Date Archives September 2011

Panama City, Florida Schools go High Tech

Bay County School district in Panama City, Florida is going high tech in every classroom!  AVI-SPL has had the great fortune to work in this wonderful community where the educators are committed to providing every child with the opportunity to learn with audio visual technology like SMART Boards through all grade levels.

I had the privilege of working with the TOSA’s, or Teachers on Special Assignment, who will deliver professional development on education technology throughout the district. These teachers dedicated the majority of their summer to learning new AV technologies, and how to embed new strategies into the curriculum. They even traveled to Florida Southern College to attend the week long Summer Institute for Technology Integration sponsored by AVI-SPL.

What a wonderful group of people from our Panhandle. We look forward to continuing to assist their TOSA’s, teachers, administrators and staff as they continue on the journey of transforming the learning experiences for all of their teachers and students.

Watch and listen to a few of the 5th graders in the first fully equipped classroom in Bay County, and how they feel about learning now!!
 

Register for October 12 Webinar on Audio Video Bridging With AVI-SPL and Biamp Systems

AVI-SPL University Professional Series Online LogoJoin us Wednesday, October 12, at 1 p.m. for “Audio Video Bridging (AVB) — The Next Generation in Digital Media Transport,” a FREE webinar hosted by AVI-SPL and presented by Biamp Systems. During this event, Biamp’s Mike DeFreece will explore end-to-end digital networks that are easy to manage through the new standards of Audio Video Bridging (AVB) . With the first open, industry-accepted standards for transporting audio and video over the network, AVB bridges the gap between AV and IT technologies, synchronizes multiple streams, eliminates buffering delays and creates resource reservation. Mike will deliver several real-world applications of AVB, and teach more efficient, reliable and cost-effective means to deliver AV content throughout your organization.

Photo of Mike DeFreeceMike is a regional manager for Biamp Systems, an internationally recognized leader in the audio electronics industry on developing tech support, tech information and Web services to better serve the needs of systems sales, design and integration. His background includes over 20 years of experience in the areas of system sales, design and integration, as well as the operation of large-scale sound reinforcement systems. 

On the agenda:

  • Gain an overview of the AVB standards and terminology
  • Explore real-world applications of AVB
  • Learn more efficient, reliable and cost-effective use of your network

Those who attend will also have access to the guide “How AVB is Changing the Industry” following the webinar. Register for “Audio Video Bridging (AVB) — The Next Generation in Digital Media Transport.” Check out more of our upcoming events at the AVI-SPL Events and Tradeshows page.

Register for October 11 Webinar on New HDTV Technology With AVI-SPL and Contemporary Research

AVI-SPL University Professional Series Online LogoJoin us Tuesday, October 11, at 1 p.m. for “New HDTV Technology Cuts Costs of Digital Signage, Cable and HD-SDI,” a FREE webinar hosted by AVI-SPL and presented by Contemporary Research.  During this event, Contemporary Research’s Doug Engstrom will deliver an interactive presentation on  the many capabilities on RF technology. He’ll showcase real-world examples that cover digital signage distribution to your facility, converting HD-SDI video feeds and more.

Photo of Doug EngstromDoug serves as the director of tech communications for Contemporary Research, an industry leader focused on developing tech support, tech information and Web services to better serve the needs of systems sales, design and integration. With over 40 years in the industry, Doug has authored several articles and also served as an InfoComm Academy Systems Design instructor.

On the agenda:

  • Cut cable fees and send back the cable boxes
  • How to convert live HD-SDI video feeds
  • Understand the basics and option of RF 2.0 HDTV technology
  • How to distribute digital signage
  • Take control of your TVs through the same RF network 

Those who attend will gain access to Doug Enstrom’s white paper “The New Basic Cable,” following the webinar. Register for “New HDTV Technology Cuts Costs of Digital Signage, Cable and HD-SDI.” Check out more of our upcoming events at the AVI-SPL Events and Tradeshows page.