How to find affordable AV solutions

April 19th, 2017

If you’ve ever tried to locate affordable AV solutions in your area, you understand how difficult it can be to find an expert service provider. Affordable AV solutions are extraordinarily important for today’s fast-paced business environment. Technology is constantly changes, and businesses must trust that the vendors they hire know exactly what their organization needs to be successful.

Yet too often, the phrase affordable AV solutions isn’t exactly accurate. Anyone with a computer and a printer can claim to operate an audio visual company, but unless they have advanced knowledge of the industry and a keen understanding of customers’ needs, they are of little value to the marketplace.

Our company is different for a variety of reasons, starting with the free consultation we are happy to provide. Rather than specializing in a few select areas of audio visual technology, our affordable AV solutions extend across a range of specialties to provide you with the best possible service. For example, our portfolio includes:

  • conferences and board rooms
  • digital signage
  • live-event equipment and VOD streaming (a great fit for multi-level marketing events and conferences)
  • video conferencing
  • video editing and post

Additional services include offsite storage and web streaming. We are constantly learning new things from our clients, and those opportunities help us build on our core competencies.

How to verify claims about affordable AV solutions are true

The last thing any business wants to do is spend money on products and services that don’t work as advertised. We’ve experienced too many horror stories where honest and hard-working people have invested time and energy into technology that isn’t sufficient to meet the demands of today’s business environment. Affordable AV solutions are absolutely possible, but they are only affordable when you make the right decision to hire experts in the field of audio visual equipment and services.

Word of mouth remains an outstanding resource for finding experts you can trust for affordable AV solutions. Talk to other business managers who have made hiring decisions. Ask questions such as: Who did you work with for AV services, and why? How did the experience turn out? Are you still using the vendor’s equipment and support services? Why or why not?

By asking thoughtful questions and taking notes, you will have great information to take back to your company’s team of decision-makers. You can’t afford an expensive hiring mistake. Thoroughly vet your choice and make sure you get everything in writing.

That leads us to our next point: If a prospective provider of affordable AV solutions isn’t willing to spell out, in writing, what they will provide and when, you should walk away. A detailed contract will ensure every party is on the same page about what to expect from the audio visual service provider. It also ensures the client has clarity on what they can expect from the provider in terms of timeframe for any installations or services. If you have a major business meeting coming up in two weeks and you need a fully wireless office to be built from the ground up to accommodate it, you might need to readjust your priorities.

Before you even get anything in writing, you should invite the prospective AV partner into your office to do a walkthrough. This will allow the service provider to understand the layout of your building and to suggest beneficial AV ideas you might never have considered. It’s also a good idea to spend time in specific rooms or areas within the building where you would like most of the work to occur to paint a clear picture of what you are envisioning for the service provider. For example, you might explain how you have traditionally set up the room for meetings and then seek input on where to place conference phones, monitors and other items.

If you are seeking affordable AV solutions in Salt Lake City Utah, we would welcome the opportunity to earn your business. Call Philm Gear today at 801-999-8552 for more information.