Category Video Communications

From Video Conferencing to Digital Signage, How Can AV/IT Convergence Affect You?

Among technology buzz words, AVI/IT convergence gets high rankings. From exploring PC-based platforms for distributing messaging across corporate campuses to processing digital audio signals for stadiums and theaters, the worlds of audiovisual technology and information technology have merged into a field of common ground.

AV/IT convergence is an essential ingredient to making meeting room technologies work smoother, faster and more efficiently. It’s a vital means of improving communication and collaboration across all industries – from the IT team working to implement a plan for distance classroom cameras to the house of worship technicians helping to enhance the quality of a Sunday morning sermon broadcast over a network of churches.

With a move towards comprehensive communications technologies, no longer is it just an “AV” or “IT” responsibility to get an advanced presentation system up and running, and stay up and running. In order to get the desired end result, AV and IT specialists now need to work together to collaborate and unify the intricacies of infrastructure and maintenance.

As organizations move to streamline costs and increase their competitive edge, advanced video communications such as IP-based video conferencing, telepresence and digital signage have become necssary solutions. AV/IT convergence means the merging of system control for these solutions, eliminating the isolation of separate buildings and separate networks. This is especially important for companies working on a multi-location strategy for increased ROI and growth. It means a coming together of AV and IT professionals to reach the best outcome for an organization’s communication needs.

Tell us, what’s your take on AV/IT convergence? How is it impacting your organization?

Register Today! Explore Top Video Communications Solutions at AVI-SPL’s Tampa Technology Expo – Oct. 6

AVI-SPL’s Technology Expo will make its next stop in Tampa, Fla. on Thursday, October 6 at the A La Carte Event Pavilion. More than 30 of the AV industry’s top manufacturers will exhibit, including innovative leaders in video conferencing, telepresence and audio networking technologies.

As a video communications industry leader, AVI-SPL translates its expertise into winning business strategies for our customers. From the true-to-life appeal of HD video conferencing and telepresence to the seamless connections of audio networking, our premier engineering team in Tampa can effectively help you communicate, collaborate and compete using today’s top technologies.

As our special Technology Expo guest, you’ll also have an insiders’ look at an exclusive keynote on “Harnessing the Hidden Value of Unified Communications presented by our EVP of Unified Communications and Video, Mike Brandofino.

In addition, exclusive presentations will be delivered by Cisco and NEC Display Solutions with AIA and InfoComm accredited courses offered by Cables To Go and Crestron.

More reasons to attend:

  • Network with over 25 top Pro AV leaders and manufacturers
  • Discover the latest advances for video communications and digital signage
  • Explore top applications for audio networking and management
  • Take FREE courses and accredited classes (AIA and CTS included)
  • Simply attending means you’re automatically registered to win an iPad 2!

What Participants Are Saying…

AVI-SPL’s Technology Expo has already drawn the attention of top professionals from the business communications field such as Joe Pappalardo, a multimedia architect for Northern Trust financial services, who attended the Chicago show. “There’s nothing better than getting to see the equipment live. If you’ve got questions, this event provides experts who can help.”

Ready to Register? 

For more information on the  AVI-SPL Technology Expo and to register, click here

Who should attend? Technology managers; IT managers and CIOs; architects and engineers; construction specialists; sales and marketing professionals; programmers; design consultants; acoustical consultants; presentation and video production professionals; rental and staging companies.

We hope to see you there!