Your A/V Design Consultant
Tip #5. Know What You Want the System to Do and Communicate It!
- What you plan to use the system for most often. Meetings? Telepresence? Shows? Training? There can be different A/V products for different usage applications.
- What basic groups of functionality you want. Will you hook up laptops for display? Videoconference? Voice lift? Watching movies?
- What your target budget for the project is. A good consultant, and a good design/build firm, should give you a ‘good-better-best’ scenario – a system that will do just the basics of what you want at the lowest possible price, a slightly more expensive system that does all you want plus (and is expandable) and a top-of-the-line system with all the bells and whistles. Most times, the middle option – neither bargain-basement, nor top-shelf – is the right one for you and your firm… but you should be able to see the options and make up your own mind!
So, there you are – 5 Tips to Select and Get the Most Out of Your A/V Design Consultant. I hope you will read and utilize these tips. By following them, you should have a very successful, productive relationship with your consultant AND with your integrator!
To begin your search for an A/V Design Consultant, go to www.infocomm.com and click on “Member Search.” Or, if you’re in the Mid-Atlantic region (MD-DC-NoVA) and would like to try the Design/Build option, contact Advanced Video Systems. It’s our specialty, and we’d be glad to help you out!