Category AV Everywhere

AVI-SPL Collaboration Expo 2012 is Coming to the Big Apple!

Join us in New York City on September 25 for AVI-SPL’s Collaboration Expo 2012. The conference will feature over 25 manufacturers showcasing the latest business communication solutions that help organizations reduce costs and speed up time to market through video conferencing, unified communications and digital media systems.

Each full-day conference is your opportunity to learn about the latest collaboration technologies, helping you make informed decisions on communication investments for your company. Select manufacturers will also deliver educational seminars on topics like the future of conferencing and managing the video enterprise.

In addition to these sessions, Andrew W. Davis, cofounder of Wainhouse Research, will deliver the Expo’s keynote speech, “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. He’ll share his insight on how IT professionals, line managers, and senior executives can find an effective return on their investments.

This FREE event includes entry, lunch and a chance to win an iPad2! 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. 25 Collaboration Expo event in New York City, see the full list of exhibitors and find out more about the educational seminars.

After New York City, this FREE series of events will stop in two more U.S. cities:

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.

Barco & AVI-SPL Bring 3D Visualization to Rice University

Houston – Rice University has teamed up with AVI-SPL and Barco to develop its visualization wall which allows scientists to transform detailed data into 3D imagery.

At the forefront of this visualization solution is Barco’s OLS-521 3D stereoscopic video wall displaying data generated by Rice’s first 3D visualization project, the Data Analysis and Visualization Cyber-Infrastructure for Computational Science and Engineering Applications (DAVinCI).

In addition to the display wall, the system also features an optical tracking system that will allow researchers to interact with their 3D data in a very unique way.  Because of the user’s head movements and the system’s handheld user interface, viewers become part of the data instead of a simple viewer of the data.

As part of a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Rice University is installing a powerful new high-performance computer system that will also feature DAVinCI, fulfilling the University’s need for data analysis, interpretation and visualization.

Employing user-friendly imaging products, such as those from visualization pioneer Barco, AVI-SPL and Rice University jointly designed an economical workstation solution to mirror the new visualization wall data that exists within DAVinCI.

See it in action…

To learn more about Rice University’s 3D visualization lab, read the full press release.

CRN Magazine Ranks AVI-SPL #47 on Top Solution Providers List

AVI-SPL has landed number 47 on CRN magazine’s 2012 Solution Provider 500, a list recognizing the largest technology integrators, service providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.

CRN’s Solution Provider 500 is the most up-to-date and comprehensive ranking of solution providers in the market. Formerly known as the VAR500, the name was changed to reflect how VARs (value-added resellers) have extended their reach into integration, solution selling and service providing, becoming increasingly responsible for fulfilling more and more of their customers’ IT requirements. CRN magazine provides news, analysis and perspective on the technology reseller channel, including product resellers, solution providers, product vendors, distributors and customers.

In 2009, AVI-SPL debuted at number 133 on CRN’s list of solution providers and jumped to number 48 in 2011. AVI-SPL joins some esteemed company in making CRN’s Solution Provider 500 top 50, including IBM, Xerox and Dell.

“It means a lot to AVI-SPL to be ranked among such respected IT consultants, technology resellers and service providers,” said AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel. “AVI-SPL has historically been known as the largest AV systems integrator, but in recent years we’ve transformed our business model to encompass wider communications solutions. Now we reach beyond traditional AV integration to offer comprehensive video communications solutions from managed conferencing services, digital content delivery and complete unified communications solutions.”

 

See the Technologies that Are Improving Healthcare at Collaboration Expo 2012

Attend AVI-SPL’s Collaboration Expo 2012 in Chicago,  Thurs., Sept 13, for your opportunity to see the technologies that are streamlining business operations.

Companies including Cisco, Polycom, AMX and Crestron will demonstrate the latest business communication solutions that are helping industries like healthcare, energy, and finance improve their work across the enterprise while lowering operational costs. You’ll have hands-on access to interactive devices that bring remote teams together over HD video conferencing, increase patient access to care, and save on expenses by allowing doctors and nurses to work together from remote locations.

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.

VNOC Symphony Awarded For Innovation

AVI-SPL’s VNOC Symphony Management Platform has been honored with a 2012 TMC Labs Innovation Award.

It is the first software platform to automate the complex, backend processes needed to schedule, monitor and manage video conferencing resources. Symphony allows users to quickly and easily schedule their own video meetings, survey available video resources, access reports and analytics, and connect with remote support directly from their desktop or smart mobile devices. Additional features include:

  • Unprecedented on-boarding, testing and certification process
  • Robust customer defined rules and policies governing such actions as meeting setup, meeting teardown, escalation processes and conflict management
  • User and administrator access via web portal, mobile applications, and groupware integration such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes

The TMC Labs Innovation Awards acknowledges products that display innovation, unique features, and significant contributions toward improving communications technology. This accolade is bestowed to companies demonstrating ground-breaking contributions to the industry.

“We’re delighted by this recognition from TMC Labs,” said Scott Allen, senior vice president of managed services architecture, AVI-SPL. “AVI-SPL’s VNOC Symphony was created to take the complexities out of managing video in the enterprise, making video meetings simple, reliable and as easy to set up as a phone call. Being distinguished for our innovation defines the leadership AVI-SPL strives to provide for the industry.”

“The TMC Labs Innovation Award represents the best and the most unique products and services that this industry has to offer. AVI-SPL has proven their commitment to quality and the further development of the IP communications industry through its VNOC Symphony,” stated Tom Keating, CTO and TMC Labs Founder.

The 2012 TMC Labs Innovation Award highlights are to be published in the July/August 2012 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

Learn more about VNOC Symphony