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Video conferencing

Video conferencing is the digital bridge that connects us, transforming distances into dialogues, and screens into shared spaces.

Video Walls & LED Video Walls

Video walls and LED video walls are the vibrant canvases of modern communication, painting immersive experiences that transcend physical boundaries and captivate audiences with their dynamic storytelling.

Monitors

Monitors are the silent sentinels of productivity, faithfully displaying our digital worlds with clarity and precision, serving as windows into the vast landscapes of information and creativity.

Screens

Screens are the portals to our digital universe, revealing narratives, insights, and connections with every pixel, shaping our interactions and enriching our experiences in the boundless realm of technology.

TVs

TVs are the modern hearths, where stories flicker to life, illuminating our living spaces with moments of laughter, drama, and connection, weaving the fabric of shared experiences in the comfort of home.

Wireless

Wireless technology is the invisible thread stitching together our digital lives, liberating us from the constraints of cords and cables, and empowering seamless connectivity across distances, enriching our experiences with freedom and flexibility.

Audio

Audio is the symphony of life's soundtrack, weaving emotions, rhythms, and melodies into the fabric of our existence, painting the world with the vibrant hues of sound.

Speakers

Speakers are the conduits of sound, transforming whispers into symphonies and silence into resonance, amplifying the language of music and voice to fill spaces with emotion and energy.

Microphones

Microphones are the silent scribes of sound, capturing whispers and roars alike, translating the nuances of voice into waves of expression, empowering stories to echo across distances and time.

Networks

Networks are the intricate webs of connection, where ideas dance and information flows, threading together individuals, communities, and civilizations in the digital tapestry of our world.

Microsoft Teams Rooms

Microsoft Teams Rooms: Where collaboration becomes seamless, distance feels like a mere detail, and every meeting is an opportunity to connect, create, and achieve together.

Zoom Rooms

Zoom Rooms: Where borders dissolve, and collaboration transcends boundaries, fostering connection, creativity, and productivity in the digital age.

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Specification

In the context of AV (Audio-Visual) technology, a specification typically refers to a detailed description of the technical requirements, features, and capabilities of a particular device, system, or component. These specifications provide essential information to users, engineers, and manufacturers about the performance and functionality of AV equipment.

AV specifications can include details such as:

  1. Resolution: For displays, projectors, and cameras, resolution specifies the number of pixels used to display an image or video. Common resolutions include HD (High Definition), Full HD, 4K, and 8K.

  2. Refresh Rate: The number of times per second an image is refreshed on a display. Higher refresh rates result in smoother motion, which is especially important for fast-paced content like gaming or sports.

  3. Aspect Ratio: The ratio of the width to the height of an image. Common aspect ratios include 16:9 (widescreen) and 4:3 (standard).

  4. Audio Formats: Supported audio formats for playback and recording, such as MP3, AAC, Dolby Digital, or DTS.

  5. Connectivity: Types of ports and interfaces available for connecting to other devices, such as HDMI, DisplayPort, USB, Ethernet, etc.

  6. Brightness and Contrast Ratio: Important for projectors and displays, brightness measures how luminous the image is, while contrast ratio measures the difference between the darkest and brightest parts of an image.

  7. Color Gamut: The range of colors that a display or camera can reproduce. Common color gamuts include sRGB, Adobe RGB, and DCI-P3.

  8. Power Consumption: The amount of electrical power consumed by the device during operation.

  9. Dimensions and Weight: Physical size and weight of the device, which is important for installation and transportation.

  10. Operating Environment: Conditions under which the device can safely operate, including temperature, humidity, and altitude ranges.

These specifications help users and professionals make informed decisions when selecting AV equipment for specific applications, ensuring compatibility and performance meet their needs.

Equipment Supply

Equipment supply in the context of audiovisual (AV) refers to the provision of various devices and tools necessary for AV installations, setups, or events. This includes equipment such as projectors, screens, speakers, microphones, amplifiers, cameras, mixers, cables, connectors, and other related accessories. Equipment supply services may involve sourcing, delivering, installing, and maintaining AV equipment for clients, ensuring that they have the necessary tools to meet their audiovisual needs effectively.

