XTEN-AV Awarded the Most Promising AudioVisual Solutions Provider 2022 by CIOReview
Asking any audiovisual design engineer to create drawings and documents for a project will reveal the actual sophistication and complexity of the manually driven processes. The personnel-in-charge must calculate specifications as per site conditions and produce an accurate bill of materials to describe the media components that will be incorporated at the premises. XTENAV’s resolution to mitigate this complexity comes in the form of an AI-powered AV design platform built on a SaaS framework, which automates a fair share of the design process based on AVIXA published standards and design guidelines.
XTEN-AV’s Designer solution—a part of the more extensive and comprehensive platform—can be easily accessed via the internet and presents zero delays in setup and configuration. Users can instantaneously begin to automatically generate media devices and room schematics by accessing a vast library of pre-defined specifications pertaining to their types of equipment and installation. Owing to such varied automation functionalities, early adopters of XTEN-AV’s Platform have seen a rise in the efficiency of production and implementation operations while also staying committed to industry standards. “We are unique in the sense that XTEN-AV is the only platform within the AV industry that automates AV project drawings and documents,” expresses Vibhav Singh, co-founder at XTEN-AV.
One major enterprise that has significantly benefitted from partnering with XTEN-AV is Ricoh Europe, the AV systems integration division of Ricoh Global Group. With operations pan Europe, the client wanted to actualize a unified process to manage their whole AV design requirements.
The idea was to simplify the entire AV system installation workflow and enable its workforce to acquire a bird’s eye view of BOMs, pricing, and project design with ultimate ease. With results from the pilot run of XTENAV’s platform proving significantly beneficial, Ricoh Europe decided to deploy the automated drawing and documentation software across all its facilities for the active management of all their audio-visual project workflows. While 20 individuals actively participated in the proof-of-concept trial, presently, over 150 users leverage the software.
From an onboarding perspective, before signing up for a monthly or annual subscription, clients get a free trial to check the platform’s versatility with their operational processes and choose a payment plan based on requirements. As online security is essential when dealing with intricate and personal information exchange, XTEN-AV runs its services on Amazon AWS to reassure users on protecting critical data. In addition, the AV Design Platform provider also conducts certifications for system or database penetration testing. “We have very high-security measures such as two-factor authentication, which add an extra layer of security for the client,” says Sahil Dhingra, Co-founder at XTEN-AV.
Primarily, XTEN-AV’s design platform features three tools and can integrate with other CRM software such as Salesforce. The platform is built with a proposal application for easy generation of BOMs, the X-DRAW tools for design creation, and an automation tool to ensure that a project is conducted per AVIXA standards. These functions are improved upon consistently through client feedback, which helps the Av specialist gauge the trends that affect the AV project drawing and documentation arena. Moving forward, XTEN-AV strives to replicate the same success it found in the AV realm across other contemporary industries such as networking, surveillance, lighting, and electrical.
With the overwhelmingly positive response from the AV community about what the platform offers to AV firms, we are on the path to engaging the industry in every aspect.