Category Video Conferencing

The Value of Managed Services to Higher Education

Systems Contractor News looks at the value integrators provide to higher education, which continues to invest in video collaboration solutions. The article looks at the advances being made in video walls and in placing collaboration platforms on a network.

It also looks at the importance of collecting data to see which rooms and equipment are being used, and how often. That leads to a highlight of AVI-SPL and its ability to collect and analyze such data . Jeff Van Horn, sales and engineering manager, talks about AVI-SPL’s managed services and why it matters.

Read “Trends in the Connected Campus” > 

Midway Through ISE 2018

The first two days of the ISE 2018 expo in Amsterdam have seen AVI-SPL demonstrate its Unify ME Symphony managed service platform, and deliver talks on user-friendly technology, workplace collaboration, and the Internet of Things as a driver of AV technology. Over the next two days of the event, AVI-SPL will continue to demo Symphony while being a part of talks about collaboration and how the retail environment should be using technology to engage customers. If you’re at ISE and haven’t seen AVI-SPL yet, be sure to stop by booth 11-B130.

Schedule of events

Thurs, February 8

  • Managed services demos, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., AVI-SPL stand 11-B130
  • “What is the way forward for video communications and collaboration?” 11:30 a.m.-noon, AVI-SPL stand 11-B130

Friday, February 9

  • Managed services demos, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., AVI-SPL stand 11-B130
  • AV Magazine panel, “Reinvigorating the retail environment,” with AVI-SPL Managing Director EMEA James Shanks, 10:30 a.m., Commercial Solutions Theater

Since most reading this will not be at ISE 2018, I encourage you to contact an AVI-SPL rep at 866-559-8197 or sales@avispl.com  and let them know about your collaboration or AV communication challenges.

 

Service Support for the New Workplace

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about improving the workplace through collaboration technology. See parts one, two, and three.

So far we’ve covered huddle spaces — what they are, knowing the kind of collaboration tools you should have in yours, and how to design them for quick-start meetings.

To maintain the high-quality user experience in these collaboration spaces, you have to ensure that those rooms are always ready, and that you can retrieve analytics on how often they are used.

Frost & Sullivan has a brief, valuable paper that addresses this topic of supporting video conferencing. It touches on:

  • Challenges to supporting digital transformation
  • Top demands from IT to ease video conferencing management
  • AVI-SPL’s Unify ME Symphony platform

AVI-SPL’s Unify ME Symphony is a monitoring, management, and analytics platform that gives you insight into and control of your organization’s total meeting and AV and unified communications systems environment. It provides a global view of AV and meeting technology, status, and quality, while automating meeting scheduling, launching, and troubleshooting.

Frost & Sullivan named AVI-SPL its 2016 North American Company of the Year for Managed Video Conferencing Services. In the paper that accompanied the award, Frost & Sullivan called Unify ME Symphony the “cornerstone technology” of AVI-SPL’s managed services.

Read “Simplify Video Conferencing Meeting Management to Deliver Better User Experiences” >

What Is Collaboration Technology?

In this interview with Tech Decisions, AVI-SPL SVP of Marketing Kelly Bousman talks about what we mean by “collaboration technology.”

Kelly also addresses related issues that can be of benefit for organizations trying to improve their workplace environment, including beyond its physical walls.

  • What to look for in collaboration systems
  • How to decide which collaboration features are right for your company
  • Differences between in-room and remote collaboration
  • How to get started with a successful implementation of a collaboration solution

Read “Interview: Kelly Bousman of AVI-SPL Talks Collaboration Technology” >

 

AVI-SPL Concept Catalog: Inspiration for Collaboration

The new AVI-SPL Concept Catalog is here, and it has more of the information you need to make informed decisions about the kinds of collaboration and AV solutions you want to use in your organization. This issue includes:

  • Q&A on advanced visualization in higher education
  • An inspiring overview of collaborative workspaces
  • A brief look at AVI-SPL services, including the ability to bring the Skype for Business experience into meeting rooms
  • How AVI-SPL creates simple, user-friendly control interfaces for meeting areas
  • Zurich Insurance Group case study
  • Links to AVI-SPL’s 2017 webinars
  • And advertisements showcasing the latest solutions from manufacturer partners

Read the new AVI-SPL Concept Catalog. >