With the rise in technology-driven hybrid, outdated, inefficient technology casts a larger shadow in workplaces. The issues we used to ignore are under a spotlight.
Whether you are managing a new project or jumping into an existing project, here are some signs that you may need to update or upgrade your existing AV system.
1. Your displays are unreliable.
Are your displays flickering or blurry? Do they go black unexpectedly? Is there a noticeable delay when your display is loading? Do you have to plug-unplug the power cord multiple times to turn them on? Are you constantly having to mess with the power button? These are all clear signs that something is off.
2. Your sound is lacking.
Poor video quality, outages, or pesky interference can be triggering for teams who are trying to communicate. When done correctly, no one ever notices. With hybrid work becoming the norm, ensuring your sound quality is consistent is increasingly critical for an enhanced user experience.
3. Your space has changed.
The nature of work has changed and with it so have our spaces. Chances are your office looks and operates differently than it did a year or two ago. Whether it's changing out rooms to become huddle spaces or creating privacy for those who are on calls, your AV tech needs are changing and need a refresh.
4. Your systems are disjointed.
Unfortunately, many companies react to their everchanging AV needs by piecemealing systems and technologies together. As a quick fix, this may work. In the long run, updating one-off spaces may be less efficient and costly than upgrading and updating across the board. We understand that implementing a large technology sweep can be a costly and intimidating venture. But by partnering with FZ, we can help figure out a roadmap that charts out when and what needs to be updated so that you can avoid ad hoc impulses and ensure a long term AV success plan.
5. Your system does not support hybrid collaboration seamlessly.
Your spaces likely need to accommodate for multimedia systems that support audio and video across multiple inputs and sources. You should ensure that your routing and switching functions allow for seamless communications between users and inputs. If your current AV system limits your capacity for communication, you should consider an update.
6. Issues keep arising.
Are employees constantly complaining about the systems? Is your IT team spending an absurd amount of time messing with your tech? Do problems seem to arise on an everyday basis? If so, it's pretty clear that you may need to consider an AV upgrade. Rather than continually spending money on repairing your broken AV system, simply replace it. Peace of mind and happy users are worth their weight in gold.
Do any of these strike a chord with you? If so, an AV upgrade may be in your future.
Not sure where to start? Our team is here to help. We understand that reliability, consistency, and confidence in your AV system are vital to your success. Our team can help find and design a solution that meets your objectives, budget, and schedule.
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By Nathan Murray
AV Operations Manager
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