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AVI-SPL Event Production Team Lights Up the Holidays

"Event Production" "AVI-SPL" "Creative Show Services" PriceWaterhouseCoopersTampa – Our Event Production team put the new PriceWaterhouseCoopers building in the spotlight. The corporate holiday party hosted a crowd of more than 1,800 PWC employees and their families outside the new facility.

In planning the event, the PWC team originally envisioned a daytime event, but when our Event Production team suggested a light and music show on the building facade, the event planning team decided to reschedule the party to early evening.

To light up the building, our team spent about eight hours programming the show, nine hours on set-up (over two days) and two hours to strike after the event.

Equipment used includes:

  • 52- Hanson Wireless LED fixtures
  • 48- Colorblast 12 TRX LED Fixtures
  • 36-Colorblast 12 TR LED Fixtures
  • 12- Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures
  • 4- Impression LED moving head

The team used WYSIWYG software in-house to pre-visualize the show and program before making tweaks live on-site at PWC. The show was programmed through a GrandMA 2 Light console, MAnet to DMX node, which was programmed manually, then synced to SMPTE time code.

The total power for the lighting and sound was only 60amps– about as much as your home stove. Wow!

Our team also provided a stage for announcements, and a truck-mounted video wall for digital signage throughout the event.

Watch the video of the light and sound show:

AVI-SPL Employees Give Back This Holiday Season

One of our major focuses for 2012 has been giving back in the communities where we live and work. In keeping with that theme, our team members are volunteering their time this holiday season to give back to the less fortunate.

Just before Thanksgiving, more than 40 Tampa-based employees volunteered for half-day shifts in the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent. Teams stocked shelves with canned food and dry goods, and helped local needy families choose which items they’d like for their Thanksgiving meal. Celebrating its 40th year, Metropolitan Ministries provided holiday meals for more than 2,200 families in November alone.

Our Houston team will be volunteering at the Houston Food Bank phone center in early December. Phone volunteers register clients by phone to receive holiday food boxes from the food bank. According to the website, tens of thousands of people in the greater Houston area receive access the food they need over the holidays through these volunteer efforts.

Employees across the country are also hosting food, clothing and toy drives for their local charities. Stay tuned to read more about these drives.

View photos of our holiday volunteerism on Facebook

AVI-SPL Employees Give Back During AV Week 2012

Our theme for this year’s AV Week celebration was giving back to the communities where we live and work. In the spirit of giving, we challenged our team members to collect donations for a local charity. We had more than 20 teams participate in the drive.

"AV Week" AVI-SPL Charity Donation DriveOur employees donated food, cleaning supplies, gifts and more to local food banks, animal shelters and other charities. Check out our Facebook page to see photos of some of the donations: AV Week Charity Donation Drive on Facebook

In partnership with the donation drive, we also hosted a technology contest for non-profit organizations. Charities across the U.S. entered for a chance to win a 32″ display and a Cisco Flip Video camera. Check out the blog post to see the winners!

Charities supported include:

Thanks so much to everyone who helped support those in need this AV Week!

Winners Announced: AV Week Non-Profit Technology Giveaway

"AV Week"In celebration of AV Week 2012, AVI-SPL is giving away a 32” NEC display and a Cisco UltraHD Flip Video Camera to two lucky non-profit organizations!

Congratulations to our winners:

  • First Place – NEC Display: Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse of NC, Inc.
  • Second Place – Cisco UltraHD Flip Video Camera: Brandens Cause Outreach

Other important info:

  • Entries will be accepted October 15 – 29.
  • Voting will be open October 31 – November 8.
  • The entry that receives the most votes will win a 32” NEC display.
  • The second place entry will win a Cisco UltraHD Flip Video camera.

Click here to read the official rules

See theTechnology That Improves Business at the AVI-SPL Collaboration Expo in Chicago

Register now for AVI-SPL’s Collaboration Expo 2012 in Chicago, Thurs., Sept 13. Companies including Cisco, Polycom, Crestron and AMX will demonstrate the solutions that are helping organizations across all industries improve their ability to collaborate with one another, communicate with customers and lower operating costs.

You’ll have hands-on access to interactive devices that bring remote teams together over HD video conferencing, see live demonstrations and take part in educational sessions about the latest communication technologies.

This FREE event includes entry, lunch and a chance to win an iPad2!

Andrew W. Davis, cofounder of Wainhouse Research, will deliver an engaging keynote speech at the Expo, “Beyond ROI: Find Real Value in Collaboration.” Davis will discuss how today’s work environment is changing rapidly with the evolution and adoption of telepresence, unified communications, mobility, videoconferencing, and life in the cloud.

Be sure to like us on Facebook and RSVP to this event to be entered to win an AVI-SPL prize pack.

Register Today!

Register for the Sept. 13 Collaboration Expo event in Chicago, see the full list of exhibitors and find out more about the educational seminars.

This full-day conference is your opportunity to learn about the latest collaboration technologies, so you can make informed decisions on communication investments that benefit your company.

After Chicago, AVI-SPL is bringing this FREE series of events to three more cities throughout the U.S. in 2012:

If you have any questions about any of our upcoming events, visit our Collaboration Expo 2012 FAQ page, email events@avispl.com or call 877-440-6205.