Category AV in the Classroom

Impressed by the Business Tech

AVI-SPL’s annual sales conference is always a big highlight on my calendar because I get to see firsthand what we are doing throughout our organization to improve service to our customers so that companies, universities, and departments are better for working with us.

I also get to see our top partners showcase their latest products during our Partner Expo. This year I visited every booth — nearly 40, if memory serves — and it was a treat to see systems and devices that improve so much of the meeting experience. (I just considered correcting that last line to say “meeting room experience,” but with the technology I saw, the type you can fit in a backpack, meetings can happen anywhere we want them to.)

Donning a pair of headphones at Shure’s booth, I smiled like a little kid at the ability for sound patterns to be adjusted in a noisy environment so that our presenter’s voice was easily heard above the din. I stood before a massive video wall while a Bluescape representative used his tablet to create meeting rooms in the cloud, ones where people can annotate and add documents and media across 160 acres of workspace for real-time collaboration. If you’re an IT manager in need of connectors that won’t jiggle loose, Middle Atlantic was eager to demonstrate.

Tens of thousands of people will be able to see these and as-yet unannounced products at the upcoming InfoComm show in Las Vegas this June. But you don’t have to visit an industry conference to learn about the amazing technologies available to improve the way you deliver messages, bring teams together, and engage visitors and staff alike. I work with people who have the expertise to understand the challenges your organization is facing and how to turn those into opportunities for success. I encourage you to reach out to us at 866-559-8197 or sales@avispl.com.

 

Hear From Those Who’ve Worked With AVI-SPL

In your personal life, you rely on customer recommendations before committing to a product or service. Think about how much you rely on someone else’s experience before booking a hotel, making reservations at a restaurant, or purchasing a new car.

The same applies to our professional work. So that you can make an informed decision about who will help you improve your communication and collaboration systems, we offer five minutes of the sights and sounds of clients who’ve benefited from AVI-SPL’s expertise as a pro AV systems integrator.

Find Your AV and Collaboration Solutions

Finding the business AV and collaboration solutions that improve your organization’s operations just got a lot easier. That’s because we’ve revamped the AVI-SPL website. It’s better organized, better designed, and makes it much easier for you to learn about commercial AV and collaboration solutions, how they’ve been applied in environments similar to yours, and how they can help you.

In four sections — Solutions, Services, Resources, and Products — we’ve made it easy to find information about:

This list represents just a portion of what we can do for your company. I invite you to explore the site, and learn how we can serve you better than any other systems integrator.

What’s New in Technology for the Classroom

It’s all about engagement. Read Tracie Bryant’s summary of the New Media Consortium’s predictions for the world of education technology in 2016, and you’ll see the common thread among each of the highlights.

In the Classrooms and Training Centers section of the AVI-SPL website, we provide you the resources to inform yourself about choosing the right collaboration technology to engage students, whether they’re in the classroom or walking around campus.

How Visualization and Simulation Tools Help Train and Test

Data is easy to come by. But making use of that data can be a challenge. Advanced visualization helps by immersing individuals and groups into simulated environments, and make it easy for groups to collaborate and gain consensus.

In simulation environments, students and trainees can safely experience situations that happen in the real world. These virtual environments immerse participants in realistic conditions so they can practice their courses of action. A simulator can also provide for safety engineering, testing, improved performance, and education.

Read “Visualization and Simulation for Research and Collaboration,” to learn how today’s advanced technology allows for:

  • Hologram environments where even the floor is a simulated environment
  • Personal, self-contained environments
  • 3D environments that allow user interaction via motion tracking
  • Images seamlessly warped and blended on any object
  • Unprecedented image fidelity using 4K resolution

Download “Visualization and Simulation for Research and Collaboration” >