Category AV in Meeting Spaces

The IT Manager’s Guide to Managed Services

Let’s say you’re an IT manager for a corporation, and you’re seeking a better way to manage the video conferencing and AV systems the company relies upon. In this scenario, you will likely be exploring and comparing the managed services offered by different companies. Or perhaps you’re trying to determine if such services from a third party are necessary.

In this Wainhouse Research report, “Video Conferencing and AV Managed Services,” sponsored by AVI-SPL, you’ll get an overview of managed services in the context of video conferencing and AV systems. This paper makes an argument for the value of managed services and covers specific benefits. Some of the topics covered in this paper include:

  • Definition of managed services (including their features)
  • Myths about managed services
  • The difference between basic and advanced managed services
  • Spotlight on AVI-SPL managed services

Download your copy of “Video Conferencing and AV Managed Services” >

Sept 20 Webinar: Vaddio’s USB Conferencing and Epson’s BrightLink Pro

Sign up for this webinar to be presented by Vaddio and Epson on Wed., September 20 at 1 p.m. EST and see presentations about unified communications in meeting spaces and real-time collaboration technology.

Darrin Thurston of Vaddio will explain critical AV design elements in deploying software-based UC clients in meeting spaces ranging from huddle spaces to classrooms. This includes an overview of key considerations:

  • Application uses (future-proof rooms) – Video conferencing, local presentations, lecture capture
  • Room conditions – Sensor placement and environment
  • PC and OS consideration – Nuances in deploying software-based UC clients

You’ll also learn about design elements like:

  • Content sharing with UC soft client versus dedicated AV presentation system
  • Recording with UC soft client versus dedicated AV capture system
  • Lighting and acoustic considerations in conference rooms
  • Camera, microphone, and display placement considerations
  • USB media (audio, video) differences between operating systems and PC platforms

Darrin will also provide application examples of room designs based on Vaddio USB conferencing systems.

Michelle Rydell of Epson will focus on BrightLink Pro, which helps users annotate, capture, and share ideas in real time. You’ll learn about the advantages of the BrightLink when used in different configurations:

  • Full-HD interactive display up to 100” – Two times larger viewing area than a standard 65” flat panel for high-impact presentations with exceptional details
  • Designed to enhance productivity – Bring your own device, connect a PC or video conference device, collaborate locally or with remote participants
  • DuoLink – Install two BrightLink Pro projectors side by side to achieve a large interactive area

Register “Software-Based Clients in UC Meeting Rooms” and “Your Whiteboard Reinvented” >

Video: Explaining Cloud Collaboration

In this video, AVI-SPL experts talk cloud collaboration, how to decide if it will be a benefit to your organization, and how to make it successful once implemented. They also go over AVI-SPL’s value as an integrator of cloud-based solutions. When you’re ready to improve the workplace experience and productivity, contact sales@avispl.com and share your challenges and goals.

 

Webinar Sept 6: Enterprise Collaboration With HARMAN and SMART Tech

Join us on Wed., Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. EST for this look at the latest in collaboration technology for the enterprise. During the SMART Technologies session, Stephen Yao will share the company’s new lineup of interactive and non-touch displays for enterprise.

HARMAN’s Paul Krizan will explore the innovative AV technologies that enable users to overcome those obstacles and experience flawless collaboration sessions. You’ll learn about topics like scheduling meeting spaces, rapid meeting start, BYOD and BYOC, and improving huddle space audio and video conferencing.

Stephen Yao is the team lead for product marketing at SMART. He has a background in product management, project management and marketing, and is based at SMART HQ in Calgary.

Paul Krizan is a Solutions Manager at HARMAN Professional, where he is responsible for overseeing the development and go-to-market aspects of a broad suite of collaboration technologies. Paul has a background in all aspects of product lifecycle management. He specializes in the area of customer needs assessment and product definition, ensuring products are engineered to deliver optimal user experiences and also efficiencies in terms of implementation and technical support.

Register for “Enterprise Collaboration With Harman and SMART Tech” >

AVI-SPL is Helping Develop Best Practices for Workplace Design

If you’ve been wondering what steps to take for improving your workplace collaboration, know that AVI-SPL’s knowledge is valued across industries. The most recent example of that respect is our appointment to the Workplace Strategy Council launched by JLL.

This council will use the talents and knowledge of its members to discuss the evolution of the workplace experience.

You can access this collective knowledge when you attend AVI-SPL’s upcoming TechXchange events in Chicago, Dallas, Toronto, and New York City.  At each full-day event, experts from JLL and our manufacturer partners (including Crestron, Oblong, Polycom, and many others) will be available to offer their insights and advice so you can improve collaboration and productivity in your workplace through smart design and technology.

Please share this post or the AVI-SPL Events page with those you think could benefit from attending these workplace transformation events.