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Association for Quality in AV Technology

AQAV is non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that is dedicated to improving the operational art of designing and installing audio visual technology. Engineered audio visual systems continue to become more complex and difficult to integrate.  By focusing on the quality management of these systems, and of those who design and install them, we can benefit the AV industry and all its stakeholders:  including clients and users of AV technology, AV designers and installers, equipment manufacturers, related construction and architectural firms, and the environment.   
 


Why AV9000?
The Problem:
Rapid advancement in AV technology has resulted in more product knowledge than ever before, which merely underscores the need for fundamental education in the operational art. InfoComm International has addressed only individual training, not the requisite quality management of the AV companies performing the services. With AV technology moving from the eclectic to the mainstream of our corporate and educational cultures, the cost of technology exceeds $80B and is steadily growing worldwide. The estimates on the cost of poor quality, defects, lost hours, rework, etc. exceed $15B.  

In other words….
Customers, manufacturers, designers, integrators, independent programmers all want to know how to contain and control these costs. This begs the question: What companies can effectively manage their quality to assure the client always gets their AV system as it was ordered, in it entirety, and that the system performs at levels as intended, and that it was provided in accordance with best industry practices?

Introducing AQAV, a nonprofit organization dedicated to quality.
Enter the Association for Quality in Audio Visual Technology, Inc.! We focus on the quality management systems (the “human systems”) that AV companies use to assure consistent quality. We “Point to” applicable standards and best practices developed by InfoComm International, AES, SMPTE, and others.

HOW CAN WE DO IT?

  • By defining standards for quality management systems (AV9000)
  • By providing training on AV quality issues
  • By providing appraisal audits of AV systems
  • By providing appraisal audits of AV companies

Audio visual technology is commanding a significant share of a capital budget. The need for finding qualified designers and integrators with management systems in place to assure consistent quality has never been greater, and the cost of poor quality is staggering.

This organization is a membership organization open to ALL parties interested in improving the outcome of the integrated audio visual system. If you are interested in joining or contributing to this effort please contact info@aqav.org. We look forward to working with you!



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