Category AV Everywhere

AVI-SPL Creative Show Services Does Thanksgiving Day Halftime Show

Detroit Lions NFL Thanksgiving Halftime AVI-SPLDetroit, MI– For the sixth straight year, the AVI-SPL Creative Show Services team will provide all video and lighting for the United Way Halftime show during the Detroit Lions/ Green Bay Packers Thanksgiving Day game. The show features a performance by Nickelback.

Check out the rendering below for an idea of what to expect. The design includes a low-resolution 40mm LED screen for the set and high-resolution 15mm LED for the main screen. We’ll be creating video to play back through the 2 Hippotizer media servers, and running all of the technology. For lighting, we have tons of LED colorblaze strips and 80 moving lights! It may be a short performance, but it includes some of the latest technologies being used not only in entertainment, but in corporate events as well.

Impress your friends, tell them what they’re going to see before they see it!

Want to learn more? Check out Commercial Integrator‘s write-up about the show >>

United Way Halftime Show AVI-SPL

UPDATE: The show was a hit! Check out this video of the show:

Krystle and Jessica Give Thanks

Krystle Jessica Thanksgiving AVI-SPL

We have so much to be thankful for! This list includes just a few of the things that we are thankful for this year.

Serious Stuff:

  • Awesome place to work
  • Jobs that we love
  • Fabulous coworkers
  • Good health
  • Supportive family members

Silliness:

  • My KitchenAid mixer -J
  • My adorable gray cats -K
  • Netflix -J
  • Chapstick -K
  • #AVtweeps -J
  • Twilight -K
  • Mayfield Chocolate Ice Cream -J
  • Peanut Butter -K
  • Ridiculous hats – J
  • Losing my cell phone at Goodwill making me finally cave and buy an iPhone – K
  • Argyle – how else would we look so chic? – J&K
  • New Girl – love that new show – J&K
  • Saturday mornings – J&K
What are you thankful for this year?

AVI-SPL Joins Kforce to Feed Children in Africa

AVI-SPL Kforce "Feeding Children Everywhere"Tampa, FL – In November, Kforce hosted a volunteer event at their Tampa office with Feeding Children Everywhere. To support the cause, Kforce invited several of their corporate partners, including Team AVI-SPL (our group of volunteers) to participate in their one-day food packaging event. In total, more than 800 people volunteered and packaged a total of 250,000 meals. The meals were bagged, boxed and shipped to the horn of Africa, where the food crisis has left more than 10 million people in need.

Thanks to Kforce for inviting Team AVI-SPL to participate in this terrific volunteer event!

View more photos from the Kforce volunteer event >>

AVI-SPL Project Recognized With Technology Award

 The City of Minneapolis’ new Emergency Operations Training Facility/Strategic Information Center (EOTF/SIC) recently received an award for “Technology Excellence in a Nonprofit Organization” from the Minnesota High Tech Association. The recognition was part of the 2011 Tekne Awards, which were held November 3 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Minneapolis EOTF video wallOver the course of two years,  AVI-SPL designed and integrated AV technology into the EOTF, which serves as the hub for training and emergency response needs for Minneapolis’ police, fire department and emergency management division. Video walls, high-end audio, video conferencing, classrooms and training areas equipped with visual presentation systems are now all part of the solution.

Read this press release from the Minnesota High Tech Association about the EOTF/SIC and more about AVI-SPL’s work on the Minneapolis Emergency Operations Training Facility in our 2011 Concept Catalog.

Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker Issues AV Week Proclamation

Making it official, the Mayor of Houston Annise D. Parker has signed a proclamation deeming October 16-22 “AV Week.”

AVI-SPL opened its doors in Houston in 2005 and today has about 30 employees. The Houston office has grown steadily in the past 6 years and today specializes in energy and higher education clients.

“Mayor Parker’s proclamation illustrates the significant impact the audiovisual industry has on the public,” said John Zettel, CEO, AVI-SPL. “Businesses are adopting video more and more and we’re happy we can lend our expertise so they can run their operations more efficiently,” Zettel added. “We’re very proud to have presence in the city of Houston. The region’s diverse industry landscape combined with the abundance of talented business professionals makes Houston a great place to do business.”

To view the proclamation, click here.