Category AV Events

AVI-SPL Creative Show Services Presents Stadium of Fire

"Stadium of Fire" "Independence Day" "AVI-SPL"Provo, UT – This Independence Day, for the 8th consecutive year, AVI-SPL’s Creative Show Services team joined one of the biggest patriotic celebrations in the country – the America’s Freedom Festival in Provo, UT. The festival dates back to 1870s. The signature event is Stadium of Fire that takes place on July 4th and has been ongoing for the past 33 years.

The event attracts an average of 40,000 visitors from all 50 states and in addition, it is televised to more than 1 million military men and women around the world via American Forces Network. This year the event was sold out and reached 65,000 spectators.

While the rest of the country was celebrating, we were behind the scenes, making sure that everything goes as smooth as planned. AVI-SPL, as a proud owner of catalyst media servers, provided all media control-playback equipment. We also created all lighting and visual elements that were projected during the entire Stadium of Fire. Those included creative designs for the performance of Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson, who headlined the event, as well as for pop star Carly Rae Jepsen and the acrobats from Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil.

The celebration culminated with breathtaking fireworks, said to be the largest stadium fireworks show in America.

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Is Your Organization Ready for the Digital Natives?

You use technology everyday. From your email to your cell phone to social networking. But is this enough to satisfy the digital natives entering the workforce today?

Digital natives want to be always connected. They want to make easy transitions from home to work. They share knowledge, not just personal anecdotes, through social media tools, and they expect to have collaborative resources at their fingertips.

There are an expected 1.35 billion smart phones and tablets to be sold by 2016, as reported by IDC, and two out of three companies are or plan to deploy unified communications in the next 2 years, as reported by InformationWeek. AVI-SPL, Polycom, and Microsoft can help you prepare for this transition with ease.

To learn more about preparing your organization for digital natives, join AVI-SPL, Polycom and Microsoft in Southfield, Michigan for a free half-day seminar.

Event Details:

  • Topic: Make Your Organization Digital Native Ready
  • Host: AVI-SPL, Polycom and Microsoft
  • Date & Time: Thursday, June 20, 8:30AM – 12:00PM
  • Where: Microsoft Corporation, 1000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

Join us for a light breakfast and an education session, geared to help you understand what options you have available to you.

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AVI-SPL Creative Show Services Hit the Road with Andrea Bocelli

"Andrea Bocelli" AVI-SPL "Creative Show Services"Andrea Bocelli kicked off his 2013 U.S. Tour “Passione” with a show-stopping concert on February 8 in Sunrise, FL. The world renowned tenor wowed his audience of more than 12,000 people with over 2 ½ hours of pop and operatic performance and drew standing ovations during several encores. Bocelli performed the well-known “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás” and “New York, New York” among many.

Of course, the entire event would not have been complete without the incredible support of our own team from Creative Show Services, led by executive producer John Orchard and technical director Keith Lasher.

For the past 12 years, AVI-SPL has supplied all video and lighting equipment for Bocelli’s U.S. tours. This tour required four 53` trucks to transport the gear. This year, the staging features a 60×40` LED screen that projects live segments from the concert combined with imagery provided by the Bocelli creative group. A team of 15 people from AVI-SPL, (5 lighting and 10 video operators), together with 30 local stage hands, work each show.

While Bocelli is touring around the world, AVI-SPL is preparing for his next U.S. appearance on June 5th in Denver, CO, followed by Los Angeles, CA; Anaheim, CA; Newark, NJ and Albany NY.

In December, Bocelli will be back for his Christmas tour, starting on December 7th in Las Vegas, NV. He will also visit Phoenix, AZ; Brooklyn, NY; Washington, DC; Tampa, FL and Atlanta, GA

As usual, CS2 and AVI-SPL will be there to ensure that Bocelli’s admirers will receive an amazing and unforgettable experience. For more information, visit www.andreabocelli.com or www.creativeshowservices.com.

Beyerdynamic Introduces New Wireless Mic System

At ProLight + Sound, the annual international trade fair for event technology, Beyerdynamic introduced its TG 1000 digital wireless system. The TG 1000 addresses future changes in frequency allocation by offering a wide 319 MHz bandwidth, thus ensuring the viability of your investment in wireless microphones, even when their frequency is allocated to other technologies. Its versatility and sound quality extends to a wide range of applications, including lectures and music concerts.  Among its features:

  • Short latency time (2 ms)
  • 128 db dynamic range
  • 24-bit converters

The next time you host a company event that requires AV production, call on AVI-SPL. Our Event Production Services team will script, stage and produce an event of any size. Let us know how we can help you and fill out our brief contact form or call us at 866-559-8197.

AVI-SPL Mexico Wins Ritz-Carlton Service Award

"Ritz-Carlton Cancun" "AVI-SPL Hotel AV Services"Cancun, Mexico – Congratulations to the AVI-SPL team at The Ritz-Carlton Cancun. Our team was rated #1 for Service in 2012 among all hotels in The Ritz-Carlton brand. We are especially proud of this designation since The Ritz-Carlton is known for having the best service in the industry.

Our on-site team at The Ritz-Carlton Cancun includes four full-time AVI-SPL employees who provide AV programming and support for 40-60 events annually. AVI-SPL received this major award after just one year of working at the hotel in Cancun.

In 2012, our team provided AV event support for major clients at the hotel, including BCD Travel Advisor, Trax, Marriott Corporation, Washington Post, Eli Lilly, L’Oreal, Sony Pictures Latin America, Cisco and more.

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Cancun, México – Felicidades al equipo de AVI-SPL del Ritz-Carlton Cancún. Nuestro equipo fue calificado como el #1 en servicios AV del 2012 dentro de la cadena hotelera Ritz-Carlton. Estamos sumamente orgullosos de este mérito ya que el Ritz-Carlton  es reconocido por contar con el mejor servicio en la industria.

El equipo de AVI-SPL on-site dentro del Ritz-Carlton consta de cuatro especialistas que proveen soluciones y soporte para 40-60 eventos anuales. AVI-SPL ha recibido este reconocimiento a solo un año de colaborar dentro del hotel en Cancún.

En 2012, nuestro equipo ha brindado servicios a clientes como: BCD Travel Advisor, Trax, Marriott Corporation, Washington post, Eli Lilly, L’Oreal, Sony PIctures Latin America, Cisco, entre otros.