Category Video Collaboration

AVI-SPL Introduces IP-based Video for the OR

ESSENCE – Integrated OR Solutions

AVI-SPL recently announced its latest innovation in surgical video platforms: ESSENCE (Enterprise Surgical Suite with Enhanced Network Control over Ethernet), is a suite of surgical video products that allows staff to control video, audio and data in the OR and lets practitioners remotely collaborate with surgeons.

The ESSENCE line includes three integrated operating rooms systems:

  •  ESSENCE-Digital: the DVI-D video platform
  •  ESSENCE-HD: scales all sources in the OR to a high definition 1080p format
  •  ESSENCE-IP: encodes images up to 4K into an Internet protocol format at the source and distributed at their native resolution without compression for artifact-free video

The ESSENCE video transport platform is an FDA-rated, Class 1 Medical Device that is not only agnostic to medical device manufacturers but also able to support legacy, current and future surgical technology because of its easily scalable design. It combines best practices with an open architecture allowing a variety of devices from different manufacturers, modalities and technologies to work together in one cohesive system.

As with all ESSENCE video platforms, the system is also designed to dramatically reduce the footprint normally associated with traditional AV equipment in the limited space of most ORs.

AVI-SPL’s Medical Team exhibited ESSENCE at the OR Manager Conference September 23-25 in National Harbor, Ma. To learn more about AVI-SPL’s healthcare solutions, visit AVI-SPL’s Healthcare page.

AVI-SPL London Serves Europe Video Conferencing Market

Written by James Shanks, managing director EMEA, AVI-SPL

With our recent expansion into London, AVI-SPL reaffirms its commitment to serving the European market with video conferencing solutions that connect individuals and teams around the world. AVI-SPL has been supporting international customers from our U.S. base of operations for many years. Today, our Video Managed Services team  supports over 6,000 video endpoints in 104 countries around the world.

One of the keys to a successful global project is consistency. That consistency leads to ease of user experience, which in turn leads to satisfaction with our work. We ensure the video collaboration experience  looks and feels the same, no matter which office or building you visit — whether you are in London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Munich, San Paolo or Moscow. Because we operate on a global scale,  AVI-SPL allows for such continuity through design, implementation, project management and delivery to a uniform standard.

The importance of a VNOC in the U.K.

Each AVI-SPL Video Network Operations Center (VNOC) is the control center of our Video Managed Services offering. In each VNOC, certified technicians are on hand 24/7, monitoring customer environments, scheduling and launching video calls, and helping customers effectively utilize their investment in video communications technology. We now have three VNOC locations: two in the U.S. (Ohio and Pennsylvania) and our newest one in the U.K.

The addition of the VNOC in the U.K. provides us with the ability to provide in-region support for European-based customers who prefer a provider who’s more familiar with the European culture.

The significance of this new U.K. VNOC is that we can leverage our location to have in-region coverage during the business day with multilingual support. The addition of the VNOC in the U.K. provides us with some added flexibility in addition to the ability to provide in-region support for European-based customers who prefer a provider who’s more familiar with the European culture. Another significant benefit of the new U.K.-based VNOC is that it offers the majority of the languages spoken in EMEA (German, French, Spanish and Portuguese) as part of the services.

 

Webinar Recording: Reimagining the University Library

During this webinar, AVI-SPL Project Managers Mike Cenzer and Rob Thomsen look at the advanced audio visual solutions that make the new Hunt Library at North Carolina State University a model for the modern university library. With its video walls, visualization technology, and video conferencing spaces, the Hunt Library offers faculty and students flexible spaces for multimedia presentations, research and collaboration. Some of the areas touched on include the audio distribution by Biamp, AMX control system technology, the visual displays by Christie and Sharp, a SMART Technologies presentation system, and Cisco video conferencing and TelePresence systems.

Listen to the recording of “Reimagining the University Library.”

Register for Tomorrow’s Webinar: Reimagining the University Library

Join us tomorrow,  August 29 at 1 pm EST for “Reimagining the University Library.” During this webinar, AVI-SPL Project Managers Mike Cenzer and Rob Thomsen will lead a look at the advanced audio visual solutions that make the new Hunt Library at North Carolina State University a model for the modern university library. With its video walls, visualization technology, and video conferencing spaces, the Hunt Library offers faculty and students flexible spaces for multimedia presentations, research and collaboration. Some of the areas we’ll touch on include the audio distribution by Biamp, AMX control system technology, the visual displays by Christie and Sharp, and the video conferencing systems of Cisco.

Register for “Reimagining the University Library.”

 

AVI-SPL Webinar: Reimagining the University Library

Join us Thurs., August 29 at 1 pm EST for “Reimagining the University Library.” During this webinar, AVI-SPL Project Manager Mike Cenzer will lead a look at the advanced audio visual solutions that make the new Hunt Library at North Carolina State University a model for the modern university library. With its video walls, visualization technology, and video conferencing spaces, the Hunt Library offers faculty and students flexible spaces for multimedia presentations, research and collaboration. Some of the areas we’ll touch on include the audio distribution by Biamp, AMX control system technology, the visual displays by Christie and Sharp, and the video conferencing systems of Cisco.

Register for “Reimagining the University Library.”

About the presenter

Mike Cenzer, a project manager with AVI-SPL, has nearly 25 years of experience as an audio visual commercial integrator. His specialties include commercial audio/video sales, design, project management, and installation, as well as video conferencing and telepresence support.