Did You Inherit AV? You Need This Secret Weapon


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Audiovisual systems integrators don’t wear capes, but they have been known to swoop in and save a meeting room. They don’t have superpowers, but they can be your secret weapon when it comes to designing, building, and managing AV systems. They can answer your questions, solve your complex technology challenges, and partner with you for your long-term changes and growth. Here are five ways integrators can give you a hidden advantage.

1. AV Systems Integrators Offer Invaluable Insights

They’re not clairvoyant, but they are good at discovering what you need by asking the right questions. Though they can provide help at any point, projects go more smoothly when you bring them in early. AV systems integrators are the IT professional’s secret weapon because they provide information that will keep you and your company from making costly mistakes. With an AV integrator in your corner, you’ll find it easier to manage AV projects to successful outcomes—particularly when it’s new construction or renovation.

Robby Turner, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Data Projections, agrees that timing is important, saying, “AV is often an afterthought because so many companies think of AV as something that can be done quickly. The more time and flexibility the integrator is given from the outset, the better the outcome will be.”

2. They Put You in the Know

Your AV systems integrator always “knows a guy.” Whether you need a furniture vendor, an MEP firm, a low-voltage contractor—or another specialist for your equipment or spaces—you can ask your integrator and have confidence in their recommendation. Their connections become your secret weapon because your bosses and colleagues will think of you has someone who always knows who to call. 

3. AV Systems Integrators Share Their Brain Power

Your integrator can not only make you seem more connected, but they can also make you smarter. No question is too dumb for them, and they are always willing to take the time to explain the considerations, systems, processes, and outcomes. They can keep you updated on industry trends and the latest technology. You’ll have the information your team needs and be viewed as an informed resource in team meetings.

4. They Provide X-Ray-Style Visibility

Your AV systems integrator gives you valuable visibility into space and equipment usage. Though they can’t exactly give you the power to see through meeting room walls, they help “see” what’s really happening in those spaces. By managing and monitoring meeting room systems, integrator not only help you collect useful data, but they ensure rooms are always working, the equipment is updated, and executives and employees are happy.

Robby adds, “Ongoing support is something clients especially appreciate because they don’t have to worry about managing their AV solutions. Managed services can include maintenance, performance monitoring, and even contacting manufacturers for warranty or technical concerns on the client’s behalf.” 

5. AV Systems Integrators Jump Locations in a Single Bound

Integrators who are members of the PSNI Global Alliance combine forces to give you the same high-quality solution anywhere in the world. Whether you’re upgrading meeting rooms in your European offices or adding a new branch office in Asia, you can work with your local integrator who already understands your business and room standards. 

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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.