Category AV in the Classroom

Webinar Recording: Classroom Collaboration

Experts from Milestone and Sharp look at how distance learning has changed education, and the classroom tools each company provides to encourage collaboration among teachers and students.

George Atsidakos of Milestone will look at Chief and Da-Lite products, including the IDEA screen, which is a projection screen and writeable board that holds up to daily use.

Gary Bailer of Sharp follows with an overview of the effects of distance learning, and the benefits of interactive collaboration in education. He then focuses on the Sharp Aquos Board, the award-winning, interactive display that allows students in the same room and from different locations to collaborate with each other.

Download the webinar “Interactivity in the Classroom” >

Sign Up for Microsoft Surface Hub Training

Sign up for remote or onsite training, and give your staff the confidence they need to use the many collaboration features of the Microsoft Surface Hub. Take a look at our training flyer to see which type of session is right for you and your group.

Contact us at sales@avispl.com to schedule your training event.

The Surface Hub comes in 84-in. and 55-in. displays sizes, each including features like:

  • Windows 10 operating system
  • Motion-tracking technology
  • Skype for Business

Visit AVI-SPL’s Surface Hub page for more details.

View the AVI-SPL Concept Catalog 2016

AVI-SPL’s Concept Catalog for 2016 showcases a handful of companies and organizations that have recently benefited from AV and collaboration tools that we’ve integrated  The digital version is up on our site, and it includes AVI-SPL’s award-winning work for two of these projects.

You can also request a print version. >

Have a project similar to what you’ve seen in the catalog? Let us know. You may also contact us at sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197.

Because Doing Business Is About Listening

The article in EdSurge is directed toward education tech salespeople, but it could apply to just about any salesperson, marketing department, or company in general: before you sell your product, show the customer you care about addressing their needs and solving their challenges.

“Nothing aggravates university administrators more than a sales person coming in with a ‘solution’ to a problem the university may not have. A better approach is to ask questions about what administrators and faculty think could work better at their institution.” –Bridget Burns, “The Tough-Love Advice EdTech Needs to Hear,” EdSurge

I imagine that a lot of university people who read that article felt a wave of “right on” wash over them. As well they should: we’ve dealt with people whose laser focus on making the sale means browbeating us into submission with emails, phone calls, and promises of presentations and demos that will change everything. Before we’ve even told them what we need.

I’m in a position to hear about our own approaches to working with clients, and I’m always pleased that they frequently sound like this:

“AVI-SPL understood our needs and brought in technology partners to build a solution that met our specifications and exceeded our expectations.” –Jan Odegard, Rice University‘s executive director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology

“I had other vendors who told me what I needed, and didn’t listen to me telling them what I needed. AVI-SPL listened.” –Arlen Sanders, project manager, L.A. Metro

They’re great quotes for case studies; they’re also great testaments to the approach AVI-SPL takes to its clients.

If you’re in the business of making sales, read the EdSurge article and find out the right way to get an audience with a decision maker, and what to say when you do.

If you’re seeking to improve some aspect of your organization involving meeting rooms, collaboration technology, and audio-video solutions that connect people with ideas and information, reach out to us: sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197. We’re here to listen.

April 27 Webinar: Workplace Transformation

Still not sure what workplace transformation means or how it applies to your organization? Hear experts from Cisco and AMX discuss this timely topic Wednesday, April 27 at 1 p.m. EST.

Cisco’s John Franklin will explain what’s changed in the workplace in terms of collaboration, workloads, and the technology that brings people together to work on projects. Bob Sharp of AMX will offer his insight into the control systems that streamline and automate meeting functions like room scheduling and setup. He’ll look at the value of the enterprise IT network in managing an array of workplace source devices and endpoints.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • Challenges to collaboration
  • Factors driving workplace change
  • Why you need to care about workplace challenges
  • Benefits of Cisco and AMX solutions in fostering positive change

Register for “Workplace Transformation with Cisco and AMX by Harman.”