AV Innovations: How Schools are Preparing for the Future

 audio video system designBy definition, nothing is ever 100% future proof, as the future’s defining characteristic is uncertainty. That being said, future proofing is a bit of a trending topic in the world of audio video system design. That’s because AV technology is changing so quickly, and more clients are demanding future proof AV systems, especially inside the schools.

Consult with your audio video company with any specific questions you may have about future proofing, but you should also know the market trends in regards to audio video system design both in terms of innovation and use. Industry leaders are optimistic about what’s to come for various audio video projects and products, but it’s quite obvious that enhanced technology is going to play a significant role.

“We see a migration toward large-format LCD displays, and away from traditional projectors with screens and interactive whiteboards,” said Julie Solomon, the manager of marketing and business development at CCS Presentation Systems. “Eventually, everything will move toward tough interactive displays.”

According to Info Comm International, although the technology is important, especially pertaining to K-12 education systems, investing in the future proofing of these systems should be driven by the technology itself.

“Faculty and administrators who take the time to examine how their teaching pedagogy should drive technology implementation are in a much better position to succeed,” added Michael D. Leiboff, Sextant Group principal consultant. “This evolution is not driven by advances in the products that are available, so much as how teachers imagine new ways to use them creatively and effectively.

Thanks to recent future planning and innovations, the audio sound equipment industry has been a very lucrative market in the U.S., as market value of consumer electronics passed $120 billion for the first time ever in 2016. When it comes to educational audio video solutions, however, it’s going to take a lot more than the quality of the system for the industry to succeed.

“The goal, in planning classroom technology implementation is not merely to purchase best of breed video projectors, SMART Boards or computer tablets, but to imagine how these devices could be used in different ways,” added Leiboff. “And new equipment that will be purchased over time needs to be interoperable with existing equipment.”

If you want to learn more about audio video system design or what additional industries are impacted by the AV market, consult with CEI Audio Video today!