Category Featured Case Studies / Projects

Michigan School District Improves Student Engagement with SMART Boards, Elmo Document Cameras

Superintendent Steve Edwards, along with several teachers at Reeths-Puffer school district have noticed a world of difference since SMART boards and Elmo document cameras were introduced into their curriculum, courtesy of AV leader AVI-SPL. From better manageability to increased attention from their students, discover the latest advances in classroom technology.

Says high school teacher Matt Kemp:

As an English teacher, you have different ways to actively engage the varied learning styles you have in your classroom. For the person that is more of a tactile learner, they can actually go up there, and watch and move things on the [interactive whiteboard] screen to adjust it to the way they can best understand.

Says elementary teacher Kelly Griswold:

[The kids] would love what they call the ‘book movie,’ where I put the book under the Elmo [document camera] and read it to them. It just has excited them. They love to go up and do SMART board lessons, and touch the screen, and it most definitely has made a huge impact.

To see this technology in action, and also hear more from the educators, play the video below!

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How CRG Puts Together a Winning Security System

When AVI SPL’s Control Room Group (CRG) designed and upgraded the surveillance system at an assisted living facility, it conducted a comprehensive survey and interview process to find areas for improvement. With the critical information in hand, CRG used its know-how and Mitsubishi technology to improve the safety and streamline business processes for The Rosewood House II in Dunedin, Fla.

You can read the complete Security Products profile of this project, which gives detailed information on the equipment used in the install and includes insights from key CRG team members. Most imporantly, it shows how the equipment has made it easier for Rosewood administrators to monitor guests and employees, and improve its resource allocation.

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CRG takes a detailed approach to designing control rooms. We take into account traffic flow, security requirements and a host of other factors integral to call centers, transportation systems, emergency operation centers and other environments. Fill out our brief analysis request form and one of our representatives will call you back.  You can reach CRG at 888-619-9093 or send us an email at CRGSales@avispl.com

AVI-SPL Number One Integrator for 2010

Once again, AVI-SPL  kept its streak alive and topped SCN magazine’s just-released Top 50 Systems Integrators listing. AVI-SPL had projected revenues for 2010 of nearly $500 million – more than three times that of its nearest competitor.

The win confirmed AVI-SPL’s standing as the global leader in audio and video communications technologies for businesses of all stripes.  Through strategic partnerships with recognized industry leaders, AVI-SPL continues to deliver outstanding audio/video solutions – including Telepresence, Unified Communications, audio conferencing and videoconferencing — that are effective and easy to use.

AVI-SPL has completed installations for clients the world over, each one uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs.  It works across a range of industries, including:

Government and Military

Healthcare

Stadiums and Arenas

Education

Corporate

Hospitality and Entertainment

From budget-friendly videoconferencing to digital signage to comprehensive control rooms, AVI-SPL designs, implements and supports solutions that enhance your communication and presentation capabilities. We also offer the full production resources of our Creative Show Services, a team of directors, project managers and audio/video engineers dedicated to helping you engage with your audience to make a lasting, persuasive impact.

Because of AVI-SPL’s partnerships with over 700 of the industry’s leading manufacturers and its group of certified technical specialists, the company has been able to complete more than 25,000 installations worldwide.

As an active partner in the Green AV Initiative and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, AVI-SPL also works to promote AV solutions that help companies reduce their carbon footprint while saving money.

To find the AV solution that’s right for your business, complete this brief needs analysis form and an AVI-SPL representative will give you a call. You can also contact us at (866) 559-8197 or via email at sales@avispl.com.

How Can Audio, Video and Lighting Help Engage the House of Worship Experience?

 

  • Enhanced live streaming for sermons?
  • Multiple high-definition (HD) projection systems that could be used during concerts?
  • What AV elements were key to making the house of worship experience exciting and meaningful, and also drawing in new members?

These were just a few of the questions asked by First Baptist Oviedo’s church leadership as they began work on their new facility.

From the depths of their 2,800 seat main sanctuary to an advanced production suite known as “the bridge,” this Florida church has since introduced three Sony PMW-EX3 camcorders for live streaming, a Digidesign digital mixing console for pitch-perfect audio and rear projection rooms for the ultimate worship experience. Discover more of their dynamic, user-friendly solutions with AVI-SPL’s video tour, featuring Oviedo’s senior production associate, Josh Felix, as well as Ed Sullivan, senior design engineer, AVI-SPL.


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To learn how AVI-SPL can help engage your House of Worship, contact an AVI-SPL Representative at (866) 559-8197 or click here to complete our “Request a Quote” form.

Click here to see other House of Worship AV systems.

SMART Boards Prove Effective for Academy at the Farm’s Inclusive Curriculum

“We thought the teachers would really love it. Well, the problem is that they did!” — Ray Polk, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Academy at the Farm

Based in Dade City, Fla., Academy at the Farm is a unique K-8 charter school that serves nearly 400 students a year. Today, this A-rated school features SMART’s 680i interactive white boards and Elmo document cameras in nearly every classroom. “This technology has helped increased our kids’ enthusiasm, as well as that of our teachers,” says Director Mike Rom.

A Dramatic Difference
The SMART Notebook software has proven invaluable to the Academy teachers, from watching eager kindergartners perfect their penmanship to using the innovative programs to increase algebra skills among eighth graders. The school has also improved overall communications, using the SMART Boards to stream morning and afternoon announcements, and even have their students conduct live chats with Congresswoman Ginny Brown-Waite.

Tell us, how has SMART Technology helped improve the level of excitement and interactivity at your school?