Date Archives August 2012

Register for August 21 Webinar on VoIP Conferencing by Biamp

Join us Tuesday, August 21 at 1 p.m. EST for “The Best Quality Solutions in Mid- to Large-Room VoIP Conferencing,” presented by Biamp Systems’ Frank West. Frank will discuss five key reasons why companies have deployed VoIP room conferencing systems to improve their productivity. He will also discuss the steps needed to develop a better VoIP conferencing experience.

On the Agenda

  • How VoIP improve productivity
  • Developing a better VoIP conference experience
  • Why companies rely on VoIP room solutions

Register for “The Best Quality Solutions in Mid- to Large-Room VoIP Conferencing.”

About the Presenter

Frank West is the South Central Regional Manager for Biamp Systems, an internationally recognized leader in the professional audio conferencing industry. Frank has over 15 years of experience in the professional AV industry. Over the last five years, Frank has implemented thousands of VoIP end points with multiple microphone inputs to provide a better end user VoIP experience.

AVI-SPL Collaboration Expo 2012 is Coming to the Big Apple!

Join us in New York City on September 25 for AVI-SPL’s Collaboration Expo 2012. The conference will feature over 25 manufacturers showcasing the latest business communication solutions that help organizations reduce costs and speed up time to market through video conferencing, unified communications and digital media systems.

Each full-day conference is your opportunity to learn about the latest collaboration technologies, helping you make informed decisions on communication investments for your company. Select manufacturers will also deliver educational seminars on topics like the future of conferencing and managing the video enterprise.

In addition to these sessions, Andrew W. Davis, cofounder of Wainhouse Research, will deliver the Expo’s keynote speech, “Beyond ROI: Find Real Value in Collaboration.” Davis will discuss how today’s work environment is changing rapidly with the evolution and adoption of telepresence, unified communications, mobility, videoconferencing, and life in the cloud. He’ll share his insight on how IT professionals, line managers, and senior executives can find an effective return on their investments.

This FREE event includes entry, lunch and a chance to win an iPad2! Be sure to like us on Facebook and RSVP to this event to be entered to win an AVI-SPL prize pack!

Register Today!

Register for the Sept. 25 Collaboration Expo event in New York City, see the full list of exhibitors and find out more about the educational seminars.

After New York City, this FREE series of events will stop in two more U.S. cities:

If you have any questions about any of our upcoming events, visit our Collaboration Expo 2012 FAQ page, email events@avispl.com or call 877-440-6205.

Classroom Management Online and in Real Time

Have you heard of ClassDojo.com?  It may be one of the best kept secrets out there – but no longer!  As the school year begins and we start wondering what our classes are going to be like, we now have an ally in the battle for classroom management! We all know that behavior management is crucial to success. Without it, your class never seems to get off of the ground, and the environment can easily go from bad to worse.  

ClassDojo helps you to give positive reinforcement to students, as well as warnings to improve behaviors. These are all viewed by the class using your projector, and are especially effective when used with a SMART Board. Students hear a pleasant sound for positive behavior, and a negative sound for warnings. All data is tracked and reports can be downloaded or set to email directly to parents. How about that! You can also control ClassDojo from anywhere in the room using the app for your smart phone!  ClassDojo is a free online program to make your life as a teacher a little more manageable. Create the expectation for good behavior the first day of school using ClassDojo!

Watch: Video on Sony’s VPL-E 200 series

At InfoComm 2012, Sony unveiled some of its latest projectors, including ultra short throw models, its blending technology and the VPL-E 200 series, highlighted in the video below. During this brief overview, Sony’s representative discusses some of the advantages of the VPL-E 200, including the ability to run presentations wirelessly from a laptop as well as from a USB drive. Go to AVI-SPL’s Sony product page to look at additional projector models along with complete specs and downloadable product pdfs.

Barco & AVI-SPL Bring 3D Visualization to Rice University

Houston – Rice University has teamed up with AVI-SPL and Barco to develop its visualization wall which allows scientists to transform detailed data into 3D imagery.

At the forefront of this visualization solution is Barco’s OLS-521 3D stereoscopic video wall displaying data generated by Rice’s first 3D visualization project, the Data Analysis and Visualization Cyber-Infrastructure for Computational Science and Engineering Applications (DAVinCI).

In addition to the display wall, the system also features an optical tracking system that will allow researchers to interact with their 3D data in a very unique way.  Because of the user’s head movements and the system’s handheld user interface, viewers become part of the data instead of a simple viewer of the data.

As part of a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Rice University is installing a powerful new high-performance computer system that will also feature DAVinCI, fulfilling the University’s need for data analysis, interpretation and visualization.

Employing user-friendly imaging products, such as those from visualization pioneer Barco, AVI-SPL and Rice University jointly designed an economical workstation solution to mirror the new visualization wall data that exists within DAVinCI.

See it in action…

To learn more about Rice University’s 3D visualization lab, read the full press release.