Category AV Events

Come to Denver and Learn About Collaboration Tech Trends

Clear your calendar for Wednesday. September 16, 2015, because that’s when AVI-SPL will be hosting its latest open house event, one designed for any organization that wants to learn about trends in collaboration technology.

AVI-SPL will start the day off with a keynote presentation on the evolution of collaboration environments, getting into specific trends including hardware vs. software, WebRTC, Virtual Meeting Rooms, Microsoft Surface Hub, Lync & Jabber UC solutions, cloud conference rooms, and more.

  • See product demonstrations from leading manufacturers Crestron, Harman, Biamp, Sharp, Polycom, Epson, Seneca, and Sonic Foundry.
  • Meet with AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel, and our sales, engineering, and technical teams.
  • Look at our systems integration methodology in our project lifecycle demonstration areas.
  • Food and refreshments throughout the day.

Register for AVI-SPL Denver Open House.

Putting a Bow on InfoComm 2015

Polycom video conferencing at InfoComm 2015

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The final day of InfoComm 2015, for me (and likely thousands of others), was the chance to seek out the gems I may have missed — whether hidden or hiding in plain sight — and to appreciate every section of plush, soft booth carpet under aching feet. Back at home base, the AVI-SPL booth, a number of manufacturers made 11th-hour introductions, hoping their products would be used in some of the thousands of projects we deliver for our clients each year.

Microsoft Surface Hub demo at InfoCommI saw quite a bit from AVI-SPL partners on day 3: a demo of the Microsoft Surface Hub; brilliant images shifting on an LG video wall; Polycom and its desktop video conferencing systems; Chief projector mounts; Epson image mapping; Crestron scaling systems on massive video walls; a Draper screen boom.Draper screen boom at InfoComm 2015

As soon as the show closed at 4 p.m., the booths started packing up, the electronics disconnected, and the aisle carpets were lifted to make room for the forklifts and their drivers expertly maneuvering tight turns while lightly tapping on the horn.

Epson image mapping at InfoComm 2015Crestron display at InfoComm 2015Someone announced over the intercom that this year’s event set a new attendance record of 39,500. The consensus at our booth was that AVI-SPL also had a very successful show — success measured in the parade of people who showed up to watch our demos, play our trivia game, and ask how they can benefit from partnering with a systems integrator that has been number one on the SCN Top 50 list year after year.Chief projector mounts at InfoComm 2015

To everyone that stopped by to say hello and learn more about AVI-SPL and how we work to improve the way organizations do business, thank you.

AVI-SPL booth at InfoComm 2015

AV Magazine Interviews the AVI-SPL U.K. Team

You may know that last month’s ISE 2015 event in Amsterdam was the most attended yet in the history of the show and any other systems integration tradeshow. While there, key members of our U.K. team spoke to AV Magazine in front of our booth and talked about the value our customers can expect from our virtual meeting rooms, our integration practices, and the growth of the team that serves Europe, Middle East and Asia.

AVI-SPL Virtual Meeting Rooms

 

Best Practices for Integrators at ISE 2015

 

AVI-SPL’s Growth & Expansion in the U.K.

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.

Sincerely,

John Zettel
CEO

See Collaboration Systems at AVI-SPL’s San Francisco Open House

AVI-SPL Open HouseJoin us on Wednesday, October 1 for a special open house event at AVI-SPL’s San Francisco office. The event will feature live demonstrations and educational sessions on the latest collaborative technology trends. 

You’ll hear from industry experts from AVI-SPL and leading manufacturers AMX, Biamp, Christie, Cisco, Crestron, SMART, Epson, Chief, Da-Lite, Polycom and Sharp.

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel, in addition to our sales, engineering and technical teams. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how we connect people and ideas through collaborative technology.

We will have food and refreshments throughout the day so please stop by when your schedule permits or stay the whole day.

Please be sure to register for the event by filling out the form and clicking the “register me” button. We hope to see you there!