Professional AV equipment is better than consumer-grade equipment in arrangements where AV control is needed. The terms ‘AV equipment and ‘AV control system’ may not be words in your daily vocabulary, but AV equipment is something you see and use every day in your workplace and possibly in your home.
AV stands for audio-visual and refers to various audio and visual devices. Some examples can be intelligent boards, projectors, screens, webcams, sound systems, and other devices usually found in the meeting room, conference room and even your living room.
Smooth experience throughout the device
Modern workplaces – and indeed modern labor – have moved to the digital era and AV equipment, therefore, plays a more critical role. Workers/employees use various devices (including laptops, tablets, and smartphones) to connect, the company is increasingly international, and long-distance work is increasingly popular.
Modern workplaces utilize videos, audio, instant messages, and other collaborative software to communicate in all geographical locations and time zones.
AV Control Systems- Eliminating User Frustration
We have all witnessed issues with incorrectly installed AV equipment in the meeting room. Most people have had at least one negative experience in the meeting room. Long-distance communication can be spotty and sometimes altogether unsuccessful. There are bad connections and poor quality sounds in videos and conference calls.
AV meeting rooms and equipment have received a bad reputation recently, especially consumer-grade technology. Some AV equipment is considered too complex and intimidating. We have observed that the biggest fear of technology users is that feeling of being out of control, where technology – not users – dictate what can or cannot be done.
It is where SVI can help. AV control system can be considered the brain behind the scenes. They connect and control all equipment in the meeting room. The AV control system then provides users with a simplified and slender interface that can control equipment individually or simultaneously.
SVI may even be able to assist you from outside the Chicago area. Tim Jones of www.UVJunk.com recently reached out to us in order to find a solution to their video conferencing frustrations that they had been experiencing since the beginning of the pandemic. “We constantly had issues with our AV set-up, and we were using it more than ever since Covid-19 started. One phone call to SVI changed everything for us.”
Streamline your equipment settings with the AV control system
The main benefit of the AV control system installation is to simplify all your settings so that everything is controlled from one central location. The AV control system can run automatically or manually controlled through a simple control interface.
The manual control interface can be in the form of a keypad, such as a neet control – uniform, or a touch panel, like the touch panel bi-amp. One factor determining the choice between the keypad and the touch panel interface is the complexity of the meeting space arrangement, including the number of devices you want to control and the number of functions you want to do.
How can you benefit from the AV control system?
- Control all equipment from one central location
- One slim interface to control the device
- Solutions that are tailored to your room, equipment, and needs
- Reduce technical orientation and learning curve for users
- Reduce IT support time
- Make it easy for users and presenters of meeting rooms to start quickly
What can be done by the AV control system?
- Turn on the lights and turn them off, or control their output levels.
- Provides a slim interface to control the device
- Turn on and turn off various devices, such as display, projector, camera, and microphone.
- Control Volume Speaker and Mute Volume
- Upload content to devices – like projecting your laptop screen to the screen or TV
- Turn on all the equipment with motion detection
And much more!
Data cable for audio-visual
One of the main elements of each audio-visual installation is the cable that connects everything. The AV system must be connected to the correct cable infrastructure. Without adequately installed data cable installation, the overall system will perform poorly or fail. However, a system can only perform to the level of the weakest link.
Before technological advances, HDMI could be transmitted via CAT5E and CAT6 cables. However, due to improving video quality, the installation now requires specific AV cables or minimum CAT6A. Here we have some considerations that must be taken before selecting the data cable.
What type of hardware supports the cable? The manufacturer will be able to give you some insights about which cables will work with the equipment. Finally, cable installation can significantly affect the performance of the equipment. It is essential to understand the requirements to optimize your AV system.
As suggested, CAT6A previously is now a standard data cable used for the AV system. Once again, your equipment supplier/manufacturer must be able to provide some guidelines about what minimum bandwidth to support equipment. Other options may be available.
Standard data cable is designed to cover a distance of 100 meters. It would help if you considered this when designing meeting rooms, offices, shops, etc.
What are Audio-Visual System Equipment Requirements?
AV solution makes it easy for companies to unite and standardize their communication throughout the organization, so that team members can be contacted wherever they are, quickly and easily. Conference solutions are effective in promoting this approach, and they include:
Camera and Display
In the video conference system, the camera captures video from one endpoint and distributes it to another endpoint connected to the conference. Maybe there are only a pair of endless points involved, or maybe there are hundreds. For example, an executive can use the conference room to give announcements to many rooms, appearances, or other devices.
Microphone and Speaker
The audio side of the video conference is captured by the microphone and sent to the speaker at the other end. The microphone can be mounted to the surface, built into the surface, mounted inside the ceiling, or suspended from the ceiling. The right choice empties into the audio’s appearance, trail, and clarity. For example, the Gooseneck microphone provides excellent audio quality, but they take more space than other microphones.
Speakers can be integrated with a screen, usually enough for smaller spaces such as a crowd. From a medium to the larger conference room, a set of speakers positioned even for sound distribution ensures that everyone can hear.
CODEC is responsible for encoding and decoding audio and visual data sent to each conference system and endpoint. Codec is available in hardware and software, each with its advantages. A complex codec is ideal when call stability and quality are necessary, while a more simple codec is cheaper and faster to apply.
A good Audio-visual system must be easy for users to understand and use it. Ideally, interface design must be inspired by other interfaces, those familiar to everyone, such as the smartphone interface. Therefore, the control interface will be recognized instantly, and users can start using it without requiring an explanation.