What Is a System Integrator? audioDave's Definition.
A person or company that specializes in bringing together components and/or subsystems into a single system that functions as one.
What is a System Integrator?
A system integrator for residential homes and commercial spaces is to bring together devices, components, and subsystems within the home or commercial space into one system that function together. These systems can comprise of multiple devices in a one-room solution or large homes or commercial properties with multiple subsystems and components. Once the devices, components, and subsystems have been integrated into one system, automation or automatic controls can be applied to the system so human intervention is not required.
A system integrator must have an advanced understanding and knowledge of all the possible devices, components, and subsystems that could be connected and controlled within the home or commercial space. He must use this advanced knowledge to communicate with the various subcontractors to ensure that the devices, components, and subsystems will connect and function as one. Having an understanding of the equipment and the client’s technology needs and competency helps the integrator provide the proper controls to operate the system.
It is important that an Integrator really listens to the client and understands their needs and the issues. This allows Integrator to employ multiple team members who specialize or have the unique skills to engineer, install, and program a system that not only meets the client’s needs but is also a user-friendly system. Communication, and setting expectations with the client can create a successful systems deployment and experience for the integrator and client
System Integrators not only work with the end-user, but also architects, interior designers, general contractors, and subsystem technician. It is extremely important that the integrator is actively involved at the start of the project in order to ensure that the devices, components, and subsystems can be integrated into one system. Communication plays a huge part, as the integrator will be working with multiple companies, and systems.
As subsystems, components and devices increase in their level of sophistication, and the number of manufacturers for components of these systems increases
so does the demand for systems integrators.