Category AV in Education

AVI-SPL Concept Catalog: Inspiration for Collaboration

The new AVI-SPL Concept Catalog is here, and it has more of the information you need to make informed decisions about the kinds of collaboration and AV solutions you want to use in your organization. This issue includes:

  • Q&A on advanced visualization in higher education
  • An inspiring overview of collaborative workspaces
  • A brief look at AVI-SPL services, including the ability to bring the Skype for Business experience into meeting rooms
  • How AVI-SPL creates simple, user-friendly control interfaces for meeting areas
  • Zurich Insurance Group case study
  • Links to AVI-SPL’s 2017 webinars
  • And advertisements showcasing the latest solutions from manufacturer partners

Read the new AVI-SPL Concept Catalog. >

Webinar Recording: Purchasing AV Equipment for State of Florida Buyers

During this webinar, Jay Bosch, AVI-SPL Director of Business Development, and Frank Meyran, Program Manager for The Interlocal Purchasing System, discussed and answered question around the discontinuation of the Florida State Contract for Audio Visual Equipment and Accessories.

Jay leads this look at alternate purchasing vehicles for state of Florida purchasers. Among the options he covers:

  • Two ways to purchase through the GSA contract
  • Manufacturers on the GSA contract
  • PEPPM Florida contract (to purchase SMART Technologies)

Frank covers:

  • Benefits of working with TIPS
  • Interlocal Purchasing System
  • Searching for vendors on the TIPS website
  • Where to find the AVI-SPL contract landing page (and how to select audio products)
  • The value of the “due diligence” tab on the contract page

Download “Purchasing AV Equipment and Services — State of Florida Buyers” >

At EDUCAUSE This Week? See AVI-SPL’s Advanced Viz Display

If you’re an educator interested in learning about the newest technology, you or your colleagues have good reason to be at this week’s EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, the premier event for IT professionals and technology providers in higher education. The conference’s exhibition, which is Nov. 1 – 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philly, creates networking opportunities for colleagues to talk bout their strategies, programs, what’s working, and what isn’t.

When you visit AVI-SPL at booth #2301, you’ll see a Barco cave display we’ve set up for guests, and you’ll learn about advanced visualization and how the technology is being used in higher ed.

About Cave Displays (taken from the Barco Cave Displays page)

A cave display is a multi-sided immersive environment that offers great levels of immersion. Barco cave displays can have any number of sides, ranging from two to six, in any size you want. Furthermore, caves are completely customizable to your specific demands, and can be a fixed or transportable installation with rigid or flexible screens, high or lower resolutions, with active or passive 3D, or even both.

In this map of the exhibitor floor plan, you’ll find AVI-SPL at the bottom left. We’ve got friendly faces there who want to talk to you, demonstrate our value to higher ed, and leave you with a good impression about trusting your project to AVI-SPL.

At the EDUCAUSE event website, you can register to attend. Amidst the mass of people and rows of booths, we’ll make you feel welcome. See you there.

Webinar: Florida State Contract for AV Equipment

The discontinuation of the Florida State Contract for Audio Visual Equipment and Accessories has created confusion for our state agency customers in Florida. This page is intended to clear up that confusion and offer alternative contract sources, including our GSA Schedules and other cooperative contract vehicles.

Here’s the main message of that page: AVI-SPL was not removed as a vendor. Rather, the contract vehicle itself expired, meaning State of Florida public sector purchasers must find new ways of engaging with us and other suppliers. AVI-SPL is still a provider for Florida’s AV and video services and solutions.

As part of our effort to answer questions surrounding the discontinuation of the contract, we are hosting a webinar on Wed., November 8 at 12 p.m. EST, “Purchasing AV Equipment and Services From AVI-SPL — State of Florida Buyers.”

Register for this webinar “Purchasing AV Equipment and Services From AVI-SPL — State of Florida Buyers.”

Learn About Trends in Simulation and Visualization at EIT 2017

From May 14-17,  the University of Nebraska hosts EIT 2017, the 16th IEEE Annual International Conference on Electro/ Information Technology. AVI-SPL will be there, participating in a panel session titled “Global Trends in Simulation & Visualization and Advanced Applications.”

This session will offer an overview of how simulation and visualization technology is advancing in healthcare and other industries, and how the adoption of M&S (modeling and simulation) by high-risk industries for training and research is affecting traditional acquisition and integration processes.

Session Overview

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, May 16, 1-3 p.m.
  • Location: Nebraska Union, Regency C
  • Moderator: Pamela Boyers, Associate Vice Chancellor, iEXCEL, UNMC
  • Presenters:
    • Jim Angelillo, Vice President, Business Development, AVI-SPL
    • David Thorson, Senior Manager, Programming Architecture, AVI-SPL

Register for EIT 2017. >