What does ‘Audio-visual’ mean?
AV or audio-visual is a term attributed to those equipment, materials or data that entail a sound as well as a visual component in their mechanism. The more common sources of audio-visual technology are films, TV programmes, projectors, presentations, whiteboard technology, and so on. One can make use of audio-video service providers to take advantage of these technologies. These providers also aid in the access to software, which allow video conferencing, live streaming on the web, and live broadcast services.
What is audio-visual consultancy?
Audio-Visual consultants usually work along with the client or customer and professional technicians to implement a large electronic system within economical, technological, financial, and other such parameters. They usually conduct meetings with vendors and clients and negotiate the best possible deals for the client. Their basic task is to get the most efficient and the latest equipment at the most reasonable price possible. In addition to this, audio-visual consultancy provides aid to established clients for improving their old electronic installations.
Consultants usually monitor the installation process so as to ensure that no flawed equipment is being used and that the services are being delivered as per the contract. Usually, consultants try to ensure a smooth and sorted process so that clients and customers keep returning to these firms for future consultancy.
In projects that are undertaken on a massive scale, these consultants are part of a special team, which is put together for various kinds of services. The skills of the consultant are critical in the working of the design team and the like, especially in huge projects, which require architectural guidance.
A professional consultant has to keep a variety of things in mind. For instance, the geometrical implementation of the system, so as to provide a decent viewing angle; the measuring of the room or hall size so as to provide the correctly sized equipment; availability of power and connectivity; locations viable for the proper and hazard- free installation of the electronic equipment, and so on. These are some of the aspects that should be carefully considered by the professional consultant. Thus, he or she should also display good coordination skills, especially while working with a team comprising various other consultants.
What are the kinds of audio-visual consultancy?
There are usually two types of consultancy services that he or she can provide: a pure AV consultant merely administers the installation process and oversees the general working while a Design or Build consultant, in addition to the above tasks, also provides designs to the consumer and at times sells and buys the equipment himself or herself. However, both types work with the client at a personal level and give due attention to the needs and requirements of the clients rather than merely advising them about their possible choices. This allows them to retain clients over time and provide services for other installations along with being actively involved in the care and improvement of already installed equipment.
These kinds of audio-visual solutions are also provided through audio-visual networking. This basically refers to the linkage and consequent systems created between audio-visual aids and social networking sites. The latter have become some of the strongest bases for the audio-visual industry and subsequently, have garnered further attention towards the concept of audio-visual consultancy.