Date Archives December 2013

A Hospital Improves Cardiology Care With Telemedicine

The cardiac surgeons at Evelina London Children’s Hospital in the U.K. are responsble for over 500 surgeries on year. So they can meet that challenge, the surgeons use telemedicine to examine high-quality scans during operations. In addition to the expert care, the benefits include:

  • Saves 1,300 hours in consultant and surgeon time each year
  • Reduces the time required for review of interoperative scans from 90 to 5 minutes
  • Enables cardiologists to see more patients

For more details about the hospital’s use of telemedicine solutions, you can read the Polycom’s summary. For any questions you may have about bringing these and similar solutions into your healthcare facility, contact AVI-SPL at 866-559-8197 or sales@avispl.com. You can also fill out our contact form.

 

Meet Alexis La Broi from our Creative Show Services Team

Alexis La Broi rejoined our team nearly 10 years after she left the AV industry. With 18 years of industry experience under her tool belt, we were thrilled when she accepted a position as account manager with our Hotels & Event Production team in Columbia, MD.

Since coming back to AVI-SPL in 2012, Alexis has received accolades from leaders in both the AV and meeting planning industries, winning awards like the Women in AV Mentor award and the Meeting Professionals International Star of the Quarter award.

Check out this in-depth profile by rAVe [Publications] to learn more about her 18 year journey through the world of AV and event production >

The Creative Show Services Team Welcomes Andrea Bocelli to Tampa

Our Creative Show Services team is excited to announce that Andrea Bocelli is returning to Tampa on December 14th for his Christmas tour. The world renowned tenor will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva and guest vocalist Heather Headley.

As we informed you earlier this year, Bocelli kicked off his 2013 U.S. Tour “Passione” with a show-stopping concert on February 8th in Sunrise, FL. The tenor sang to a crowd of more than 12,000, delivering a pop and operatic performance that drew standing ovations during several encores. Bocelli performed the well-known “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás” and “New York, New York” among many other favorites.

The Christmas tour, which is part of the “Passione” tour, started on December 7th in Las Vegas and the last stop will be in Atlanta, GA on December 15th. Of course, the entire event would not be complete without the incredible support of our own team from Creative Show Services, led by executive producer John Orchard and technical director Keith Lasher.

For the past 12 years, AVI-SPL has supplied all video and lighting equipment for Bocelli’s U.S. tours. This year the staging features a 60`x40` LED screen that projects live segments from the concert combined with imagery provided by the Bocelli creative group. A team of 15 people from AVI-SPL, 5 lighting and 10 video operators, together with 30 local stage hands, work each show.

As usual, the CS2 team will be there to ensure that Bocelli’s admirers will receive an amazing and unforgettable experience. For more information about the tour, go to www.andreabocelli.com. For additional information on our services, please visit www.creativeshowservices.com

Infographic: Planning for the Future With Pervasive Video

Companies continue to increase their use of video to collaborate, train and share knowledge. This Polycom infographic shows the number of companies deploying desktop video for  their employees, how video is being used, and the high percentage of companies that will be video conferencing via desktop, room systems and mobile devices by the end of 2014.

Are you one of the companies planning to integrate or expand video into your operations? Contact AVI-SPL with any questions you may have and to discuss a plan best suited to your organization — 866-559-8197 or sales@avispl.com.