With the spooky season upon us, our team has been getting in the spirit by sharing scary stories with each other- scary stories of AV nightmares from the past. Now, on the surface, these tales might not seem as frightening as zombie thrillers, but let me assure you that they’re pretty bad. Problems with audio-video systems at the corporate level are just plain embarrassing, and the memories can haunt you for life. Let’s take a look at a few doozies that could make even a ghost turn red.
Picture this: It’s the day of a critical web conference with a client. You’ve been preparing your presentation all week, and your team was up for hours last night making sure that every detail was absolutely perfect. Your heart is racing as you walk into the conference room. You cue up Zoom or Teams, unmute your mic, and still, your clients can’t hear you. As you scramble to figure out what’s going on with the sound, you can see the annoyance on your attendee’s faces as they shift in their seats and check their watches. Your face is flushed, and you’re in a full-blown panic. You’re never going to live this down, and you’re going to physically cringe every time you remember this day.
Here’s another terrifying scenario: You work for a rapidly growing organization, and you’re trying to scale up your audio-video system to meet your demands. You thought your IT team was on top of things, but in reality, they’ve just been Frankenstein-ing together a bunch of random equipment in an attempt to make things work. Then one day, everything implodes. Of course, it always happens right when you need to log into a virtual meeting or display a presentation at a convention. And because the old kit is mingled with the new kit and integrators aren’t up to standard, it’s an impossible mess to try to sort out. You are left feeling helpless, frustrated, and mortified.
You know what really rattles us? A hot mess of old cabling and loose wires. Here’s what happens: One day, you need to troubleshoot an issue with your audio-video system. The next thing you know, you’re wrapped up in a nightmare of leftover cables and wires that are tangled together, and with old equipment. You can’t figure out what’s what, and you’re filled with dread and stress.
Although these horrifying AV nightmares are common for organizations of all sizes, we’re here to tell you that they don’t have to be your story. Whether you’ve lived through a horror story of your own in the past or are trying to avoid AV catastrophes in the future, we’ve got you covered. Our team of audio-video consultants will sit down with you to create a simple checklist of your needs and wants, all while taking the design and functionality of your space into mind. We’ll help you set up a stellar AV system that is safe, clean, reliable, and easy to use so you never have to shudder at the memory of past nightmares again.