Bespoke Design

Bespoke design in the context of audiovisual (AV) typically refers to customized or tailor-made solutions specifically crafted to meet the unique needs and preferences of a client or project. In the AV industry, this might involve designing and installing audiovisual systems that are customized to fit a particular space, aesthetic, or functional requirement.

Bespoke AV design can encompass a range of elements, including:

  1. Customized Equipment: This involves selecting or modifying audiovisual equipment to suit specific requirements, such as integrating unique features or adapting the design to fit a particular space or aesthetic.

  2. Integrated Systems: Designing AV systems that seamlessly integrate with other technology or architectural elements within a space, ensuring a cohesive and user-friendly experience.

  3. Tailored User Interfaces: Developing user interfaces and control systems that are intuitive and customized to meet the needs of the end-users, whether they’re operating a home theater system or managing complex AV setups in commercial spaces.

  4. Space Optimization: Designing AV systems that maximize the potential of a space while minimizing visual or physical impact, often through creative solutions such as hidden or discreetly integrated technology.

Overall, bespoke AV design prioritizes flexibility, functionality, and aesthetics, offering clients personalized solutions that align closely with their vision and requirements.

Survey

In the context of AV (Autonomous Vehicles), a survey could refer to various activities aimed at gathering information, opinions, or data related to autonomous vehicles. Here are a few possible meanings:

  1. Market Survey: This involves collecting data on consumer preferences, attitudes, and behaviors regarding autonomous vehicles. It could include questions about willingness to use AVs, concerns about safety, pricing expectations, and perceived benefits.

  2. Safety Survey: This type of survey focuses on gauging public perceptions of the safety of autonomous vehicles compared to traditional human-driven vehicles. It may also gather opinions on what safety features are most important in AVs.

  3. Acceptance Survey: This survey assesses the level of acceptance and readiness of the general public or specific demographics to adopt autonomous vehicles. It could delve into factors influencing acceptance, such as trust in technology, previous experience with automation, and perceived benefits.

  4. Infrastructure Survey: Autonomous vehicles may require specific infrastructure to operate efficiently and safely. A survey in this context might involve assessing the current state of infrastructure and identifying areas that need improvement or adaptation for AV use.

  5. Regulatory Survey: Governments and regulatory bodies often conduct surveys to gather input from various stakeholders, including industry experts, policymakers, and the public, to inform the development of regulations and policies governing autonomous vehicles.

These are just a few examples, and the specific meaning of a survey in the context of AVs would depend on the goals and objectives of the survey organizers.

Design and Build

In the context of AV (Audio-Visual) systems, a “Design and Build” approach refers to a project delivery method where a single entity, typically a contractor or a specialized AV integration firm, is responsible for both the design and construction phases of the project.

Here’s how it typically works:

  1. Design Phase: The contractor or AV integrator works closely with the client to understand their requirements, objectives, and budget constraints. Based on this information, they create a detailed design proposal for the AV system, which includes equipment selection, layout plans, wiring diagrams, and other technical specifications. This design phase may involve consultations with architects, engineers, and other stakeholders to ensure that the AV system integrates seamlessly with the overall building design and meets all functional requirements.

  2. Build Phase: Once the design is approved by the client, the contractor proceeds with the construction and installation of the AV system according to the specifications outlined in the design proposal. This typically involves procuring the necessary equipment, coordinating with subcontractors (such as electricians and carpenters) for any construction work required, and performing the installation, testing, and commissioning of the AV equipment.

By adopting a Design and Build approach, clients benefit from having a single point of contact for the entire project, which can streamline communication, reduce coordination issues, and potentially lead to cost savings and faster project completion. Additionally, the contractor or AV integrator is fully accountable for the performance and functionality of the AV system, from design through to implementation.

On Site Installation

“On-site installation” in the context of Audio-Visual (AV) equipment refers to the process of physically setting up and configuring AV systems at a specific location, such as a conference room, auditorium, or any other venue where AV equipment is required.

