I offer independent consultancy in Audio Visual (AV) and IT technologies.  Details of specific technologies are given under my profile tab, details of recent projects undertaken is given under the projects tab.

Key areas of expertise are within the following areas;

  • IT & Audio Visual System Integration, specifically within new build or refurbishment projects
  • Creation of AV & IT Performance Specifications
  • Reviews of existing or proposed IT (Networks, Security etc.) & AV systems
  • Data and Network Security
  • Network, Systems Design, and Management
  • Computer Room / Data Centre design & relocation
  • Tender documentation and assistance with tendering processes
  • Monitoring implementations to ensure design & specification compliance

With a background in the design, implementation, and management of secure data networks, systems, and facilities to the highest standards, I can offer peer reviews of existing solutions and consultancy in the development of new solutions.  As the technologies and platforms used within AV and IT projects merge, understanding the requirements of both is critical.

Working in the design and construction phases of new building and redevelopment projects (RIBA stages D/E onwards) I can facilitate the integration of AV, IT, and associated systems and services to ensure a more cost effective implementation.  The complexities of some projects require unique and innovative solutions to meet the clients requirements.  With the ever increasing level of reliance on IT and data networking for not just general office computing but now also AV Systems, Building Management Systems, Access Control and Alarm Systems, getting the correct unified infrastructure into a building at the start is becoming ever more critical and more cost effective than retro-fitting or treating systems as post works installation items.  Even such items as the correct cables and cabinets are important to reduce costs in the longer term.  Many existing Clerk of Works can build the ideal building but not many understand the requirements of modern IT and AV systems.

Where required, project management (Prince 2), project planning and budget control can also be undertaken.  Additionally existing Networks / Systems Management is also available should you find your company in need of temporary cover or assistance with installations.

I am independent of and not affiliated to any particular IT or AV Supplier or Integrator, so is ideally placed to offer independent and objective consultancy services tailored to the clients needs within any given project.  From time to time I also team up with other consultancy companies, where our skills are complimentary, to create a single point of contact for specific projects.

Where required bespoke custom hardware and software has also been developed to solve specific issues encountered during various projects.  Some of these are now sold as standalone products.

 

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