New AV Technology Advice - Audio Visual Services - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

New AV Technology Advice


  • Distilling technology needs from functional requirements
  • Providing advice and recommendations
  • Purchasing assistance
  • Project management
  • Installation and coordination of installation

Considering upgrading a space?

From time to time, academic staff, departments and colleges are required to purchase or update existing equipment to better serve their teaching and research programmes.

Staff and departments should be aware Audio Visual Services has the responsibility to provide an advisory service to the university at large.

Ability to support

A key benefit of working through Audio Visual Services, is that the on-campus team know how to service and maintain the installed technologies. The benefits of this are only seen once technologies start not to work as expected.

Technologies take a significant behind the scenes investment in people and parts to ensure their ongoing reliability.

Use the service that knows

It is the responsibility of Audio Visual Services to oversee the provision, installation, use, co-ordination, development and maintenance of audio visual equipment on all UC property.

Therefore, before departments upgrade their audio visual equipment (computer equipment in particular), they are obliged to discuss their requirements with the Audio Visual team.

This is either to seek advice on audio visual equipment available, or to advise the unit of their intentions, so that the compatibility of proposed equipment with existing audio visual equipment can be verified.

Audio Visual Services is able to:

  • Distil audio visual requirements from your needs
  • Advise on the most effective equipment for your needs at the most advatageous cost
  • Organise the purchase the equipment, on your behalf
  • Organise and supervise its installation and commissioning

Ensuring approved technologies

Audio Visual Services ensures only tested and approved technologies are installed on campus. This ensures users a consistent and reliable experiennce across UC campuses, in accordance with the rigorous and detailed AV Standards Policy.

Any non-approved audio visual equipment or technologies, that do not have prior written consent from the team, are not able to be supported by Audio Visual Services.

Where to start

Complete a quick web form on Assyst to access this service.

  • Telephone: + 64 3 369 3222
    Extension: 93222
  • 114 Ilam Road
    (access from Ilam Road)
  • University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800, Christchurch
    New Zealand
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