aug 18 - 2016

SYSTCOM - Providing High Fidelity with Audio/Visual Services

For more than thirty years, SYSTCOM has been providing a broad range of high-quality, low-voltage technology systems throughout the Mid-Atlantic area – more specifically the counties intersecting with Baltimore and Washington D.C. One of SYSTCOM’s primary offerings is Professional Audio Visual (A/V) Services.

For more than thirty years, SYSTCOM has been providing a broad range of high-quality, low-voltage technology systems throughout the Mid-Atlantic area – more specifically the counties intersecting with Baltimore and Washington D.C.  One of SYSTCOM’s primary offerings is Professional Audio Visual (A/V) Services. 

As a local area leader in the design and installation of Professional AV systems, whether new construction or retrofitting older structures, SYSTCOM combines both the art and science to the growing demand for end-to-end A/V systems.  Careful planning and communication is key to the delivery of any successful project. In addition, there must be a thorough understanding project specifics such as acoustics, electronics and budget constraints which all play a part in any installation.

With so many different system configuration options, SYSTCOM has the right tools and talent for any type of job. Projects at a school with multiple classrooms, offices, music rooms, hallways, a cafeteria and auditorium can be very different than a business or government facility with web/conference rooms fitted with microphones, podiums, projectors and digital signage spread across multiple floors or buildings. The size, uniform placement, output levels, speakers, amplifiers and controls are custom to each installation.

While designing the visual piece of “A/V” is more formulaic (power supply placement, projection or light requirements), the audio piece can be more challenging. The overall performance of any system will be influenced by the overall acoustics and the space. With difficult room acoustics, combined with improper speaker placement, the effectiveness or fidelity of the sound will be impacted negatively. The most obvious of challenges in live environments include the size of the room – rooms are rarely designed with the audio experience in mind! At a glance, the following features can have an impact on a system’s performance:

  • Room size/dimension: Will sound need to travel down a hallway? In a conference room or office? Or a loud auditorium or cafeteria?
  • Construction: Is the environment constructed of wood or concrete? Does the environment have high amounts of glass, carpet or tile?
  • Reflectivity: How will speaker placement handle different frequency sound waves or echoes?

At the end of the day, the end product should fit seamlessly into any infrastructure, almost invisible to the eye but integral to everyday activities.

Thanks to ongoing relationships built over time, the many customers across the 30-mile patchwork of counties in and around Washington D.C and Maryland have come to depend on SYSTCOM for an array of A/V expertise.

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