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Discover the Tools that Improve Business at the Collaboration Expo 2012, New York City

Mark your calendars: We’re just three weeks away from AVI-SPL’s Collaboration Expo 2012 in New York City, where you can see the systems that are improving communications for professionals. The conference will feature over 25 manufacturers showcasing the latest business solutions that help organizations reduce costs and speed up time to market through video conferencing, unified communications and digital media systems.

This full-day conference is your opportunity to learn about the latest collaboration technologies, helping you make informed decisions on investments that increase efficiency and increase worker mobility. Select manufacturers will also deliver educational seminars on topics like the future of conferencing and managing the video enterprise.

In addition to these sessions, Andrew W. Davis, cofounder of Wainhouse Research, will deliver the Expo’s keynote speech, “Beyond ROI: Find Real Value in Collaboration.” Davis will discuss how today’s work environment is changing rapidly with the evolution and adoption of telepresence, unified communications, mobility, videoconferencing, and life in the cloud. He’ll share his insight on how IT professionals, line managers, and senior executives can find an effective return on their investments.

This FREE event includes entry, lunch and a chance to win an iPad2! Be sure to like us on Facebook and RSVP to this event to be entered to win an AVI-SPL prize pack!

Register Today!

Register for the Sept. 25 Collaboration Expo event in New York City, see the full list of exhibitors and find out more about the educational seminars.

After New York City, this FREE series of events will stop in two more U.S. cities:

If you have any questions about any of our upcoming events, visit our Collaboration Expo 2012 FAQ page, email events@avispl.com or call 877-440-6205.

Just Two Weeks Until the AVI-SPL Collaboration Expo 2012, Chicago

Make plans to be in Chicago on Sept. 13 for AVI-SPL’s Collaboration Expo 2012. Companies including LifeSize, Mitsubishi, Sony, Cisco and Polycom will demonstrate the solutions that are helping organizations collaborate with one another, communicate with customers and lower operating costs. This full-day conference is your opportunity to learn about the latest collaboration technologies, so you can make informed decisions on investments that benefit your company.

You’ll have hands-on access to systems that bring remote teams together over HD video conferencing, see live demonstrations of the latest technology, and attend half-hour sessions that will help you create collaborative systems that help your organization.

This FREE event includes entry, lunch and a chance to win an iPad2.

The Business Value of Collaboration

Andrew W. Davis, cofounder of Wainhouse Research, will deliver an engaging keynote speech at the Expo, “Beyond ROI: Find Real Value in Collaboration.” Davis will discuss how today’s work environment is changing rapidly with the evolution and adoption of telepresence, unified communications, mobility, videoconferencing, and life in the cloud.

Be sure to like us on Facebook and RSVP to this event to be entered to win an AVI-SPL prize pack.

Register Today!

Register for the Sept. 13 Collaboration Expo event in Chicago, see the full list of exhibitors and find out more about the educational seminars.

After Chicago, AVI-SPL is bringing this FREE series of events to three more cities throughout the U.S. in 2012:

If you have any questions about any of our upcoming events, visit our Collaboration Expo 2012 FAQ page, email events@avispl.com or call 877-440-6205.

AVI-SPL Collaboration Expo 2012 is Coming to the Big Apple!

Join us in New York City on September 25 for AVI-SPL’s Collaboration Expo 2012. The conference will feature over 25 manufacturers showcasing the latest business communication solutions that help organizations reduce costs and speed up time to market through video conferencing, unified communications and digital media systems.

Each full-day conference is your opportunity to learn about the latest collaboration technologies, helping you make informed decisions on communication investments for your company. Select manufacturers will also deliver educational seminars on topics like the future of conferencing and managing the video enterprise.

In addition to these sessions, Andrew W. Davis, cofounder of Wainhouse Research, will deliver the Expo’s keynote speech, “Beyond ROI: Find Real Value in Collaboration.” Davis will discuss how today’s work environment is changing rapidly with the evolution and adoption of telepresence, unified communications, mobility, videoconferencing, and life in the cloud. He’ll share his insight on how IT professionals, line managers, and senior executives can find an effective return on their investments.

This FREE event includes entry, lunch and a chance to win an iPad2! Be sure to like us on Facebook and RSVP to this event to be entered to win an AVI-SPL prize pack!

