Category AV in Meeting Spaces

Crestron Huddle Room Challenge: The Results Are In

The goal was simple:  Show companies how easy it can be to install the collaboration technology that turns a huddle room into a collaboration space, one that brings people and ideas together. And that’s what we did with the Crestron Huddle Room Challenge Sweepstakes that we launched last November. If contestants could assemble the Crestron HD-MD-400 in their respective huddle rooms in under an hour, they would keep the equipment and have the chance to win more prizes.

Well, the results are in, and they’re everything we’d hoped for. Nearly 100 teams entered, and the responses were extremely positive. Take a look at just a few of the testimonials:

“It’s pretty cool because only one of the two boxes need to get plugged in. Whichever one is plugged in, the other is given power over twisted pair. Very cool!”

“I’ll definitely be adding this to our spec sheet when we upgrade our Council Chambers AV this year!!”

“All in all, it was a completely painless setup experience – from box to boardroom in 15 minutes. The equipment is rugged, well-made, and clearly marked. We’re currently planning a presentation system for our new County meeting hall using this system as a model.”

As these firsthand testimonials show, there’s no need to hesitate when it comes to improving your meeting spaces. Check out the start-to-finish gallery below from one of our participants, and then watch the video of one contestant setting up the system in just 10 minutes.

To get the Crestron MD-HD-400, contact AVI-SPL at sales@avispl.com or call us at 866-559-8197.

 

Explaining AVI-SPL’s Managed Services

If your organization is interested in managed services to handle the collaboration technology your staff depends upon, take a couple of minutes to watch and learn from the interview below. Danny Rogers, AVI-SPL VP of Global Partnerships, explains how our managed services have evolved, including a shift from component parts to a holistic solution, one that wraps monitoring and management around a customer care package. He also addresses:

  • In-house and remote support services
  • Our Symphony management platform
  • Support for Microsoft collaboration tools
  • The demand for 24/7, 365 support

Watch Danny’s interview below and contact us at sales@avispl.com to begin your inquiry into how our managed services can benefit your company.

Try Cisco Spark Before You Buy

With the Cisco Spark application, your teams can message, meet, and call from any device. It simplifies teamwork by making communication a seamless process that is managed from the Cisco cloud. Features include:

  • Whiteboard and share material in real time (same room or from different locations)
  • App-centric design
  • Hybrid services and architecture

And you can experience its features with AVI-SPL’s Try Before You Buy offering.

Schedule a try-and-buy demo or request more information. >

The Registration for ISE 2017 Is On Us

ISE 2017, the latest edition of the world’s largest AV and systems integration show, takes place February 7-10 in Amsterdam. AVI-SPL will be there in the RAI at booth 11-A115 to showcase the managed services and integration capabilities that are helping businesses throughout Europe collaborate and communicate better than ever.

We will be in the Unified Communications section of the hall, near industry heavyweights like Polycom, Cisco, and Pexip. When you visit the AVI-SPL booth, ask about:

  • Demos of our managed services (including our Symphony platform and help desk)
  • Microsoft Surface Hub demonstrations
  • Our expansion with our new office in Frankfurt

Register before February 6 with code 912672 and get in the show free (a savings of €150).

AVI-SPL Acquires VideoLink to Expand Broadcast Solutions

Companies of all types that want to improve the communications throughout their worldwide offices have good news. That’s because AVI-SPL recently enhanced its ability to serve the growth in enterprise video with the acquisition of VideoLink, a video services provider. This joining of forces brings together VideoLink’s deep expertise in video production and content creation with AVI-SPL’s talents as a collaboration systems integrator and managed services provider. This means businesses have a single go-to resource for end-to-end video solutions.

For corporations and TV and broadcast facilities, VideoLink’s service offerings include:

  • ReadyCam (customized video production studio)
  • EnhancedIP (video transmission service)
  • Webcasts
  • Creative video strategy

Being able to help companies with creating their video content adds more value to our standing as a systems integrator of AV and collaboration solutions, and as a catalyst for the kind of workplace transformation that makes it easier to companies and employees to communicate internally and externally.

VideoLink’s resources page has dozens of videos about its products, customer testimonials, and tips for making quality company videos. I also recommend you read Commercial Integrator‘s coverage, and watch the interview with AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel and VideoLink CEO Richard Silton. You can also read AVI-SPL’s press release about this acquisition.