Companies that need to ramp up the impact of their communications often look to audio and visual solutions for support, and for good reason. A/V technology and initiatives can transform the way a company connects with others, both outside of the company and from within. And the last couple decades have seen an explosion in A/V options, giving businesses and organizations an impressive range of tools to meet their communications needs. Of course, technology only provides the foundation and the framework. There still needs to be a trustworthy, talented integrator managing the project and providing ongoing assistance after the system is set up.
What kind of audio and visual support can an experienced integrator offer?
In this context, “support” refers to the technology and infrastructure that can improve the impact and outreach of communications. By the time a company or organization looks to A/V solutions in this regard, it has identified areas where its communications could be improved. Perhaps the company is having trouble getting its branding to a recognizable level. Maybe a business needs time-sensitive advertising that generates immediate attention. Or perhaps an organization needs to bolster their internal communications and ensure their critical personnel are all operating on the same page.
An A/V integrator can provide advice, technology and expertise for all of these issues, and most other communications concerns as well. A reputable integrator will meet with the business or organization to first determine exactly what their client hopes to accomplish, and proceed from there.
Once an integrator has determined how to best meet the client’s needs, they will design the A/V system and install it. In many cases, there may be unforeseen obstacles that come up during the installation, and this is when having a reputable A/V integrator will be enormously helpful. For example, a conference room may have extremely poor acoustics and require additional materials to improve sound quality. A company may have issues with their network, which can interfere with conferencing technology. These are the kind of issues that an experienced integrator can forecast and overcome without major delays to the project.
What kind of ongoing audio and visual support can an integrator provide post-installation?
The job isn’t over once the system is set up. To get the most out of a project, a company or organization should consider long-term technical assistance through the integrator, for several reasons. For one, even if the system is working as intended and providing some benefit, a company may want to shift focus as their needs develop.
With extended audio and visual support, a company can also get a quick response as soon as a technical fault occurs, and get help from the people who know the system best.
To get the most from extended assistance, an integrator can work out a maintenance contract with the company to ensure that the company gets exactly what they need from the integrator. This ensures that a new system will always function as it should.