Date Archives November 2017

AVI-SPL Tops the 2017 List of AV Systems Integrators

Near the end of each year, Systems Contractor News puts out a list of the top 50 AV systems integrators based on revenue. And each year, AVI-SPL is at the top of that list. That holds true in the 2017 edition of the SCN list, which AVI-SPL leads with $720 million. Acquisitions of Anderson AV and VideoLink contributed to that increase. Those acquisitions represent AVI-SPL’s commitment to expand its ability to serve companies around the world with the solutions they need to work smarter.

For companies that are seeking a solutions provider to guide them through the process of designing, implementing, and supporting the technology that improves the workplace experience, a number like $720 million may not be at the top of the list of criteria. But AVI-SPL sees that number as validation of its work and proof of trust from companies wanting to work with the most experienced integrator of AV and collaboration solutions. It represents the positive experience of those who are working with AVI-SPL for the first time, and those who have returned to AVI-SPL as their organizations evolve and needs change.

If your organization, regardless of the industry or market focus, is embarking on a project that involves better collaboration systems or advanced AV technology, connect with AVI-SPL at sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197.

Tips for Buying Collaboration Technology

The goal is to create better meeting experiences in your organization. And to do that, you need to know what type of video collaboration and unified communications technology are available, and what to look for in the partner you trust to implement and support those systems.  In the guide “Tips for Buying Collaboration Technology,” you’ll get helpful information about:

  • What you should expect out of your collaboration platform
  • How to justify collaboration technology to decision makers
  • Writing a collaboration technology RFP
  • How to get the right solution
  • The installation process

This guide was created under the guidance of Lou Chiorazzi, VP of unified communications for AVI-SPL. Lou also shared his knowledge in episode 30 of the My TechDecisions podcast. During the podcast, he emphasizes the importance of:

  • The experience companies want to create
  • Possibilities for environments like huddle spaces, boardrooms, and open office environments
  • How to get buy-in from key stakeholders

Download your copy of “Tips for Buying Collaboration Technology” >

 

Digital Collaboration: Making the Workplace a Better Place to Work

In a five-part series of JLL blog posts, experts from architecture, flooring, lighting, furniture and audio-visual technology give their thoughts on what it takes to make the workplace a better place to work. For this second entry in the series, the spotlight is on digital collaboration and:

  • The different types of technologies used for digital collaboration
  • The benefits of digital collaboration
  • Insights from two JLL offices as to why they chose Oblong Mezzanine for their collaboration solution
  • What it’s like to work with AVI-SPL

Read “Transforming today’s workplace, one meeting at a time” >

When you’re finished, contact AVI-SPL at sales@avispl.com and talk about your vision for improving your workplace. AVI-SPL experts can offer their services in design, engineering, integration, and ongoing support.

Webinar Recording: Purchasing AV Equipment for State of Florida Buyers

During this webinar, Jay Bosch, AVI-SPL Director of Business Development, and Frank Meyran, Program Manager for The Interlocal Purchasing System, discussed and answered question around the discontinuation of the Florida State Contract for Audio Visual Equipment and Accessories.

Jay leads this look at alternate purchasing vehicles for state of Florida purchasers. Among the options he covers:

  • Two ways to purchase through the GSA contract
  • Manufacturers on the GSA contract
  • PEPPM Florida contract (to purchase SMART Technologies)

Frank covers:

  • Benefits of working with TIPS
  • Interlocal Purchasing System
  • Searching for vendors on the TIPS website
  • Where to find the AVI-SPL contract landing page (and how to select audio products)
  • The value of the “due diligence” tab on the contract page

Download “Purchasing AV Equipment and Services — State of Florida Buyers” >

Webinar Recording: Enterprise-Grade Network AV Featuring Crestron

During this AVI-SPL webinar, Rob Carter of Crestron discusses the benefits of network AV and addresses:

  • A detailed look at Crestron’s DigitalMedia NVX series, which allows companies to distribute video over the network
  • The ability of DM NVX to scale to thousands of endpoints
  • Comparison of DM NVX series latency to HDBaseT® systems
  • Use cases (including connecting DMPS rooms, connecting floors and buildings)
  • Network security and design (AES encryption, 802.1x device authentication, Active Directory)
  • Design examples
  • XIO Director and how it solves the problem of systems-level management

Download the recording for “Enterprise-Grade Network AV” >