Does 5G Matter for Your AV Deployments?

January 9, 2020 Editorial Team

If you pay even the slightest amount of attention to technology trends, you already know that the hype around 5G is rapidly gaining steam. The question is what does the eventual movement from current 4G cellular network to a solid 5G network actually mean to businesses today?

Unlike previous cellular iteration changes, the benefits and capabilities associated with the 5G evolution are quite significant.

For instance, 5G represents an opportunity for wireless technologies to leverage much higher data rates (1-20 Gbit/s). These faster data rates make it possible to download content at a much quick pace with significantly lower latency (1 ms). This means users will experience less delay or lag when requesting data from the network. After all, no human can even recognize a latency of a millisecond.

Why is this important in the world of ProAV?

iStock-1067173110In the professional audiovisual (AV) arena, the big picture answer is that 5G will help companies continuously deliver the user experience customers or visitors desire, even at a time when content continues to grow exponentially.

Ultimately, 5G provides businesses with access to the infrastructure needed to carry huge amounts of data and allow for an even smarter, more connected world. Speedier connections that stay online no matter where you are and average download speeds of around 1 GBps are expected to be the norm.

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This will become increasingly more important as more AV deployments leverage technologies such as edge computing where interactive displays located throughout an environment have the ability to combine and converge real time data with hoards of existing content to provide users with heavily customized responses.

Understanding 5G Enhanced Applications

While 5G means large regularly updated media files can play seamlessly for example within a themed or entertainment environment, its utilization within an enterprise environment can ultimately prove to be mission critical.

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Consider for instance the important role 5G could play within a control room environment where the ability to gather or stream live data from a remote location and then analyze or contrast it from historical data is crucial to success. 5G makes this a reality, with any noticeable lag, allowing key personal to not only make quick decisions, but also send updated responses back to remote locations just as fast.

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Interested in learning more about how this new technology can improve your deployments or if it should be on your current radar? The technology experts at Electrosonic welcome the opportunity to help. With over 5 decades of experience finding creative ways to make use of the world’s best technologies, Electrosonic has the experience you need to get the most out of any investment. Click here to learn more.

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