Category AV in Meeting Spaces

AVI-SPL Adds Two Microsoft Services to Enhance Collaboration for Organizations

On this final day at InfoComm 2017, AVI-SPL has announced the addition of the Skype Integrated Meeting Service and Integrated Cloud Voice Service to its workplace collaboration offerings. For our customers, this means they can expand their Skype for Business experience to all their collaboration spaces. Briefly, here is what organizations can expect when we deliver these services:

Integrated Meeting Service: This cloud-ready solution unifies audio, video and web conferencing into a single platform and brings PSTN dial-in conferencing into meeting rooms of all sizes.

Integrated Cloud Voice Service: Helps manage an organization’s Skype for Business Cloud PBX and fully integrates audio, video, and web conferencing services complete with PSTN dial-in capabilities.

At AVI-SPL, we take pride in being the meeting experts. Our clients expect the user-friendly experiences that we tell them is possible, and we’re one of the only Skype for Business partners that focuses on bringing AV, voice, and video together to create that experience. Year after year, we’re ranked the number one integrator among the SCN Top 50 — who better to handle your next project?

Read the press release “AVI-SPL Adds New Microsoft Cloud Solutions Using Skype Operations Framekwork” >

AVI-SPL Showcasing Its New Managed Services Platform Features at InfoComm 2017

The AVI-SPL team is proud of its ability to be the one source companies and organizations of all types need for better collaboration and communication experiences. That ability ranges from consulting with our clients, engineering and deploying systems, and supporting rooms and technology with our managed services.

Those managed services just got better with the release of our Unify ME Symphony Platform 4.1, which has new features that we’re showcasing each day at InfoComm 2017.  As noted by Frost & Sullivan, Symphony is the heart of our managed video conferencing services. But Symphony does much more than remotely manage video conferences.

With Symphony, we monitor and manage all of the AV, video conferencing and unified communications systems of an organization, and track key metrics like room utilization, device usage, meeting modes, and real-time quality of the user experience.

With Symphony 4.1, we have a host of improved features and new capabilities:

  • Monitoring of all AV devices connected through a Crestron controller
  • Unified portal and user experience for scheduling VMR meetings and for monitoring meetings, rooms, and devices
  • Recording and streaming of video meetings
  • Set monitoring blackout periods cascaded from account to location to device
  • Microsoft Outlook add-in to create new Unify ME meeting

Throughout each day at InfoComm, our experts will be at our booth delivering live demonstrations of the new features in our Unify ME Symphony 4.1 monitoring and management platform. If you plan on being at InfoComm, we look forward to seeing you there and showing you how much Symphony can benefit your organization. Read the press release about this announcement. >

Simplify Video Conferencing Meeting Management: A Frost & Sullivan White Paper

Big news to share, just in time for InfoComm 2017: This Frost & Sullivan research paper looks at the top needs of IT departments in order to ease the process of managing video conferencing across their organizations. The solution this paper presents is AVI-SPL’s Unify ME Symphony platform, which it describes as delivering “best-in-class managed services.” You should also know that Frost & Sullivan named AVI-SPL its 2016 North American Company of the Year for Video Managed Services.

In this five-page paper, learn how our video managed services are giving IT departments and their companies a scalable, unified monitoring and management platform with rich analytics.

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

Polycom Group Series Achieves Microsoft Certification

AVI-SPL is pleased to share the good news that the Polycom Group Series has achieved Microsoft certification for Skype-for-Business on-line / Office 365. This makes the Group Series the only standards-based video endpoint to be officially certified for Office 365.

AVI-SPL customers moving to Office 365 can feel comfortable that their Polycom Group Series solutions can move to the cloud effortlessly, and they can continue to invest in and enjoy the best-in-class experiences the Polycom room systems offer.

Customers will be able to have Polycom’s award-winning audio and video experiences in a Skype-for-Business meeting

The Polycom RealPresence Group Series brings a new standard of efficiency to group video conferencing. Learn how it can improve your group video conferences, and discover other solutions at AVI-SPL’s Polycom page. >

The AVI-SPL Booth at InfoComm 2017

InfoComm 2017 is less than a week away, and that means we are gearing up to present at the pro AV industry’s most high-profile and popular event in North America. At booth 1660, the AVI-SPL team will be sharing the message that our global capabilities and reach make us the right partner for companies — particularly those with multiple locations — looking to improve their collaboration and communication experience. Here’s what you can expect to see and hear about:

  • The new AVI-SPL office in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Our U.K. team discussing its new Global Help Desk
  • Our presence in the UAE and successful projects throughout the Middle East
  • A control room simulation — we’ll have a video wall with an operation station that shows how collaboration impacts lives inside and outside the control room
  • Highlight reel of projects — view a compilation of our most recent case study videos
  • Collaboration Spaces web app — see our interactive, visual room configurator
  • VideoLink products and services that deliver live broadcast capabilities
  • Digital signage of the AVI-SPL schedule at InfoComm — at a glance, you’ll know when we’re giving our guided tours, and when one of our experts will be speaking at or hosting seminars
  • We also have a few surprises in store that we’ll be announcing at the show

If you haven’t already signed up for our Guided Technology Tours at InfoComm, please do so. Each tour is a great way to visit high-profile manufacturers and see their solutions for applications like huddle spaces, advanced visualization & simulation, sounds systems, digital signage, control rooms, display technology, and classrooms.

See you at InfoComm.