Advances in modern technology have made the world a smaller place by increasing the speed at which people can communicate and effectively removing distance from the list of standard complications an organization has to consider when scheduling a meeting. The technology for audio conference equipment has advanced far beyond the early stages of garbled conference calls and frustrating speaker-phones. But this increase in technology and diversity of products can leave an organization at a loss when it comes to understanding what kind of products to invest in, and how to get the results they are trying to achieve.
Organizations looking to cut travel costs, increase the efficiency of internal communications, or reach out to other organizations or clients in the most efficient manner possible will likely consider various forms of audio conference equipment. But without the expertise to make certain that the money is going to the best solution possible, the task can be overwhelming. After considering price, product quality, and ease of use, there are still the problems of proper installation, utilization, and troubleshooting. While some might consider taking the DIY approach, one of the things that can prevent an organization from investing the audio/video equipment they need is the fear of going through the process and spending the money, only to have a suite of hardware that no one uses or understands. Some organizations choose to simply malinger with ineffective and outdated communications setups as a result. However, most growing, functional organizations will realize the need for a superior option.
This is where an A/V solutions integrator can really make the difference. A properly trained and experienced integrator will have the expertise to account for all of the appropriate considerations such as budget, planned usage, ambient noise, communication systems requirements, operational stability and user interface, among others. Using a skilled integrator to design the perfect audio conference solution will take the stress out of the process and greatly increase the likelihood of ending up with the best result for any organization.
After the equipment has been purchased, installed, and begins to see regular utilization, there is still room for buyer’s remorse. Technical difficulties can crop up from sources like user error, accidents, and any number of the mysterious symptoms that come along with using technology on a regular basis. This is where the true quality of an integrator makes itself known. While some may consider a job finished once the product is in the hands of the end user, a high-quality integrator will stand by the work they’ve done by troubleshooting and providing technical support and new solutions to any problem that may arise during the life of the particular audio conference system.
The most important decision for any organization considering audio conference capabilities is choosing a reputable integrator. Whether it is a business, educational, government, or non-profit entity, the integrator will be able to assess the needs of their client and provide the best solution.
The combination of expertise in selecting and customizing the best solutions on a case-by-case basis and the know-how and integrity to make sure that the designed system continues to meet the needs and expectations of the organization makes a trustworthy integrator an absolute necessity.