Chicago-based Frequency AV aims for as-a-service
The AV solutions and services provider, Frequency Audio-Visual Services, announced their newest program AV as a Service (or AVaaS). Designed to offer businesses, institutions, and local governments flexible payment options for new audio visual systems, the AV as a Service subscription model changes the way that technology procurement and ownership is approached. The life cycle for technology grows increasingly shorter as market demands drive new development, as personal and consumer devices become more prevalent in the workplace, and as conferencing technology providers change or migrate their available platforms. It is becoming increasingly difficult to realize the full ROI on traditionally purchased equipment which tends to be rendered obsolete before it has fully depreciated.
A variety of purchasing options have emerged to deal with the ever decreasing RIO’s such as leasing, rental, structured buyout, or other financially backed procurement mechanisms. Unfortunately, none of these options alleviate the corresponding challenge with rapidly changing technology which is deployment and maintenance. Frequency identified this service void and has released a solution which aims to provide equipment, installation, support, as well as a mean for updating the solutions, all in one consistent recurring subscription structure with no penalties for upgrading technology when the market or business needs require it.
Clients are taking advantage of AVaaS to save on the upfront costs of Audio-Visual technology as well as benefiting from immediate care service and support – all from a singular provider. AVaaS allows organizations to operate efficiently by paying a low fixed monthly cost for AV, instead of a high capital expenditure at the time of installation. It’s creating peace of mind for business leaders, as it provides freedom to scale solutions and upgrade technology when a business grows, without losing the value of an initial investment.
With included service and support, individuals and teams are spending less time maintaining, and more time enjoying the benefits their solutions. “The subscription
eliminates the uncertainty of ad hoc AV service charges and guarantees support if a system fails. We’re able to provide faster resolution time for system issues, improved business to business relationships, and the confidence that the solutions can change as the available technology does”, said President Alec Gorecki of Frequency Audio-Visual Services.
This solution is the best way to leverage a depreciating asset such as AV Hardware. And a smart option to meeting business technology needs.
Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.