15 AV companies worth knowing



Audio-visual companies are important for supplying AV technology, keeping us informed about developments in the industry, and helping us optimize our equipment. But, how many AV companies do you actually know? Did you know there are over fifteen that we think are worth knowing?

If you were previously unaware that there were fifteen AV companies to choose from, you’re in the right place. At Dexon, we know how important it is to stay ahead of the technological curve, and to do this, you’ll need to keep your options open to the type of audio-visual companies where you buy your goods and receive your information.

To ensure you’re interacting with reliable companies, we’ve compiled this guide to fifteen AV companies that we think are worth knowing, so you can get the best out of your technology.

So, whether you’re an AV expert or a total newbie, we’ve got you covered.

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What do audio-visual companies do?

Before we get into the specifics of individual companies, it’s important that we first discuss what AV companies are. It’s hard to define what AV companies are because each provides different services, technology, and support to their customers. Ultimately, an audio visual company provides technology, integration, and technology operation for an event.

Their services include providing installation services in schools, offices, and public spaces. These companies will focus on providing systems that provide audio-visual communication and collaboration services.

However, this varies, as some companies may only provide the equipment, while others provide comprehensive services.

AV companies are integral to event production processes, as companies set up and operate all the equipment necessary to run a successful event. However, their production design responsibilities don’t typically go beyond this. This is because AV companies aren’t typically responsible for the look or feel of an event.

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15 AV companies worth knowing

Here are fifteen AV companies that we think are worth knowing, including the services they provide and their company history:

1.    Anixter

Anixter International Inc. is a North American-based company founded in 1957. This company provides a comprehensive list of services such as products for networking, audio-visual systems, and security. Of course, we’re here to discuss AV services, so here’s a list of product categories that Anixter offers their customers:

  • Video display equipment
  • Audio and visual mounting
  • AV cable and connectors
  • Video signal distribution
  • AV media equipment
  • AV control and monitoring systems
  • Conferencing
  • Mass notification
  • And even furniture!

While this company is based in Illinois, USA, Anixter offers its services globally. Of course, this company has grown significantly since 1957 and as of 2022, has over 6000 employees.

2.    AVI Systems

AVI Systems was founded in 1974 and has grown to be one of the biggest global providers of audio visual services. What makes this company so unique is that every one of the 700 global employees has a stake in the business, meaning this business is co-owned by the same people who run each department.

This company prides itself on high standards, as each employee has a stake in customer satisfaction. AVI Systems boasts a strong portfolio with over 3500 yearly projects completed.

AVI Systems specialize in providing AV solutions for several settings. Here are some examples:

  • Collaboration spaces and meeting rooms
  • Control rooms
  • Live entertainment environments
  • Experience centers

But that's not all, AVI Systems offer a diverse range of services, from broadcast and enterprise solutions to digital media solutions.

3.    CCS Presentation Systems

CCS Presentation Systems provides comprehensive integration solutions designed to optimize your AV setup. Founded in 1991, CCS Presentation Systems have been providing its customers with full integration, training, and audio-visual equipment maintenance. Here is some of the equipment that CCS is proud to integrate:

  • Large LCD displays
  • Digital projectors
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Room control systems
  • Audio systems
  • High-definition video conferencing systems

Since 1991, CCS has expanded its operations throughout the United States, with over 350 employees operating in 25 states. CCS boasts a huge range of integration settings, from casinos to classrooms.

4.    Ford AV

Ford AV is a private company providing integrated solutions to customers in the United States and globally. Operating for over 40 years, Ford AV specializes in designing unique AV solutions and installing professional-level sound, video, network, and security systems.

Ford AV currently operates in 27 U.S states, with over 500 employees, 100 engineers, and over 50 project managers. Ford AV is proud to offer its services to churches, schools, entertainment settings, performing arts, and healthcare environments.

Here are some of the solutions that this company offers:

  • Video walls
  • Digital signage
  • Broadcast systems
  • DirectView LED
  • Theatrical Lighting
  • Sound
  • Video collaboration

5.    Solutionz Inc.

The Minnesota-based AV company Solutionz offers customers a comprehensive set of audio-visual solutions that support many industries. This company was founded in 2002 and provides end-to-end solutions, taking customers from the initial consultation stages all the way to the finishing product.

Solutionz prides itself on being able to suit any industry and budget size due to its large number of business acquisitions. With projects managed internally, Solutionz is able to provide its customers with round-the-clock support every single day of the year.

Here are some of the integrated solutions that this company offers:

  • AV integrated rooms
  • Conference rooms
  • Large-format displays
  • Sound systems
  • Digital signage
  • Command and control centers

Solutionz also has an impressive list of well-known AV partners. Here are some examples:

  • AVFI
  • AVTEQ
  • EPSON
  • LG Displays

6.    DEXON Systems

It wouldn’t be fair without a shameless bit of self-promotion. At DEXON Systems, we’re proud to offer our customers a comprehensive list of video wall solutions designed to optimize even the most basic of video wall displays.

We currently offer our customers the very best video wall processors, controllers, and matrix switchers that allow AV enthusiasts like you to control your layout, generate effects, switch sources, and display web-based content.

We’ve been striving to provide our customers with innovative technology since 1990, holding ourselves to the highest industry standards and ensuring you have all the information you need before investing in any of the products we have to offer.

We’re proud of our position as one of the world leaders in AV solutions, so you can take comfort in the knowledge that we know what we’re talking about when we offer our services to you.

