Services and Abilities

It is very difficult to list every offering the Advisist Group has available. We are not saying, we can do everything. We are realizing that as the list of things we are knowledgeable about is long. In the past three decades of working in professional audio, video, and lighting we have had many roles. Bradford, our leader, has been a student, a teacher, an operator, a technical manager, a specifier, a designer, a fabricator and an installer. He has done these roles in various guises. He has worked for integration firms, He has worked for manufacturers, and he just finished work as a technical manager. This history is what we are drawing on as our company moves forward.

Not only can the team draw upon its own personal experience, the team has a wide network of partners who are able to provide services that Advisist cannot. Below are just a few of the items that are available. We do not provide “package” programs as each client is different and has their own needs. We also base our pricing and estimates, not on time but on the value of the service. It is similar to being commissioned to write an article. The article is worth a set amount. It does not matter if it takes three hours or three days to write. That is the value the parties agreed to for the article.

To start the conversation we have listed some of the services we offer. We are expanding and developing the list please reach out to us with any questions.

Acceptance Testing

Verifying that a system or groups of systems are performing properly is an important task for all parties involved in a project. These tests can include fabrication acceptance, site acceptance, and performance verification.

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Advertorial

One-way manufacturers can tackle this problem is with a compelling advertorial written for industry publications or catalogs. One often gains more product understanding from an advertorial as it provides elements far beyond spec or cut sheet descriptions

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Application Evaluation

Products are designed to solve a particular challenge for customers. Quite often the product can do more than the original intent. Advisist can help understand these changes.

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Bid Preparation

Creating bid documents can be an overwhelming process for both integrators and stakeholders. The documentation process indicating the project needs and intent is not simple. Clearly defining what is considered success is important. Documenting the deliverables and process expectations is a key portion of this process.

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Budgetary Reviews

Budgets are quite often a limiting constraint for a project. Being able to properly estimate and budget the project largely impacts its success. Some of the challenges come from not understanding what technology already exists that can be leveraged versus developing new solutions at a higher cost.

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Commentary

The AV Industry is a melding of art, science, and business. There is an industry saying, “if you have a discussion with three technical people, you will end up with five answers or opinions.” Some of these opinions are based on experience, some are personal feelings, and some are just instinct. In creating commentary Advisist can distill these complex ideas down to manageable thoughts. The creation of a coherent comparison of contrasting ideas is an effective way to provide insight.

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Commissioning

Project commissioning is the process of assuring that all systems and components of a project are designed, installed, tested, and functioning. This process typically takes place before the project is turned over for operational use.

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Conceptual Solutions

It is one thing to say “if you build it, they will come,” and it’s another to know if it will function correctly once built. You start with a clean sheet of paper and an open mind to all the possibilities.

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Content Creation

The Advisist Group is ready to create compelling content for you. The team has written press releases, thought or opinion articles, analysis pieces, white papers, product reviews, application notes, operations manuals, news content and much more.

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Design Review

Advisist can conduct a peer review of designs to assess your work before being submitted to spot small problems before they become bigger issues. For end users and technical managers, it allows some one else to be the “bad guy” while reviewing drawings and submittals.

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Education & Training

One can tell coworkers how to do something and it will be ignored, but if an outside person tells them, it will be taken be retained. Staying up to date on the latest technologies is a challenge.

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Facility Impact

Audio, Video, and Control systems are not completely independent, they need to interact with many things. No only do these systems need to work with the major systems in the building, such as telephone, building management, and Internet. The systems must interact and work within the facility itself.

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Ideation

Ideation has become a frequently used word that not everyone fully understands. In its simplest term, it is a brainstorming session. A session where any and all ideas are documented for further discussion.

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Staff Extension

Given the changes in the world, staffing has become a challenge. Often there is too much to do and not enough time in which to do it. Advisist is ready to lend a hand when needed; whether for two hours or two months. We can serve as a short-term labor enhancement, allowing you to accomplish more in less time.

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Technical Briefs

Advisist’s team has been explaining technology for years. These briefs explain how a new product or technology can solve problems while accelerating the adoption cycle.

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Technology Evaluation

Technologies are created to solve a particular need. Quite often deciding if the technology is solving your or your customers needs can be hard to determine. Advisist is ready to come in and assist with the evaluation to make sure it is a proper fit for the needs.

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White Papers

The ability to share detailed information about products or concepts is important. This information does not simply mean talking about the unique selling points of the product, it is explaining the ways in which the product can address issues can directly impact the customer. A white paper is a great tool to convey concepts that are important to understanding the solutions offered.

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