Category AVI-SPL in the News

AVI-SPL Blog Week in Review

Monday: AVI-SPL Keeps Growing Strong: We add a new general manager to our San Francisco office and a director of procurement at the Tampa headquarters.

Tuesday: Video Briefing Centers Open in Tampa and Chicago: AVI-SPL demonstrates the latest telepresence and video communication solutions.

Wednesday: Cisco TelePresence Teams Up With the NHL: A major AVI-SPL partner enhances the hockey fan experience.

Thursday: AV Community Gives Back to Wounded Warriors: Crestron and AVI-SPL provide a home theater and recreation room to our Wounded Warriors in Hawaii.

Thursday: AVI-SPL Renews at Diamond Level with InfoComm: Once again, AVI-SPL maintains its commitment to the highest standards of excellence in the AV industry.

AVI-SPL Number One Integrator for 2010

Once again, AVI-SPL  kept its streak alive and topped SCN magazine’s just-released Top 50 Systems Integrators listing. AVI-SPL had projected revenues for 2010 of nearly $500 million – more than three times that of its nearest competitor.

The win confirmed AVI-SPL’s standing as the global leader in audio and video communications technologies for businesses of all stripes.  Through strategic partnerships with recognized industry leaders, AVI-SPL continues to deliver outstanding audio/video solutions – including Telepresence, Unified Communications, audio conferencing and videoconferencing — that are effective and easy to use.

AVI-SPL has completed installations for clients the world over, each one uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs.  It works across a range of industries, including:

Government and Military

Healthcare

Stadiums and Arenas

Education

Corporate

Hospitality and Entertainment

From budget-friendly videoconferencing to digital signage to comprehensive control rooms, AVI-SPL designs, implements and supports solutions that enhance your communication and presentation capabilities. We also offer the full production resources of our Creative Show Services, a team of directors, project managers and audio/video engineers dedicated to helping you engage with your audience to make a lasting, persuasive impact.

Because of AVI-SPL’s partnerships with over 700 of the industry’s leading manufacturers and its group of certified technical specialists, the company has been able to complete more than 25,000 installations worldwide.

As an active partner in the Green AV Initiative and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, AVI-SPL also works to promote AV solutions that help companies reduce their carbon footprint while saving money.

To find the AV solution that’s right for your business, complete this brief needs analysis form and an AVI-SPL representative will give you a call. You can also contact us at (866) 559-8197 or via email at sales@avispl.com.

AVI-SPL’s NYC Hall Situation Room Featured on CBS Evening News

In coverage of the recent bomb threat to New York City, anchor Katie Couric interviews Mayor Bloomberg in the high-tech Situation Room. AVI-SPL’s critical control room solution highlights advanced videoconferencing technology, an innovative 1 x 2 video wall, 46″ LCD displays and highly-secure communications for rapid decision making.

From more details on the Situation Room’s technology, including the Crestron programming and IP-based systems, click here.

SMART Table Helps Increase Collaborative Learning

“It’s really cool,” says one shy youngster, a pre-schooler at the exclusive Baldwin Academy in Pacific Beach. “It’s a lot of fun,” adds another, breaking into a smile. When Baldwin became selected as the only pilot school for the SMART Table in Southern California, these precocious learners immediately demonstrated the rewards. AVI-SPL’s Education Market Manager, Maggie McGill, was instrumental in helping to make a difference.

“The best benefit of the SMART Table is its ability to promote collaborative learning, with room for up to eight students to interact,” says McGill. With a format similar to that of an iPhone, the SMART Table is the first multitouch, multiuser interactive learning center that allows groups of primary school students to work simultaneously on its surface. From math to social studies to art, the SMART Table allows the youngest of learners to take a fun, hands-on approach to their activities. Best of all, it helps teachers create new and unique collaborative learning activities with minimal preparation time.

“For me to be able to work with their pre-K teacher and get her true feedback has been phenomenal,” adds McGill. “Both she and the kids absolutely love it.”

The SMART Table has currently been on loan to Baldwin since August; they hope to purchase the technology in the near future.

Click here to view the news story on Baldwin Academy »

To view the SMART Table specs, click here »

SMART Notebook SE Bracelets Bridge Home-School Divide

In only their second year in operation, Nantucket Elementary School has quickly grown a reputation for being one of the most technologically-savvy in the area. AVI-SPL’s Education Market Manager, Erin Minich, has nurtured the relationship, working with them to integrate SMART interactive whiteboards in every classroom and launch their status as a SMART showcase school.

So when she informed Nantucket of the exciting technology behind SMART bracelets, school administrators were eager to introduce this new resource SMART braceletto their students. Equipped with a 2GB hard drive within their bands, the bracelets have easily become one of the most popular items within the SMART Notebook Student Edition (SE) package. At 50 bracelets for only $50 each, Nantucket Principal Diana Strohecker sees it as an invaluable investment for her fifth graders.

As a true plug-n-play innovation, students using the bracelets have the ability to create assignments in school and take it home to work on, or even at the library. Once plugged into any USB port – regardless of platform – students can use the bracelets’ pre-packaged software to create presentations that featured embedded videos, links, images and more.

“As I tell our educators, the SMART bracelet is almost like a ‘digital binder’ that they can take with them anywhere they go, easily putting control in the hands of the students,” says Minich. “There’s so much technology available in the schools, but students can be at a disadvantage if they don’t have that same level of technology at home,” she adds. “These bracelets are a wonderful tool, greatly helping to bridge the home-school divide when it comes to educational technology.”

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Click here for an overview of AVI-SPL’s line of SMART products»