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 20 years, and now an essential requirement in order to utilise state-of-the-art technology with the potential to rid of 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.

Integrated video communications solutions are commonly required for use at high-level meetings that could involve international connections. The participants should be met with high-quality audio and high-definition video, on a user friendly interface.

You will want to consider 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 but 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. They would be on hand in moving forward maintaining and supporting the agreed solution.