Archive for May, 2011

Audio Visual Innovations

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Audiovisual technologies facilitate and enhance communication capabilities, but it is vital that their integration into your existing technology infrastructure be expertly conducted through proper and appropriate system designs. Audiovisual equipment refers to equipment and applications that deal with sound and sight. The audiovisual world includes microphones, audio tape recorders, audio mixers, sound systems, analog and digital cameras both still and video, film projectors, slide projectors, VCRs, CD players/recorders and DVD players/recorders, multi-functional devices and computer controlled sound and video systems.

The installation and integration of all equipment pieces into a working system is a complex engineering task. In order to make the audiovisual system functional with differing needs and technical know-how, the end-user interface design often requires customized solutions. In the audio industry, audiovisual innovations include projectors, screens, monitors, cameras and plasma displays. Broadcasting companies are creating a revolution in how we get and listen to audio. Innovation in this field means a compelling product portfolio that delivers complete audio solutions for performance audio, for computers, the internet, for home, for life–in short, for every conceivable need.

Audiovisual home service providers can seamlessly integrate almost anything–media walls, touch screen panels, speakers, structured cabling, etc., into your existing components or into the architectural integrity of any room. These innovations have not only enhanced entertainment but have also been useful for education. The use of audio visual equipment in teaching has made it possible to break geographical barriers and reach out to a wide range of students. Greater interaction between the teacher and the student has been made possible by integrating traditional knowledge with innovative means of reaching out to students.

For ensuring the right usage of any new technology some amount of regulation is essential. The audio-visual regulatory framework imposes a certain amount of control on the content providers. It redefines ‘broadcasting’ by distinguishing between linear services and non-linear services. Linear services comprise of scheduled broadcasting on television platforms as well as the internet and on mobile phones. Linear services would be subject to the same rules as those which apply to broadcasting. Non-linear services comprise non-scheduled broadcasting including video-on-demand and web based news. Regulation would ensure that innovation happens in positive and constructive ways.