Category AV in Meeting Spaces

We’re Excited About the Microsoft Surface Hub. Here’s Why.

 

Microsoft Surface HubThe Microsoft Surface Hub took its opening bow this week, and if the buzz across the web is any indication, the software giant has released one of the most anticipated business products of 2015.

Systems integrator AVI-SPL — that’s us — is pumped about the unveiling for a few reasons.

We’re the largest AV launch partner for the Microsoft Surface Hub (and one of very few AV channel partners for North America and the UK.)

AVI-SPL will be the ONLY AV channel partner with a co-presence in the Microsoft booth (1079) at InfoComm 2015. That’s where we’ll be holding training sessions so that visitors can understand how to use the Surface Hub and everything it can do.

We’re confident it will help our customers improve the way they work across teams and collaborate. That’s because the Microsoft Surface Hub takes features like interactive whiteboard, remote team collaboration, and Skype for Business capabilities, and combines them into one digital display.

  • Made for any collaboration space
  • Multi-touch with 120 Hz display refresh
  • Multiple content streams
  • Save session content
  • Share whiteboard and projection with remote collaborators
  • Built-in wide angle, high-resolution cameras
  • Speakers and mic array
  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office
  • Wide-ranging app support
  • Skype for Business
  • OneNote software

To order the Microsoft Surface Hub, which is scheduled to start shipping in September, please work with AVI-SPL and contact us at surfacepro@avispl.com

Tips for Doing Digital Signage the Right Way

I’m the kind of person who will research and research (and maybe, time permitting, research some more) before investing in something about which I know very little. That’s why our latest AVI-SPL tech paper on digital signage appeals to me (and my inner researcher) so much.

Without going too deep into technical details, this paper covers the basics of what it takes to make sure a digital sign is the engagement tool it’s meant to be. Rich Daugherty, AVI-SPL’s Digital Media Solutions Engineer, gives you advice on how to grab attention, keep it, and manage the content on digital displays.

Rich knows whereof he speaks: he has almost 20 years of experience with designing and creating digital content for companies of all types and sizes.

Download Rich’s tips and advice for “Content and Design Strategies for Digital Signage.”

 

 

 

 

See InfoComm 2015 With AVI-SPL

Next week, tens of thousands of people will descend upon the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando for InfoComm 2015. While there, they’ll see the latest audiovisual and video communication systems meant to improve the way organizations of all types run their operations.

The company I work for, AVI-SPL, will be there too, demonstrating and explaining our ability to take those products and turn them into solutions for unified communications, digital signage, integrated AV, advanced visualization, control room spaces and video collaboration.

To help guide visitors seeking to learn about AVI-SPL and why we are the integrator and end-to-end solutions provider trusted by thousands of companies, we’ve created our own InfoComm show page. At this page, we have the schedule of speaking engagements featuring our experts; the schedule of our guided technology tour of booths for Microsoft, Crestron and more; and a form for getting in touch with us.

We look forward to seeing you at the show.

The New Era in AV Control

Working with our experts affords me the opportunity to appreciate how talented they are, and how dedicated they are to their profession. In this case, I’m thinking of David Thorson, AVI-SPL’s senior manager of programming architecture.

David has spoken before about what companies should expect from an AV system and how they can protect their investment. In the paper “Simpler, Automated, IT-Friendly: The New Era in AV Control,” he explores advances in AV programming and what AVI-SPL is doing to make sure users of all experience levels can easily make use of a room’s AV and video.

Find out where AV programming is today and what that means for businesses that rely on audiovisual systems.

Download David’s look at the new era in AV system control.

Webinar Recording: Explore the Science of Sound

In this AVI-SPL webinar presented by Biamp Systems’ Mike Bucklin, you’ll learn what sound is, how we hear, and how the understanding of sound’s properties affects the design of audio equipment for areas like conference rooms. This engaging recording describes how sound affects us, and how acoustics, noise, and microphone placement are interrelated with regard to intelligibility.

Review “Sound Matters” >

About the presenter

Mike Bucklin manages Biamp Systems’ operations in Southern California and Southern Nevada. Prior to joining Biamp, Mike spent 13 years in consulting and integration, bringing with him a wealth of direct experience in the integration and design of audiovisual systems.