When making the decision to install or upgrade your audio video technology, there are a lot of steps to consider. End-to-end AV integration eases the confusion and concern of having to piece together all those steps by utilizing one integrator for the whole process from start to finish.
In order to maximize your experience with an end-to-end AV integrator, you should take some time to understand what it really entails. That way, you can be prepared to find the right company, ask the right questions, and complete your project in the most efficient way possible.
Here are the four main steps of end-to-end integration to understand before embarking on your project:
1. Creating an AV strategy
Before any action is taken, it’s important to make a holistic plan that looks at all aspects of your organization. Are your employees working remotely? How many huddle rooms or meeting spaces do you have onsite? What is the user experience you’re looking to create?
Answering these questions, while factoring in other strategic goals and budget considerations, will help create the foundation on which the remaining steps are built. This is also the step where KPIs and goals are set in order to measure progress and adjust accordingly. Each subsequent decision is made in consideration of the strategy to help ensure success.
2. Designing an AV setup
Once the strategy and goals are set, your integrator will present options for technology systems that work to bring your plan to life. They will give an overview of different cameras, microphones, AV carts, digital displays… anything you would need to meet your goals.
There will also be a review of overlays, flows, roles, and responsibilities to map out expectations so they are clea every step of the way.
3. Deployment of AV technology
These plans are all well and good, but they don’t mean anything until they’re brought to life through installation. The best end-to-end AV integrators put an emphasis on efficiency, yet take the necessary steps to ensure availability and quality before installation begins.
They will utilize project managers, technicians, engineers, and supervisors to ensure your installation happens on time, within budget, and with as little interruption to your business as possible.
4. Ongoing support for AV environments
Some companies think that “end-to-end” ends once the technology is installed, but that’s not the case. In a sense, the term “end-to-end” is misleading, because there never really is an end to our work.
We also provide ongoing support in the form of strategy health checks, one hour telephone response times, fast track troubleshooting, live video assistance and more.
The key to successful end-to-end AV integration is finding an integrator that doesn’t just do all steps, but excels in them with a level of expertise that gives you the confidence you need and the peace of mind you deserve. IVCi has been a trusted end-to-end integrator for organizations of all sizes and many industries. Our team is here and ready to help you from start to finish — contact us today to get started.