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AV Systems and Your Corporate Image

A polished corporate image is a vital component of any successful business. This needs to be most evident in areas such as boardrooms and meeting rooms, where the majority of clients and investors are likely to spend time.

One of the most effective ways to improve your corporate image is by investing in a Corporate Audio Visual System that enhances not only presentations, but everyday meetings as well. Sophisticated and attractive control systems, high quality projectors and screens, interactive multi-touch boards, crisp audio, and slick automation all combine to make any meeting an impressively professional experience.

The 4ward Approach to Corporate AV Systems

At 4ward-design, our future-focused approach looks beyond traditional Audio Visual Systems. Our team of specialists analyse all aspects of a room and then combine intelligent technology with smart designs. This allows us to offer uniquely user- friendly presentation platforms, with sophisticated capabilities and effective results.

Our intuitive systems make everything beautifully simple, using touch-screens or remote controls to give presenters easy manageability over all the Audio Visual technology. We also include controls for lighting and window shade systems, temperature control and energy management, creating a central management system for complete control over the boardroom, classroom or auditorium environment.

Control Systems

Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, IP and environmental systems, 4ward-design streamlines technology, improving the user’s experience in corporate boardrooms, conference rooms, classrooms and auditoriums

Projectors

Are you after something great or just wanting the very best?  At 4ward-design we are extremely selective in the products and systems we recommend…after all, our reputation relies on it.

Projector Screens

There are many ways to set up your boardrooms, classrooms and auditoriums and many choices to be made. The type of projection screen you choose will depend on the overall design of each room.

Interactive Boards

Capture your teams’ productivity outside of structured spaces. Our solutions enable teams to work freely on a large, multitouch surface to express, share and expand on ideas, and capture everyone’s contributions.

Pro-Audio-Systems

4ward-design’s range of audio systems caters for a broad range of tastes and applications, from professional, high-end systems to flush mounted discreet solutions that are architecturally pleasing without the compromise.

Cable Access Enclosures

Cable Furniture-Mountable Enclosures offer elegant cable management solutions, providing discreet access to AV cables and power.

Special Accessories

The secret to a successful Audio Visual installation is using the correct accessories to ensure a seamless installation and easy access for future maintenance.

Workspace Management

Condeco is the premium workspace management solution providing meeting room booking software, desk booking, and Condeco-touch intelligent display screens to vastly improve your workspace efficiency

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Audio Visual Consultation and Design

For a successful and effective audio visual setup, the design phase is a vital step that should never be overlooked. It’s the ideal time to explore the best options for your present and future needs, and lay the proper foundations for a solution that is tailored to your precise requirements.

Important factors to consider during this phase include:

  • Current requirements
  • Projected usage
  • Potential growth/future requirements
  • Spatial or infrastructural limitations
  • Integration with architectural elements
  • Budget

Remember: A well-designed audio-visual solution is not just faster and more efficient to install, but more cost-effective in the long term. After all, the most expensive cable to run is the one you forgot to lay in the first place!

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Design Services

The 4ward-design team, based in Cape Town, have successfully designed hundreds of high-quality audio visual solutions for a range of applications. Why not take advantage of our extensive experience and let our specialists guide you through the essential planning phase.

4ward’s design service is available to all our sectors (residential, commercial, hospitality and education) – it’s the easiest way to ensure you get the best solution for your needs, and that your AV installation goes smoothly from day one.

The design service is comprehensive, covering all the planning and specifications required for your custom Audio Visual System. Detailed drawings and documentation are provided in industry-standard formats, for effortless integration into larger construction projects.

Keep your Architect happy: All 4Ward’s design documentation is created using industry-standard software (AutoCAD, D-Tools and Visio), making integration into architectural schematics quick and easy.

Cost

To arrange an appointment with a 4Ward consultant, or discuss costs based on your project’s specific requirements, please contact us directly.

If a bespoke consultation and design service is not for you, consider using one of our tried and tested Standard Audio Visual Systems. These pre-packed, pre-configured systems are cost-effective and simple to install. They offer our most commonly requested features in various categories and price tiers, and are built to the same, stringent quality standards as all 4Ward components.

Standard Audio Visual Systems

Over the years, as bespoke audio-visual solutions and home automation specialists, we’ve noticed an increasing need for pre-designed and configured systems for various sectors. In response to this need, we’ve put together several pre-packaged solutions that encompass our most commonly requested features across all sectors.

Designed for DIY installation, and particularly well-suited to sites that are remote or difficult to access, these pre-packaged systems are convenient to ship, easy to install, and contain all the parts you’ll need to get up and running. They carry a 12 month guarantee (unless otherwise stated), and provide the same quality experience you’ll get from every 4ward solution.

Every Standard System ships with:

  • All hardware
  • All cabling (which is terminated, colour coded and labelled)
  • Pre-configured settings
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Easy-to-follow set-up notes

The systems are all packaged and shipped from the 4ward Head Office in Cape Town, South Africa. To find out more about the standard audio visual systems available, please contact us.

Service Level Agreements

Why is it important to service my audio visual system?

Without proper maintenance, you may begin to notice a slow deterioration in the performance of your audio visual system. This can be caused by something as simple as a layer of dust collecting on the wrong surface, or by more complex issues such as firmware that needs to be updated, or components that are no longer functioning properly.

Consumable parts also need to be replaced from time to time, and dead batteries, burned-out lamps, and damaged or blocked ventilation fans are not only an annoyance, but can cause lasting damage to other system components if they are not replaced.

So how do you ensure your audio visual setup is always running at optimum levels?

4Ward recognises that many of our clients do not have the capacity to correctly maintain their audio-visual systems internally. For this reason, to avoid system deterioration and reduce disruptions and potentially expensive repairs, we highly recommend our SLA to clients in all our sectors.

What is an SLA?

4Ward’s SLA, or Service Level Agreement, is an optional, renewable, 12 month maintenance contract, designed to protect your technological investment and optimise your usage experience.

Benefits of having an SLA include:

  • A dramatic reduction in the likelihood of system performance deterioration, failure or downtime, with scheduled, preventative checks and maintenance of critical equipment.
  • Any faulty equipment will be swapped out for the same or similar while the original part is being repaired – minimal downtime.
  • Pay cost price for goods repaired during the SLA period.
  • Receive priority technical support.

Cost

The cost of an SLA is based on one of two models:

  • A percentage of the total cost of all head-end equipment or
  • A percentage of the total project cost, excluding labour.

The choice of model is based on the risk associated with the SLA, and is the decision of the Sales Executive handling the project.

For an accurate SLA estimate based on your specific requirements, please contact us.