Category Video Collaboration

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 >

View the AVI-SPL Concept Catalog 2016

AVI-SPL’s Concept Catalog for 2016 showcases a handful of companies and organizations that have recently benefited from AV and collaboration tools that we’ve integrated  The digital version is up on our site, and it includes AVI-SPL’s award-winning work for two of these projects.

You can also request a print version. >

Have a project similar to what you’ve seen in the catalog? Let us know. You may also contact us at sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197.

Webinar Recording: Display Technologies That Engage Students in Higher Education

See how universities are using Christie interactive displays and projectors to help students experiment, create, and play. You’ll also get a look at university installations where Christie MicroTiles are being used by schools to improve the learning process and showcase student achievement. This webinar covers:

  • Christie’s lineup of projectors and displays
  • Different types of projector illumination sources and where they work best
  • Video walls that enhance the student experience
  • Displays for different environments
  • 3D virtual reality installations

Get the recording for “Display Technologies That Engage Students in Higher Education” >

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 >

Limited Time to Get a SMART kapp for Free

Until September 30, 2016, purchase a SMART kapp iQ® or iQ Pro™ with one-year basic support services and receive a free SMART kapp (an $899 value)*.

Why do it?

The SMART kapp devices improve the way colleagues in different locations collaborate with one another by bringing whiteboard notes into the digital realm.

SMART kapp iQ is an ultra HD display with a built-in whiteboard that you can write on from anywhere. The iQ Pro adds more ways to share ideas through SMART Meeting Pro™ software and an endless digital workspace that expands as needed.

SMART kapp is a share-as-you-go whiteboard. Walk up and write on it with a dry erase marker. Everyone around the world connected to the board can see what you write and erase.

Take advantage of this great offer now >

*Receive a SMART kapp 42 ($899 value) with purchase of 55″ or 65″ SMART kapp iQ/iQPro

*Receive a SMART kapp 84 ($1199 value) with purchase of a 75″ SMART kapp iQ/iQ Pro