Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you take-back and recycle electrical and electronic equipment?2019-09-13T14:23:38+01:00

Yes, we do! AVA.ie is committed and do our best to meet the requirements of the European Union (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2014. With this program in place, we are able to take-back any waste electrical and electrical equipment purchased (does not have to be from us) after August 13th 2005.

For products purchased before August 13th 2005: We are only obliged to take-back the product when you make a purchase of a similar product from us.

NOTE: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and waste batteries must never be placed in your waste disposal or recycling bins and must be recycled appropriately through the right channels.

Interested to know more? Click here.

Does AVA.ie do site visits?2019-09-13T14:30:04+01:00

Yes, we do! If you’re unsure about the measurements of the room and potential placements or designs that would compliment the room, we would be happy to help!

Ring us at 071 9146300 or Contact Us and we’ll set up a site visit appointment!

I don’t know what I need for the event. What next?2019-09-13T14:34:25+01:00

We provide recommendations based on certain aspects of your event. These are determined by:

  • How many people do you need to cater for?
  • The suitable seating style required for the event?
  • Do you need a stage?
  • Will you need it for one room or multiple rooms?
  • Do you need a lectern or podium for the speaker?
  • Is there a need for a top table?
  • Do you believe any of your speakers or audience require special needs access or assistance?
  • Is there a sound system ready in your venue or do you require one?
  • Do you need a display? What will you be displaying?
  • Do you need a backdrop or a stage?
  • Will you require additional lighting to what your venue can offer?
  • Do you wish to record the event?
  • Do you require signage?
  • Will you require pod tables?

We pride our service on its quality and thus, will only recommend what we believe is best for your event! By providing us the answer to these questions, we will be able to give the best recommended solutions to your needs.

If you are still confused and need help, feel free to ring us at 071 9146300 fill in our “Conference & Events Enquiry” and we will be more than happy to help you!


I don’t understand what that term means.2019-09-13T14:42:18+01:00

No problem! Check out our “glossary of terms” to find out what it means! Additionally, you could ring us at 071 9146300 for a more detailed explanation!

General Terms:

Backdrop – a painted cloth hung at the back of a theater stage as part of the scenery.

Display – an electronic device for the visual presentation of data or images.

Flat Screen LCD (aka Liquid Crystal Display) – is a television display technology based on a liquid crystal display. LCD screens consume much less power than plasma displays because they work on the principle of blocking light rather than emitting it.

Flat Screen Plasma – is a type of flat panel display that uses small cells containing plasma; commonly used in larger televisions (30 inches (76 cm) and larger).

Lectern – a tall table which speakers stand at and use to leave their notes or laptop on.

Podium – a platform or stage which raises the speaker and lectern up from the floor level to be seen better by the audience.

Pod Tables – small and tall tables designed to be simple which are often used in events and conferences to provide support to users. Mostly used for event mingling to place drinks or snacks.

Recording – the action or process of creating a reproduction of a sound or a performance to be viewed at a later date.

Seating style – the layout in which a sitting audience will be arranged. This can be separated into 4 different types.

  • Boardroom Style – a rectangular layout with all chairs facing inwards, usually with a rectangular table or set of tables set up to form a large rectangle in the middle.
  • Classroom Style – a row of trestle (rectangular) tables in front of each row of chairs.
  • Round Table Style – a distribution of round tables around a room each of which will seat six to 10.
  • Theatre Style – rows of chairs set out with aisles at the side or at the center for access.

Signage – a commercial or public display sign.

Sound system – a set of equipment for the reproduction and amplification of sound.

Speaker – an apparatus that converts electrical impulses into sound, typically as part of a public address system. / A person who speaks.

Stage – a raised floor or platform, typically in a theatre, on which actors, entertainers, or speakers perform.

Technician – a person employed to look after technical equipment or do practical work in a laboratory.

Top Table – the table at which the chief guests are placed at a formal dinner.

VHS video (AKA Video Home System) – is a standard for consumer-level analog video recording on tape cassettes.

Acoustic Terms:

Note: The human ear can detect a very wide range of pressure fluctuations, which are perceived as sound.  In order to express these fluctuations in a manageable way, a logarithmic scale called the decibel or dB scale is used.

The decibel scale typically ranges from 0dB (the threshold of hearing) to over 120dB.  An indication of the range of sound levels commonly found in the environment is given below.

dB (decibel) The scale on which sound pressure level is expressed. It is defined as 20 times the
logarithm of the ratio between the root-mean-square pressure of the sound field
and a reference pressure (2×10-5Pa).

dB(A) A-weighted decibel. This is a measure of the overall level of sound across the audible
spectrum with a frequency weighting (i.e. ‘A’ weighting) to compensate for the
varying sensitivity of the human ear to sound at different frequencies.

LAeq Defined as the notional steady sound level which, over a stated period of time, would
contain the same amount of acoustical energy as the A-weighted fluctuating
sound measured over that period.

L10& L90, if a non-steady noise is to be described it is necessary to know both its level and the degree of fluctuation. The Ln indices are used for this purpose, and the term refers to the level exceeded for n% of the time. Hence L10 is the level exceeded for 10% of the time and as such can be regarded as the ‘average maximum level’. Similarly, L90 is the ‘average minimum level’ and is often used to describe the background noise. It is common practice to use the L10 index when describing traffic noise.

LAmax  (The maximum A) – weighted sound pressure level recorded over the period stated.  LAmax is sometimes used in assessing environmental noise where occasional loud noises occur, which may have little effect on the overall Leq noise level but will still affect the noise environment.

LEP,d  is the average A-weighted noise exposure level for a nominal 8-hour working day, also known as LEX,8h, used for
assessing the noise exposure of a worker during a working day.

LCpeak is the maximum value of the C-weightedinstantaneous
sound pressure

C-weighting is a standard frequency weighting for sound level meters, commonly used for higher level measurements and peak – sound pressure levels.

I need help with the technical requirements of my event. But I don’t know what.2019-09-13T14:40:54+01:00

Firstly, before we can help you with the technical side of your event. We need to know a couple of things. They include:

  • Is there any equipment in the venue you have selected?
  • Who is going to operate the equipment?
  • Does the equipment meet your requirements or do you need to hire equipment? (Such as microphones, lights, sound systems etc)
  • If you are hiring equipment do you need someone to deliver and set it up for you?
  • Do you need a technician to operate any of the equipment during the event?

Now that you know all the details of your event. Feel free to ring us at 071 9146300 or fill in our Inquiry Form and we’ll get back to you with a solution!

Is AVA.ie GDPR compliant?2019-09-13T14:28:19+01:00

Yes, we are! Click here if you would like to know more about our GDPR policies.

Is AVA.ie open to becoming a technical partner?2019-09-13T14:30:33+01:00

We absolutely are! We are currently technical partners of many hotels and commercial business and we’d love to join your family too!

Ring us at 071 9146300 to discuss the potential benefits of a partnership!

Didn’t find your question? Get in touch and we’ll answer them for you!