Audio Visual Systems: A versatile tool for every business sector

  • By Andrew HADLEIGH
  • 16 Apr, 2017

Audio visual is a versatile tool that can be used by a wide range of businesses, providing them with the resources needed to keep up to speed with the ever changing business world and to meet the increasing pressures that businesses of today are currently under.

Public Sector:

With cuts being continuously made within the public sector, businesses within education, healthcare and government agencies can hugely benefit from the use of audio visual systems.

It is vital that they can effectively deliver results, whilst remaining within their budgets, and AV equipment enables them to achieve this.  

Audio visual equipment can be used within healthcare, to welcome and inform patients through the use of display screens . Touchscreen technology allows patients to avoid queues by having the ability to sign in for their appointment themselves, whilst communication systems enables decisions and diagnoses to be made faster by healthcare professionals and helps to improve the education of healthcare professionals in hospitals and training environments.

AV systems can also be used within education, to enable teachers to create a more interesting and engaging learning environment for learners and improve how lesson time is spent. Interactive whiteboard technology can enable teacher and student or student and student to work collaboratively, whilst document camera technology enables the student’s learning experience to be enhanced.

Finally, audio visual conferencing systems can also be used within government agencies, to keep the public continuously updated on the latest news and projects. Display screens can be used to provide visitors with a live news feed, whilst communication systems can improve the processes taking place behind the scenes of a government agency, improving efficiency and productivity.

Manufacturing Sector:

Businesses within the manufacturing sector must be able to run effectively and efficiently, in order to achieve results and increase their productivity; AV meeting room technology helps to achieve this.

AV systems can be used throughout the entire manufacturing process, from concept and design to production and sales. Communication systems can be used within the concept and design stage to improve communication and enable decision to be made much faster, as well as within the production stage to ensure all employees are kept up-to-date.

AV meeting and conference systems can also be implemented within the training facilities of a manufacturing business, to improve the quality of training that they are providing to their employees, helping to ensure all employees are up-to-date with the latest processes being used to manufacture the product.

Corporate Sector:

The one piece of AV technology that is truly versatile is interactive screens and boards, as they provide a great way to engage audiences and provide collaboration across sites and across the world. This type of technology is excellent for brainstorming flip chart sessions, as an interactive screen can save and email the content and send the ‘live’ content to devices including mobiles, tablets and computers in an instant.

Audio visual can be used in meeting rooms to improve efficiency within corporate businesses . Information, targets and key messages can be displayed using display screens, helping to improve communication within the business and therefore improving productivity.

It can also help to speed up the decision making processes within corporate businesses, helping them to keep within their deadlines.

Retail Sector:

With innovations in technology resulting in a boom in online shopping, it is now more vital than ever for retail businesses who depend on in-store shopping to create the best experience they can for shoppers, in order to increase their sales.

AV systems, such as display screens and video walls can be used to create exciting visual displays that help draw in shoppers off the street and into the store, whilst digital signage can be used to provide shoppers with up-to-date information on the events and offers that are currently taking place, in an engaging and visual manner.

Interactive and touchscreen technology can also be used by retail businesses, to enhance the customer’s shopping experience and provide them with the tools and resources that will enable them to take action themselves, rather than having to wait in a queue to pay or talk to a member of staff for help.

Tourism and Leisure Sector:

The tourism and leisure sector is now facing increasing pressures to deliver innovations, quality services and value for money to the consumer.

AV technology opens up the opportunity for hospitality businesses to bring added value to their conference facilities for clients, by allowing them to run video conferences, present information and visual aids on screen and host large numbers in an interactive environment.

AV can also benefit historical places and monuments. Interactive technology can be used to make learning about these heritage sites much more fun for tourists and can create an experience that they will never forget.

Pubs, bars and restaurants within the leisure sector can also benefit from AV systems, such as display screens, video walls and projectors , to display football, racing and other sports for customers. They can also use display screens to deliver innovations to customers, such as displaying the featured beer of the month or provide them with the latest pub news.

Finally, sports and leisure facilities can also utilise AV to help their users get the most from the facilities. Display screens and video walls can be used to provide users with key information and updates, along with displaying promoted content from other businesses.
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By Andrew HADLEIGH 19 Sep, 2017

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By Andrew HADLEIGH 11 Aug, 2017

In the past decade, the business world has changed drastically. Innovations in technology and developments within the world have created many changes and these changes can often present a number of challenges for businesses.

The workplace is now no longer a single physical place:

A large percentage of businesses have employees and clients scattered across numerous locations.

Some businesses no longer have just one single physical workplace; there is also an increasing number of companies that do not have office space at all.

Although this evolution within the business world has enabled businesses to change the way they operate, it does cause issues in terms of communication. It is now more important than ever that businesses ensure they maintain a good level of communication with the employees and clients as they are scattered across a number of locations.

Audio visual technology enables businesses to communicate with ease; video conferencing allows businesses to hold virtual meetings with their clients and employees, no matter where they are located, without having to step a foot outside of their workplace.

Not only this, but when a business has employees scattered across the globe it can also cause a number of issues with training, in terms of providing and facilitating training for each and every employee.

Video conferencing enables businesses to provide training to multiple employees at the same time across numerous locations without becoming costly or complicated.

Businesses are trying to do more with less:

Due to the innovations within the business world, smaller companies are now trying to keep up with their bigger competitors by trying to be more productive with less resources and tighter schedules.

Audio visual technology can help to boost productivity within a business, by improving communication between employees and the different departments within a business. Through displaying key messages using display screens , a business can motivate their employees and increase their productivity and this boost in productivity can be achieved without breaking the bank.

The business environment is much more fast paced:

Finally, with the internet and innovations in technology having caused our generation to expect instant results, this is now being reflected within the business world. The fast paced nature of business means that decisions need to be made quickly and communication needs to be fast.

Audio visual technology can also help a business to keep up to speed with the fast paced working environment, by allowing messages to be shared instantly via display screens and video conferencing .

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