A User’s Guide For Design Professionals and Business Owners
The Greek Philosopher Heraclitus once said “there is nothing permanent except change.” Although I’m sure he meant this on a trans-humanist level at the time, he perfectly forecasted the state of the ever-changing audio visual (AV) industry 2,500 years later!
One of the most exciting parts of the audio visual industry is also its most challenging —a very fast rate of technological change that is unrivaled in many industries. Not only are the large-scale AV macro-trends constantly shifting to meet the demands of users, but the individual devices are changing just as quickly. Most of the technologies in use today in the professional AV industry are completely different from those technologies used just 15 years ago. This rapid rate of change can be challenging for even the most astute AV professionals to keep up with, so it can be especially overwhelming for clients and users who just want the AV systems to meet their needs now and in the future.
Let’s be honest, the ultimate goal of audio visual technologies in the workplace is to simplify collaboration efforts, promote efficiency, and minimize time wasted on commuting. Meanwhile, an AV system in an entertainment setting needs to deliver that stunning “wow-factor” that everyone loves. Gone are the days when there would be one purpose-built AV system for collaboration and a second system for entertainment. Most users want their single system to do it all. They want it to be easy-to-use, practical, reliable, and have that “wow-factor”—as they should!
The “Top Audio Visual Trends for 2015 and Beyond” guide provides an accurate view of the audio visual technologies in demand today and what is on the horizon for the future.