Date Archives August 2011

New High Brightness NEC Projector is Budget Friendly

The widescreen NEC V300W is designed to provide higher brightness for classrooms, meeting and  conference rooms that have heavy ambient light but require a small projector.

This 3000-lumen lightweight mobile model is 3D Ready and includes a 7W speaker, closed captioning and NEC’s Virtual Remote control software.

  • Automatic Power ON via RGB (15-pin) input
  • BrilliantColor™, including a 6-segment color wheel, provides accurate color reproduction
  • Quick startup/cooling/shutdown minimizes projector setup and teardown between meetings
  • ECO Mode™ technology helps extend lamp life and lowers power consumption
  • HDMI input connects you to high-definition sources
  • Dual computer inputs ensure quick switching between presentations
  • Crestron RoomView Connected™ provides unified management, including the ability to switch the power on and off for multiple projectors connected to a network

To find out more info

Interested in bringing NEC’s latest projector to your organization? Simply click here to request a quote, or speak to an AVI-SPL representative by calling 800-282-6733 today!

Summer Institute for Technology Integration Week in Review

The Summer Institute for Technology Integration (SiTi), sponsored by AVI-SPL and hosted by Florida Southern College in Lakeland July 11-15, welcomed eighty educators from as far away as Taiwan to this residential-based immersive professional development experience. Teachers spent the week creating engaging lessons using SMART Notebook Software, digital cameras, document cameras, and SMART Response Software.

The motivational Keynote address, led by Dr. Jennifer Brown King, professor and author of TechXtraordinary Integration inspired and prepared the audience to be HOT teachers; that’s right, as Dr. King stated, “You will all be smokin’ HOT teachers by end of the week!” She was referring to Bloom’s Taxonomy, which the SiTi instructors used to move attendees from teaching their students Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS) to Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) through instructional technology best practices. By the end of the week, there were eighty smokin’ HOT teachers equipped with the knowledge and skills to implement technology effectively in their classrooms!

Sessions were led by eight extraordinary teacher teams (pictured below) from Hillsborough County Schools, who spent not just five days, but the evenings coaching and encouraging their students.

Florida Southern College; AVI-SPL; Summer Institute for Technology Integration; Professional Development for Teachers
L-R: Jenny Simmonds, Ora Tanner, Rachel Motomal, Kelly Derushia, Danny Lott (FSC), Dr. Jennifer Brown King (FSC), Michelle Clinton, Tina Hancock, Lisa Pennington, Lee Collier

Click here to watch an Animoto video of the SiTi week! >>

Florida Southern College staff generously provided beautiful accommodations at Nicholas Hall, with breathtaking views of Lake Hollingsworth. Attendees were also treated to delicious meals and scrumptious desserts in the dining hall and during session breaks. (No dieting that week!)

FSC Tech Buddies, students of Dr. King’s Education Courses, spent the week assisting attendees throughout the day and late into the evening with creating their final Showcase Project which the attendees presented on Friday morning. The closing ceremony on Friday featured Showcase Presentations where a few lucky attendees took home some cool new technology for their classrooms!

The Summer Institute for Technology Integration theme of partnership, friendship, community, education resonated throughout the week as attendees, coaches and tech buddies formed bonds through living and working together that will last long after the event ended.

We are looking forward to a continued partnership with Dr. Jennifer Brown King and Florida Southern College, and to take the Institute “on the road” to replicate in other areas of Florida and beyond!

For more information about Professional Development from AVI-SPL, click here >>

Register Now for the AVI-SPL Tech Expo in Chicago – Aug. 23!

Start making travel plans, because the first of only four installments of the AVI-SPL Technology Expo 2011 is right around the corner! This exciting showcase of innovative technology will be held at the Chicago Marriott in Oak Brook, IL, Tuesday, August 23 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Register for this free AVI-SPL Tech Expo for your chance to see the latest in video conferencing, Telepresence and advanced audio networking from the top manufacturers in the Pro AV industry. Meet and network with a wide variety of professionals – including CIOs, architects and construction specialists — and exchange ideas about the systems that companies and organizations rely on to work smarter.

At this program, you’ll discover solutions that extend from the boardroom to the control room and beyond, including advanced looks at digital signage, HD video conferencing, unified communications and much more. You’ll also see real-world examples of IT/AV convergence and learn how to build ROI through solutions that increase productivity by enhancing your ability to communicate and compete.

Why attend Technology Expo 2011?

We can think of five GREAT reasons!

  • Learn from more than 25 leaders and manufacturers in the Pro AV industry
  • Discover the latest innovations in presentation and communications technology
  • Network and collaborate with knowledgeable industry professionals
  • Attend informational seminars, including those with AIA and InfoComm CTS certification
  • Register to win an iPad2!!

Nearly 30 of the leading manufacturers in the Pro AV industry will be on hand, including AMX, Cisco, Crestron, NEC Display Solutions, Polycom, Radvision and SMART Technologies.

You can also attend two accredited courses that will further your industry education. Crestron will deliver Designing for 2030, covering the best practices for monitoring and managing environmental, lighting and AV systems. Cables to Go presents Digital Video Demystified, looking at the breakthrough technology in digital video infrastructure, including HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort and TMDS.

You won’t want to miss the keynote speech, “Harnessing the Hidden Power of Unified Communications,” delivered by AVI-SPL Executive Vice President of Video Communications and Unified Collaboration Michael Brandofino. During this talk, Mr. Brandofino will explain how the powerful convergence of IT and AV technology is helping organizations streamline their operations, save money, increase productivity and prepare for future growth. In the brief video below, Brandofino discusses why unified communications is an essential component of the modern workforce.

Reserve Your Space and Register Today

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