Date Archives December 2012

AVI-SPL Event Production Team Lights Up the Holidays

"Event Production" "AVI-SPL" "Creative Show Services" PriceWaterhouseCoopersTampa – Our Event Production team put the new PriceWaterhouseCoopers building in the spotlight. The corporate holiday party hosted a crowd of more than 1,800 PWC employees and their families outside the new facility.

In planning the event, the PWC team originally envisioned a daytime event, but when our Event Production team suggested a light and music show on the building facade, the event planning team decided to reschedule the party to early evening.

To light up the building, our team spent about eight hours programming the show, nine hours on set-up (over two days) and two hours to strike after the event.

Equipment used includes:

  • 52- Hanson Wireless LED fixtures
  • 48- Colorblast 12 TRX LED Fixtures
  • 36-Colorblast 12 TR LED Fixtures
  • 12- Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures
  • 4- Impression LED moving head

The team used WYSIWYG software in-house to pre-visualize the show and program before making tweaks live on-site at PWC. The show was programmed through a GrandMA 2 Light console, MAnet to DMX node, which was programmed manually, then synced to SMPTE time code.

The total power for the lighting and sound was only 60amps– about as much as your home stove. Wow!

Our team also provided a stage for announcements, and a truck-mounted video wall for digital signage throughout the event.

Watch the video of the light and sound show:

Webinar Recording: The Power of Video Everywhere, by Cisco

The recording of the webinar “Capture, Transform, Share: The Power of Video Everywhere” is now available. Cisco Video Content Specialist Colby Nish offers numbers that show video collaboration has becomes an essential part of the workplace and that it will continue to grow. Nish explores the Cisco’s Capture-Transform- Share solution and how it enables companies to collaborate over video wherever and whenever they need to. Following Nish’s talk, John Maass of the Moffitt Cancer Center talked about the effectiveness of Cisco Digital Media solutions in helping doctors, staff and researchers share knowledge and information.

Watch the webinar “Capture, Transform, Share: The Power of Video Everywhere.”

AVI-SPL Names Dale Bottcher SVP of Sales, West

CHICAGO – December 4, 2012 – AVI-SPL today announced Dale Bottcher has been named senior vice president of sales for the west region.

In this new position, Bottcher will lead the sales force of nearly 90 employees in the west region of North America. This includes developing and implementing a marketing and sales strategy targeting key vertical markets to pursue and obtain new business.

Joining AVI-SPL in 2003, Bottcher played a key role in leading the Chicago office’s fastest growth period. In recent years, Bottcher has led the company’s sales strategy with enterprise accounts and public sector clients, significantly growing large account business. He has also driven AVI-SPL’s video communications sales strategy along with Mike Brandofino, executive vice president of video and unified communications.

“Dale brings remarkable sales leadership experience to this role. Throughout his career, he’s had great success building and leading talented solutions sales teams,” said Don Mastro, executive vice president of sales.

“It’s exciting to be a part of a company like AVI-SPL that is always evolving as the technology becomes more advanced. I’m eager to take on this new challenge and lead a group of talented salespeople,” said Bottcher.

About AVI-SPL

As the world’s leading video communications partner, AVI-SPL designs, builds and supports the systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers throughout 34 offices across North America and an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Please visit www.avispl.com for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

AVI-SPL Welcomes Tom Bigliani as SVP of Sales, East

Long Island City, N.Y. – December 4, 2012 – AVI-SPL today announced Tom Bigliani has joined AVI-SPL as the new senior vice president of sales of the east region.

In this new position with AVI-SPL, Bigliani will lead a sales force of nearly 90 employees in the east region of North America. This includes developing and implementing a marketing and sales strategy targeting key vertical markets to pursue and obtain new business.

Bigliani joins AVI-SPL after spending the last six years with BT Conferencing. As their regional vice president of northeast region video sales, Bigliani grew his sales team and implemented a solution-selling based sales strategy. Bigliani led the managed services sales team in the northeast prior to his latest role with BT Conferencing. Bigliani’s experience also includes tenure with AVI-SPL’s legacy company SPL from 2004 to 2007. There Bigliani served as the director of managed conferencing services sales and was the architect of the company’s National Help Desk.

“We’re thrilled to have Tom in this sales leadership position with AVI-SPL,” said Don Mastro, executive vice president of sales. “He has an excellent track record for developing solutions sales teams.”

“I’m excited to rejoin the AVI-SPL team. The company has evolved so much in the past few years and has really taken off in the video communications space,” said Bigliani.

About AVI-SPL

As the world’s leading video communications partner, AVI-SPL designs, builds and supports the systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers throughout 34 offices across North America and an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Please visit www.avispl.com for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest.