AV Consulting Business La Plata MD

AV consulting business grew out of the acoustical consulting industry and the fledgling AV electronics industry of the '70s and '80s. There were no models to go by.

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(301) 632-5740
11725 BERRY RD
Waldorf, MD
 
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(301) 843-8008
Suite 112 2170 Old Washington Road
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(703) 922-2040
6011 Leewood Drive
Alexandria, VA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Craig Llewellyn, CEDIA Certified Professional EST III (Advanced EST), CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Cristian Rogers, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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(301) 392-9402
4835 Spalding Dr.
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(703) 929-8017
1307 Duke St
Alexandria , VA
 
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(301) 870-9620
2415 Crain Highway
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(703) 229-8593
PO Box 271
Mount Vernon, VA
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Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Brands
SpeakerCraft, Bose, Lutron, NAD, Denon, Wayne-Dalton, DNP, Draper, Marantz, LG, Polk, Panasonic, JVC
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Keith Harmon, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Patrick McNeil, PMP

Electrical Solutions
(703) 922-2040
6011 Leewood Drive
Alexandria, VA
 
Design Tech Electronics, Inc.
(301) 843-8008
2170 Old Washington Road
Waldorf , MD
Services
Home Audio Systems, Intercom, Vacuum, Cameras, IT, Flat Screen TV's
Brands
Klipsch, LG, Russound, Nutone, Beam, Onkyo and many others
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Install Group
(703) 763-1358
1307 Duke St
Alexandria, VA
Services
Home Theater Installation

AV Consulting Business

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Source: PRO AV Magazine
Publication date: September 1, 2006

By Tim Cape, CTS-D

The AV consulting business grew out of the acoustical consulting industry and the fledgling AV electronics industry of the '70s and '80s. There were no models to go by — we just went out, designed systems, and got paid for it any way we could. Many consultants realized early on what it took to design a complete AV system (although others didn't). We had to find out what the users wanted and turn that into an electronic system design. Not only that, we had to work with the facility design. Besides the electronic systems, there were acoustics, lighting, electrical, mechanical, interiors, and even structural designs to be developed and coordinated — all driven by AV.

To get these jobs, consultants have to determine a scope of services, which means determining what there is to do, and estimating the hours it will take to do it. And it's not just design tasks. There are project management tasks, meetings upon meetings, and then the monitoring of building construction and AV system assembly and installation. And don't forget system checkout and user training. If we can figure all of that out, we then have to tell the architect and owner what it's going to cost, followed by the inevitable gasp of disbelief.

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