Category AVI-SPL in the News

AVI-SPL Control Room Group Partners with AGC Networks in India

India – To expand our international reach, the AVI-SPL Control Room Group (CRG) has partnered with AGC Networks to jointly pursue turnkey design/build unified communication business opportunities in the Indian Ocean region. AGC is the region’s leading AV and unified communications integrator, but does not have a dedicated control room team, which made the partnership with CRG an excellent opportunity for both AVI-SPL and AGC.

Indian Ocean Region

“Combining the strengths of AGC and the Control Room Group makes for a formidable force in the market presently served by AGC, and we are looking forward to working alongside our new partners and gaining business in the region,” said Sean LaNeve, vice president of CRG. “With the CRG focus on mission critical control rooms and AGC’s leadership position in the regional unified communication market, we are confident we can provide a superior client buying experience and consequently make a lasting and meaningful impression in the market,” he added.

Speaking on this occasion, Vinod Nair, AVP – AV & Video Conferencing, AGC Networks said, “With this partnership we have addressed the experience deficit in the Control Room business currently prevailing in the Indian Market. Our partnership with CRG will get highly specialized skill set in the Control Room Business into India. At AGC, we believe in working closely with our clients to provide unique and highly reliable solutions across various verticals including power, oil, gas and defense, and our alliance with the Control Room Group is to address customer requirements in these verticals. I am confident that this partnership will further enhance our market position in the Audio Visual space as also maximize our customers’ return on investment through our customized collaboration solutions.”

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AVI-SPL Featured in IT/AV Report

The spring 2011 issue of IT/AV Report – published by Sound & Communications magazine — features AVI-SPL’s extensive technology restack for the El Paso Corporation. As part of  a complete renovation of the company’s headquarters in Houston, Texas, the AVI-SPL team implemented the latest pro AV and control systems in its conference rooms, employee lounges and training areas.

Read Jeff Ward’s article detailing this ambitious integration of IT control, room scheduling and video display. You can also look at a brief overview of the El Paso project on our website.

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Florida Trend Magazine Ranks AVI-SPL #49 Among Florida Private Companies

In Florida Trend’s annual top private companies ranking, AVI-SPL ranks #49 in the state in highest revenue and #8 in the Greater Tampa Bay area. AVI-SPL generated $506 million in revenue in 2010 – a healthy jump from $421 million in 2009.

“We’re very honored to be recognized as a thriving company by Florida Trend magazine,” said AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel. “We have solid presence in the state of Florida as we’ve been headquartered here for more than 30 years.  Honors like this motivate us to continue to do what we do – delivering presentation technology solutions around the country and the world.”

Read all about it in the St. Petersburg Times.

AVI-SPL Blog Week in Review

Monday, Jan. 10: AVI-SPL Sales Manager Joins Board of Glazer Children’s Museum

Tuesday, Jan. 11: VGo telepresence Robot Rolls in at CES 2011 (video), Is 3D Technology Worth the Hype?, Crestron Offers HD Audio Over a Single Wire and Trends We’re Watching in 2011

Wednesday, Jan. 12: InfoComm to Train AVI-SPL Staff

Thursday, Jan. 13: AVI-SPL execs talk telepresence and 3D, New Year, New VariQuest Cutout Maker and VariQuest Cutout Maker gets a 2.0 upgrade

AVI-SPL Execs Talk Telepresence, 3D

Commercial Integrator Magazine looked to AVI-SPL for insight into issues of telepresence and the viability of 3D video conferencing.

Commercial Integrator’s article on revenue opportunities in telepresence reports that 91 percent of respondents to a National Systems Contractors Assocation survey expect revenue from telepresence to grow over the next three years. AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel talked about the increasing share of revenue that telepresence will account for with pro AV companies. “The adoption of video in [public meeting] rooms will increase dramatically over the next few years as it penetrates corporate America, and that’s a big move in our industry,” Zettel said.

The magazine also reported on Panasonic’s unveiling of its HD Visual Communications System at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. As the article noted, the main selling point of the HDVC is its 3D capability. Mike Brandofino, AVI-SPL’s executive vice president of video conferencing and unified collaboration, likened the current positioning of 3D to HD when it was first introduced. Brandofino said he expects the technology to catch on in areas where detail is critical, like telemedicine, manufacturer design and engineering.

Make sure to read both articles for everything Zettel, Brandofino and other industry execs had to say on these timely topics.