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The Essential Technologies for Your Sports Bar

Commercial Audio Video is a Must-Have for St. Petersburg Bars

The Essential Technologies for Your Sports Bar

Whether you’re starting a new business or trying to breathe new life into an existing sports bar, having the right technology in place can go a long way toward creating a great environment for customers. Below, we’ve listed the top technologies for automation and commercial audio video that are necessary for a top-quality sports bar.

Ultra HD Video Displays

A small, grainy image isn’t going to cut it if you want your sports bar to be the most popular place on game night. Especially since most video displays are mounted on the walls a fair distance from your patrons, it’s important that the TVs are large and clear. Instead, the most bang for your buck comes with 4K Ultra HD televisions. These TVs have four times the resolution of a standard HD TV, but they’re also very affordable now that they’ve entered mainstream popularity.

SEE ALSO: Install the Perfect A/V System for Your Bar or Restaurant

AV Distribution System

Having different stations or games playing on each video display throughout your sports bar can get costly, especially if you’re relying on individual receiver boxes located with each TV. A distribution system allows you to connect all of your TVs to the same receiver, which has two main benefits:

  1. It’s far less expensive since you only need to pay for one receiver
  2. It creates that clean, uncluttered look in your restaurant since you don’t have to hook up a bunch of devices to the TVs.

Integrated Audio with Multiple Zones

A sports bar can be a loud and chaotic environment, which makes it vital that you optimize your sound system for the space so that every customer can clearly hear the music or TV program. With multiple stations going at once, the last thing you want is a jumble of noise as all the sports commentary mixes together. To solve that issue, it’s best to create separate audio zones that focus the sound from certain TVs in certain areas. A professional AV installer will be able to ensure you have the right audio equipment in the right locations for crystal clear sound.

Control System

One of the chief goals of any professional AV installation is to make the end result as easy to use as possible. Your staff will need to habitually perform actions such as designating specific televisions for different channels or games, raising or lowering the audio, and powering down all the electronics at closing. When each video display has a separate control system, this can be a time-consuming and frustrating process. That’s why the best approach is to connect all of the devices through a commercial automation system.

With commercial automation, your staff can manage all of the AV components throughout the entire bar using one remote, tablet, or smartphone. These systems are designed with user-friendliness in mind, so with just a few taps on the screen, you can ensure that every television has the proper station and audio levels. You can even connect this system to motorized shades, overhead lighting, and a surveillance system. So at the end of the day, all you have to do is press the “Closing” button to power everything down, turn off the lights, arm the security system, etc. 


Don’t let outdated AV keep your sports bar from success. To learn more about our products and services for Florida businesses, contact us today.