Category AV in Meeting Spaces

How to Plan for Meeting-Room Technology in Your Organization

When you know how much and what type of space companies have, you have valuable information for shaping your organization’s spaces. Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) surveyed 81 companies around the world to determine their occupancy metrics. In its “Occupancy Planning Annual Report,” read the results to learn:

  • How to measure space utilization
  • Insights to shape your occupancy strategy
  • Which technology tools they use to manage their real estate
  • Ways companies are saving on real estate costs

AVI-SPL is a JLL Synergy Partner, the only one dedicated to meeting-solutions technology. When working with JLL for your office space, turn to Synergy partner AVI-SPL for best practices in workspace design, meeting-room solutions, and technology lifecycle management. To learn more about reducing real estate costs, visit our resource page —  Workplaces Strategies for Commercial Real Estate and Facilities Professionals.

Download the “Occupancy Planning Annual Report” >

Webinar: How to Plan for AV-over-IP Networked Video Systems

This webinar looks at steps you can take to ensure your networked video systems are a success. Geordie Klueber, field sales engineer for Biamp, will offer his advice during this event, which is presented by Tech Decisions and Commercial Integrator. Make plans to join this online event on Wed., Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. EST. Among the benefits of attending:

  • An overview of some of the most common problems encountered with networked video solutions
  • Offers suggestions on how to mitigate such issues
  • Allows you the opportunity to ask your own specific questions

Register for “Pitfalls to Perks: Avoiding Peril With AV-over-IP Networked Video Systems” >

Midway Through ISE 2018

The first two days of the ISE 2018 expo in Amsterdam have seen AVI-SPL demonstrate its Unify ME Symphony managed service platform, and deliver talks on user-friendly technology, workplace collaboration, and the Internet of Things as a driver of AV technology. Over the next two days of the event, AVI-SPL will continue to demo Symphony while being a part of talks about collaboration and how the retail environment should be using technology to engage customers. If you’re at ISE and haven’t seen AVI-SPL yet, be sure to stop by booth 11-B130.

Schedule of events

Thurs, February 8

  • Managed services demos, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., AVI-SPL stand 11-B130
  • “What is the way forward for video communications and collaboration?” 11:30 a.m.-noon, AVI-SPL stand 11-B130

Friday, February 9

  • Managed services demos, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., AVI-SPL stand 11-B130
  • AV Magazine panel, “Reinvigorating the retail environment,” with AVI-SPL Managing Director EMEA James Shanks, 10:30 a.m., Commercial Solutions Theater

Since most reading this will not be at ISE 2018, I encourage you to contact an AVI-SPL rep at 866-559-8197 or sales@avispl.com  and let them know about your collaboration or AV communication challenges.

 

Service Support for the New Workplace

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about improving the workplace through collaboration technology. See parts one, two, and three.

So far we’ve covered huddle spaces — what they are, knowing the kind of collaboration tools you should have in yours, and how to design them for quick-start meetings.

To maintain the high-quality user experience in these collaboration spaces, you have to ensure that those rooms are always ready, and that you can retrieve analytics on how often they are used.

Frost & Sullivan has a brief, valuable paper that addresses this topic of supporting video conferencing. It touches on:

  • Challenges to supporting digital transformation
  • Top demands from IT to ease video conferencing management
  • AVI-SPL’s Unify ME Symphony platform

AVI-SPL’s Unify ME Symphony is a monitoring, management, and analytics platform that gives you insight into and control of your organization’s total meeting and AV and unified communications systems environment. It provides a global view of AV and meeting technology, status, and quality, while automating meeting scheduling, launching, and troubleshooting.

Frost & Sullivan named AVI-SPL its 2016 North American Company of the Year for Managed Video Conferencing Services. In the paper that accompanied the award, Frost & Sullivan called Unify ME Symphony the “cornerstone technology” of AVI-SPL’s managed services.

Read “Simplify Video Conferencing Meeting Management to Deliver Better User Experiences” >

Huddle Room Designs for Quick-Start Meetings

This is the third in a series of posts about improving the workplace through collaborative technology. Read parts one and two.

Today’s post is all about a tech brief that AVI-SPL created to define three levels of collaboration-ready huddle rooms, based on technology functionality and budget. The three levels are:

  • Basic AV-Ready
  • Enhanced AV-Ready
  • Advanced AV-Ready

After defining these spaces, this paper also looks at four considerations that can help you determine what type of room would work best in your organization. Those considerations include:

  • Employee work styles
  • Room and device intelligence
  • Management and maintenance
  • Equipment standardization

Download “3 Huddle Room Designs for Quick-Starting More Productive Meetings” >