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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.

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.