Audio visual is the overall term commonly used to describe the sound, video, lighting and presentation equipment and personnel required to support an event.
Audio is the sound reproduction equipment that can range from simple installed ceiling speakers and a hand held microphone all the way up to elaborate concert systems for thousands of people.
Video is the all encompassing category for the screens and systems that visually convey your information to the audience. It can be as simple as a laptop hooked to a small video projector in a boardroom or as elaborate as a wide screen (multiple projector) blended image fed by dozens of computers, cameras and other video sources.
Lighting involves the systems that make your stage and your room décor come alive by highlighting and darkening some areas, and also through the use of color and movement patterns. It’s one of the best ways to make dramatic enhancements at a reasonable incremental cost. Lighting helps to make your event stand out and stand apart from the ordinary.
Presentation is the catch all that includes everything from drape (which is technically a décor or a set related item) to old-school slide projectors and overheads. It’s the category for those things that don’t fit into audio, video or lighting.
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