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Why Pexip’s Video Conferencing Win Matters to IT

Last week, Frost & Sullivan announced Pexip as the winner of its 2016 award for Technology Innovation. The press release mentions “disruption,” which I read as a shorthand way of saying, “it’s doing what a lot of competitors and standard-bearers aren’t: giving businesses the collaboration benefits they want.”

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If you work in IT or you manage those who do, you know the value of being able to do more for the company without stressing staff or compromising network security. IT has been shifting more of its money to cloud services such as Pexip so that people can collaborate with their personal devices from anywhere — whether on the company campus or offsite.

Other benefits include:

  • Connect through video conferencing using each user’s preferred method (Microsoft Skype for Business, traditional video conferencing endpoint, WebRTC)
  • Easing the burden on IT to manage video collaboration
  • Pexip technology powers AVI-SPL’s Unify ME Virtual Meeting Room Service

The last of these points is my main reason for putting together this post: so that if you are a CIO or an IT manager or the head of a department, you are aware that AVI-SPL offers the kind of cloud-based collaboration services that enable your colleagues to work with one another from remote locations, and that can grow with your organization.

I encourage you to look over our Unify ME VMR page, as well as our Virtual Meeting Rooms powered by Cisco and Polycom.

If you want to request more information about this topic, fill out our VMR request form >

AVI-SPL Makes Two Industry Lists for Integrators

We’re happy to announce that AVI-SPL has made two of Commercial Integrators’ industry leaders lists as one of the best integrators in the corporate and higher education markets. For five years, CI has recognized the top integrators serving key vertical markets, and its articles include quotes that help explain the success.

View the full lists here.

We’ve built our reputation as an outstanding integrator because of our work in all markets. That work has kept us as the North American integrator with the most revenue for the past two decades. Find out why we set the industry standard. Fill out our form and let us know how we can be of service.

Webinar: Display Technology for Higher Education Recruitment

Concerned about recruiting students to your university? Then join AVI-SPL and Christie on Wednesday, August 17 at 1 p.m. EST for a webinar that explains how display and video wall technology can enhance the student experience and bring a wow factor to your higher ed campus.

Register for “Display Technology That Attracts Students to Your Higher Ed Campus” >

About the Presenter

Bill Copley, a senior member of the Christie sales team since 2009, brings 25+ years of experience in the IT software industry, with 15 of those years in the AV industry. Bill collaborates on the direction of sales and product management. He also provides guidance to other sales team members in generating new business and deepening existing business relationships.

Advances in Ceiling-Mounted Microphones

On July 27, 2016, join us at 1 p.m. EST and listen in to our webinar on advances in microphone technology that can benefit your business.

The holy grail of conference room microphones is the one that can’t be seen. Typically, this is accomplished by mounting microphones in the ceiling. Acoustically, this is usually the worst place to put microphone. However, significant advances in microphone array technology have led to solutions that allow for ceiling mounted microphones that deliver sound quality that rivals that of traditional, table-mounted solutions. We’ll take a look at the challenges that can plague ceiling microphones, and how this new technology has risen to meet them.

Register for “Finding the Holy Grail of Conference Room Microphones” >

Create Your Connected Workplace

I’m excited to share a new resource that AVI-SPL has just launched, one that has been designed to not just give you information, but empower and motivate.

With our Connected Workspaces site, there are no more excuses for not getting the kind of workplace you and your coworkers need and deserve to work smarter.

In this site, we’ve included four main resources that are most valuable when used together:

  • Tech briefs tailored to job responsibility
  • Business case starter
  • Assessment quiz
  • Business case toolkit

Tech Briefs

IT managers, IT directors, CIOs, facilities managers — all need to take be proactive in order to improve the way people at their companies collaborate. We’re empowering you to take that lead with these short articles that acknowledge your concerns.

  • What different managers expect to get out of connected workspaces
  • Their challenges to improving the workplace
  • What they expect from vendors in this process

Business Case StarterBusiness_Case_Starter

This downloadable document is a great way to start the conversation among the colleagues and decision-makers in your organization. Choose the desired outcomes that are driving your need for a connected workplace. This tool does the rest, generating a shareable report.

 

Assessment quiz blogAssessment Quiz

Here’s your chance to let us know what a connected workplace means to you, the current state of your meeting rooms, and the benefits you expect for your workplace.

Business Case Toolkit

This three-piece toolkit simplifies the process of creating a business case for a digitally connected workplace.

  • Real-world examples and sample formulas for metrics
  • Gap analysis tool that compares your current workplace to its target
  • Definitions and descriptions you should understand

Plan your connected workplace >