Audio Visual Guide
Are you planning on hosting an event that requires audio and visual equipment? Need to find out where to start and what you might need? Check out our Audio-Visual (AV) guide for direction.
We believe that an event is only as good as the experience of your guests. Our AV guide will give you an idea of what equipment is needed and what we, as the company providing the AV rentals, will need to make sure everything goes smoothly.
What is AV Equipment?
Audio-visual (AV) equipment is used for presentations, meetings, lectures, training sessions and other events. It's a combination of video display devices and speakers that help deliver information in a more efficient manner. For example, when you're watching a movie at home, you're using AV equipment to play the movie through your TV screen with sound coming from your speakers.
Types of AV Equipment
Projection Devices – Projection devices include projectors and/or large-screen TVs that are used for presentations or large group viewing purposes (for example: classrooms). Projectors can be either front or rear projection depending on how they're used. Front projection screens are positioned directly behind the projector so images appear on them while rear projection screens are placed behind the audience so they see the image on the screen rather than directly through it as they would with front projection screens.
Microphones - used for picking up sounds from people speaking (e.g., conference room meetings). These can either be wired or wireless depending on the type required.
Lavalier mics (also known as lapel mics) - small microphones that clip onto clothing near the mouth so they can pick up sound directly from someone speaking without needing to be attached to a stand or podium.
Speakers (or PA) – Speakers are used to deliver clear sound from your AV system so that everyone can hear what's happening during your event clearly and easily without straining their ears or raising their voices just to be heard over the noise level in the room.
Check out our AV guide for more information: