Data Cabling and Networking Specialists

Audio Visual

The term audio-visual (AV) may refer to works with both a sound and a visual component, the production or use of such works, or the equipment involved in presenting such works. Movies and television shows are examples of audiovisual presentations.

Business presentations are also usually audio-visual. In a typical presentation, the presenter provides the audio by speaking, and supplements it with a series of images projected onto a screen, either from a slide projector, or from a computer connected to a digital projector using software such as PowerPoint.

The proliferation of audio-visual communications technologies, including sound, video, lighting, display and projection systems, is evident in every sector of society such as these:

  1. Business
  2. Education
  3. Government
  4. SoHo (Small Office Home Office)
  5. Healthcare
  6. Retail environments
  7. Home cinema and entertainment

The application of audio-visual systems is found in:

  1. Collaborative conferencing presentation rooms
  2. Auditoriums and lecture halls
  3. Command and control centres
  4. Digital signage, and more

Concerts and corporate events are among the most obvious venues where audio-visual equipment is used in a staged environment. Providers of this type of service are known as rental and staging companies, although these may also be aided by an out-source technology team e.g. TW Data Limited.

2006 is the fourth consecutive year that significant growth is projected for the industry. Revenue for surveyed North American companies is expected to grow by 40% in 2006, and by 10.7% for European audio-visual companies. The single biggest factor for this increase is the increased demand for networked audio-visual products due to the integration of audiovisual and IT technology. The two leading markets for AV equipment in North America and Europe continue to be business/IT and education.