This service typically involves:

  1. Physical Setup: This includes unpacking the equipment, assembling stands or mounts, and positioning devices like projectors, screens, speakers, microphones, etc., in the designated locations within the space.

  2. Wiring and Connection: Connecting all the AV components together using cables and ensuring that they are properly linked and integrated according to the desired configuration. This may involve running cables through ceilings or walls, as necessary.

  3. Configuration and Calibration: Adjusting settings on AV equipment to optimize performance, such as audio levels, screen resolutions, aspect ratios, etc. Calibration may also involve tasks like aligning projectors, adjusting camera angles for video conferencing systems, or tuning audio systems for optimal sound quality.

  4. Testing and Troubleshooting: After installation and configuration, thorough testing is conducted to ensure that all components are functioning correctly and producing the desired results. Any issues or discrepancies are identified and resolved during this phase.

  5. Training (if required): Depending on the complexity of the AV system and the needs of the users, on-site installation services may also include providing basic training to end-users on how to operate the equipment effectively.

Overall, on-site installation services aim to ensure that the AV system is properly installed, configured, and operational, meeting the specific requirements and expectations of the client. This often involves coordination between AV technicians, electricians (if wiring is involved), and other relevant personnel to execute the installation smoothly and efficiently.

Commissioning

Commissioning in the context of audiovisual (AV) systems refers to the process of ensuring that all components of an AV system are properly installed, integrated, and functioning correctly according to the specifications and requirements of the project. This process typically involves several steps:

  1. System Verification: This involves checking that all hardware components, such as projectors, screens, speakers, microphones, cameras, amplifiers, and control systems, are installed correctly and are operational.

  2. Integration Testing: Testing the integration of different AV components to ensure they work together seamlessly. This includes testing signal flow, compatibility, and interoperability between devices.

  3. Calibration: Adjusting settings and parameters of AV equipment to optimize performance. This may include calibrating displays for color accuracy, adjusting audio levels for optimal sound quality, and configuring control systems for user-friendly operation.

  4. Functionality Testing: Testing all functionalities of the AV system to ensure they meet the requirements of the project. This may involve testing various modes of operation, input sources, output destinations, and control functions.

  5. User Training: Providing training to end-users on how to operate the AV system effectively. This includes familiarizing users with control interfaces, troubleshooting common issues, and providing documentation for reference.

  6. Documentation: Documenting the configuration, settings, and procedures related to the AV system for future reference and maintenance.

Overall, commissioning ensures that the AV system performs reliably and meets the needs of the end-users, whether it’s for a conference room, auditorium, classroom, or any other application.

Control and Audio Programming

Control and Audio Programming in the context of audiovisual (AV) systems typically refer to two distinct aspects of designing and implementing such systems:

  1. Control Programming: Control programming involves creating software or configuring hardware interfaces to manage and operate various components of an AV system. This can include controlling audiovisual equipment such as projectors, displays, speakers, lighting systems, and other devices. Control programming often utilizes protocols like RS-232, Ethernet, or newer standards like HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) or IP-based control protocols. The goal of control programming is to enable seamless integration and automation of AV equipment, allowing users to easily manage and interact with the system.

  2. Audio Programming: Audio programming focuses specifically on the audio aspects of an AV system. This includes tasks such as designing audio processing algorithms, implementing audio playback and mixing functionality, integrating audio effects, managing audio inputs and outputs, and ensuring synchronization with video components. Audio programming is essential for achieving high-quality sound reproduction and ensuring that audio components work together harmoniously within the overall AV system.

In summary, Control Programming deals with the overall management and coordination of AV equipment, while Audio Programming specifically addresses the audio-related aspects of AV system design and implementation. Both are crucial for creating functional, reliable, and immersive audiovisual experiences.

Rack Build

In the context of audiovisual (AV) technology, “rack building” typically refers to the process of designing, assembling, and organizing the equipment within a rack or equipment rack. An equipment rack is a standardized frame or enclosure used to mount various AV components such as amplifiers, mixers, audio processors, video switchers, power conditioners, and other electronic devices.

