Since publishing the AV9000 Book, the practices contained therein have
been applied to hundreds of systems with tremendous success. “Zero Defects” brings about significant cost savings
to the AV buyer where it means the most – the hidden costs of a project.
In 2011 AVR actively participated
in the AV9000 Forum, where the checklists underwent yet even more improvements after being reviewed by representatives from
16 organizations – integrators, designers, technology managers, and independent programmers. The result is the AV9000:2011
More information can be found on the AQAV website (The Association for Quality in Audio Visual Technology,
Inc.), of which AVR is a proud member: www.aqav.org
The referenced site also has instructions for downloading a standard specification “boilerplate”
that we recommend be built into the language of all AV technology Requests For Proposals. This performance-based specification
includes the current Staging and Commissioning Checklists found in AV9000:2011. These tests are essential for attaining
zero-defects AV. Included also is the language that explains that final payment will be withheld until the system is certified
by a qualified representative of the vendor. If non-conformances arise, and there are discrepancies with the system test results,
the client not only introduces the possibility of a third-party Testing and Verification Services provider, but this approach
also funds the corrective action in a way that protects the buyer.
This specification is free.
For a full complement of checklists used in AV quality assurance, you may purchase a copy of the complete standard.
Information on purchasing the standard can be found on the AQAV website.