Category Video Communications

Recording of October 18 Polycom Webinar on Video in Healthcare

AVI-SPL University Professional Series logoIf you missed AVI-SPL and Polycom’s October 18 webinar, or want an opportunity to review the material, the slideshow and recording of “Using Video for Collaborative Community-Based Healthcare” is now available.

During this informative presentation, Dr. Deborah Jeffries looked at video applications such as telestroke, radiology and cardiology; the challenges facing healthcare providers with regard to patient care; and examples of video-based integrations within the healthcare environment to meet specific needs.

If you have any questions about the materials within this webinar, or are interested in adding video collaboration tools to your healthcare environment, call an AVI-SPL representative at 1-800-282-6733 or email us at


InfoComm Certifies AVI-SPL Training for Project Managers

Earlier this year, I wrote about the launch of AVI-SPL’s training for project managers, a self-directed initiative to ensure the quality of our AV integrations for customers around the world. Thanks to the hard work of Jay Paul, Joseph Thomas and Jennifer Schwartzberg, this ambitious training program was recently InfoComm certified. Training attendees can earn up to 35 CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I renewal units by attending the weeklong training.

The certification by InfoComm is a huge measure of recognition for AVI-SPL and a credit to the efforts of Joseph, Jay and Jennifer.  Since the beginning of the year, the team has conducted multiple successful academies.

Upcoming Technology Expo 2011 Events – Mark Your Calendars Washington D.C. and Long Beach!

At AVI-SPL’s Technology Expo 2011, you’ll find a dynamic convergence of comprehensive audio/video solutions, an eye-opening range of cutting-edge technologies, and accessibility to over 25 top notch manufacturers behind today’s most compelling communication advancements.

Exclusive presentations include:

  • Harnessing the Hidden Value in Unified Communications (UC), presented by Michael Brandofino, Executive Vice President of Video and UC, AVI-SPL
  • Fundamentals of Audio Video Bridging, presented by Biamp Systems (1 InfoComm CTS LU)
  • Key Building Blocks of Successful Unified Communications, presented by Polycom
  • The Next UC: Unified Control, presented by AMX
  • Digital Video Demystified – An Intro To Digital TV and HDTV Distribution, presented by Cables To Go (1 AIA CES LU; 1 InfoComm CTS LU; 1 BICSI CEC; 1 NSCA LU)

Our in-depth program will present real world examples of AV/IT convergence, and will help you determine new ways in which you can extend unified communications to encompass unified control. You’ll learn how to gain the most ROI on cutting-edge AV solutions – technologies that can dramatically enhance productivity while increasing the strength, depth and versatility of your communications.

Explore Pro AV breakthroughs in digital signage, HD video conferencing and telepresence and audio networking. Attend FREE informational seminars, including AIA and InfoComm CTS certification!

Plus by simply attending, you’re eligible to win an iPad 2!

Event City and Dates

Greenbelt, MD – AVI-SPL’s Technology Expo – Washington DC, Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Registration information »

Long Beach, CA – AVI-SPL’s Technology Expo – Los Angeles, Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Registration information »


Polycom RealPresence Mobile Brings HD Video Conferencing to the Tablet

Exciting news — Polycom has just unveiled RealPresence Mobile™, its free software app that brings HD video conferencing to the Apple iPad 2, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet PC.

While on the go, workers can participate video conferencing sessions and enjoy high-definition audio and video as well as the ability to share content. RealPresence Mobile employs standards including H.323, H.264, SIP and Cisco’s TIP (Telepresence Interoperability Protocol), enabling supported devices to connect with third-party endpoints, including laptops, desktops and dedicated video conferencing rooms. It’s also compatible with VPN clients, offering enterprises firewall security.

The announcement comes less than a month after Polycom announced it was making push toward software-based support of open-standards HD video collaboration

Considering adding or expanding your organization’s video collaboration abilities? Contact an AVI-SPL representative at 1-800-282-6733 or email us at

Register for Free October 18 Webinar on Using Video in Healthcare

AVI-SPL University Professional Series Online LogoWe’re less than a week away from our free webinar “Using Video for Collaborative Community-Based Care,” so if you haven’t already registered, please do so now. This informative event, which is hosted online by AVI-SPL on Tuesday, October 18 at 1 p.m.,  is being presented by Polycom’s Dr. Deborah A. Jeffries, who will explore the effects of collaborative video within the new healthcare model of community-based care, focusing on the impact of video communications on prevention and wellness. She’ll also examine reimbursement, credentialing/privileging and give you an insider’s look at the emerging technologies are set to make a difference in the healthcare market.

Dr. Jeffries serves as the director of healthcare for Polycom, an industry leader in collaboration solutions, including HD video conferencing, for businesses of all types.

On the agenda:

  • Challenges/opportunities for the healthcare market
  • History of telemedicine and collaborative video
  • Patient-centered care
  • Electronic health records
  • Prevention, wellness and accountable care

Register for Using Collaborative Community-Based Care today. Find more of our upcoming events at the AVI-SPL Events and Tradeshows page.