5 Reasons Why Backup Power is Critical in AV Systems


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From the dazzling lights of a concert to the immersive visuals in a conference room, audiovisual (AV) systems have become an indispensable part of our lives. These complex systems bring together projectors, sound systems, screens, control panels, and lighting equipment to create captivating audio and visual experiences. However, to ensure that these experiences remain uninterrupted, the presence of backup power is of critical importance.

In this article, we explore five compelling reasons why backup power is crucial for AV systems, making them more reliable and resilient in any setting.

  • Uninterrupted Operation: AV systems are often deployed in critical environments where any disruption can cause significant inconvenience. Power outages or fluctuations can abruptly shut down the entire system, leaving presentations, conferences, or performances in complete darkness. With backup power in place, these systems can continue operating seamlessly, ensuring uninterrupted events and experiences.
  • Data Protection: Many AV systems rely on digital storage devices, media servers, or content management systems to store and retrieve audio and video files. However, power disruptions can wreak havoc on these systems, leading to data corruption or irreparable damage. By providing a reliable power source, backup systems protect valuable data and prevent costly losses.
  • System Reliability: AV systems are often installed in venues that house sensitive equipment and intricate configurations. Without backup power, sudden power surges or voltage drops can wreak havoc on expensive components, resulting in extensive repairs or replacements. By integrating backup power solutions, AV professionals can ensure the reliability of the system and protect their investments.
  • Emergency Preparedness: In times of emergencies, effective communication and immediate response are crucial. Backup power ensures that AV systems remain operational, allowing vital information to be disseminated and emergency protocols to be executed without delay. By incorporating backup power, AV setups contribute to enhanced safety measures and preparedness in emergency situations.
  • Client Satisfaction: AV systems are frequently employed in customer-facing environments, where any disruption can lead to dissatisfied clients.

Power-related issues that interrupt presentations or events not only tarnish the reputation of the venue but also potentially result in the loss of future business opportunities. With backup power in place, AV systems can deliver seamless experiences, ensuring client satisfaction and bolstering the venue’s reputation.

To address these critical needs, power management solutions specifically tailored for AV systems are emerging in the market. One such comprehensive solution is NEXSYS, a power platform that combines distribution and backup capabilities into a unified design. NEXSYS offers an extensive range of standard features, advanced technologies, and versatile form factors to cater to diverse AV equipment and applications.

Each NEXSYS product comes equipped with essential features such as surge protection, voltage protection, and communication via dry contacts. It serves as a reliable companion for both 15 Amp and 20 Amp requirements, ensuring convenience and optimal performance in various AV setups, including digital signage, classrooms, and stadiums.

In conclusion, backup power is an indispensable aspect of AV systems, enabling uninterrupted operation, safeguarding data, ensuring system reliability, enhancing emergency preparedness, and maximizing client satisfaction. By investing in robust backup power solutions like NEXSYS, AV professionals can ensure consistent delivery of exceptional audio and visual experiences, free from the challenges posed by power disruptions.

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Diego Perez


Country Manager at Newtech

Diego José Pérez has has over 30 years of experience designing and implementing corporate video conferencing networks and services on Microsoft platforms at the top companies and with the most important players in the market.  Since 2016, Diego has served as LATAM General Manager for Newtech Solutions Multimedia SA, a unified communications multimedia technology company. Diego has experience in leadership, planning, marketing and sales with excellent skills in negotiation, management control, strategies and people skills.