Deliver Better Experiences with Updated Government AV Technology
The old adage “Close enough for government work” is a cheeky way to justify results that almost hit the mark. But when it comes to audiovisual technology solutions, many government agencies don’t come close to having the capabilities they need. That can end up costing governments—and citizens—a lot of money. For example, the Government Accountability Office recently reported that the federal government’s 10 legacy technology systems most in need of modernization cost taxpayers $337 million a year to operate and maintain, while newer systems are must less expensive to manage.
The catch is, updating outdated AV is also an expensive proposition, and government agencies and organizations may struggle to find the necessary funding in their year-to-year-budgeting cycle. However, strategic updates to government AV can improve processes and create better experiences for citizens, making government organizations and entities more effective in the long run. Keep reading for insights into the best ways to update your government AV technology.
Update These AV Capabilities to Improve Work and Services
- Video conferencing.Video conferencing solutions can be as simple as a camera, display, microphone, speaker, and web-based conferencing application like Skype or Zoom. Even simple systems can connect employees in multiple locations while reducing the need for expensive and time-consuming travel. Video conferencing systems can also easily connect government agencies to citizens through virtual town halls and other similar events.
- Live streaming.Many government agencies and entities have a requirement to make all their meetings accessible to the public, but not every member of the public can easily get to where those meetings are taking place. Live streaming allows citizens to participate in public meetings from wherever they are; the same technology also allows meetings to be recorded and viewed later.
- Wireless presentation. Wireless presentation systems allow places like libraries, city council chambers, and public schools and universities to offer professional-grade presentation capabilities without the added cost and hassle of cables, connectors, and adapters. Wireless presentation systems are also compatible with any personal device, including smartphones and tablets, making them easy for just about anyone to use.
- Assistive listening. Making sure every participant can hear meetings and other proceedings clearly is another part of making government inclusive—and complying with legal accessibility requirements. Hearing loop systemsare a low-maintenance, high-impact way to make audio available to everyone.
- Secure systems. Security isn’t only a concern for individuals and enterprises. Government entities often handle classified information or operate mission-critical command and control centers. Prioritizing AV solutions with professional security features and constant monitoring support will help protect sensitive information and predict, prevent, and resolve system issues with greater speed and accuracy.
Get AV Integration Support Tailored to Government Needs
Prioritizing the most critical and high impact AV technologies is a great start toward maximizing a constrained government budget. Government agencies can also save money by working with preferred vendors. Companies such as Level 3 Audiovisual, an Arizona State Contract holder, have amplified buying power that reduces costs for individual customers. Using an approved preferred vendor also saves government agencies the time they would normally spend researching vendors and gathering quotes.
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