Category Unified Communications

Tips for Improving Workplace Collaboration

The business term “unified communications” describes its goal: to bring together communication technologies like voice, video and chat in order to streamline the way organizations operate, and to save costs.

In this Q&A, AVI-SPL’s Lou Chiorazzi, VP UC&C Solutions Engineering, explains what companies can do to make sure they get the unified communications system that is right for them. He also discusses:

  • Questions companies should ask of their integrator
  • How to coordinate and implement a solution
  • The key to a successful implementation
  • Sustainability consideration

Download the Q&A: “Communicating and Collaborating in the Workplace” >

AVI-SPL Brings Its Systems Integration Expertise to ISE 2015

AVI-SPL is in Amsterdam this week, February 10-12, for ISE 2015, the largest AV industry trade show in the world. See us at stand 9-B119. Even if you won’t be there, follow us at www.twitter.com/avisplinfo, and visit us at our dedicated show website, www.avispl.com/ise2015.

Beware the Integrator Who Sells on Price

In the January 2015 issue of Systems Contractor News, AVI-SPL’s Felix Robinson guides readers through the evolution of IT and AV integration, and how that advancement has affected integrators like AVI-SPL and those organizations that rely on video collaboration systems. Robinson notes that even as collaboration devices become treated as commodity-based products, and network advancements move systems to the cloud, the need for quality design, engineering and integration remains. Read the article.

When you’re looking for guidance on your AV or video communication needs, turn to the experts at AVI-SPL. Contact us at sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197.

Learning About Unified Communications at InfoComm 2014

InfoComm 2014 Solutions SummitAVI-SPL experts will be at InfoComm 2014 participating in panels that explore Unified Communications and Collaboration. These panels include:

The Merger of AV and IT – What Works, What Doesn’t?

Wednesday June 18, 2014, 8:30 am – 10:00 am, Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N253

• Learn the current state of AV / IT convergence

• Hear how AV “Best Practices” have evolved to meet IT needs

• Learn what can go wrong and how to prevent it

• Hear how other organizations have solved problems.

State of the Industry Lunch and Learn

Wednesday June 18, 2014, 12:15 pm – 2 pm, LVH Hotel and Casino, Pavilion 1

Join industry experts and senior executives as they address the latest issues related to conferencing, collaboration, and unified communications. How are mobility and interoperability impacting the industry? What are the latest user applications in business, education and healthcare? What does convergence look like in the home, as well as in business? What impact are mobile devices having within organizations? What role do managed services offerings and the cloud play in making use of these technologies effective and seamless? Attend the luncheon to learn, ask questions and challenge the panelists

Getting ‘Smart’er – Collaboration and the Internet of Everything

Friday June 20, 2014, 8:30 am – 10:00 am, Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N253

• Learn about Sensors and the Internet of Everything

• Hear how “Big Data” is being used to improve business and lifestyles

• Hear experts explain how these trends will impact the collaboration space

• Understand what you can and can’t expect and when

Gartner suggests that the “the smart machine era will be the most disruptive in the history of IT.” This will include the proliferation of contextually aware, intelligent personal assistants, smart advisors (e.g. IBM -0.66% Watson), advanced global industrial systems, autonomous vehicles, etc. With sensors everywhere recording about 2.5 exabytes of data a day what will the offices of tomorrow look like. How will our collaboration change? This panel will discuss how we see smart things, big data and collaboration working together.

 

Polycom Names AVI-SPL North American Partner of the Year

Polycom holds a prestigious place among collaboration technology providers. So it’s an honor that AVI-SPL has been named the company’s North American Partner of the Year.

AVI-SPL and Polycom have a long history of giving businesses and organizations around the world solutions that improve operations and bring remote teams together. One of our newest case stories describes the partnership between Polycom and AVI-SPL to create the Polycom Experience Centers around the world.

Read the press release about being honored by Polycom.