Category AVI-SPL in the News

Why Video Conferencing Is Best for Distance Learning

In Polycom’s Public Sector View, AVI-SPL Sales Engineer Martin Lois explains why video conferencing is the most effective form of distance learning, how it’s helping students at Florida International University, and the valuable role of a systems integrator in projects that involve video conferencing.

Read the Q&A interview with Martin.

You can also read the case story about the integration at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management.

We’re Excited About the Microsoft Surface Hub. Here’s Why.

 

Microsoft Surface HubThe Microsoft Surface Hub took its opening bow this week, and if the buzz across the web is any indication, the software giant has released one of the most anticipated business products of 2015.

Systems integrator AVI-SPL — that’s us — is pumped about the unveiling for a few reasons.

We’re the largest AV launch partner for the Microsoft Surface Hub (and one of very few AV channel partners for North America and the UK.)

AVI-SPL will be the ONLY AV channel partner with a co-presence in the Microsoft booth (1079) at InfoComm 2015. That’s where we’ll be holding training sessions so that visitors can understand how to use the Surface Hub and everything it can do.

We’re confident it will help our customers improve the way they work across teams and collaborate. That’s because the Microsoft Surface Hub takes features like interactive whiteboard, remote team collaboration, and Skype for Business capabilities, and combines them into one digital display.

  • Made for any collaboration space
  • Multi-touch with 120 Hz display refresh
  • Multiple content streams
  • Save session content
  • Share whiteboard and projection with remote collaborators
  • Built-in wide angle, high-resolution cameras
  • Speakers and mic array
  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office
  • Wide-ranging app support
  • Skype for Business
  • OneNote software

To order the Microsoft Surface Hub, which is scheduled to start shipping in September, please work with AVI-SPL and contact us at surfacepro@avispl.com

See InfoComm 2015 With AVI-SPL

Next week, tens of thousands of people will descend upon the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando for InfoComm 2015. While there, they’ll see the latest audiovisual and video communication systems meant to improve the way organizations of all types run their operations.

The company I work for, AVI-SPL, will be there too, demonstrating and explaining our ability to take those products and turn them into solutions for unified communications, digital signage, integrated AV, advanced visualization, control room spaces and video collaboration.

To help guide visitors seeking to learn about AVI-SPL and why we are the integrator and end-to-end solutions provider trusted by thousands of companies, we’ve created our own InfoComm show page. At this page, we have the schedule of speaking engagements featuring our experts; the schedule of our guided technology tour of booths for Microsoft, Crestron and more; and a form for getting in touch with us.

We look forward to seeing you at the show.

The New Era in AV Control

Working with our experts affords me the opportunity to appreciate how talented they are, and how dedicated they are to their profession. In this case, I’m thinking of David Thorson, AVI-SPL’s senior manager of programming architecture.

David has spoken before about what companies should expect from an AV system and how they can protect their investment. In the paper “Simpler, Automated, IT-Friendly: The New Era in AV Control,” he explores advances in AV programming and what AVI-SPL is doing to make sure users of all experience levels can easily make use of a room’s AV and video.

Find out where AV programming is today and what that means for businesses that rely on audiovisual systems.

Download David’s look at the new era in AV system control.

Helping Seattle’s Traffic Operators See the Big Picture

As Seattle has continued to grow with the influx of new tech companies, while limited by the lack of space for new roads, the Seattle Department of Transportation has had to transform as well. The SDOT has improved its ability to monitor traffic  from its rebuilt Transportation Operations Center.

To keep track of city traffic, the SDOT monitors the roads via a video display wall consisting of Mitsubishi high-def projection cubes. Those cubes will provide 9-to-11 years of use, even when run 24/7.

Find out how the operators use the wall to keep Seattle’s traffic flowing, and find out why the SDOT called AVI-SPL “a great integrator.”

Read the story in the April 2015 issue of Thinking Highways.