Register Today!

Register for the Sept. 25 Collaboration Expo event in New York City, see the full list of exhibitors and find out more about the educational seminars.

After New York City, this FREE series of events will stop in two more U.S. cities:

If you have any questions about any of our upcoming events, visit our Collaboration Expo 2012 FAQ page, email events@avispl.com or call 877-440-6205.

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.

Experience Unified Communications in Any Environment with AVI-SPL at InfoComm

AVI-SPL is headed to the industry’s biggest show of the year – InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Fla., June 15-17, 2011. Exhibiting within the HD Conferencing Pavilion at booth #1679, AVI-SPL will demonstrate the advantages of unified communications in any environment, including corporate, education and healthcare.

In 2010, AVI-SPL completed more than 3,500 integration projects across the country and the world for a diverse set of clients, environments and communication needs. The following projects were recently completed and illustrate the experience of unified communications.

AVI-SPL’s Ft. Lauderdale office worked with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton to install the latest communications technology into the school’s new College of Engineering & Computer Science facility. The 97,000-square-foot structure opened in 2010 and infuses the university’s “green” principles, leading the way as the first academic building in the State of Florida designed and built to LEED Platinum standards. AVI-SPL worked with the college to implement energy-conscious technology into the facility such as 75″ HD, 3D-ready Mitsubishi LaserVues, which consume less energy and emit less heat than traditional displays. Learn more about FAU’s energy-efficient design and view photos of the project.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Emergency Management Center is one of the largest in the country, with close to 4,000 dedicated personnel responsible for fire suppression, emergency medical services, lifeguard operations and airlift rescues among additional operations. Dispatchers previously relied on the use of two 36-inch CRT TVs on carts to relay critical information throughout the Fire Command and Control Facility (FCCF) Dispatch Center. In this arrangement, sharing reports from neighboring rooms required personnel to constantly rush between stations, costing valuable time and energy during crises like wildfires or earthquakes. AVI-SPL implemented a video wall so the entire Dispatch floor would be able to quickly gain an overall perspective on any crisis, allowing decisions to be made more effectively. Take a more in-depth look at the LACoFD technology upgrade and view a photo gallery.

Located in Tampa, Fla., Moffitt Cancer Center is one of the largest cancer research hospitals in the U.S.  Its global affiliate network requires the sharing of time-sensitive knowledge and research with constituents on a daily basis. Given the center’s significant investment in video teleconferencing infrastructure, Moffitt was looking to expand its use of the Cisco Digital Media Suite (DMS) to support knowledge transfer. Moffitt came to AVI-SPL, which has partnered with them for years on audio and video integration projects. Based on Moffitt’s current video conferencing investments and ambitious goals of driving video to desktops both internally and externally, AVI-SPL recommended the Cisco DMS/ MXE platform. AVI-SPL integrated a dual DMS/ MXE 3500 environment and tied in feeds from their Tandberg and Polycom capture points. Educational seminars are being distributed live through Cisco’s Show and Share Live Events module, allowing members of local and affiliate communities to participate without the hassles and cost of travel. All content that is streamed during these sessions is captured and transcoded through the MXE 3500 to proper format and bit rate for access through the Show and Share application, where users can interact with and collaborate around content in a social media fashion. Moffitt intends to expand its network to include digital signage for all affiliate members as well. It also plans to continue to use video to broaden and expand its reach, providing immense and immediate value to investments that affiliate members are making in Moffitt’s cutting-edge research toward treating cancer.

The El Paso Corporation is one of the largest independent natural gas producers in North America. As part of the renovation of its 32-story headquarters in downtown Houston, the company needed robust, versatile communications and control systems that would facilitate collaboration, presentation and data sharing. AVI-SPL installed projectors, projection screens and flat panels in multiple conference and training rooms. Crestron RoomView facilitates room scheduling, as well as equipment control and monitoring for the IT staff. Crestron equipment also provides centralized control of the high-definition flat panels in the common areas, while still giving employees the freedom to change channels and hook up laptops for impromptu meetings. Read more about the El Paso Corporation project in IT/AV Report’s recent issue.

To read more about these and additional integration projects, please visit our Project Portfolio. Also visit AVI-SPL’s booth #1679 at InfoComm to learn more about the power of unified communications environments.