Category AV Everywhere

Mark Linton Promoted to SVP of Integration

Chicago – Congratulations to Mark Linton on his promotion to Senior Vice President of Integration for the Eastern Region.

In this role, Linton will work to improve profitability and operational efficiencies throughout AVI-SPL’s 32 offices. Linton will work side by side with the eastern region general managers to foster AVI-SPL’s focus on communication and quality assurance

Doug Carnell, executive vice president of operations stated: “Mark’s ability to focus on the process of operations while growing a large office, will serve us well in the eastern region. His great attitude and leadership will continue our great success in the region.”

Linton joined AVI-SPL in 2000 and has served the last five years as the general manager for AVI-SPL’s Chicago office. During his time as general manager, Mark has worked diligently with the Chicago team, doubling their growth in four short years from $25 million in 2008 to over $50 million in 2011. This year, the Chicago office was awarded Top Integration Sales Office at the company’s National Sales Meeting.

In addition, Shelley Salys has been promoted to general manager of the Chicago office. Salys has worked with Linton and the Chicago team for the last nine years and has been the Operations Manager for the past four years.

Congratulations Mark and Shelley! We know you’ll continue achieving great things for AVI-SPL in your new positions.

AVI-SPL Empowers Connections at InfoComm 2012

As part of our continuing mission to be the most trusted technology provider and advisor for businesses around the world, AVI-SPL is gearing up for its biggest presence ever at the annual InfoComm conference. June 9-15, we will exhibit our capabilities at a 30’-by-30’ booth in the Unified Collaborative Conferencing Pavilion inside the Las Vegas Convention Center as part of InfoComm 2012. At booth N2829, we’ll showcase AVI-SPL solutions including Caméléon Telepresence® and our new VNOC Symphony® software platform.

We’ll also premiere our dynamic new brand message, which positions AVI-SPL as the premier video communications solutions provider. AVI-SPL’s booth tells the story of today’s collaborative environment with our new “Empowering Connections” video, plus new digital media content depicting our end-to-end connected solutions as well as our robust managed services portfolio.

At the booth, leading with the theme that “Better Connections Make a Better World,” you’ll learn about AVI-SPL’s ability to empower businesses with end-to-end systems integration, as well as our VNOC managed services, digital media and live event production.

AVI-SPL’s management team will give informative talks on the collaboration issues that are affecting today’s businesses, including:

  • “Convergence of AV and IT”
  • “Visual Collaboration in the Cloud”
  • “UC – Transforming the Way We Meet and Communicate in the Enterprise”
  • “Telepresence and HD Video”
  • “Managing the Video Enterprise Through the Cloud Superstructure”

Follow Us on Twitter and Instagram!

If you can’t make it to InfoComm 2012, no worries!  We’ll be taking photos at the booths of our 12 major vendor partners and posting them to our AVI-SPL Instagram account — just search “avispl”. You can also follow us on Twitter, @avisplinfo, for our latest updates from the event (look for hashtag #infocomm12).

Home Sweet Wixom

Wixom, Mich. – The City of Wixom welcomed audio video technology provider AVI-SPL to its new home with a grand opening on June 1. The celebration began with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and was followed by live technology demonstrations for more than 100 local business professionals and city officials.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was officiated by Wixom City Manager Michael Dornan, Wixom Assistant City Manager Tony Nowicki, State Representative Candidate Nick Kennedy, Executive Vice President of Sales Don Mastro and AVI-SPL General Manager Jim Angelillo. Guests then had the opportunity to meet with the AVI-SPL technical, sales, and administrative teams who hosted demonstrations of video communications, digital signage, interactive whiteboards and control system technologies.

“The City of Wixom is thrilled to welcome AVI-SPL, a leader in audio visual technologies, to their new home here in Wixom,” said City of Wixom Mayor Kevin W. Hinkley. “We look forward to a long and mutually satisfying relationship and stand ready to assist AVI-SPL in any way we can.”

In the area? Stop by our Wixom office to say hello and see the technology for yourself! The new office is located at 28900 Beck Road, Wixom, MI 48393 or call (248) 669-4286.

Free Pass to InfoComm 2012

InfoComm 2012Las Vegas- Join AVI-SPL at InfoComm 2012 with this FREE 3-day Exhibits Pass.

Click here to download your FREE Exhibits Pass!

While at InfoComm 2012, be sure to stop by the AVI-SPL booth to see our new Caméléon Telepresence® single screen and experience our VNOC Symphony® Video Management Platform.

Your FREE pass includes:
– Admission to the show floor where you can see 925+ exhibitors and thousands of new products

– Access to Technology Pavilions and Special Exhibits including:

  • Audio Pavilion
  • Unified Collaborative Conferencing Pavilion
  • Digital Signage Pavilion
  • Lighting & Staging Pavilion

– Opportunities to network with your peers and up-and-coming AV professionals

– Free Show Guide and Show Dailies

Other Free Activities Include:

Tuesday, June 12
4:00pm – 5:30pm InfoComm Opening Keynote
5:30pm – 7:30 pm InfoComm Opening Reception

Wednesday, June 13
7:30am – 9:00am First Timers’ Orientation and Walking Tour
3:00pm – 4:00pm Women in NSCA Reception
3:00pm – 4:30pm Rental & Staging Forum
4:30pm – 5:00pm Lighting & Sound America Staged Events Awards
5:00pm – 6:30pm Rental & Staging Reception

Thursday, June 14
9:00am – 9:30am NSCA Annual Member Meeting

Download your Free Exhibits Pass Now!

Yes, We CANstruction

Chicago — What do you get when you bring professionals from the design and construction industry together with thousands of cans and a good cause?

The most unique food charity event in the world – CANstruction.

CANstruction held its sixth annual design competition where contestants built giant, intricate structures out of canned food that were all donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. AVI-SPL’s Chicago office took part in this worthy cause helping the organization to raise more than 94,436 cans!

The AVI-SPL/Harley Ellis Deveraux team built a giant grocery bag out of 3,152 canned foods. Our Hole Foods-themed bag was “torn” with food spilling out the side.

AVI-SPL’s contribution to the cause went beyond creating an exhibit. Besides the team’s $3,800 fundraised donation, our Chicago office developed the technology that CANstruction used to capture the votes for the crowd favorite. This AMX MXT-1900-PAN touch panel allowed visitors to view images, uncover details about each display and submit their names and email addresses to vote for their favorite.

Check out this video to see the touch panel in action!

Once all the votes were cast, CANstruction hosted the A-can-emy Awards Gala to recognize the year’s most creative structures. AVI-SPL’s sculpture was acknowledged by the event’s biggest sponsor, taking home the Whole Foods Market Chicago Award.

Congratulations Team AVI-SPL! We’re so proud of everyone’s hard work for this wonderful cause!