Rack building involves several key steps:

  1. Design: This involves planning the layout of the rack to accommodate all the necessary equipment while considering factors such as ventilation, cable management, and ease of access for maintenance.

  2. Assembly: Once the design is finalized, the actual assembly of the rack takes place. This includes mounting the equipment securely within the rack using rack rails, shelves, or other mounting hardware.

  3. Wiring and Cable Management: Proper wiring is essential for ensuring optimal performance and minimizing interference in an AV system. Rack builders carefully route and organize cables to avoid tangling and interference, often using cable management accessories such as cable trays, tie wraps, and Velcro straps.

  4. Labeling: Each component and cable should be clearly labeled to facilitate troubleshooting, maintenance, and future modifications.

  5. Testing and Commissioning: After the rack is assembled and wired, thorough testing is conducted to ensure that all components are functioning correctly and integrated seamlessly within the AV system.

  6. Documentation: Detailed documentation of the rack layout, wiring diagrams, equipment specifications, and any custom configurations is often provided to the client or retained for future reference.

Overall, rack building is a crucial aspect of AV system integration, ensuring that equipment is installed securely, operates reliably, and can be maintained efficiently. It requires a combination of technical expertise, attention to detail, and organizational skills.

Cabling

Cabling in the context of AV (audiovisual) refers to the physical wiring infrastructure used to transmit audio, video, and control signals between various AV devices. This includes cables for connecting sources (such as DVD players, computers, or cameras) to displays (such as TVs or projectors), as well as cables for connecting speakers, microphones, amplifiers, and other audio equipment.

Effective cabling is crucial for ensuring high-quality audio and video transmission, as well as reliable communication between devices. It involves selecting the appropriate types of cables (such as HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, or XLR cables), properly routing and organizing cables to minimize interference and signal degradation, and ensuring that cables are securely connected and properly terminated.

In AV installations, cabling is often planned and installed during the initial setup phase, and careful consideration is given to factors such as cable length, signal quality, and future scalability. Professional AV installers or technicians are typically responsible for designing and implementing the cabling infrastructure according to the specific requirements of the AV system.

Network Engineering

Network engineering in the context of AV (audiovisual) refers to the design, implementation, and management of networks specifically tailored for audiovisual systems. In this field, network engineers focus on optimizing network infrastructure to support the transmission of high-quality audio and video signals, often in real-time or with minimal latency. This can involve tasks such as configuring network switches, routers, and other hardware to prioritize AV traffic, ensuring sufficient bandwidth for multimedia streams, and troubleshooting network issues that may affect AV performance. Additionally, network engineers in AV may also work on integrating AV systems with other IT infrastructure, such as control systems or collaboration tools, to create seamless and efficient audiovisual solutions.

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We are a group of highly experienced AV people who have been working in this industry for 25 years. We are passionate about service and making sure things are done right first time. We offer a personal but professional service which sets us aside from the rest.

Craig Stent
Craig Stent
30/05/2024
When I moved into my new home I contacted Russ to set me up with all technical issues to do with Tv, audio systems etc. very prompt and efficient. Good price as well. Would recommend
sam testro
sam testro
29/05/2024
brilliant advice and knowledge from a vague idea of what we wanted only topped by the quality of the installation. Great team to work with all the way through the project. Thanks
Neil Tasker
Neil Tasker
07/04/2024
Great company came up with some fantastic innovative solutions to our problems. Punctual and friendly nothing seems to be too much. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
mattbianco1
mattbianco1
05/04/2024
Spot on experience from start to finish. I thought about buying and installing my own equipment for the conference room in our offices. After getting these guys in though I'm glad I didn't attempt it. I would've had cables dangling all over the place. They have hidden everything and it only took them a few hours. Would definitely recommend
Hayley Price
Hayley Price
05/04/2024
Excellent service, very knowledgeable. The team who attend site did a great job at fitting out our boardroom.