Our products and services are currently sold across the globe, with thousands of mission-critical control rooms currency set up with Dexon equipment and working round the clock. Here’s a list of industries that rely on us to provide AV solutions:

  • Healthcare
  • Entertainment
  • Conferencing
  • Education
  • Digital Signage
  • Financial visualization
  • Police and emergency services control rooms
  • Government
  • Surveillance
  • Traffic control

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7.    Vistacom

Vistacom regards itself as a leader in integration, revolutionizing business communications and conferencing. Founded in 1954, Vistacom has grown to a top-50 AV business in the United States, offering comprehensive integration services in several markets. Here are some of the industries that Vistacom work with:

  • Education
  • Corporate
  • Healthcare
  • Government
  • Security
  • Hospitality and entertainment

Vistacom uses its experience and innovation to create impressive AV control-rooms designed to meet their client’s individual needs. Supplying projectors, transmitters and so much more, this company has an impressive portfolio of partners such as EPSON, Cisco, and CyberTouch.

8.    New Era Technology

If you’re in the market for end-to-end service for video collaboration technology, then New Era Technology is the company for you. New Era Technology has over 25 years of experience in supplying cross-market services that help many everyday industries. This company is proud to serve the education sector, corporate, government, and healthcare.

New Era Technology current supply the following services:

  • Systems integration
  • Cloud services
  • Video conferencing, AV, and collaboration solutions

Alongside other industry leaders, this company has a wide range of household names as company partners. Here are some examples:

  • Microsoft
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Logitech
  • Cisco
  • Crestron

This is a global company with over 2900 employees, 600 customers and 60 global offices.

9.    Audio Visual Intelligence 

Audio visual intelligence is another trailblazer in the fast-moving integration market. Operating for over 20 years, this company provides comprehensive installation and integration services designed to improve customer confidence and operations.

This company currently works with several well known brands to supply customers with reliable equipment. Here are some examples:

  • Phillips
  • Kordz
  • Matrox
  • Telelogos
  • PRO DVX

Currently, this company supplies digital signage, professional screens and so much more to their UK based customers

10.    Avidex

Formerly Telerent Leasing Corporation, Avidex focuses on providing their clients with AV solutions designed to improve communications and put innovation first. Similar to other companies, Avidex services healthcare, education, government, and corporate markets, delivering training, management, and support to their customers.

Currently, Avidex offers a comprehensive design and project management service, working diligently with clients to ensure their AV solutions meet their consumer needs. This can involve improving meeting rooms and collaboration spaces, video walls and digital signage, and command and control rooms.

Avidex currently only operates in the U.S, all the way from New York to Los Angeles.

11.    AV Alliance

Specializing in AV and events production, AV Alliance offers an extensive range of AV services. Here’s a list of what you can expect from AV Alliance:

  • LED video walls
  • Arena rigging
  • Conference technology
  • 4K Mapping
  • Live events management

AV Alliance is a worldwide network with over a decade of experience in providing comprehensive services to the live events industry. This company currently has seven industry partners, including household names such as Panasonic and Yamaha.

12.    HB Communications

HB Communications offers customers a broad range of services such as collaborative workspaces, live events management, and enterprise-wide digital signage. Currently, HB communications provide services in the following settings:

  • Command and control rooms
  • Sporting and entertainment
  • Classrooms and lecture theaters
  • Conference rooms
  • Large venue displays

You can trust HB Communications due to their expansive list of high-profile clients, including Spotify, Dell, and WebMD

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13.    CINOS

Serving as a technology provider with over 14 years of professional experience, CINOS provides integrated solutions designed to optimize AV operations. With regional offices in Asia, North America, and Europe, CINOS provides comprehensive integration solutions to a huge range of clients.

From digital signage to control systems, customers benefit from a large package of services. Here are some examples of what this company offers:

  • Projectors
  • LED displays
  • Video conferencing
  • Centralized room control system
  • Interactive whiteboards

Just like other companies, CINOS is proud to offer its services to the healthcare, corporate, education, and entertainment industries.

14.    ClearOne

ClearOne is a market leader in providing conferencing, collaboration and network solutions to their customers. This company prides itself on serving a large range of industries, providing solutions for board rooms, conference rooms and live events venues. Here’s some examples of the products that ClearOne offers:

  • DSP mixers
  • Microphones
  • Amplifiers
  • Speakers
  • Conference phones
  • Video collaboration

This is clearly a one-stop-shop for all your conferencing needs! Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, this company offers comprehensive services globally to many high profile clients such as well known U.S universities and European companies such as PPDS.

15.    NEP Group

NEP Group is a privately owned company that supplies AV technology to some of the largest events in the world. Delivering events such as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, this company prides itself on the huge range of services that it offers to worldwide clients. NEP has over 2000 engineers working to provide their clients with full management services for live events, with engineers committed to providing training solutions designed to optimize operations.

Here’s a list of some of the services that this company offers:

  • Hi-Res Switching
  • Playback and media servers
  • Fiber and transmission
  • Amplifiers
  • Speakers
  • Mixing equipment
  • LED screens
  • Projection mapping
  • Mobile LED screens

That concludes your guide to some of the AV companies you should be looking out for in 2022. If you’d like to find out more insider tips and tricks to improving your AV operations, make sure you check out DEXON’s blog where we discuss everything from video walls to control room operation.

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