System Documentation Services
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a System Documentation can be worth thousands of dollars as it helps ensure that there are no misconceptions regarding equipment and locations, as well as signal type and path.
Usually the most familiar of our suite of drawings, the Plan View provides an “eagle eye” view of the project and specifies locations for all low-voltage wire termination points, including speakers, keypads/touch screens, TV’s, telephones, cameras, security devices and controlled lighting loads. It is often used in conjunction with the architectural plans and is required in many states for permitting purposes.
Identification and placement of all rough-in wire termination locations which require conduit. Each location to include associated wire requirements, head-end assignments and estimated conduit size.
Despite advances in wireless technologies, wire is still the foundation of every significant Audio/Video/Automation system. A wired connection is still faster, more reliable and ultimately less expensive than its wireless alternative which makes the Wire Pull drawing the most critical and important document of the rough-in phase. Pulling from the prewire packages within the proposal, it lists every cable with it’s respective from/to locations, as well other essential new construction materials such as speaker brackets, touch screen back boxes and every type of rough-in enclosure. It is an invaluable tool for both project manager and technician, alike.
Identification and placement of electrical outlet locations with estimated current requirements for all equipment.
Calculation of estimated heat load for all centrally located equipment included in the system, to be provided to HVAC contractor for proper ventilation and cooling.
Dimensional drawings showing assemblies of devices requiring space planning. Standard drawing(s) to includedisplay/mount/back box assembly dimensioning for installation clarification, as well as local room equipment (i.e.cable/DSS receivers, Blu-ray players, sub-woofers, etc.) for cabinet space planning requirements.
Analysis of specified products to confirm projector/screen width/room dimensions compatibility.
We recommend utilizing equipment racks wherever electronics are to be located. There are numerous benefits to this approach (call and we’ll be happy to elaborate) and the rack drawing provides a visual representation of the equipment locations within the rack, as well as dimensions, electrical and ventilation requirements.
The schematic may be the most important drawing of all, providing the information necessary for the technicians to accurately connect all of the equipment in the system. Additionally, it can be used by the system programmer to write code for all of the control devices in the system – before the equipment is even delivered to the project.