What Is Audio Visual Integration?
AV integration or AV integrators exist within corporate, education and the domestic markets. The demand for specialist solutions has grown exponentially over the last 15 years, and is now an essential requirement in order to utilise state of the art technology in a user friendly manner negating the need for multiple controllers or remote controls.
The simplified definition is to combine hardware components via communication paths, thereby establishing a unified system that is accessed via User friendly control interface. The most common requirement for AV integration is within a corporate boardroom environment, auditorium, training room or high-end domestic application such as a home cinema.
As with most industries there are key manufacturers such as Crestron, AMX and Extron for all control considerations, from processing to touch panel control interfaces. For video and audio distribution the major players are CYP, Kramer, Data path, Extron and others.
Video communications solutions are commonly required to integrate into viable and user friendly systems to allow ease of use for high level meetings that involve connections between different regions internationally. The participants should be met with high quality audio outgoing and incoming, and the same for video which should be presented in high definition along with a highly user friendly interface.
Fundamentally, it’s imperative to align your company & yourself with an AV integrator who has a proven track record within this industry to ensure you receive the level of service required, as most advanced AV integration solutions are not off the shelf and bespoke-made, and to the clients specific requirement. You can expect bedding-in issues to start and you will need a company that will support you with initial launch and be on hand in moving forward to maintain and support the agreed solution.