Like virtually every other business sector, 2023 is bringing significant changes to the audio-visual industry. Some of this is due to new technologies entering the sphere while, at the same time, the ripple effect of COVID-19 continues to produce unique trends. Here’s what’s happening in the audio-visual world in 2023.
New, Smart Video Conferencing Equipment
For many companies and organizations, the traditional video conferencing solution, which requires tons of on-hand, manual, and time-consuming effort, is no longer cutting it. Companies are asking for computerized solutions that make it easier to:
- Control audio-video functions from a central console.
- Automate how cameras get used to either record or transmit visuals.
- Orchestrate complex presentations using multiple cameras and screens.
Dedicated Zoom Or Teams Video Conferencing Solutions
Zoom and Teams helped many organizations float through the ebbs and flows of the pandemic, and they’ve opened the way for new methods of meeting, collaborating, and boosting productivity. As a result, companies and organizations have been searching for dedicated Zoom or Teams conferencing equipment.
For example, with Teams Rooms, you get physical and digital tech that provides granular control over each Teams interaction. This makes it more convenient for managers to keep all of their employees—regardless of where they are—connected and working together.
Because many companies have embraced a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) system, BYOD meetings have become more common in 2023. Here’s what this may look like:
- Employees presenting from their tablets or phones instead of laptops
- People connecting to meetings from a variety of devices
- Employees presenting straight from an organization’s web app during a meeting using whichever device they want
Even though a single camera may be able to get the job done, more and more organizations are choosing multiple automated cameras so they can present the audience and speakers from different angles. For example, you can have two or three cameras focused on someone giving a presentation and automate the process of switching from one angle to another.
At the same time, some organizations may choose to allow people in the audience to be seen as they offer comments. Their images could be presented on a screen in the room or transmitted to people tying in remotely.
Instead of having someone manually operating each camera, pointing and focusing it live, some organizations are choosing to control camera functions from a central location. This enables one person to do the job of several.
A Mixture of In-person And Remote Teaching
Education may have been one of the most significantly impacted sectors by the pandemic, resulting in certain unique audio-visual trends. Both students and teachers have embraced remote teaching, which has produced a need for audio-video systems to help them connect remotely.
Schools may use multiple cameras to capture different views of a classroom and the teacher. Additionally, in order to make it easier for in-class participants to interact with their classmates at home, video screens have to be strategically positioned in learning areas.
Supply Chain Issues Have Limited the Agility of Some Audio-Visual Companies
The supply chain problems that continue to impact companies in 2023 have made it difficult for some providers to give customers what they want in a timely fashion. This is because some of the larger audio-visual companies stock up on certain items and then design their systems based on what they have. However, this can end up being problematic when they can’t get their stock.
For instance, if a company tends to design the same kind of systems for similar customers, and the purchasing manager can’t get a certain component in a timely fashion, customers may have to find another solution. They can’t be stuck waiting for a long time for the audio-video designs they were promised to be implemented.
Organizations Are Opting For In-Person Audio-Visual Services
Even though remote work has been a convenient option for many employees, it can also make it difficult to deliver solutions, especially if a remote person is in charge of designing an audio-video solution.
So many companies are choosing to go with a provider who can come to their campuses and offices physically. That enables the provider to think outside the box, come up with creative solutions, and adjust for little things that can only be seen while physically inside a space.
Benefit from 2023’s AV Trends with Pro AV
Pro AV has the audio-visual tech you need to take advantage of what’s moving the AV world in 2023. Whether it’s automated systems, dedicated videoconferencing solutions, or creative solutions for complex challenges, Pro AV is ready to meet your needs. With teams that can travel to your location and provide face-to-face service, Pro AV makes it easy to optimize your AV design. Contact Pro AV today to get a quote or set up a consultation.