Category AV in Government

How to Optimize Video and Mobility Across Agencies

With mobility, big data, and social media heavily impacting private sector businesses, it is not surprising that these same trends are emerging in the public sector.

Download this whitepaper to learn about the need for a shared approach that can help your agency scale. At the same time, we will address security and availability challenges of shared IT deployments, and discuss how to address them through IT best practices.

Download “Reaching Optimization: Video Intra/Inter Network Federation and Shared Mobility.”

How AV Tech Brings Citizens and Government Together

AVI-SPL VP of Sales Tracie Bryant looks at the efforts of cities, including San Francisco and Westland, MI, to engage the public with technology that brings government functions closer to those they serve. The same types of AV technology are also largely intended to improve the quality of life for citizens. Get inspired when you read about examples of what these cities are doing in “How AV Tech Brings Citizens and Government Together.”

Contact AVI-SPL to improve your city government operations and outreach. Connect with us at 866-559-8197 or sales@avispl.com.

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.

Why Are State and Local Agencies Investing in Video Collaboration?

In Polycom’s Public Sector View blog, AVI-SPL VP of Sales Tracie Bryant answers questions that cover:

  • Why state and local agencies are investing in video collaboration systems
  • Federal grants available to these agencies
  • Areas of growth for grant funding
  • Resources for acquiring grant funding

Read the interview at the Polycom Public Sector View blog. The bottom of the interview includes a link to download our white paper: Four Enterprise Solutions for Government Agencies. Contact AVI-SPL at 1-866-559-8197 to bring the benefits of video collaboration into your daily operations.