Category Audiovisual Resources

Latest Cisco-TANDBERG Webcast Focuses on Video Conferencing for Federal Agencies

From arraignments to distance training, today’s federal agencies can effectively advance their mission goals through the use of video communications technology.

Here’s your opportunity to learn more about putting this technology into action.

On Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. EST, Cisco-TANDBERG, in collaboration with AVI-SPL, hosts a free, interactive webcast on cutting-edge video solutions for government agencies.

Register today for this informative webcast and learn how to converge voice, video, and data networks into a single, powerful, secure network to advance your mission goals.

With this webcast, you’ll discover ways to:

  • Improve workforce productivity through richer interactions, while avoiding travel expenses
  • Expand access to information and subject matter experts and accelerate decision making
  • Enhance services for citizens for different media using voice, web, or video conferencing

You’ll also join leading experts as they share best practices for successful implementations, and learn more about planning, implementation and funding models.

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Featured AVI-SPL Government AV Design and Installation Projects

Click here to view AVI-SPL government-based installations or call 866-559-8197 to talk to an AVI-SPL representative.

Prysm’s LPD Technology Shakes Up Display Market

From plasma technology to LCDs, OLEDs and DLPs, display technology is constantly evolving to showcase bigger and better options. Striving towards further progress, Prysm has introduced a groundbreaking new display solution, powered by the manufacturer’s proprietary Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology. The announcement was made last week during InfoComm.

A 25″ diagonal (4:3) tile serves as the cornerstone of this innovative advancement. With nearly 180 degrees worth of viewing angles in both horizontal and vertical positions, LPD’s are geared to:

• Increase audience impact with scalable, high resolution images
• Provide greater visibility for content delivery and messaging
• Deliver scability, multiview and touchscreen capabilities
• Consume up to 75% less power than other display technologies on the market

Commercial customers with digital signage needs — including retail stores, stadiums and arenas, and hospitality venues — could stand to receive the greatest benefits, with the promise of brilliant picture quality and longer lasting technology.

With this in mind, do any of these factors raise your interest in LPD technology? What issues have the greatest effect when it comes to your buying decision?

Want to catch a glimpse of LPD in action? Click here for a video overview of this technology, as featured on Gary Kayye’s rAVe site.

Cisco Ups Offer for TANDBERG

The financial badminton match between Cisco and TANDBERG seems to be drawing to a close. Cisco has once again revised its offer (which is now up to around $3.4B) to purchase the videoconferencing leader, placing the birdie back in TANDBERG shareholders’ court. In addition to increasing the cash offer, Cisco has also offered to increase the interest payable on the offer price to a rate of 3.00% from its previous offer of 1.75%. According to a news release by Cisco, “this revised offer represents Cisco’s final price for this transaction.”

A total of more than 30% of shareholders have pre-accepted this offer based on the new price. These, combined with the previously announced acceptances, push the total to more than 40% acceptance of the sale. The rest of TANDBERG’s shareholders have until Dec. 1 to make a final decision.

Like many others in the AV industry, we’ll be watching from the sidelines, waiting for the birdie to fall.

To read Cisco’s full release, click here.

Frost & Sullivan Helps You Maximize Your VTC Investment

As the cost-saving reputation of videoconferencing (VTC) technology grows, more organizations are curious to know if they’re receiving the maximum benefit. Noted business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan addresses concerns with a new informational video, especially designed to help you make the most of your videoconferencing investment.

The online resource breaks down the 5 assessment steps you need to take. Be sure to check out the video and ask yourself the following key questions:

  • Are you measuring the current adoption rate within your organization?
  • Have you determined how and when your employees are using VTC technology?
  • Has your organization successfully overcome user resistance?
  • Have you promoted the use of unified collaboration technology through your corporate messaging?
  • What steps have you taken to expand your collaborative technology reach?

To view the video, click here ».

AV Services, Maintenance to Simplify Facility Management

In Today’s Facility Manager magazine, AVI-SPL General Manager Patrick Britton highlights the advance of conference room technology:

“… The critical nature of AV technology in conference and meeting rooms has many facility managers (fms) asking themselves: How do I manage the use of these spaces? And how do I maintain the equipment to maximize life cycle and prevent critical failures that will impact my users?”

Want to learn how to increase the ease of your facility management technology? Click here to read more »