K-12 & Higher Education A/V Services

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Few clients maintain the varied range of audio and visual communication needs as schools, universities, and institutes of higher learning. Whether in a classroom, auditorium, gymnasium, theater and performing arts center or on an athletic field, sound clarity and visual appeal have been proven not only to enhance communication but also assist in audience retention of the message.

We're proud to be locally owned and operated and want to thank all of our satisfied Iowa and Minnesota school districts and university clients. Our team has completed hundreds of educational projects from football fields to gyms and classroom SMART-board A/V projects. We continue to enjoy the opportunity to model, engineer, and deliver world-class acoustics right here in the Midwest.

Our clients tell us we're known for great:

Gymnasium Sound & Video Systems

Football Field Sound Systems

End-to-End Project Management

Privacy and Noise Masking Systems

Support Plans and Post-Sale Service

Band Room - Vocal Room Sound & Video Systems

Auditorium and Performance Hall Integrated A/V Systems

Customer Service

Streaming & Video Conferencing Systems

Authorized Dealers for Market Leading Manufacturers

Industry-Leading Same-Day Remote Support

At RDI, Our Customers Can Expect Full-Circle Service

Making Your Vision A Reality: Our Process

You are paramount to our success. We believe in adding value and being a trusted partner in all aspects of your business by providing services that assess, develop and support your audio visual needs. Designing a new project or system is about giving form to your dreams and your ideas. The importance of a great system is vital and when done properly, is timeless. Start to finish, it is our goal to ensure that you are involved every step of the way. Our team is excited to invite you into our process and strives to meet all your project specifications with open consultation, smart design, timely installation, and polished projects.

  1. Contact Us – no project is too big or too small; our team loves what they do and we are certain you will too!
  2. Consultation – ideal for meeting one on one, our engineers use this opportunity to:
    1. Educate and discuss how the correct AV system will enhance your space
    2. Uncover and walk through all AV possibilities unique to your facility’s architecture
    3. Discuss and outline a realistic budget and project timeline
  3. Programming – our engineers complete a needs analysis to directly address project goals, concerns, and possible challenges.
  4. Design/Design Drawing – we transform your vision with computer-aided modeling and create an executive summary, custom project blueprints, and select best-in-class equipment.
  5. Construction – our engineers are prepared, trained and arrive with the proper equipment; zero hassles. Our team is on-site start to finish; no more working with contracted teams that change every day.
  6. After Care – so you have the new system, now what? Our engineers are committed to seeing your success through. We work with you to train you to use the new equipment. We also offer continued system maintenance at your request, and data backup your system presets.

In-Depth: Our Process With Your School


Studies have shown time and time again that a person’s ability to listen can have powerful effects on their ability to comprehend a lesson or gain the most from a performance. All too often, this ability to hear is directly affected by the acoustic make-up of the room.

Acoustical treatments can significantly improve the coverage and clarity of sound in your school's gymnasium, auditorium, and/or music room. Utilizing our computer modeling systems, our staff can simulate the effectiveness of acoustical solutions and suggest the right course of action to improve sound quality.

If your school is building or remodeling, our consultants will work with your architect to ensure that the initial design for your gymnasiums, auditoriums, and other venues are acoustically correct. This service will help your school prevent costly post-construction changes.

A/V Systems

Imagine an environment that excites students to learn, encourages interaction, and drastically cuts back on teaching and prep time. These types of facilities exist and are becoming increasingly popular through the design and implementation of modern audio/visual systems. Many educational facilities have turned to the staff at RDI to provide them with the latest technologies in an A/V system design that meet the specific needs of their facilities. These needs may include such standard features as a projector and a simple sound system, or progress toward more complex systems that include interactive whiteboards, document cameras, and video teleconferencing. Complex systems can also feature state-of-the-art control interfaces for system integration, ease of use, and system processing.

Our staff has designed and implemented numerous sound reinforcement systems for gymnasiums, auditoriums, theaters, and athletic facilities. Regardless of the venue, our approach is the same: to provide clients with a system designed to match the facility, goals, and budget.

RDI utilizes computer-aided modeling techniques to examine various system components before actually installing them in a facility. This technology gives us the ability to determine such items as speech intelligibility, direct to proper reverberation ratios, sound pressure levels, coverage patterns, proper aiming, and much more.

Whether your goals are to improve communication in the auditorium, gymnasium, classroom, or a music room, we can design and implement a state-of-the-art system that ensures the best experience.

Successful Projects Include:

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

Iowa State University, Ames, IA 

Morningside College, Sioux City, IA 

Worthington School District, Worthington, MN 

Sioux City School District, Sioux City, IA 

Newton School District, Newton, IA 

Mason City School District, Mason City, IA 

Fort Dodge School District, Fort Dodge, IA 

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Our experts are here to make your planning easier, your project run smoothly, and your results unbeatable. Give us a call at (800) 659-3529, or request a quote to get started today!