Category video displays

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

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Webinar: Trends and Best Practices in Interactive Displays

Join us live, Wednesday, December 13, at 1 p.m. EST to learn what key buzzwords such as “collaboration,” “mirroring,” “touch” and “sharing” really mean in the modern touch-screen environment. Saundra Merollo of Sharp will  discuss applications, industry trends, and best practices.

In an age of IoT, interactive displays are prevalent nearly everywhere. They can be found in a classroom as teaching tools, just outside an elevator as an interactive directory, and even in hospital lobbies, where they can be used to check in patients. Touch displays surround us, and the need for these displays continues to grow.

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About the presenter
Saundra Merollo is the senior sales engineer for strategic accounts for Sharp Information and Imaging Company of America. Saundra has more than 15 years in the technology, integration and audiovisual industry and has received numerous awards and accolades for her attention to operational efficiencies and customer service. Key roles include putting together display solutions, building relationships with strategic end users and resellers and supporting Sharp’s channel business and end user engagement. She is passionate about keeping up with display industry trends, needs and solutions. Her past experience includes management roles at LG Electronics, TMC and HP, to name a few.

The Managed Services Platform for Your Control Room

The well-designed control room is the result of expertise in video display hardware, software controls, and the streamlined user experience that come together to provide the most optimal situational awareness and reliability. It also comes from working closely with our clients so that they have the functionality that works exactly as they expect. AVI-SPL’s Control Room Group (CRG) delivers that expertise for all types of organizations around the world, including departments of transportation, military operations, energy utilities, and emergency management centers.

With the release of Unify ME™ Symphony 4.1, which is the platform at the heart of AVI-SPL’s managed services, CRG offers a support resource for taking a proactive approach to maintaining and servicing your mission critical systems. Benefits include:

  • Reducing the client’s cost of system maintenance for large, complex video wall installations
  • Reducing and/ or preventing system downtime through proactive monitoring of system components

Because control rooms vary in security protocols, Unify ME Symphony adapts to each environment’s needs and collects the data that lets staff know their systems are running efficiently and where it can be improved for better performance. Whether Symphony is used as part of AVI-SPL’s on-premise or off-premise managed services, it complements the CRG designed and integrated system along with its 24/7 customer support services to produce better business outcomes and a better user experience.

Connect with the Control Room Group at 888-619-9083.

 

 

Webinar Recording: Enterprise Collaboration With SMART Technologies and HARMAN Professional

Presenters from HARMAN Professional and SMART Technologies team up for this look at solutions designed for today’s workplace meeting spaces. In the HARMAN session, Paul Krizan covers the AMX Acendo meeting-space solutions, including:

  • Acendo Vibe (compact solution for presenting and sharing audio and video)
  • Acendo Core (an intuitive one-click interface for users to easily start their meetings with Skype for Business integration)
  • Acendo Book (schedule a room through a booking panel that connects to Office 365)
  • Trends in huddle spaces (including technology expectations)
  • How Millennials and real estate costs are affecting the workplace

Stephen Yao of SMART Technologies looks at its interactive displays for the enterprise, including the 2000, 6000, and 7000 Pro series. For each of these models, Stephen covers:

  • Where these solutions are best used
  • HyPr technology (for smooth, precision writing)
  • Ability to preview different inputs
  • Exclusive iQ technology
  • The number of licenses included with these solutions (and their value)

Paul and Stephen also answer many technical questions from the live attendees.

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Hurricane Harvey and the Importance of a Coordinated Response

In light of the continuing and record-breaking deluge brought by Hurricane Harvey — as of this writing it lingers along Gulf Coast and continues to flood wide areas of Texas and Louisiana — I asked Brad Herrick, vice president of the Control Room Group for AVI-SPL, for his thoughts about the importance of command centers as hubs for coordinating emergency operations in order to rescue those stranded or threatened by catastrophic storms.

“We know at least one Texas agency whose emergency operations center we designed, integrated, and continue to service that went active over the weekend,” said Brad. “And one major federal government EOC that we designed, integrated, and service went active as well, all in response to Harvey.”

The images we’ve seen from Texas show the immense damage that Harvey has caused and continues to cause, and how important emergency responders are at a time when resources struggle to cope with the enormity of this disaster. Response teams from across the nation — the Texas National Guard, the Coast Guard, FEMA, local police, and a host of other organizations have converged to rescue those trapped by the storm.

That urgency is perhaps enhanced by the forecast that Harvey will track back over southeast Texas on Wednesday. Before it dissipates, weather forecasters expect it will end up soaking the area with more rain than Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, and Andrew combined. By Thursday, the Houston metro area will have likely received more than 50 inches of rain.

“Tragedies like Harvey call upon those heroes who serve in emergency operations to save lives and then help rebuild communities,” said Brad.  “It is an honor to serve these customers and support their mission in this capacity.”

Brad also recommended a LinkedIn post about the storm,  where Jon Litt of Christie Digital noted, “We have been in contact with our customers in the greater Houston area, including regional emergency management, law enforcement, traffic management, government regional communications, utilities, medical, and more, and the reports we are getting back are that the Christie Control Room solutions are working beautifully and helping a great deal.”

AVI-SPL’s Control Room Group integrates modern, advanced solutions like those from Christie so that agencies can receive the live feeds and data they need to understand disaster situations and coordinate response teams. Is your region’s emergency response team prepared for a crisis like that posed by Hurricane Harvey? Contact the Control Room Group at 888-619-9083 to speak to one of our experts about your challenges.