Category Control Room Design

Essential AV Apps and Tools

Corporate Tech Decisions recommends some of the best applications for AV technicians and consultants. The apps — variously designed for the Android, iPhone and other smartphones — include spectrum analyzers; distance, lighting and electricity calculators; and audio analyzers.

Did you know that AVI-SPL has an AV Lab that contains AV tools gathered from our manufacturer partners? At this convenient, free resource, you’ll find CAD drawings, spec sheets, project calculators and training materials. Find out more about how AVI-SPL helps consultants with its AV Lab.

See AVI-SPL’s Collaborative Systems at Offshore Technology Conference 2012

Houston, Tx. – Business solutions integrator AVI-SPL and its Control Room Group division will showcase collaborative visualization systems at the upcoming Offshore Technology Conference 2012 from April 30-May 3, 2012 at Reliant Park.

Collaborative visualization solutions display large amounts of data simultaneously for teams around the world, allowing geoscientists, engineers and researchers to analyze critical data. These systems optimize all phases of the oil and gas life cycle, allowing for sophisticated exploration capabilities, accurate well construction/positioning,  and increasing production and recovery rates to reduce total cost of ownership.  The Control Room Group’s dedicated Oil & Gas team has completed multiple remote control rooms( RCRs), operations centers, visualization centers, process control centers, as well as conference and training rooms.

Look for AVI-SPL at booth 7702 and visit the CRG page to learn more about our ability to integrate conrol room environments.

Another Way to Buy Your New Control Center

"Control Room Group"Are you ready to refresh your existing control room, expand your existing control room space or build a new control center in a new facility? If so, you’ll soon see that making the decision to move forward on the project was the easy part of the process and now the really hard work begins.

What is the hardest of the hard work? Figuring out how you’re going to pay for the new control room.

In previous posts, we’ve talked about the traditional ways of purchasing Control Room Group (CRG) goods and services, i.e. the traditional negotiated purchase and the lease – and the benefits of each. Now we’d like to talk with you about a NEW way to purchase your control center.

Let’s fast forward through the initial contact, the series of meetings between your staff (operators, engineers, IT staff, facility engineers and security staff) and ours (design engineers, production engineers, project managers and installation managers) and get to the part where you’re satisfied that the CRG will provide you with the control room of your dreams and you’re ready to buy.

So, what’s the NEW way to buy all or a portion of your control center? By taking advantage of available federal grant monies. Yes, there are federal grants available that can pay for all or a large portion of your control room project! I was surprised to learn over the last few weeks of 2011 about the number of government grant programs that are available to our clients, and this grant money can be used to help pay for your control room project.

In an attempt to facilitate the grant proposal process and ease the potential pain of learning this process, the CRG has a staff member who is expert in the world of grants and we are offering their services to you FREE of charge. Our team is here to help you research available grants, determine whether or not your project qualifies and then, and most importantly, help you write the grant proposal. If you want to get started on searching for available grant money, please call me or drop me an email.

As you move forward on your project(s) this year, don’t forget that there are a variety of ways to pay for your new control center – outright purchase, lease and purchase, lease only, and last, but certainly not least, utilizing available federal grant monies. Please take advantage of our new grant assistance services. I think you’ll be plesantly surprised by the number of funding sources available to the market.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to call me at 888-619-9083 x8010 or e-mail me at

Christie MicroTiles Enhance Network Operations Center

Christie MicroTilesChristie MicroTiles were a central part of a recent AVI-SPL integration for a command center covering one of the Northeast regions’ largest metropolitan areas. 

In this 22,000-square-foot facility, three large video walls consist of 840 Christie MicroTile display cubes. AVI-SPL’s Special Projects Group installed these MicroTiles in conjunction with a sophisticated external multi-image processor to display various combinations of images. Numerous video sources can be simultaneously displayed across the video arrays and can be positioned and resized on the fly as required, allowing for real-time crisis analysis and management.

AVI-SPL works with manufacturer partners like Christie Digital to integrate audiovisual solutions that suit a range of industries and environments. Contact us at 1-800-282-6733 or for questions about how we can help your organization communicate and collaborate.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the AVI-SPL Technology Expo

Discover the latest innovations in communication and collaboration technology when you attend AVI-SPL’s Technology Expo 2011, which will be held in four cities across the U.S. Many of the top manufacturers in the Pro AV industry will be on hand to showcase innovations that can advance your organization’s strategy.  What can our events do for you and your enterprise? Here are the top five reasons you should attend AVI-SPL’s Technology Expo 2011:

  • Learn from more than 25 leaders and manufacturers in the PRO AV industry
  • Discover the latest innovations in presentation and communications technology
  • Network and collaborate with knowledgeable industry professionals
  • Attend informational seminars, including those with AIA and InfoComm CTS certification
  • Register to win an iPad2!!

The first Technology Expo will be held at the Chicago Marriott in Oak Brook, IL, Tuesday, August 23 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Be sure to add the AVI-SPL blog to your RSS feed for forthcoming details about this event. Other Tech Expo dates and locations include:

  • October 6 – Tampa, Fla., A La Carte Pavilion
  • October 26 – Washington D.C., Martin’s Crosswinds
  • November 16 – Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach Convention Center

Please bookmark the AVI-SPL events page and visit it often so you can get the latest information on our webinars, tech briefings and other events that cover the latest in communication and collaboration technology. We look forward to having you join us!