Traditionally, audio and video for an event at a conference center was always a custom affair.
Hotels brought in AV from a third-party contractor, and clients selected the specific arrangement of speakers, projectors, microphones, screens and everything else they needed, whether they had a small client meeting or a large party or musical event. Of course, the rental companies had standard packages for these smaller events, but there was always an intimidation factor because clients were never quite sure if they were getting what they needed. It’s a classic paradox of choice, where the unlimited options cause undue stress in the decision-making process.
To resolve this, Gav suggests moving toward implementing house AV systems, with pre-installed audio, video and lighting that meets the needs of the majority of events. A well-designed house system simplifies setup and avoids long setup times while creating a new revenue stream for the venue.