By Enterprise Technology Review | Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Overhead projectors and video graphics array (VGA) cables are becoming obsolete as the enterprises are moving toward integrated solutions. Present day audio visual (AV) systems are sophisticated and better networked to produce an immersive environment. With many AV systems within an organization, a single staff is not sufficient to manage all the AV systems, primarily when distributed remotely. Further, there is a demand for skilled personnel citing the growing interaction between the AV and the IT system.
Here are some vital tips for better management and integration of AV systems:
Expansion of AV systems
The proliferation of AV systems is crucial for the growth of this sector. Video conferencing increases the trust value among the businesses that go beyond the conventional boardroom meetings. The wireless connection enables easy integration of any device interested in content sharing. Visual applications can be accessed on devices such as tablets or smartphones.
AV System Integration
With an increase in the number and distribution of AV systems, systemizing is a necessity for their centralized administration and management. Some companies prefer to set up the system while others, owing to the cost requirement, outsource the services. The integration also provides the systems with some level of simplification and streamlining.
Here are some of the measures to streamline AV systems:
Providing a Universal Platform
Procuring a universal platform to integrate various packages of applications and services is a widely practiced approach in the IT industry. The same idea is used with AV systems. However, due to lack of enough research and development (R&D), these unified systems are limited in overall effectiveness to leverage such shared platforms.
The AV devices have all their controls set somewhere in a remote location, and it’s not even possible to toggle the power while standing close to the system. Such a setting is essential for systematic integration and control management of distributed AV devices. This setup is also useful for a company that’s planning to outsource the support work.
Though it’s early to exploit the full potential of artificial intelligence technology in AV systems, but using smart building technology and sensors certainly enhance the system’s abilities to fit in with the industry requirements.
AV as a service
Most enterprises expect technology and related services to be offered "as-a-service” and there's an opportunity for the AV integrators who look to go beyond installation and deployment services.