Date Archives June 2018

Webinar Recording: Biamp’s Voice-Tracking Microphone Arrays

During this webinar, Zach Snook, audio product manager for Biamp, explains beamforming microphones and mic arrays and how they provide coverage within a meeting space. Download this webinar to hear Zach demonstrate Biamp’s voice-tracking performance from the Biamp Beamforming Studio, and learn about:

  • Benefits of beamforming mic arrays
  • How these mic arrays can be arranged in your rooms
  • How Biamp Beamtracking™ microphones track a moving talker so their voice is always being picked up
  • Tesira POE+ amplifiers
  • Using Biamp calculators to determine mic coverage and design rooms

Zach also answers questions on topics such as coverage in large rooms, and how to account for multiple talkers in a room or zone.

Download this recording of “Microphone Arrays, Beamforming, and Voice-Tracking Technologies” >

Glassdoor Names AVI-SPL’s John Zettel a Top CEO

AVI-SPL employees are to thank today as our own John Zettel has been named a Top CEO by Glassdoor, according to the company’s most recent report. Glassdoor®, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual report highlighting the Top CEOs in several countries throughout North America and Europe.

Zettel appears on the U.S. Large list with an impressive Glassdoor rating, due in part to efforts toward maintaining a family-like employee culture, increase in community activism, and creating avenues for employee questions, suggestions, and comments to be heard, and considered.

In a recent interview with Commercial Integrator, Zettel shared the importance of employees and culture, crediting the people who make up AVI-SPL for the company’s success:

“It does cycle back to our people, because they have to be the ones committed to innovation. And then that innovation is what goes to our ability to just work that extra mile to deliver on customer expectations and exceed customer expectations. I do think when you combine that innovation with the culture and commitment to our customer, that is what sets AVI-SPL apart.”

CEO approval ratings are gathered through Glassdoor’s online company review survey, which gathers current and former employee sentiment about job and company satisfaction, the work environment and the culture. Employees are asked to rate a number of workplace factors like compensation and benefits as well as work-life balance, and asked whether they approve, disapprove or are neutral about the job their CEO is doing. In addition, employees are asked to describe some of the upsides and downsides of working for the company and provide any advice for senior management.

Check out the complete list of the Employees’ Choice Award for the Top CEOs in 2018 on the U.S. Large list here: https://www.glassdoor.com/Award/Top-CEOs-LST_KQ0,8.htm

Chicago Area Professionals – Come to the TechX Mixer This June 21

If you work in the Chicago metro area, wrap up this Thursday, June 21 with food and drink while learning about the technology and smart design that improves your ability to collaborate with colleagues and clients. At the AVI-SPL TechX Mixer from 4-7 p.m., you and your peers will meet at City Center Shure, where you’ll hear about flexible spaces that are ready for impromptu meetings – even those that require the ability to share content and video in real time with remote collaborators.

Reasons to Attend

  • Improve your workplace engagement through space, design, and technology
  • Learn how to apply better work experiences in your organization
  • Learn about the latest technology to streamline workplace collaboration
  • Get expert advice on your specific workplace challenges

AVI-SPL and its partners want to improve your ability to collaborate in the workplace. Click the button below to reserve your attendance.

Webinar Recording: Oblong Mezzanine and Persistent Messaging Apps

During this event, hosted by Commercial Integrator, Paul Sprague and Lilian Bories of Oblong look at the challenges faced by companies with regard to their ability to collaborate. You’ll learn how Oblong improves collaboration before, during and after the meeting, and how Oblong’s Mezzanine elevates conversations into content-rich meetings, where anyone can contribute content, regardless of location. Topics covered:

  • The limits of single-source content sharing
  • Different types of Mezzanine solutions
  • How to move from chat into meeting
  • Integration with Cisco Webex Teams (ability for live annotation)

A brief Q&A session followed the event.

Get the recording for “Elevate Your Meetings With Persistent Messaging Apps” >

Rapid Rooms: Your Path to Workplace Transformation

When your company is focused on improving its collaborative culture, it will want to see changes sooner rather than later. That’s why AVI-SPL has introduced a system that can make that transformation happen in a relatively brief amount of time.

Rapid Rooms is AVI-SPL’s system for quickly deploying pre-configured, standardized collaboration spaces with proven AV and UC technology throughout your workplace, around the world. A press release AVI-SPL issued during InfoComm noted that Rapid Rooms includes an “AV-as-a-service model for hardware, software, and managed service contract wrapped into one, fixed, monthly fee.” It also includes refresh cycles to address lifecycle management and ensure that solutions are always current. Other benefits include:

  • Designed to be installed within 45 days
  • Can be quickly onboarded to Symphony, which is AVI-SPL’s remote monitoring platform
  • Comes with AVI-SPL’s Customer Care support
  • Quick quoting for standard room configurations
  • Functional drawings tool to help customers visualize their collaboration spaces

They are a subset of the company’s Smart Spaces,™ AVI-SPL’s system for quick deployment of conference rooms and collaboration spaces.

Learn about our Smart Spaces and Rapid Rooms >