Category AV in Education

See the Future of Work and Education Communications

How do you decide which collaboration technology is right for your organization and budget? Two AVI-SPL experts will answer that for corporations and educational institutions.

Erin Minich, director education collaboration services for AVI-SPL, will provide guidance in her conference session “Campus Collaboration Playbook: Solutions for Every Budget and Application.” Her talk is part of the EduComm Expo that runs September 30 and October 1 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.

Dale Bottcher, SVP of sales & operations, will address the same topic for a corporate audience at the CorpComm Expo.

Find out more about Erin’s talk, and find out more about Dale’s talk, then register for CorpComm and EduComm. >


Hear How AV Solutions Have Transformed NC State’s Hunt Library

In this 25-minute InfoComm podcast, you’ll learn how North Carolina State’s Hunt Library is using the advanced AV systems — integrated by AVI-SPL — that earned it the 2014 Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries. Representatives from the library and Sextant Consulting lead this discussion.

Listen to “Behind the Exceptional Experience at N.C. State’s James Hunt Library”.



Haven’t Decided on the Microsoft Surface Hub? Read This

Let’s assume you already know you want to make the Microsoft Surface Hub a part of your organization. In that case, here’s the link to our Surface Hub page, where you can order as many as you’ll need from the outstanding systems integration company I work for, AVI-SPL. We have elite partner status with Microsoft and are one of the few channels through which you can purchase the Surface Hub.

But let’s entertain another scenario. Perhaps you’ve heard bits and pieces about the Microsoft Surface Hub — how it’s been touted as “disruptive,” and that it’s going to make organizations change the way they operate, and how it was one of the best products at InfoComm, the annual tradeshow for the latest pro AV products. You’re wondering just what makes this so special, aside from the Microsoft name?

I’ve shared with you the list of features. Now let me present a picture: You’ve got many departments in your company (or school or agency). And within those departments, you have people that are — ideally — working toward a common goal. Rather, many common goals. And to reach those goals, and complete the projects that lead to those goals, department members have to work together. They may also have to work across departments. They have to give status updates, or propose plans of action, or brainstorm ways to reach a particular end result.

And so individuals need to meet, whether for a few hours or just a few minutes. Some may be in the office, while others might be working remotely from home or while at another company location.

This is where the Surface Hub reveals its value, because no matter where those team members are located, the Surface Hub brings them together via video conferencing, and provides them a digital canvas on which to share documents, images, videos — you name it — that all attendees can see and annotate. If you have teams that need to meet in large conference rooms, there’s an 84-inch version of the Surface Hub that you’ll want to get. But let’s say you have small conference rooms or perhaps no conference rooms. Maybe you work within an open office plan that has the meeting nook or huddle space. The Surface Hub works there too, because it also comes in a 55-inch size.

Head over to our Microsoft page, and see why the Surface Hub might be the best business decision you make all year.

Q&A on Funding for Video Collaboration

In this Q&A, Tracie Bryant, VP of Sales, State & Local Government, and Education, offers her insight into federal grant programs that can provide the funding for video collaboration systems for higher education. She also discusses the types of programs that qualify for funds, how unified communications is supporting school curricula, and the benefits of collaboration technology for communities.

Read this Q&A on funding video collaboration in higher education >