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  • Writer's pictureJed Villareal

What Technology Trends Should You Be Aware of in Audio Video Staffing?

Keeping Up with Emerging Trends and Innovations in the AV Industry

The audio-visual (AV) landscape is experiencing an exciting period of change. From cutting-edge immersive technologies to AI-powered tools, staying abreast of these trends is crucial for success in the AV staffing industry. Here's a look at some key areas to keep your eye on:

Immersive Experiences:

  • Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR): VR and AR are transforming events, creating hyper-realistic and interactive experiences. AV professionals with expertise in setting up and managing VR/AR solutions are becoming increasingly sought-after.

  • Holographic Displays: Holographic displays can create stunning visuals and add a wow factor to presentations and exhibits. Understanding how to integrate and operate these technologies will be valuable for AV staff.

  • 360° Video and Live Streaming: Capturing and streaming events in 360° allows viewers to feel immersed in the action. Staff skilled in operating 360° cameras and streaming platforms will be in high demand.

Artificial Intelligence (AI):

  • AI-powered Automation: AI can automate tasks like lighting and sound adjustments, freeing up AV staff to focus on more creative aspects. Knowing how to utilize AI-powered tools can improve efficiency and workflow.

  • Intelligent Content Creation: AI-powered solutions can automatically generate transcripts, closed captions, and even highlight reels from events. Understanding these tools will add value to your staffing offerings.

  • Smart Venues: Increasingly, venues are integrating AI for tasks like temperature control and crowd management. AV professionals will need to be familiar with these systems to ensure seamless integration with AV equipment.

Other Emerging Trends:

  • Cloud-based AV Solutions: Cloud-based platforms offer remote access and control of AV equipment, enabling flexible and scalable solutions. Understanding these platforms will be beneficial for staff involved in virtual and hybrid events.

  • Networked AV Systems: With increased connectivity, AV systems are becoming more networked and complex. Expertise in network protocols and troubleshooting skills will be valuable for AV technicians.

  • Sustainability in AV: Environmentally conscious practices are becoming increasingly important. Understanding sustainable AV solutions, including energy-efficient equipment and responsible disposal practices, will differentiate your staffing services.

Keeping Up with the Times:

  • Industry Publications and Events: Regularly reading industry publications and attending relevant events like trade shows and conferences will keep you informed about the latest trends.

  • Training and Certification Programs: Encourage your staff to participate in training programs and obtain certifications related to emerging technologies.

  • Collaboration with Technology Providers: Partnering with technology providers allows you to gain access to new equipment and expertise, staying ahead of the curve.

By embracing and understanding these emerging trends, you can ensure your AV staffing company remains competitive and relevant in the ever-evolving AV industry. Investing in your staff's knowledge and skills will empower them to create truly innovative and engaging experiences for your clients.

AJ Marks is a leading provider of AV staffing solutions, committed to staying at the forefront of the industry. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you find the right AV professionals for your next event.

We look forward to partnering with you to create AV experiences that leave a lasting impression.

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