Let's start with a statement and a question: "Design documentation is a critical piece of any successful smart building or home technology system. As critical as the central rack and equipment or the client and end user, without which there would be no system at...

So during the four long days of ISE I have found myself banging on about the importance of proper connectivity schematics.Firstly, I want to clarify exactly what I mean when I say connectivity schematics, as the term ‘schematics’ tends to be used interchangeably with floor-plan...

Over the last 10 years I have been lucky enough to project manage and design of some of the most prestigious residential AV projects throughout the UK. With increasing demand in this sector, September 2015 saw the launch designflow—a partnership forged between Keith Jones and...

In my past career in AV I have worn all the hats that the owner of a small to medium sized custom installation company has to wear. From a project perspective this can be anything from installer, to project manager, to salesman and anything and...

Back in the late noughties the main  bodies governing our industry CEDIA, CEA and Infocomm teamed up to create a task group with the sole purpose of creating a universal standard set of symbols for illustrating AV installations on architectural floor plans. In January 2015 the ANSI-J-STD-710...

AV Design is the unsung hero of our industry. Everyone knows you need some element of design to make projects happen. Without any design, even the roughest sketch on a beer mat, installing a system in a house is nigh on impossible. Yet there are...