology. Today AV is used to signify the hardware used to record and transmit audio and video signals.
Audiovideo technology can include displays, microphones, speakers, and cameras which can be designed with thousands of different technologies. AV technology has been used since the early 1900s for recording real-life imagery into film. AV technology has significantly changed over the course of 100+ years where cameras, microphones, and speakers can record and transmit in high definition to anyone, anywhere in the world.
AudioVisual technology is used to record sound and visual representations as a means of communication and entertainment through media such as television, radio, and movies.
AV systems have come a long way since the days when you had to have a dedicated teleconferencing room in order to be able to hold a conference call. Modern-day AV is used to help two parties communicate or project an image and sound in a given space or over video conferencing software. AV systems are designed by AV Integrators to help any given individual to be able to seamlessly communicate over video conferencing software with the click of a button. The concept of teleconferencing with individuals across the globe seems commonplace today, but less than 20 years ago the technology used to do teleconferencing was too expensive for most companies to have more then just 1 teleconferencing room per office or even per company. AV technology has advanced significantly and now provides anyone with a computer, tablet, or iPhone to be able to have a teleconference wherever they are in the world.
AV technology is becoming more and more common in the workplace, and it’s making it easier to communicate with coworkers and clients. Today’s businesses are able to deploy AV Technology in most of their shared conference rooms and workspaces. This can be a great way to make sure you’re communicating in the best way possible.
We help our clients with the design of this AV Technology to make for the most seamless and highest-quality communication experience. Our goal is to make it feel like the technology isn’t in the room, but that you are communicating with your colleague or customer as if you are standing in the same room as them. This means that each room your company has today should be considered unique and thoughtfully designed for the right AV technology taking into consideration the acoustics of the room.
So whether you’re looking for an update to your current AV tech or want to start fresh with something new, we’ll work with you every step of the way until we’ve created just what you need for your space!
The acoustics of a given space describe how sound behaves in a closed space. Sound reflects and behaves differently when reverberating off of different objects. If you’ve ever stood in a room that has glass or concrete walls, the acoustics of the room will speak for themselves. Compare that to a room that is acoustically treated with sound panels, rugs, and acoustic ceiling tiles, it will sound dramatically different both for the people in the room and those on the far end of a teleconference.
Conference rooms are typically 4 walls and a ceiling. If you’ve ever stood inside a cave and yelled you’ll hear your echo bounce off the cave walls multiple times causing you to hear your voice over and over until it fades off.
Have you ever been in a meeting where someone’s video has dropped out, or the audio quality wasn’t great? It’s not just frustrating—it can also be very distracting.
If your team is thinking about how you can improve video conferencing in your spaces, we can help your team with designing and building an AV standard for all of your different conferencing spaces to provide the best video conferencing experience for your employees and customers.
Thoughtfully designing your AV is as important today with the advent of remote work and teleconferencing being part of every single meeting. If a conference room is only designed to cater to the people in the room, you can potentially be leaving out the most important people from the meeting because of a poor audio and video experience.
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