Category AVI-SPL in the News

AVI-SPL Sells Hotel, Equipment Rental and Event Production Services Division

A Letter from CEO John Zettel

We recently announced the sale of AVI-SPL’s rental, staging and hotel services operations to Freeman, the leading global partner for integrated marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. AVI-SPL’s rental, staging and hotel services division will join other leading Freeman brands such as Encore Event Technologies, Stage Rigging and Alford Media, as part of Freeman Audio Visual.

AVI-SPL’s rental, staging and hotel services division has been a part of the AVI-SPL family for the past 32 years providing in-house AV support for hotels and convention centers and supporting events with AV equipment rental, video production and live event production services. Freeman has an equally rich history rooted in values that mirror those of AVI-SPL – operating with the utmost respect for their employees, maintaining a firm dedication to operational excellence, sustainability, profitability and customer service. We plan to continue to partner with Freeman on live event opportunities, and wish Freeman and their new team members much success.

The sale of the rental, staging and hotel services division is a key step in furthering our strategy to be the world’s leading provider of integrated collaboration solutions. As the largest pro-AV systems integrator, we are committed to investing in the growth of our core business of pro-AV design, build and integration, product sales and managed services. We will leverage and continue to build on the expertise of the AVI-SPL team, working closely with our manufacturer partners to specify, design, build and manage the best collaborative solutions for our customers. At AVI-SPL, we remain dedicated to providing our customers with the strongest solution while building a culture of efficiency through technology.


John Zettel

AVI-SPL Wins 2014 Integration Award for Higher Education

Our work for the Florida International University Restaurant Management Lab has received more great recognition, this time from Commercial Integrator and Tech Decisions as part of their Integration Awards winners. This article looks at how the project came together and gave FIU the capabilities it wanted. Get an overview of AVI-SPL’s work for the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality in our case story video below:

AVI-SPL Helps Nonprofit for Startups

A recent article in the Tampa Bay Business Journal recognized AVI-SPL for the company’s assistance toward a nonprofit that helps tech startups. From the article:

The donation from AVI-SPL includes two 50-inch displays in the lobby of Tampa Bay WaVE, a projector for presentations, a large 72-inch interactive display, speakers, a podium for large events and video recording equipment, the center said in a statement.

The equipment will be used in the nonprofit’s FirstWaVE Venture Center, where local technology ventures can work on developing their businesses.



Transforming a Function Room Into an Eye-Catching Event Space

AVI-SPL video display at Global Sales MeetingCommercial Integrator’s Chelsea Cafiero looks at AVI-SPL’s 2014 Global Sales Meeting:

The theme of this year’s meeting was “In the House,” suggesting that AVI-SPL has all the utilities, knowledge, and expert integrators in house, ready to meet the needs of any project. The show, like the theme of the week-long meeting, had a youthful, urban feel; the slogan was designed with graffiti-like lettering. Coming in from the sunny outdoors, the large venue room seemed dark at first, but within a few seconds the room illuminated with vibrant purple lighting effects.


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