Date Archives September 2010

Win Prizes from AVI-SPL During AV Week

AV Week: What’s That?

AV Week, October 17-23, is a celebration of the audiovisual industry hosted by InfoComm International, the leading association for the professional AV communications industry. AVI-SPL is celebrating AV Week with our customers and our employees by spreading the word about the AV industry… and by giving away super cool PRIZES! Want to know how to win? Keep reading!

K-12 Educators: Win an NEC Projector for your School!

AVI-SPL has teamed up with NEC Display to award a brand new NEC M260X projector to a K-12 school here in the United States.

Enter AV Week projector giveaway

To enter the Tools for Educators AV Week Projector Giveaway:

  • K-12 educators must submit a 140-character response to “Why should your school win a new projector?” Be creative!
  • Entries will be accepted Oct. 11-21
  • All entries will be posted at blog.avispl.com for voting the following week
  • The entry that receives the most votes will be deemed the winner and will be announced on the blog

The entry form will be posted on this blog on Oct. 11 and submissions will be accepted through Oct. 21.

Educators Start working on your submissions and check back during AV Week for your chance to win an NEC projector for your school!

Non-Educators Share this info with your friends and family members who are educators!

Answer AVI-SPL Trivia Questions: Win a Bag o’ Goodies!

Not an educator? Not a problem! You can still win an awesome prize!

We’ll be posting trivia questions about AVI-SPL on our blog and social media sites (AVI-SPL on Twitter, AVI-SPL on Facebook) all during AV Week (October 17-23). You and our followers will have three chances each day (Monday through Friday) to win a prize pack chock full of AVI-SPL goodies!

Bag o’ Goodies includes AVI-SPL-branded:

  • Soft-sided cooler
  • Tumbler (for hot or cold beverages!)
  • Recycled notebook and pen
  • USB memory stick

Be sure to follow us on Twitter or “like” us on Facebook for your chance to answer trivia questions and win this cool prize pack!

…And the Party Continues!

The fun and prizes aren’t just for our customers and fans– our nearly 40 offices will be celebrating AV Week with various events for employees! A company-wide trivia contest (with AV Week-branded prizes for employees) and “AV Spirit Week” events will be going on throughout the week. Photos of our “AV Spirit Week” activities will be posted on our Facebook page, so check it out while you’re waiting for the next trivia question! (The “Geek It Up Wednesday” photos should be good for a few LOL’s!)

Questions? Comments?

Please e-mail avweek@avispl.com with any questions about AVI-SPL’s AV Week celebrations!

How Can Audio, Video and Lighting Help Engage the House of Worship Experience?

 

  • Enhanced live streaming for sermons?
  • Multiple high-definition (HD) projection systems that could be used during concerts?
  • What AV elements were key to making the house of worship experience exciting and meaningful, and also drawing in new members?

These were just a few of the questions asked by First Baptist Oviedo’s church leadership as they began work on their new facility.

From the depths of their 2,800 seat main sanctuary to an advanced production suite known as “the bridge,” this Florida church has since introduced three Sony PMW-EX3 camcorders for live streaming, a Digidesign digital mixing console for pitch-perfect audio and rear projection rooms for the ultimate worship experience. Discover more of their dynamic, user-friendly solutions with AVI-SPL’s video tour, featuring Oviedo’s senior production associate, Josh Felix, as well as Ed Sullivan, senior design engineer, AVI-SPL.


Like what you see?

To learn how AVI-SPL can help engage your House of Worship, contact an AVI-SPL Representative at (866) 559-8197 or click here to complete our “Request a Quote” form.

Click here to see other House of Worship AV systems.

Free consultations from the Control Room Group. Who says there’s no such thing as a “free lunch?”

By David Jones, Sales Manager Control Room Group

Just recently, I had the opportunity to review a control center request for proposal that was sent to us by a client in one of our vertical markets. We had been working with this client on a regular basis over the past few years helping them design their control room facility.

De ja vu all over again set in as I was sure I’d seen the specification before. After a little investigation I was surprised to find that we had indeed responded to the very same specification not once but twice in the last year.

Each of the three clients had used the same firm as their consulting engineering company and each had been given the exact same specification down to the bullet points.

Although the three companies were prominent in the same vertical market, the problem is that the three had entirely different needs, missions and budgets insofar as their technology requirements in the control center. As I’ve mentioned before in my blog, there is no one size fits all control room design or set of control room technologies, but let me say it one more time – There is no one size fits all control room design or set of control room technologies.

The Control Room Group has more than 450 clients that we’ve designed and built control rooms for over the last eight years and we’ve never built the same room twice. The likelihood that these three clients had exactly the same control room requirements was pretty slim.

Also, as you might have heard me say here before that the Control Room Group works with all the manufactures of mission critical components to create a custom solution that is specifically designed to meet your unique control room requirements using common off the shelf components.

So, here’s where the “free lunch” comes in. If you’re in the process of designing a control room facility using an in house or outside resource (aka consultant) I’ll make you a special offer.

If you or your consultant contacts me at David.Jones@avispl.com before the end of the year – December 31, 2010 – we will provide your project with either a FREE system design that exactly meets your needs or a FREE system design review and subsequent comment and suggestion report.

So, maybe there really is such a thing as a “free lunch?”

Learn more about the Control Room Group

Learn How Cisco’s TelePresence Was Used in This K-12 School District to Reduce Costs & Engage Students

Curious to know how TelePresence can make a positive impact in your school? Join us on Wednesday, September 29, as AVI-SPL and Cisco hosts an informative seminar on these topics – one that’s geared specifically towards the special needs of K-12 educators like you.  Don’t miss out, as the seminar starts at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT.

Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

Located in rural Southeast Oklahoma, the Howe Public Schools District serves approximately 480 pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. Challenged by federal mandates to offer more content, Howe lacked the financial resources to hire the number of teachers needed to comply. Today, Howe is partnering with four different schools to deliver courses, adding video to online classrooms, podcasting class sessions and improving professional development for faculty.

Join Dr. Lance Ford and Superintendent Scott Parks to learn how they are using Cisco TelePresence to:

  • Maximize faculty resources through distance learning
  • Provide access to experts and content not available otherwise
  • Unite multi-cultural student groups for collaboration and learning
  • Expand professional development programs
  • Provide on-demand access to content and lectures anytime, anywhere
  • Reduce costs and improve efficiencies for administration tasks

Register today to learn how you too can video-enable Telepresence in your school!

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University of Georgia Uses Telepresence to Reach More Students and Retain Faculty – Learn How.

Join Cisco and AVI-SPL on Tuesday, September 28 at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT for an informative webinar.

Learn first-hand how Telepresence brings students and faculty together, while at the same time retaining faculty, increasing elective offerings and reaching more students.

Sit in on a conversation with Sarah Wardlaw Jones, program coordinator for the Millikan Educational Resources Center at the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy. Her school’s four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program has faculty and students located across the state. With interactive video communication, faculty and students are seeing better use of their time and more in-depth and active learning, as well as significant cost reductions.

Register today to learn how you too can video-enable Telepresence in your school!

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Host

Dr. Lance Ford is an educational technology advocate for Cisco’s Collaboration team. He is focused on helping students attain their maximum potential through various technical tools.

Speaker

Sarah Wardlaw Jones is the IT Manager for the Millikan Educational Resources group at the University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy. She is responsible for the management of the College’s instructional technology and classroom support program.

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Click here for more information on Cisco TelePresence products. »