Our 7-Step Project Plan

The purchase of an integrated, custom AV system for your boardroom, presentation, training or meeting space can be a daunting process. However, we make the AV design process is easy as possible for our clients. Customer satisfaction is very important to us, so we’ve developed a 7-Step Project Plan to ensure our clients are well-informed and satisfied every step of the way.

  • Step 1: Needs Analysis

    Our first step is to make a visit to your site and conduct a Needs Analysis, where we ascertain what functionality you want to achieve with technology implementation in your space. This would include any possible current and future uses for the venue. We use our System Matrix software to develop a budget range for the project.

  • Step 2: System Overview

    You will then be presented with a basic System Overview or narration that outlines key components and equipment necessary for the project.

  • Step 3: Budget

    At the same time, you will also be presented with a budget for the project. At this point, if you want us to proceed, we then begin project development.

  • The Needs Analysis, System Overview, and Budget Development are provided to you by MEI free of charge. Once you have decided to proceed, both parties will enter into a contractual agreement. The next step is the beginning of Project Development and a Detailed System Design.


  • Step 4: Project Development

    This step covers the basic design of your project. We will present you with a more detailed System Overview of all major components and their functionality, a conceptual system diagram and infrastructure requirements.

  • Step 5: Detailed Design Document

    This step involves the complete system AV design, including visually detailed rack elevations and system schematics. After the AV design is completed, the next step is installation.

  • Step 6: System Building and Installation

    This step involves the construction and installation of the entire system. Once the system is built and installed, a final system commissioning (review) is conducted to guarantee complete project compliance. At this point, the MEI Extended Service and Support Program (ESSP) will be explained. This very valuable component of the program provides quarterly service and scheduled maintenance on your system.

  • Step 7: Post Installation

    Once your system is up and running, the final step of the MEI process involves training your personnel in the use of the system, including supplying end user system instructions for operation, as well as a binder of all vendor information. Additionally, we will detail the support program of interfacing with MEI’s certified technicians.